Tsujiri is a franchise from Japan that specializes in tea, specifically matcha. The company was established in Kyoto in 1860 during the Edo period, they have since expanded all over Asia, Canada, UK and Australia.
They have a variety of hot and cold drinks as well as matcha and vanilla soft served based dessert creations using matcha imported from Japan. They also have a few locally created matcha pastries. We picked three different desserts, one each of matcha, vanilla and houjicha (roasted green tea).
Tsujiri Shaved Ice (P295/matcha, P275/vanilla). This one feels similar to a halo halo but with super creamy matcha soft serve. There’s a generous red bean paste ball, candied chestnut, shiratama dango (mochi), lots of fine ice and pretty strong matcha flavor. The shiratama is super chewy and we could not get enough of it, we’ll be sure to order extra on the next visit.
Tsujiri Sundae (P285/matcha, P265/vanilla). The Tsujiri sundae is made up of alternating layers of roasted brown rice, red bean paste and soft serve. It is then topped with a candied chestnut, shiratama dango, and a sakura crisp.
The sakura crisp is pretty and instagrammable but vitually tasteless, like those basic ice cream cones. The sundae is very good with lots of different textures and the use of premium ingredients is evident as with their other items in the store.
Houjicha Float (P160/small vanilla, P175/medium). Our last order made the trio of tea complete. This one is an ice blended houjicha (roasted green tea) drink topped with vanilla soft serve. The houjicha is very aromatic and the roasted flavor very evident. Irene and I both loved this one.
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I also spotted a few other dessert order by different people like the humongous Uji Sunset Kakigori (P325, good for 2) and the freshly made O-Matcha Cappuccino (P140).
If you love matcha then be sure to visit Tsujiri in S Maison, Conrad but if it’s too far for you then wait for the opening of their next store in Podium, Ortigas.