SGV: Softserve at Matcha Matcha

matcha softserve with mochi

matcha softserve with mochi


Matcha is all the rage these days and Matcha Matcha at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia is serving up softserve along with a variety of things green tea.

That’s right, matcha is green tea. But unlike steeping the leaves and drinking tea, you’ll want matcha which is crushed up whole leaves. I find the taste invigorating. It is a little bit more bitter which works well in sweet things like soft serve. Interested in other flavors? I hear the black sesame is amazing.

One of my favorite parts of a Japanese meal sometimes can be the dessert. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I always liked the vanilla soft serve that had green tea flavoring. Now that I know matcha is the stuff you want, I can’t go back to that “fake” flavor. At Matcha Matcha, we tried the one with mochi balls. It’s a big serving and it was eventually demolished by four people!

I’ll have to try some of the pastries and cookies I spotted next time.

Matcha Matcha at Westfield Santa Anita

400 Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007  —  (626) 688-3879


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