Toronto’s best new matcha desserts
Matcha, the powdered Japanese green tea lauded by wellness gurus, adds a bittersweet punch to these indulgent desserts
The Tempered Room’s haute opera cake layers orange-infused almond joconde, dark chocolate mousse and matcha cream. It’s all topped with a tart cassis glaze and a sprinkle of candied hazelnuts. $6.75. 1374 Queen St. W., 416-546-4374, thetemperedroom.com.
Miku adds a Japanese twist to a classic French treat with its elaborate opera cake, layered with green tea buttercream, adzuki bean cream, chocolate ganache, green tea genoise, hazelnut chocolate wafer and green tea glaze. $13.50. 105–10 Bay St., 647-347-7347, mikutoronto.com.
The matcha-infused version of Uncle Tetsu’s wildly popular Japanese-style cheesecake adds an appealingly earthy element to the gloriously fluffy cake, worth every minute in the bakery’s perpetual lineup. $10. 596 Bay St., 416-591-0555, uncletetsu-ca.com.
Ceremony-grade matcha from California is the foundation of Nadège’s intricate Uji cake, an artful cube of green tea sponge, brown rice pudding, raspberry mousse and matcha ganache. $8.50. 780 Queen St. W., and other locations, 416-368-2009, nadege-patisserie.com.
The crunchy-creamy texture of Kingyo’s frozen matcha crème brûlée, drizzled with red bean sauce, makes for a dessert that’s equal parts indulgent and refreshing. $6.80. 51B Winchester St., 647-748-2121, kingyotoronto.ca.
The Drake One Fifty’s deliciously messy dessert is built with a thick piping of matcha and white chocolate ganache loaded with zingy yuzu sorbet, buckwheat choux and matcha cookie crumble. $9. 150 York St., 416-363-6150, drakeonefifty.ca.
Pastel layers of not-too-sweet adzuki bean whipped cream and airy, souffléd matcha cheesecake make up this dreamy dessert from Millie Patisserie. $5.95. 12 Oxley St., Unit 101, 416-596-0063, @milliepatisserie.
At Roselle, buttery, baked-to-order mini-madeleines are tossed in lightly sweetened Uji matcha powder and served with a matcha-infused crème anglaise for dipping. Weekends only. $6 for 10. 362 King St. E., 416-368-8188, roselleto.com.
A delicate green dome with a chocolate brownie base, Butter Avenue’s Terre et Neige is filled with matcha mousse, matcha-caramel sauce and Madagascar vanilla mousse, and capped with a tiny green tea macaron. $7.50. 3467 Yonge St., 647-341-8686; 477 Queen St. W., 416-815-8686, butteravenue.com.
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