Guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to spill the beans on Kyoto Matcha. Chances are, you probably read about them on my instagram, but I feel obligated to feature them on here as well because their sweets are just that good.
The Must Try Dessert Cafe in Rockville, MD
Located in Rockville at 33 Maryland ave (next to the skating rink), this charming cafe is an absolute must, no ifs, ands or buts. Whether you like matcha or not, I guarantee they’ll have something you’ll fall head over heels in love with.
They have a fairly large menu with all kinds of goodies so definitely make sure you go with a friend or two. I recommend getting at least a few different things to sample and share. What can I say? I’m Asian so I enjoy everything family style. Regardless of what you order, you’ll end up with something delicious and beautiful. I’m making that assumption because everything I got was instaworthy and then some.
The Best Desserts at Kyoto Matcha
I was there to shoot content for Nomtastic Foods so I got to try a variety of different things, but the following were my absolute favorites: their matcha soft serve ($5.50 in a cone), their matcha crepe layer cake ($7.50), and their matcha tiramisu ($7.50, accompanied with a matcha shot), with their brown sugar boba milk cap cake ($12) coming in as an honorable mention.
Their soft serve’s reallllly creamy, and for an additional charge, you have the option of adding fancy toppings like gold sheet leaf, rice mochi, boba, red bean and more. The matcha flavor’s more on the subtle side so I recommend going with the swirl, but to each their own.
The matcha crepe cake was unbelievable. They make it fresh on site, and IMHO it’s better than Lady M. I know that’s a bold statement so go and judge for yourself. I’m pretty confident you’ll come back and tell me you agree. It’s so light, and there’s this wonderful milky taste to it that I loved. It’s like biting into a cloud that melts in your mouth, leaving you with a subtly sweet matcha residue.
Now, I knew I was going to like the crepe cake one way or the other because I love crepe cakes, but the tiramisu, on the other hand, surprised me. In fact, I probably enjoyed this dessert even more than the crepe cake, and that’s saying a lot because that was a damn good slice. The cake inside had a beautiful texture to it – nice and fluffy – and the creme to sponge ratio was on point. Sip the complementary shot while you enjoy your tiramisu to enhance matcha notes during your nom-sesh.
I haven’t had a chance to go back yet, but I’m dying to try their matcha roll cake, their sweet potato crepe cake, and their matcha puff. Let me know if you have a chance to try these goodies before me because I’d love to get feedback. And for those of you interested, they also have buckwheat and matcha soba along with redbean mochi soup. They’re open Sunday – Thursday from 11:30-10PM and Friday – Saturday from 11:30-11PM, and they’ll validate parking for you (up to 2 hours) so make sure you take advantage.
Thanks for reading, friends! I hope you enjoyed drooling over Kyoto Matcha. To read more about my adventures in the DMV, check out this tab. For those of you interested in noms, visit my second blog (Nomtastic Foods) or browse the food section of Sensible Stylista. Happy eating, everyone!