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The Best Spots In Hong Kong For Matcha Desserts

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Updated: 11 November 2016
Hongkongers are mad for matcha, a type of Japanese powdered green tea. From chiffon cakes to bubble tea to ice cream, everything in the city seems to come in this deliciously addictive flavor nowadays. But the crème de la crème of matcha desserts in Hong Kong surely lies in one of these specialist matcha tea houses. We’ve made a list of the top places to get your fix.
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Via Tokyo

This trendy Japanese dessert spot’s bestselling matcha soft serve is made from Kyoto-imported matcha powder and creamy Hokkaido milk. It’s a richly-flavored, creamy confection that will take you to paradise. You can choose from classic Japanese toppings, such as okome rice puffs, shiratama mochi, anmitsu jelly and adzuki beans. For a French-Japanese twist on afternoon dessert, try the matcha eclair or the matcha mille-feuille.

Via Tokyo, Lei Shun Court, 106-126 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2895 1116

終於食到綠茶雪糕 #食飽先減

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Sinmei Tea

Sinmei Tea is a matcha paradise, serving artisanal matcha drinks such as their Matcha Soul, which is made from matcha, soy milk, almond flakes, honey and osmanthus flowers. Then there’s the famous Sizzling Matcha Brownie, which consists of a matcha-infused brownie topped with a scoop of ice cream and drenched in a delicious matcha sauce.

Sinmei Tea, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 3690 8238

Their sizzling matcha brownie is very good still, nice to be back again #hk

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Kyoto Matcha Café

Drool-worthy matcha ice cream, matcha lattes, matcha floats, matcha-topped waffles… unbelievably, those things are all from Kyoto Matcha Café’s menu. This confectionary shop claims to be the first ever matcha-themed café in Hong Kong, and uses quality matcha from Morihan, a Kyoto-based company founded in 1836.

Kyoto Matcha Café, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2628 0590

#kyotomatchacafe 🍃🍃🍃

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I Cremeria

This dessert shop’s biggest selling point is its decadent matcha parfaits served in martini glasses. With layers that include matcha pudding cubes, premium fruit, eclairs, yuzu, and mochi, these delights are designed for Instagrammers. Another popular option is the matcha affogato, which is drenched in a warm matcha sauce.

I Cremeria, 11-19 Great George Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2897 1118

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Cha no wa

This matcha dessert store is famous for its fluffy green matcha rolls, which are gorgeously soft and airy, and filled with a sweet, matcha-flavored cream. Also available are treats such as matcha butter cake, matcha egg rolls, and even matcha baumkuchen (a twist on the German spit cake) and a matcha tiramisu. Who knew there were so many new ways to enjoy matcha?

Cha no wa, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2917 7213

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Nakamura Tokichi

Nakamura Tokichi is a renowned Japanese tea house based in Kyoto, and this branch in Tsim Sha Tsui remains its first and only international flagship store. The signature treat here is the matcha green tea jelly. There’s also matcha sobas and udons, and matcha chiffon cakes. The shop boasts a gorgeous view of Hong Kong’s skyline, and ingredients are flown in from Kyoto daily.

Nakamura Tokichi, Mira Mall, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2426 6111

Dreaming of these soft pillowy matcha warabi mochi tonight… I need a holidayyy!!! ∴∵

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