Ice cream gets a healthy
twist at Yataii with their Matcha Ice Cream, which brings together milk, whipped cream and a dash of matcha powder. Not a fan of dessert? You can instead ask for their Matcha Fried Rice — an aromatic creation that’s a blend of Japanese rice, butter, soy sauce, baby corn, carrot, onion and matcha powder. At Shangri-La, Vasanth Nagar.
Apart from a Matcha and Tofu ice cream, The Leela Palace offers a wide selection of dishes that hero the Japanese tea. Choose from the Matcha Choux Croustillant (choux cases with pistachio and matcha ganache), Raspberry and Matcha macaroon (with a center of dark chocolate and raspberries) and Matcha chocolates (flavoured with ginger and mango). Ice cream is priced at `450. Other desserts are made to order. At Old Airport Road. Details: 25211234
Located on the busy 80-foot road in Koramangala, this little tea room boasts an extensive list of tea-infused dishes. We suggest you opt for their matcha and broccoli soup to keep you warm this winter.
The flavours from the tea and the vegetable complement each other perfectly, making for a dish that’s a hit with both health nuts and food obsessors. `220++. Details: 9686444366
Japanese chocolate manufacturing company Royce is known for its offbeat flavour pairings (think potato chip chocolate) and luxurious
offerings. Taking inspiration from
the country of their origin, Royce’s Chocolate Wafers Maccha is a must-have. It features matcha cream
sandwiched between wafers and coated with matcha chocolate.
`1,295 for a box of 12. At Food Hall, Trinity Circle. Details: 22086533
Packed with antioxidants,
matcha tea seems to be the flavour of the month, quite literally. Chefs and restaurateurs in the city offer everything from matcha-infused ice cream to fried rice flavoured with a dash of the powdered tea. Here’s where you can get your fix.
Text: Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo