Tagged with Matcha

Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct

Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct


If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know I’m a big fan of matcha – whether it’s a proper frothy cup at a tea ceremony, matcha latte or matcha cake. You can guess I’d be pleased to receive a box of matcha goodies in the post! I recently received a small box from Tokyo … Continue reading

Hello Kitty pops up at Tombo

Hello Kitty pops up at Tombo


One of my favourite spots in London when I need a matcha fix is Tombo. What started off as one cafe near the Natural History Museum (South Kensington) has grown into a successful branch of three – one in Soho and the newest in Fitzrovia. I don’t just love Tombo for its matcha latte (hot … Continue reading

Tombo pops up in Liberty!

Tombo pops up in Liberty!


Tombo, the Japanese cafe and matcha (green tea) bar, has a lovely pop-up store in Liberty in London – so get your skates on before 1st July! It opened just last weekend and, predictably, I went to sample the produce as soon as possible. My friend Oana and I ate as much as our stomachs … Continue reading

Red Nose Day: Matcha and blueberry muffins!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! What better excuse to play about with matcha powder in the kitchen than a ‘Great British Bake-Off’ in aid of Comic Relief at your office? I’m not the competitive type but I am the cake-eating type, so of course … Continue reading

Matcha cookies! …. Kind of


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! So, last week you voted for me to bake matcha cookies and, last night, I did. Let’s just say that I’m not going to win the Great British Bake-Off any time soon. If you’ve been following this blog for … Continue reading

VOTE! What matcha treat should I bake?


Aren’t you lucky? Two polls in a week! I’m having a much-needed lazy weekend and thought it was about time I did some baking again! I’ll be baking something matcha-inspired (because I’m practically an addict), and taking it to work on Monday. This is part of my ongoing plan to convert everyone in the office … Continue reading

The best ramen in London?


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Fellow foodies, I might have found the best ramen joint in London – Shoryu Ramen! This might sound like an incredibly bold claim considering that there are very few ramen-only restaurants in London (I only know of 3) but … Continue reading

Matcha and umeshu butterfly cakes – video!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! The challenge: persuading your workmates to eat matcha powder. The Solution: By mixing it into cakes and adding alcohol. I took a simple Good To Know recipe, doubled it and added some extra ingredients. The original recipe can be … Continue reading