Matchaya is a Singapore local brand owned by Kevin and Kaelyn. Matchaya started with an online store selling crafted milk tea made 100% organic ingredients with no added preservatives. Matchaya offers deliveries and pick-ups when they started online and they do occasionally appeared at pop up flea and markets too.
The physical store is official opened on 20 June 2016 (does not include the unofficial opening) at Icon Village which is a walking distance away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station. The Japanese Tea shop is located at Level 1 of the building and the located is quite secluded though. So, be sure you walk into the hidden passage.
So when I saw Matchaya opening, I ‘jio’ (asked) my friend to have matcha desserts and drinks after work yesterday. We end up sending S$21.20 from the menu. There are macarons, Popsicle, swiss roll cake, toast, ceremonial tea, drinks and bottle drinks.
Here are the sweet treats we had:-
Matcha Roll S$4.90/pc
It comes with the houjicha sponge and matcha cream which we felt that the matcha taste was light and mild. I still prefer the one I had at Dulcet Studio.
Houjicha Roll S$4.90/pc
And houjicha swiss roll comes in Matcha sponge and houjicha cream. We enjoyed the houjicha taste and if I were to choose, I will have houjicha swiss roll.
Houjicha Soft Serve S$5.90/cup
I will be back for the houjicha soft serve! We were lucky enough to be the fist few to try it as they are still testing on the machine. It was then ready to sell yesterday. Damn lucky and I am glad that I have this rich, creamy and distinct taste of houjicha. This reminds me of Via Tokyo.
Chocolate Matcha S$5.50/cup (Cold)
Nama chocolate coated in with matcha drink. Mix it and enjoy! I would finish digging the coated nama chocolate around the cup.
If you were to ask me my favourite, it would be their Houjicha soft serve. I have yet to try their toast and macarons. Perhaps next visit then!
#01-72 Icon Village
12 Gopeng Street
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Saturday – Sunday 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Tel: +65 9767 9811 / +65 9837 3187