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“Authentic brew that did not go crazy with sugar.”
Review of Nana's Green Tea Ochanomizu - CLOSED

Nana's Green Tea Ochanomizu
Price range: $7 - $9
Cuisines: Cafe
Neighborhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Neighborhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Reviewed July 21, 2013

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For those whose tastebuds are attuned to the over-sweetened Starbucks latte or mass-produced green tea milk, the Matcha Latte ($7) would not be your cuppa of drink. But I liked this brew as it did not go crazy with sugar. It was slightly bitter and milky, with a dark green suspension of foam sitting above the liquid.

From the chilled drinks selection, the Matcha Slushy Shiratama ($9) is a matcha slushy topped with matcha ice cream and mochi. It might be good to allow the ice crystals to thaw before enjoying the "slurry" texture or your taste buds may be too numbed to taste anything. Alternatively, go straight for the Matcha Shiratama Float ($9) which is similar but more of a milkshake than a frozen drink.



Like any other cafe, Nana green tea also serves savoury food such as sushi rolls, rice bowls and udons. The Salmon Cream Sauce Udon ($14.80) came with firm chewy udon swimming in a pool of soupy cream. I always wished there were more sauce for carbonara-style pasta but not this time as the amount was more than sufficient. Had one-third left after pasta was done.



The best dish of the day was none other than their specialty matcha desserts--Parfaits. Like many others, I am often guilty of comparing Japanese food in Singapore to those in Japan. But the huge parfaits here were pure decadence, and admittedly better than Kyo Hayashi.



Starting from a brownie-like green tea cake that looked like this cake from Japan, the red bean paste and delicate whipped cream, I conquered happily into matcha and vanilla ice cream, colliding occasionally with crunchy cornflakes. Stranded in sweetness, there was no end so to speak, until I reached the bottom of kanten jelly with matcha syrup. Every ingredient was fresh, especially the chewy kanten jelly that was unlike factory-made lego blocks.



I personally prefer the Houjicha Parfait $13.80 as the roasted nutty flavors intensified with every spoonful. Similar to the previous parfait but drenched in houjicha syrup and topped with houjicha chocolate gateaux, this dark brown dessert might be less eye-catching but equally stellar.

Overall, Nana's Green Tea excels in what it specializes; and that is green tea drinks and desserts. Their Uji Premium Matcha has an adult taste suitable for those who wish to sip an authentic pot of bitter brew. And for those who can't resist having sweets to end their meal, the giant Parfaits here cannot be missed.

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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

I just has lunch at Nanna's green tea in Okazaki (not Tokyo). I can't say enough about this amazing little restaurant. A huge assortment of green tea desserts and specialty drinks. There is also set lunch menus that are very reasonable. I had raw tuna over rice, a cup of Miso soup, iced green tea, and a small dessert for 1050 yen. About $13 USD. the food was exceptionally fresh and the service could not have been better. This will be my new go-to place in town.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013
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