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Trending Now: Matcha

Trending Now: Matcha

Apr 10, 2018
For all those who are matcha obsessed our chefs and mixologists have incorporated this antioxidant-packed ingredient into unexpected places throughout our menus. From cocktails and lattes to bao and octopus, here are a few of our favorite matcha dishes and drinks to try. Enjoy!

Wow Bao’s Matcha Coconut Bao is a steamed dessert bao made with a green tea-coconut custard filling with a matcha green tea bun.
*Currently available at all locations except for the Loop/Jackson location

two matcha bao from Wow Bao

At Sushi-san, have breakfast for dessert with the Japanese Breakfastthree Japanese pancakes, made soufflé-style and piled high, dusted with powdered sugar and topped with matcha butter and Okinawan Black sugar syrup drizzled tablesideOkinawa sugar is a dark, rich sugar with a deep flavor similar to molasses, made from sun-drenched sugarcane. 

Japanese Breakfast Pancake Dessert at Sushi-san

Sushi-san’s Chef Kaze Chan also offers Matcha Octopus that’s been cooked with matcha green tea, soy, then served as nigiri or sashimi.

Octopus Nigiri from Sushi-san

Ramen-san and Sushi-san both serve up Caramel Matcha Ice Cream Cones with vanilla bean and matcha ice creams that have been swirled with miso caramel and are served in a sugar cone filled with miso-caramel and topped with candied puffed rice.

Mini ice cream cones from Ramen-san

For your matcha caffeine boost, head to Beatrix and try the Cinnamon Maple Matcha Latte.

Matcha Latte from Beatrix

Summer House Santa Monica in Chicago has incorporated matcha into the cocktails and mocktails.
Try the Zero Proof Cocktail (non-alcoholic) Rise & Shine with matcha, lime, agave and celery juice.

Two Matcha drinks from Summer House Santa Monica

Want something boozy? Sip on The Weekender with St. George Terroir Gin, matcha, elderflower, lime and honey. It’s still healthy because of the matcha, right?

Matcha Cocktail from Summer House Santa Monica


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