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.

Name 雪花咖啡(Snow Flower)
Address 新北市板橋區漢生東路268號(map)
Phone 02-2951-9984
Articles 1, 2
Facebook
Pictures from pixnet

 

Matcha Mascarpone Pancakes

Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan

Slather on some matcha cream sauce on my pancakes. I’m not hard to please.

Name UrthCaffé表参道
Address 東京都渋谷区神宮前4−9−8(map)
Phone 03-6447-4771
Articles 1, 2
Website
Pictures from [tacchans.blog.jp]

 

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.

Name Gum Jeng x 御前洋菓子
Address Kwong Fai Mansion, 13 Kwong Wa St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong (map)
Phone +852 2448 6738
Articles 1, 2, 3
Website
Pictures from [nmplus]

 

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.

Name Gum Jeng x 御前洋菓子
Address Kwong Fai Mansion, 13 Kwong Wa St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong (map)
Phone +852 2448 6738
Articles 1, 2, 3
Website
Pictures from [nmplus]

 

Matcha Flavored Liquer

Japan

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

Taipei, Taiwan

Succulent matcha comes in the form of a clean looking tiramisu cake. The bonus here is that Maccha House specializes in ONLY matcha things.

Name Maccha House Taipei
Address 台北市大安區敦化南路一段187巷38號 (map)
Phone +02 2711 9555
Articles 1, 2
Facebook
Yelp
Pictures from [pixnet]

 

Garrett’s Matcha Caramel Crisp Popcorn

Singapore, Japan

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.

Name Garrett Popcorn
Address Multiple Locations(list)
Articles 1
Website
Pictures from [facebook]

 

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

South Korea

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Pictures/Recipe from [naver]

 

Matcha Donuts from Krispy Kreme

Japan

Articles 1
Pictures from [jpinfo]

 

Matcha Mania Afternoon Tea 

Osaka, Japan

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.

Name Hyatt Regency Osaka
Address 1 Chome-13-11 Nankōkita, Suminoe-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 559-0034, Japan (map)
Phone +81 6-6612-1234
Articles 1, 2
Website
Pictures from [Walker+]

 

Sakura Matcha Kit Kat

Japan

Pictures from [chiquess]

 

Matcha Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Japan

 

Matcha Shrimp Chips

Japan

Source [walkerland]