Summer has come to London (finally!) and this time it’s here to stay (for a while, at least). The blue sky and warm weather are the perfect excuses to indulge yourself with a well-deserved dessert, whether is a cake, ice cream, smoothies, take your pick!
Looking for some inspiration? London has lots of hidden gems and we’ve made a list of our favourite Asian dessert treats and where you can find them.
Located in Ealing Broadway this independent patisserie has been voted as the most authentic Japanese place to eat by the local community and with their varied range of cakes, pastries made by their skilful Japanese chefs we warmly agree. We recommend trying their White Sesame Cheesecake while you are there.
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Tombo Café and Matcha bar
This stylish Japanese café situated in South Kensington, the museum district, offers a delightful array of dishes and desserts. If you are looking for a quiet place to spend some quality time with your friends or you are just taking a break between visiting museums and galleries, stop by for their Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream.
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Tsujiri Matcha House
With a legacy of over 155 years, Tsujiri is well known as the home of the best green tea desserts. They have shops all around the globe and in London, you can find them in Soho and Chinatown. The shops offer a variety of traditional Japanese desserts to choose from and as they say it ‘the best matcha latte in town’. We recommend trying their delicious Shiratama’s sundaes which are handmade in-store.
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Located in the heart of Chinatown, this Asian bakery offers a wide range of desserts from Malaysia, China, Japan, Korea. They even do bespoke birthday cakes so it’s worth keeping them in mind for an upcoming celebration. Our recommendation is Bake’s star snack: a bespoke Taiyaki, a fish-shaped waffle cone filled with a hearty serving of soft matcha tea ice.
BobaJam has opened its first tea and dessert shop Leicester Square in 2011 becoming a pioneer in London's bubble tea culture. Their café in Soho is a welcoming place with a lovely artistic design perfect for spending a summer afternoon. Their menu is varied and all desserts come in a beautiful (and instagrammable!) presentation. We recommend trying their eye-catching Rain Drop Cake.