Maccha or Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. Matcha has become very popular in Japan ever since its introduction in 1911 and the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, has gained recognition worldwide.
Maccha House is a Japanese-style cafe serving up a small menu of maccha mains and desserts. There are just 7 mains on the menu (Maccha House Bento, Teriyaki Salmon Set, Tonkotsu Curry Set, Beef Sukiyaki Set, Ishikari Hotpot Set, Oyster Set) and many choices for drinks and desserts such as Maccha Choco Latte, Maccha Doriyaki, Maccha Chocolate Parfait and Maccha Tiramisu.
Maccha House Bento ($9.99) is ideal for Maccha House newbies like myself where I get to sample a bit of everything. The set inculdes Chicken Chashu Soba, California Maki, Beef & Pork Hamburg, Mini Chawanmushi and Maccha Tiramisu Dessert. The soba in Chicken Chashu Soba is a little overcooked but the broth is refreshingly sweet and the portion size just nice. California Maki is a little messy but makes up for it with good blend between the ingredients. Beef & Pork Hamburg is really just a meatball and mini chawanmushi is rather blend, but I am so in love with the Maccha Tiramisu Dessert. It is not perfect, but it is an enjoyable light meal that is perfect for a light lunch or dinner.
The Suntec City outlet does not have a kitchen so it shares a kitchen with Shabu Sai. Orders orders and bill have to be settled at Shabu Sai but the cosy seating arrangement makes it worthwhile. Try to get a seat along the ceiling-to-floor glass, it offers a good view of the famous Fountain of Wealth. If you are lucky yo visit the cafe on a sunny day, the warm sunrays and delicious maccha desserts makes this the ideal place for a lazy afternoon with a good book or people-watching.