Mad for Matcha: Quirky Matcha Desserts in Singapore

Find out the best places to get unique matcha desserts in Singapore

By Charmaine Jacob

August 23 2018

Whether it's salted egg yolk croissants or rainbow coloured burgers, food trends in Singapore are ever-changing. However, matcha has been a trend that is still continuing to prosper, despite how easily it can be found today. Here are the quirkiest and most picture-perfect matcha desserts that can be found in Singapore. 

Matcha Salted Egg Lava Toast

No matter the age, everybody gets excited when they cut into a piece of dessert that has hot lava oozing out. The Bakery Chef offers a range of unique thick toast flavours with irresistible fillings. At $14.90, customers get to choose from charcoal, brioche or matcha toast, accompanied with a generous filling of either salted egg, nutella or matcha. A scoop of chocolate, matcha or vanilla ice cream will even be placed on top of the toast.

One of the most popular combinations will be the charcoal toast with a matcha filling, finished off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The contrasting colours definitely make this dessert an Instagram-worthy one.

Photo Credit: Instagram (@kikimissy)

The Bakery Chef
161 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3711, Singapore 150161
Tel: +65 6273 9211
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 10AM to 7PM 

Matcha Parfaits

With 3 different shops around Singapore, Tsujiri is famous for its o-matcha array of desserts. Whether you’re looking for a cold dessert to beat the unbearable heat or a hot latte to keep you warm on a rainy day, this affordable Japanese dessert shop will be your best pick. The parfait selection that Tsujiri has to offer comes not only with matcha soft serve, but even matcha chiffon cake, chocolate wafers and bite-sized balls of mochi. If that seems too much for you, an o-matcha milk float will be your next best pick to quench your thirst and matcha cravings.

Photo Credit: Tsujiri Singapore

 Tsujiri @ Centrepoint
176 Orchard Road, #01-101, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
Tel: +65 6238 8224
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 11AM to 10PM

 Tsujiri @ The Central
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #01-74, The Central, Singapore 059817
Tel: +65 6221 4282
Opening Hours:
Sun to Thurs, 11AM to 10PM
Fri, Sat and PH: 11AM to 11PM

Tsujiri @ 100AM
100 Tras Street, #01-14, 100AM, Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 6453 6110
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 10AM to 10PM

Matcha Chocolate Fondue

Everyone who is a fan of buffets will know that the best part is always the desserts. Chocolate fondue fountains with a wide spread of fruits and marshmallows is always a favourite among both children and adults. However, the matcha chocolate fondue fountain that can be found at PARKROYAL on Pickering’s modern Lime Restaurant really tops it all. From $50 to $75, depending on the day and time that you visit the restaurant for a buffet, you will be mesmerised as you enter the restaurant seeing a green fountain. Additionally, the vast display of other desserts from assorted macaroons to chocolate pastries will leave you extremely satisfied with every bite you take.

Photo Credit: Instagram (@krishoward)

PARKROYAL on Pickering
Lime Restaurant
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Tel: +65 6809 8888
Opening Hours:
Lunch (Mon to Sat), 12PM to 2:30PM
Super Lunch Sunday, 12:30PM to 3:30PM
Dinner (Mon to Sat), 6:30PM to 10:30PM

Matcha Pound Cake

Apart from serving traditional local delights, kopitiams across the island have started jumping on the various food bandwagons and following the various trends to attract the younger generation. Tucked away in a corner of a coffee shop along Seng Poh Road, you will be able to find artisanal matcha cakes that were baked by an ex Marina Bay Sands pastry chef. Nicher, a humble stall that specialises in pound cakes, sells a matcha azuki loaf topped with hokkaido azuki beans. At $14 for a full loaf and $7 for half of it, this is an affordable and unique cake that will be a great dessert to bring for parties and gatherings.

Photo Credit: Nicher

Nicher
71 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 160071
Tel: +65 9645 5604
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat, 11AM to 3PM

Matcha Éclair

What started off as an online business with occasional pop-up stores, has now turned into Singapore’s 1st Éclair Patisserie. From local flavours like kaya pandan and gula melaka, to old school favourites like coffee and dark chocolate, L’Éclair by Sarah Michelle gives a twist to the traditional french pastry. The matcha éclairs are topped with white chocolate balls on the outside, and a generous amount of flowing matcha lava on the inside. At $16 for a box of 2, the unique flavours of this bittersweet dessert will definitely be worth the money spent.

Photo Credit: L’Éclair by Sarah Michelle

L'ECLAIR by Sarah Michelle

190 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-28, Singapore Shopping Centre, 239924
Tel: +65 6635 7909
Opening Hours:
Mon to Sat, 11AM to 7PM
Sun, 11AM to 6PM

Matcha Cream Puff

Japanese confectionary chain Châteraisé currently has more than 20 outlets in Singapore. You will never be able to miss the shops in shopping centres around the country, as there are always customers swooning over the adorable yet affordable cakes and pastries. Châteraisé is widely known for their cream puffs, which is benevolently filled with various flavours of cream, and even comes individually packed. The matcha double fantasy cream puff that cost $1.90, consists of both hokkaido fresh cream and custard cream. Although the puff is rather big, the matcha taste is not too sweet or over empowering, giving you the chance to enjoy the thin crust of the pastry too.

Châteraisé
Nex Shopping Centre
23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083
Tel: +65 6352 7990
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 10AM to 10PM

Matcha Milk Cheesecake

Chocolate and milk has always been known to be a great pair, but matcha and milk seems to be an even better one. At the Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, the matcha milk cheesecake seems to be a greater hit than the biscuits which made the brand popular amongst both locals and tourists of Tokyo in the first place. While the upper layer of the cake is made using Uji matcha powder from Kyoto that is blended with premium mascarpone and cream cheese, the lower part ot the cake is a hokkaido milk mousse with fresh cream. Priced at $33 for a whole 12cm cake, this popular dessert is a best-seller than runs out fast.

Photo Credit: Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Singapore

Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory

Raffles City #B1-53 (Flagship store)
252 North Bridge Road, #B1-73, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 92488476
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 11AM to 930PM

Matcha Molten Cookie

We have all heard of lava cakes and puffs, but lava cookies have been making a statement in Singapore’s dessert scene. At Kooks Creamery, you will be able to get a lava cookie set for $8.50. The set consists of a matcha filled molten cookie, and a scoop of ice cream. Once the ice cream is carefully placed on top of the cookie, the molten lava in the cookie will start to ooze out, creating a catastrophically delicious treat. Apart from the matcha lava cookie set, a chocolate lava cookie set is available too. There is even an ample variation of ice cream flavours for you to choose from.

Photo Credit: Kooks Creamery

KOOKS Creamery (Serangoon)

Blk 211, Serangoon Ave 4, #01-02, Singapore 550211
Tel: +65 9006 8748
Opening Hours:
Tue to Thurs and Sun, 12PM to 10PM
Fri to Sat, 12PM to 11PM
KOOKS Creamery (The Cathay)
2 Handy Road, #01-06, The Cathay, Singapore 22923
Tel: +65 9006 8748
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 12PM to 10PM

 

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