Green tea powder, or matcha, doesn’t just make for a fine tea ceremony. It’s also the ideal ingredient for a summer dessert. Grab a spoon and hop on the green tea train… The InterCon Steak House’s Gree n Tea Chocolate Fondant ($280) This dessert may not be cheap—but it is worth it. Massive in size and therefore great for sharing, this dessert from the Steak House has a soft and moist green tea-flavored outer shell and a warm and creamy inner green tea fondant filling. The red bean ice cream is a delicious contrast—in temperature, texture and taste—to all the green goodness. Classic Asian flavors combined with new gustatory surprises in every bite; need we say more? InterContinental Hong Kong, Lower Level, 18 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2313-2323. Patisserie Yamakawa’s Matcha Pudding ($28) Japanese bakery Patisserie Yamakawa is famed for its delicious desserts and pastries, and its Matcha Pudding ($28) is no exception. Though somewhat miniscule and inadequate-looking, the big taste makes up for any aesthetic downfalls. The pudding is more than generous with its matcha powder while simultaneously going light on the sugar. The texture is silky smooth, and you’ll leave craving another bite. Various locations including City’super, 1/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2234-2804. Sinmei Tea’s Matcha Soul ($32) and Matcha Mojito ($42) Sinmei Tea is a small café on the fifth floor of a commercial building, and it’s a true hidden gem. Our favorites are the matcha soul (green tea, soy milk, honey, almond, sultanas and sweet osmanthus flowers) and the matcha mojito (green tea, mint, lime and soda). The former is an aromatic panacea for those cold nights, while the latter is a refreshing summer drink. Both are creatively concocted and truly delicious. You could also try the green hot chocolate and the matcha soy white, or just go ahead and roll a cot into the store. With bevvies this good, why leave? 5/F, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok St., Sheung Wan; 3690-8238. Teakha’s Green Tea Cheesecake ($40) Teakha’s name is fairly self-explanatory: these folks know their teas. But you may not be aware that this small hideaway creates one of the best cakes in Hong Kong. It’s as smooth, rich and moist as any top-notch cheesecake needs to be, but the distinctive green tea aftertaste is what makes it outstanding. It’s balanced just right: not overpowering the cheesy foundation, yet still intense enough to savor. Shop B, Tai Ping Shan Rd., Sheung Wan, 2858-9185. Sweet Tooth’s Green Tea Serradura ($38) What happens when a Macanese delight meets a Japanese specialty? Wonderful things—hence one of dessert shop Sweet Tooth’s signature treats. The Green Tea Serradura (a.k.a. Macanese cream pudding) is a harmonious combo of green tea whipped cream, biscuit crumbs and green tea ice-cream. On hot summer days, this chilled, cream-overload pudding is the perfect cooler for your boiling bod. G/F, 46 Carnarvon Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2721-1121. Sweet House Cha Cha’s Green Tea Puff ($18) Looking for a quick green tea fix? The petite yet fulfilling green tea puff from Japan-based label Sweet House Cha Cha is the ideal grab-and-go. The chilled green tea custard is only injected into the freshly baked puff shells when ordered, which keeps the puffs crusty. Beware one thing: the custard filling will be oozing out of the puff until your last bite. Want more? Try their green tea smoothie and green tea soft ice-cream. City’super, 3/F, Harbour City, 17 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2375-8222. Hiroshi’s Green Tea Roll ($30) Hiroshi in Jordan doesn’t look like the kind of place you’d go for dessert, but it’s absolutely worth the trip for their green tea cake. With fluffy and buttery green tea cream tucked in a soft layer of green tea sponge, the brisk flavor balances the heaviness of the cream, making for a sweet, buttery, but hardly filling delight. For die-hard matchaphiles, you could also try the green tea chiffon cake and green tea parfait, for the full green tea experience. Green tea. Green tea. GREEN TEA. GREEEEA! G/F, The Lamma Commercial Centre, 15 Parkes St., Jordan, 2737-2665.