Known for its striking green hue and intense but non-intimidating flavour, matcha or Japanese green tea powder, is one of today’s biggest global food trends. On Instagram alone, the hashtag for it contains more than five million photos, often showcasing drinks or desserts made with it. But what if we tell you that there are more ways to enjoy this antioxidant-rich and vitamin-enriched brew? Here are must-try matcha recipes that you can easily whip up at home.
ICYDK, Japanese people love this green tea so much that they have an entire village in Uji, Kyoto dedicated to creating the best version in the country. One of the interesting snacks you’ll only get to taste in that destination? Matcha gyoza. That’s right! If potstickers are your absolute favourite, this dish is a must-try when in Uji. But you'd be glad to know that recreating it at home is quite easy. This recipe from Cookpad, one of the easiest yet tastiest matcha recipes, you'll ever try lays it down. The matcha powder not only gives your gyoza an interesting colour but also adds an extra kick to this beloved dumpling recipe.
Take it to another level: A few minutes before you take your gyoza off the pan, put a small amount of slurry (cornstarch and water mixture) in the spaces between the potstickers along with a teaspoon of sesame oil. This will create crispy ‘wings’ around your gyoza for that added crunch and texture.