Matcha or finely ground and powdered green tea is known for its numerous health benefits. Changing the traditional way of appreciating matcha, Nana's Green Tea Cafe well known in Japan as the "Japanese Starbucks"offers a varieties of tasty and artistic matcha creations. Apart from the offering of tantalising matcha tea, the cafe also offers a range of delectable Japanese cuisine and delightful desserts.
If I am not wrong, Nana's Green Tea Cafe used to be at Jcube but it has closed and moved to the new location at Plaza Singapura new wing. Do correct me if I am wrong. However, I am sure that this is their first outlet outside Singapore.
Matcha Latte Hot 3.5/5
The combo of matcha green tea and milk was quite pleasant. Maybe I should switch from my normal caffe latte to Matcha Latte Hot ($7.00) for the obvious health benefits. Second thought I shall wait a bit longer when they have more outlets before converting.
Salmon Don 4/5
The Salmon Don ($14.80) came with fresh salmon sashimi served over warm Japanese rice garnished with sesame oil, nori, Japanese pickled ginger, spring onion, daikon sprout and a drizzle of mayonnaise sauce.
Locomoko Don 4/5
The Locomoko Don ($15.80) is another hearty and comforting dish. The beef patty was served over warm Japanese rice garnished with lettuce, tomato, broccoli and an egg sunny side up.
Mushi-Dori Goma Dare Udon 4.2/5
The Mushi-Dori Goma Dare Udon ($13.80) was the favourite among the group. The star definitely is the special sesame sauce for the cold nooldes. It was beautifully paired with the imported udon which has a nice chewy texture.
Matcha Shiratama Parfait 4.2/5
The Matcha Shiratama Parfait ($11.80) brought a smile to everyone's face. Like a kid in treasure hunt, we dug into the parfait to discover layers after layers of surprises. The artisan dessert bottom is a layer of kanten jelly (tradtional Japanese herbal jelly) and matcha syrup topped with vanilla ice cream, corn flakes and garnished with a scoop of match ice cream, red bean paste, mochi and whipped cream.
The modern Japanese restaurant and match tea bar, Nana's Green Tea Cafe introduces hip fun and flavourable good quality matcha tea and Japanese cuisine to Singapore with its flagship store outside Japan at Plaza Singapura new wing. Keeping the essence of the Japanese tea drinking culture, the cafe is suitable for social gatherings. I also understand most of the items in the menu is not available in their Japanese outlets. It has been customised to suit the local taste.
Nana's Green Tea Cafe
68 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 66844312
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghuat (CC Line, NE Line, NS Line)
Daily: 11am - 10pm
1) Alight at Dhoby Ghuat MRT station. Take Exit D, E or F. Walk to Plaza Singapura Level 3. Journey time about 5 minutes.