Matcha desserts, anyone?
We’re fans of the Japanese cuisine, but of course, it’s mandatory to get some desserts after every meal.
If you guys are fans of Japanese desserts just like us, you’re gonna love this list! We decided to feature some of the newest dessert spots and restaurants that serve really good sweets up to that last bite! And yes, if any of you are fans of matcha, then this list will live up to your expectations.
Hamaru – Visayas Ave
Hamaru is a newly-opened Japanese bar and restaurant, hidden behind the The Food Hive food park. It serves modern Japanese food, with bestsellers like the black sakura, Hamaru soft shell crab roll, and a wide range of yakitori and kushiyaki. Read more here.
What to order for dessert: Tofu Cheesecake, Goma Panna Cotta, Apple Yuzu Sorbet
Don Bao – Kapitolyo
Don Bao is a homegrown Asian restaurant concept at Victoria Plaza Bldg that serves a variety of bao sandwiches, yakitori sticks, and other bar chow. Premium selections of spirits and cocktails are also available.
What to order for dessert: Fried Bao with Nutella S’mores
Soru Izakaya – Maginhawa
Influenced by the Robotayaki style of Izakaya, Soru Izakaya offers a tasteful blend of after-work gastropub drinks accompanied with fresh Japanese eats.
What to order for dessert: Matcha Cheesecake
Tsujiri – Conrad Manila
Founded in 1860, Tsujiri is a 155-year old Japanese matcha brand from Uji Kyoto, Japan. It just recently opened its first branch at S Maison, serving authentic matcha products. Tsujiri is also the pioneer of matcha desserts! Read more here.
What to order for dessert: Citronne Matcha, Matcha Lava Cake, Matcha Choux
Pablo – various branches
Pablo is Japan’s and one of the world’s most popular cheese tart specialists. It also offers soft serve ice cream, tarts, cookies, and more.
What to order for dessert: Matcha Soft-Serve Ice Cream, Cheese Tarts
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory – various branches
Popular in Japan, Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory is famous for their delicate crackers made from Hokkaido milk. They are known for their bestselling Salt & Camembert and Honey & Gorgonzola flavored cheese cookies. Read more here.
What to order for dessert: Gourmet Cheese Cookies
Yayoi – Megamall
Yayoi is a Japanese franchise dedicated to Teishoku set meals. Popular sets include the fried chicken steak, sukiyaki, unajyu and saba. Read our full feature here.
What to order for dessert: Matcha Mochi
Reservations are accepted
3/F SM Megamall, Bldg B., Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Chao Chao Gyoza – various branches
Chao Chao Gyoza from Osaka opened its first branch in BGC last March 2017, introducing its famous block gyoza to Manila. The have many variants such as chicken and mozzarella cheese, crab & shrimp, and even a chocolate-filled gyoza!
What to order for dessert: Chocolate Gyoza
Fukudaya – BGC
Fukudaya is a modern Japanese restaurant that offers a degustative dining experience through its two tasting menu sets. For now, only dinner reservations are accepted and there’s a limited 25-seating capacity per service. Read our full feature here.
What to order: Cream Anmitsu, Black Sesame Ice Cream
Kappou Imamura – Okada
Kappou Imamura is an upscale Japanese restaurant that can be found at the newly-opened, Okada Manila. It serves authentic and contemporary favorites using fresh and seasonal produce.
Reservations are accepted
UG/F North Wing, Okada, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque