I just restocked my matcha powder in my pantry from my latest trip to Japan. I decided to make some Matcha Pancakes because I still had half of previous Red Bean Ice Cream. Matcha and red bean combination seems obvious, given how these two ingredients…
Matcha seems to be everywhere these days, from baked goods to drinks. The frenzy has spread to all corners of the food and beverage industries. You can even find matcha latte in nearby Starbucks now. The popularity of this finely bright green hue powder comes as no surprise and there is no sign of it disappearing just yet. It has been touted as a trend in beneficial superfoods with health benefits.
There is so much matcha out there, but there are only a very small number of restaurants and cafes that sell good matcha food and beverage here. Today much of the green tea powder on the market is processed in a manner quite different from true matcha. They are called matcha, but it is called matcha. Therefor, quality should be the biggest concern when buying matcha, especially if you intend to experience the health benefits of matcha tea. That’s why I prefer to make my own matcha drink at home to control its quality.
Since I still had leftover Red Bean Paste from my previous recipe, I decided to make Iced Matcha Milk Tea with Red Bean. Matcha and red bean are always paired beautifully together especially in Japanese desserts. They are two of my favorite combo. The combination of the bitter matcha and sweetness of red bean paste creates a very complex nice flavor. Continue reading Iced Matcha Milk Tea with Red Bean
I have never been one to go crazy over brownies because I found them too sweet or chocolaty to my liking. So, I wanted to try something different this time by incorporating my favorite matcha into the classic baked treats. Adding matcha powder seriously took…
I was craving a bitter-sweet Matcha Ice Cream, not the one with artificial green tea flavoring that could be found in cheap green tea ice cream. Finding an authentic Matcha Ice Cream is like finding a needle in haystack here. If you have ever tasted both, you will definitely recognize the difference. The fresh grassy notes of the matcha balance out the overall sweetness in ice cream. Surely, the complex flavor will be able to amaze your tastebuds. The good thing is, I can make as much Matcha Ice Cream as I like with my ice cream maker. Continue reading Matcha Ice Cream