Matchazuke from Karafuru Desserts – matcha soufflé, vanilla pudding, jasmine crème anglaise, mizu-yokan, dango, matcha langue de chat. The pound cake-esque matcha cake, intensely flavoured cat’s tongue (or long du shah if you’re all posh) and matcha sauce certainly put the matcha in this Matchazuke. However, the yogurt swirl (which admittedly brought out the best in the matcha sauce) was too eager in its desires to prove its authenticity over other froyo competitors, the inclusion of the vanilla pudding – essentially like a hardened, concentrated Madagascan Vanilla ice cream – was confusing and the dango and concentrated red bean cube felt invited solely to Japonify the proceedings, which ultimately felt as Japanese as a performance by a Western singer donning a kimono with backup dancers holding paper fans and cherry blossoms falling from the ceiling. 3.5/5
P.S. The referenced matcha sauce is not pictured as it needed to use the potty.
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