There are some tricks to find the better quality Matcha products. One way for example is to look for the word “Uji“, which is in fact an area in Kyoto that became very famous for providing the best and highest quality Matcha ever since the middle ages.
So as soon as you see the term Uji, it’s the marketeers trying to convince you you’re looking at a superior Matcha product, like this one here:
Fancy right? I picked up this Matcha pudding treat in Kyoto, more specifically the busy shopping streets next to the Kiyomizu-dera temple. Probably the best place in the world to satisfy your Matcha cravings.
One of the downsides with good quality items is of course the limited shelf life, imposed by the use of fresh eggs for example. Luckily I saw in time that this one was going to turn bad really soon, so yesterday me and my girlfriend decided to get to the proof of the (Matcha) pudding! Which we were happy to oblige is in the eating 🙂
As to be expected, the finishing on the inside is just great. Pudding for 2 persons, together with the spoons and a little guide that explains how to best serve it. And probably some extra information that I couldn’t understand as of yet… But it all looks very inviting to say the least!
As usual I was at risk of finishing the product before taking the necessary pictures, but what the hell, at least you know what you see is what you get:)
And that is a pudding with a really nice and soft texture, a refined matcha taste and best of all: not too much sugar involved! The quality is really close as to what you would expect to get in a restaurant. Straight A’s as far as I’m concerned.
If I have to say anything it would be that a variation with a caramel sauce seems like a delicious idea. But maybe that even exists already?
Anyone found a variation like this yet? Please let me know in the comments below! And thanks for sharing 🙂