Healthy gelato? Yes please! GROM combines the richness of authentic Italian gelato with the benefits of 100% natural green tea to make its delicious té Verda Matcha gelato. This new flavour is exclusive to Hong Kong and is a must-try for matcha lovers! With 90 stores worldwide (including one in our beloved IFC), GROM also has more than 20 other flavours of gelato, sorbets, shakes and fruity frozen bars.
How much: Two scoops for $59
GROM, Shop 1023, 1/F, IFC, 1 Harbour VIew Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2454 2777, www.grom.it
Here at Sassy HQ we’re big fans of Ce la Vi’s Matcha Tart Lava dessert. Think warm, molten matcha-flavoured lava smoothly flowing out of a crisp tart crust. What makes it even better is that it’s served with cool 64% Valshona Manjari ice cream- the contrast of warm lava with the cold ice cream makes it the perfect dessert!
How much: $68
Ce La VI, 25/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3700 2300, celavi.com
If you’re looking for the best matcha-flavoured frozen yoghurt in the city, Yo Mama is the place for you. And Hong Kongers agree; the green tea froyo is the city’s most popular flavour. Just choose the size, the flavour and the toppings (jellies, nuts, brownies and more!) and you’ll be in matcha-heaven in no time.
How much: $38 for regular and $45 for large
Yo Mama, Shop 1061, IFC Mall, Podium Level 1, Central, Hong Kong, 2872 7000, www.yomama.com.hk
Little Bao brings together the traditional Chinese bao (bun) filled with matcha ice cream and sweet condensed milk to create LB Ice Cream Bao. Have it after a delicious bao filled with a choice of pork, chicken, fish or veggies for a perfect ending to a great meal. Little Bao also offers up a delicious salt ice cream and caramel bao (for those who need a break from matcha!).
How much: $48
Little Bao, G/F, 66 Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2194 0202, www.little-bao.com
If your matcha craving just can’t be satisfied, Armaani/Aqua and Aqua have created a special Made x Matcha series just for you. Made for the matcha-mad (and matcha-curious), this series has everything you may be craving – White Miso Unagi Matcha Sushi, Risotto with Matcha Emulsion, Matcha Ice Cream, Sponge Cake and Meringue, the Matcha Zen cocktail and the Matcha Colada. Green tea flavours from drinks to dessert!
How much: Starting at $108
Armani/Aqua, Shop 204-205, 2/F, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 3583 2828, armani-aqua.com
Pancakes lovers rejoice! Little Dot Room offers soft, fluffy matcha pancakes with matcha ice cream and is the perfect place to head to for dessert. The serving is generous so bring friends! If you’re looking for a smaller portion, go for its matcha lava cake with vanilla ice cream sprinkled with matcha powder. Yum!
How much: $68
Little Dot Room, Shop J, G/F, 1 Sands Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2809 2216, www.facebook.com/littledotroom
For a more lavish matcha indulgence, visit The Whisk at Mira Hong Kong. Its dessert menu includes two exquisite matcha dishes – melted, with Peruvian dark chocolate fondant cake with Uji Kyoto matcha lava and raspberry ice-cream, and Zen Garden, a signature matcha mousse, white chocolate vanilla cremeux with red bean, and black sesame crumble (for a truly zen experience!).
How much: $108 for Melted, $98 for Zen Garden
The Whisk at Mira HK, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2368 1111, www.themirahotel.com
Foxglove brings together authentic narizuka matcha and sesame to create the perfect tart! With crispy sesame crust and rich green filling, it is the best way to end a meal. Order it with its 2- or 3-course executive set lunch for a truly delightful (and matcha-filled!) lunch experience.
How much: Included in executive lunch, 2 course for $285, 3 course for $320
Foxglove, G/F, 18 Ice House Street / 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2116 8949, foxglovehk.com
Have the best matcha experience at one of the finest NYC-originated patisseries, right here in Hong Kong! Known for its Signature Mille-Crepes Cake, Lady M serves 20 layered paper-thin matcha crepes, alternating with irresistible cream layers. The top layer sprinkled with authentic matcha powder gives an intense kick and melts in your mouth!
How much: $68 per slice
Lady M Hong Kong, Shop OT215K, Level 2, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.ladymhk.com
Open Door Cafe + Courtyard combines the power of super healthy foods (pineapple, spinach, flax seeds, and of course matcha!) to create the Lean and Green super smoothie. Pair it with one of its sandwiches or salads for a truly wholesome meal. The tea latte with Earl Grey, matcha and organic rooibos offers a nifty alternative for tea lovers.
How much: $78
Open Door Cafe + Courtyard, 120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 3460 3880, www.opendoorcafe.hk
One of HK’s most famous (and Instagrammable!) dessert spots, Via Tokyo reigns supreme when it comes to matcha soft serve. Go for the Original + Uji Matcha soft serve in a cone – the iconic green and white swirl tastes as delicious as it looks! There are also a variety of other Japanese desserts available if you’re in the mood to be experimental, with toppings ranging from mochi to fresh fruit. Prepare yourselves to wait a little to get your hands on these goodies, though, Via Tokyo is known for it’s queue of matcha enthusiasts at all times of the day!
Via Tokyo, 1A-1B, 106-126 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong