The matcha craze never ends! From frozen green tea to cheesecake, matcha is being infused into food in more and more creative ways. For the month of September, Filipinos can celebrate their love for the matcha trend at the country’s first ever matcha-themed event held at Resorts World Manila.
Aside from a visual art exhibit and the weekend bazaar selling various green tea-flavored delicacies and merchandise on the ground floor of Newport Mall, select restaurants from Resorts World and Newport are exclusively serving matcha twists of some of their dishes every single day. Here’s what’s in store for you:
15 Matcha Dishes to Try at Resorts World’s Matcha Festival
Swamp Shake by Cafe Creole – Php285
This green tea-vanilla milkshake is filled with almond essence and dark chocolate, and topped with a whopping array of marshmallow smores, green tea cookies, wafer sticks, and matcha dust. For people who have a sweet tooth, you’ll love this.
Nori Fried Chicken with Matcha Waffle by Kettle – Php399
One of the only two savoury dishes being offered, this spin on Kettle’s famous buttermilk fried chicken is a must-try before you go get your matcha desserts. The nori chicken is seasoned with Cajun and has an Asian-style marinate while their homemade waffle mix and miso butter are infused with matcha powder. What you end up with is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
Oreo Crusted Kyoto Cheesecake by Mr. Kurosawa – Php228
A smooth bite with a chewy crust, Mr. Kurosawa presents this no-bake mini cheesecake. What’s great about this is that it’s not overpoweringly sweet, so you’ll be left wanting more.
Matcha Crumbles by Prosperity Court – Php100
For those who prefer more authentic matcha, Prosperity Court’s soft cookies may suit your taste better; it’s not too bitter and is still enjoyable for those who love it sweet.
Matcha Overload by Impressions – Php580
Impressions brings together the classiest and most refined of desserts with this platter of green tea gelato, a mild Matcha cannele, a moist and chewy kouignette with matcha, and rich red bean macarons. Though all matcha, the diversity of texture and taste keeps them all delicious in their own respect. It doesn’t matter if you can’t pronounce them because you’ll finish them before you even remember what you’re eating.
Deep Fried Matcha Ice Cream by Ginzadon – Php180
For the daring and the guilt-free, feast on cold smooth matcha ice cream complemented by a warm and crunchy breading. Bread this bad has never tasted so good.
Matchadog by Franks – Php195
Franks’ Inasal Sausage is cooked Japanese style with sesame dressing, strips of seaweed, and more. This loaded hotdog is the other only savoury treat on the list, so be sure try it before heading for the sweets!
Matcha Crepes by Crepes n Cream – Php200/Wild Strawberry, Php220/Peaches and Cream
Crepes and Cream spins their classic Wild Strawberry and Peaches and Cream crepes into a green tea-flavored crepe, complete with green tea ice cream and wafers.
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