Black soy milk iced matcha latte (from beans)


That’s not a fast-food drink. Count 12 hours or more to get your refreshment. Well, it’s not really labor intensive.

Kuromame, black soy beans. Compil’ here.


After overnight soaking. I don’t know why they burst. That doesn’t matter.


Squeezed in cotton gauze. More details about soy milk making here.


That gives soy milk. The grounds are okara:


This okara will be used in next post.


You can drink the milk.


Or make a matcha latte. I foamed 1/3 of chilled milk with matcha green tea powder and poured on top. You can see a gradation.


Baba Osaka



Today’s baba is very Japanese. The biscuit is soaked in matcha green tea, and it is topped with an anko sweet bean paste.
I had a few mini-savarin left, getting stale (see recipe here).


I soaked the babas in thick sweetened matcha (green tea for ceremony). Let overnight.


I had no azuki beans in stock, so I’ve used other red beans (taisho kintoki beans), sweetened with vanilla sugar.


That’s it. I’ve sprinkled a little more matcha and sugar on top.


The baba was fully soaked, but weirdly the color didn’t pass everywhere.


Matcha-cocoa ok’cake

Double pleasure for a double flavor okara cake : chocolate and matcha green tea.

A mix of chocolate ok’cake and matcha-matcha ok’cake.

The 2 flavors complete beautifully.

Matcha-matcha ok’cake

The okara (soy fiber) cake is become a regular guest here. I’ll call it ok’cake. Today double matcha (ceremony green tea) flavor. Greenly delicious.

chocolate ok’cake recipe
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The recipe is the same as the guilt free chocolate ok’cake, with matcha tea powder instead of cocoa. Then on top, more matcha.
The okara I bought was slightly different from home-made, very dry. I had to put more egg and a water… maybe I put a little too much water. They took longer to bake.

It melts in the mouth…

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Casual tea (via Gourmande in Osaka)

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Tea ceremony without tea.
Oops… no, no, it’s : Ceremony tea without a ceremony. My 4 o’clock. That should be 3 o’clock if I was sporting my kimono and all.

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Matcha and mango (via Gourmande in Osaka)


Matcha and mango Matcha, the powdered green tea for ceremony and fresh mango… I had to try it. Verrine style : a layer of mango and lemon juice. A layer of cream (tofu, banana, vanilla, lemon). A roof of matcha. That was good, but not my favorite combination of tastes. Pour mes lecteurs francophones… s'ils existent : Si vous vous interessez au the japonais ou au the en general, ce blog est tres interessant. Ce jeune Francais a suivi la formation de "sommelier … Read More

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Bubble matcha au lait

That’s refreshing and delicious. In addition the cafeine wakes you up from humidity induced torpor.

Cooked and refreshed pearls of tapioca.

Matcha green tea powder, whisked in ice-cold water.

Iced milk espuma.

Sugar ? Only the cute stars. The skim milk is naturally sweet.

With a wagashi Japanese tea cake (bought). It’s kashiwa-mochi colored green with yomogi. The leaf is not from “oak”, it’s an alternative version more common in Kansai.