[Winter Limited Only] Ichigo Uji Matcha Monburan (aka Strawberry Uji Matcha Mont Blanc 😉), currently available online via @tsujirihei_honten
Rakuten shop (ship within Japan) or their pop-up store at #takashimayasg #cny2019
fair (17 Jan - 3 Feb)
This was my 2nd time trying this, the first was last year, during Taka CNY food fair as well. But to be honest, I didn’t like it much at the time. The reason was I had it after finishing a huge cup/cone of matcha soft serve. And I recalled feeling pretty squeasy afterward. As a result, I couldn’t appreciate this babe.
This time, I had it for breakfast just now. And I love it. As the focus was strawberry, there was no chestnut in this mont blanc. The tart base was the same though, as well as the two layers of mildly sweet n fluffy sponge cake. Then it was topped with generous portion of velvety but slightly tangy strawberry cream. Then the whole cake was enveloped in ‘glossy rich Uji matcha cream’ n sprinkled with ‘sweet n sour European dried strawberry bits’.
Compared with their classic mont blanc, this tasted lighter n more refreshing. But if you are looking for strong umami matcha flavor, this could be pretty light. For that taste, their matcha soft serve is probably your target. This mont blanc is for strawberry n matcha lovers who are in the mood for a cake that has a nice balance of tartness, creaminess n umami-ness. Delish 😋
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