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Sugar Rush: Matcha Mousse at Soba Totto

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Like many Japanese sweets, names can be deceiving. This is more jelly-like than a mousse with a light, almost foamy texture. The matcha is bold, and the near bitterness is tempered with sweet whipped cream and strawberries. More

Sugar Rush: Matcha Doughnuts at Doughnut Plant

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I know I'm not the only one who is obsessed with matcha everything. Matcha lattes, matcha cakes, matcha eclairs, and even matcha tiramisu—just to name a few. Here's another to add to your list: Matcha Doughnuts from the Doughnut Plant. More

5 Matcha Sweets We Love

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Matcha is an incredibly versatile ingredient, and New York restaurants and cafes have made good use of its potential. From warm matcha and buckwheat drinks to chocolate miso cakes topped with a matcha shiro-an, the possibilities are endless. Here are five matcha sweets we love. Let us know if we've missed your favorites! More

Sugar Rush: Matcha Float at Cha An

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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] During summer I consume cold matcha-based drinks as frequently as I do coffee-based drinks—and at the top of my list is the Matcha Float ($7) from Cha An, where the drink easily doubles as dessert.... More

Sugar Rush: Two Takes on Matcha Cakes

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 3 comments

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] We've got two takes on Matcha Cakes for you today. The first is by Lady M on the Upper East Side, though you can also find this cake at the Soho Dean & Deluca's. Lady... More

Sugar Rush: Ennju's Matcha Pudding

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

[Photo: Kathy Chan] Light, almost foamy, and more bitter than sweet, the Matcha Pudding ($3) at Ennju, a Japanese take-out spot comparable to Cafe Zaiya, is oddly intriguing. A dollop of azuki bean paste, and it's clear—this is a... More

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