Friday, May 30, 2008

matcha sweets

After meeting Maui Luna, I've been hooked on matcha sweets.

Here are just a few that I've eaten.

At Kimuraya, a matcha chiffon. Up close, this one actually looks like a moldy sponge, at least it didn't taste like one.

At Shouzan's cafe Bauhaus, I had the matcha cake. This one had a big kuri (chestnut) in the middle of the matcha cream and light cake.

This matcha coronet's cream from a bakery in our neighborhood supermarket was really sweet but the bitter powdered green tea on top evened everything out.

Baked Donut's green tea & black bean donut. Actually tastes like a moist cake rather than a cake donut.

Harvest's Uji Matcha cookie sandwiches. Like the previous coronet, the dusting of matcha on top evened out the sweet cream center.

Hope you have a great weekend!


genkitummy said...

mmm...i love green tea too! those look delicious!

tamakikat said...

You might want to try 'Adzuki Bean Paste Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Matcha Green Tea Frosting' to compliment your matcha fest. Go to site below:

Anonymous said...

oishiyone,I love thoses things too.
You corrected so many pictures anyways ^-^

Kathy said...

Hehe, just minutes before reading this I was telling my mom about how I had a matcha cookie craving! ^_^

Lori said...

That kuri one sounds really good! :)

Barbara said...

I can buy a similar green tea chiffon cake here. I love it. Have a great weekend Kat.

K & S said...

Thanks Barbara, is the cake you buy there sweet?

The kuri one was my favorite, Lori :)

Ooh, matcha cookies, hope you got that craving satisfied, Kathy!

Not sure about what you mean by correcting the pictures, Anon, but thanks for stopping by!

Thanks Tamakikat, I will :)

Thanks Genkitummy :)

Take care everyone.

Barbara said...

Sweet, but not overly sweet.

K & S said...

good, because sometimes it can be quite bitter, Barbara.

Take care.

rowena said...

That's a lot of photos! See, I think it is very possible to post 30 days a month (hee hee). All you gotta do is check what unused images that you have in your camera! In my case, now I have to put some images IN the camera.

K & S said...

I know you can do it Rowena :)

Take care.

manju said...

Hi, Kat,
Sorry it's been so long since I've stopped by. Visiting your site is especially poignant now because we just turned down a job offer for my husband in Japan. Part of me is already regretting it... For now, I'm still trying to work through my matcha obsession, too. Was thinking of an all matcha manapua, but that coronet with the matcha cream and anko filling makes me think we should put both in the bun as well...thanks for the great idea!

K & S said...

Hi Manju,

Sorry to hear that you turned down the job offer--the matcha will always be waiting for you here. :)
In the meantime, I think matcha manapua would be a great thing to make, would love to see what you come up with.

Take care.

Eiko said...

Awwwww.... Kat, Matcha this and Matcha that... Please enjoy them for me~!

K & S said...

I will Eiko :)

Take care.