Seems like everywhere you turn, matcha green tea is taking over. In the United States, we see matcha in our coffee, increasingly more and more in ice cream, and a hodge podge of other places. There is no denying the fact that matcha green tea is popular. However, even in our saturated stated, matcha is even more popular in Asia – not just in Japan. The things our Far East brothers have seen is beyond anything we can comprehend. Here are 13 uses for matcha that we simply don’t have in the United States.
Matcha Dust Shaved Snow
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Taiwanese snow ice taken to the nth degree with a generous dusting of matcha powder on top. This is the real hotness.
Matcha Mascarpone Pancakes
Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan
Slather on some matcha cream sauce on my pancakes. I’m not hard to please.
Matcha Pineapple Bread
Mongkok, Hong Kong
Why mess with a good thing? Pineapple buns are a Hong Kong staple. But even near perfection can be tinkered with to make it Tom Brady-esque untouchable.
Matcha Egg Tarts
Mongkok, Hong Kong
Portuguese egg tarts are already bomb. Now, when you mix some matcha into it and make it splatter around, well, you’ll get a dirty(albeit, delicious) car.
Matcha Flavored Liquer
Just add milk to this premixed liquer from whiskey maker Suntory to make yourself a match infused drink. Sort of like a Kahlua or a white Russian.
Matcha Box Tiramisu
Succulent matcha comes in the form of a clean looking tiramisu cake. The bonus here is that Maccha House specializes in ONLY matcha things.
Garrett’s Matcha Caramel Crisp Popcorn
Garrett’s Popcorn is a US based popcorn shop that has released a match infused version of their world famous popcorn. Sadly, it is not available here in the United States. bummer.
Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pictures/Recipe from [naver]
Matcha Donuts from Krispy Kreme
Matcha Mania Afternoon Tea
From June 4th to August 28th, the Hyatt Regency in Osaka is featuring a spread of all things matcha… including a match CHOCOLATE fountain. Between 12 and 4 on Saturdays and Sundays, everyone can gorge on this sumptuous spread of matcha madness featuring cakes, teas and the sorts.
Sakura Matcha Kit Kat
Pictures from [chiquess]
Matcha Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
Matcha Shrimp Chips