Green Tea Goodness

Another post on all things green tea (and a token Japanese dish)! 

Tombo, so far imo, serves the best green tea ice-cream in London. There are various places who have emerged in London serving green tea ice-cream but they just can’t compare to the perfect blend of creamy mild milk flavour with the almost bitter taste of green tea matcha ice-cream they serve.

Easily one of my favourite green tea dessert shop 💓

Matcha soft serve:

Matcha ice-cream sundae in all its glory with matcha ice-cream, matcha brownie, azuki paste, granola, date syrup and cone biscuit:

Matcha latte:

Salmon sashimi don: salmon sashimi, salmon roe, salmon tartar & avocado on Tombo sushi rice

-Eats Esacapdes 

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Ice-cream on a cloud

Ever wanted an ice cream in a cloud? Well, even if you haven’t thought about it, you can now give this a try in London! Milk Train is the name to look out for next time you’re in Covent garden to try the delicious and instagram worthy ice cream cone 😉 

Left: Oreo and chocolate sauce  toppings with pistachio Ice cream 

Right: Oreo and panda cookie with pistachio Ice cream 

Both surrounded by a fluffy swirl of cotton candy 

Close up shot of the ice cream 🙂 

-Eats Esacapdes 

My Favourite Green Tea Ice Cream Shops

Green tea ice cream has gradually become increasingly popular over the past few years in London. Especially in the last couple of months seeing new shops/restaurants now offering green tea flavoured eats.

My latest find is Tsujiri. Newly opened in Soho serving not only match soft serve but match sundae as well! Perfect in this hot weather 🙂

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What: Matcha Sundae

Where: 47 Rupert St, London W1D 7PD

Why: Matcha sundae!

 

-Eats Escapades

 

Bone Daddies – Shackfuyu

Shackfuyu; the fusion branch of Bone Daddies. Food isn’t all that special but I’d highly recommend their signature dessert.

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What: Kinako french toast with matcha soft serve

Where: 14A Old Compton St, London W1D 4TJ

It’s a warm almond paste filled toast, paired with a decent helping of matcha soft serve. The combination of the warm toast with the cold ice cream is perfect. I would honestly come back here just for the dessert.

Worth a visit.

-Eats Escapades

Magnum Summer Street #MagnumRegentSt

Another post on Magnum ice-cream, can’t seem to get enough lately! This time, in partnership with “Summer Streets” at London Regent Street, featured an array of outdoor entertainment; catwalks, fashion shows, photo booths & live DJs. The photo booth was really, pretty cool. Shame I didn’t manage to take a snap of it (too busy taking a snap of myself – ha 😉 )

Four, traffic free Sundays throughout July was the idea behind making Regent street, an even more over crowded, tourist filled, family & children friendly  tempting summer destination.

When: 24th July 2016

What: Summer Streets in partnership with Magnum

Why: Free Ice-Cream!

The most exciting part was free ice-cream! Magnum was giving away 45,000 free ice-creams on the day, including their new range of Magnum doubles as well as 16 dipping stations to build your own ice-cream #feelingspoilt

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It was quite cloudy and windy on the day but it didn’t stop people from dropping by for a visit. Although there were queues, it actually didn’t take too long for us to get an ice-cream. At most we waited about 15 minutes at the dipping stations which in all fairness wasn’t long. I was happily chatting away with my friends, might just be down to having already had one double dipped Magnum prior to queuing; the sugar high was real.

 

At the dipping station; getting my drizzle on

 

Magnum drizzle x3

End Result 🙂 Not quite as fancy as the ones at the Magnum pleasure store but these were free so I’m not complaining!

 

Happy vibes all round after all the sugar XD

-Eats Escapades

Yolkin – Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich (London)

Summer has finally greeted us with her presence here in London. She was shy at first and quite temperamental but she’s eventually gotten over that and decided she’s here to stay (at least for now).

Following typical English fashion, we flock to the park as soon as there’s a peak of sun. Can’t quite count on the sunny weather to stay for long can we? Although one can have faith. I digress. Last week though, at it’s peak ,the temperature reached a height of 34 degrees Celsius in some parts of London! I digress again.

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich was what I wanted to talk about today. The first ice cream sandwich I tried in London was at Chin Chin Labs in Camden. It was good, but it can’t quite compare to the Macaron ice cream sandwich at Yolkin.

 

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Where: Various Locations (They don’t have an official shop)

When: Saturday and Sunday ONLY (12pm – 4pm or till sold out)

What: Macaron Ice-cream (various flavours)

Note: I’d suggest keeping tabs on their facebook page for location/flavour updates

 

There’s normally a choice of 4 different flavours each weekend and there is usually 1 or 2 interesting flavours in the mix ie, matcha oreo, Hong Kong milk tea, lychee and rose etc. I wanted the Hong Kong milk tea flavoured one as I tried it back in Hong Kong and loved it, but I didn’t end up at the shop till about 2pm; it was sold out by then. I did manage to get the blueberry cheesecake one instead, not quite as exciting but still very tasty.

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Above: Blueberry cheescake macaron Ice-cream sandwich with honeycomb biscuit crumble

Each one is about 6cm-8cm in diameter, pretty decent size. in this angle it looks like it’s as big as my face, haha.

 

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The macaron was soft and light, a perfect company to the compact and sturdy ice cream in between.

Perfect for summer days; a must try if you manage to wake up in time for it. Skip a night out, just one won’t hurt, you won’t remember it anyway 😉

-Eats Escapades