Japanese-owned Komichi Tea House on Toh Aka Lane offers a range of authentic Japanese desserts to go with its selection of high-quality matcha green teas.
Set in a quiet lane off Beach Street, this little bakery serves some of the best matcha green tea in George Town, complemented by a range of freshly-prepared Japanese wagashi (traditonal sweets).
Some of the desserts we tried today:
- Matcha green tea chiffon cake, topped with whipped fresh cream & azuki beans.
- Anmitsu - jelly cubes, served here with mochi balls and sweetened red azuki beans, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame powder and matcha green tea sauce.
- A selection of the day’s wagashi (traditional sweets) - the ones today are various flavoured bean-paste balls. The sweetness of the wagashi, juxtaposed against the bitter after-taste of the matcha green tea, were perfect together.
The matcha cheesecake was out of stock this afternoon, and a fresh batch was being prepared, but would be available only 3 hours later. We’ll have to make a return trip here soon.
The cafe is run by two very genial ladies: Ms Akane Nimura & Ms Joeyin Chua.
Komichi Tea House
20, Lorong Toh Aka
10100 George Town
Tel: +6012- 478 8852
Opening hours: 12 noon - 6pm Mon, Thu-Sun, closed on Tue & Wed.