This is where you can eat your Green tea in Dubai
Speaking of desserts, how about trying out green tea and banana cake? Zuma at DIFC has already done that.
I'm not a huge fan of tea - black or green. Green tea, as we all know, is one of the healthiest drinks in the world, loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, all of which improve brain function, aid weight loss and lower the risk of cancer.
SO MUCH YOU CAN DO WITH IT: (Top right) A scoop of green tea ice-cream at The Noodle House (Dh12); Yakitate at Al Ghurair Centre
I decided to try out innovative green tea dishes instead of drinking the actual brew. That way I could reap some of the benefits without having to actually taste the tea. My first stop was Yakitate at Al Rigga. Known for their ramen burgers and Japanese cheesecakes, their melon bun covered with matcha (fine, green tea powder) for Dh8 was just as great as their burgers. The combination sounds bizarre but it's actually quite tasty! Japanese green teas are usually steamed to give them a 'leafy' taste and matcha green tea is used primarily in Japanese tea ceremonies, but now, it's known as a popular ice cream flavour in Japan. If you want to try matcha ice cream, head over to The Noodle House at The Dubai Mall, their matcha tea ice cream for Dh12 is a perfect end to a meal.
Speaking of desserts, how about trying out green tea and banana cake? Zuma at DIFC has already done that. Their green tea and banana cake comes with coconut ice-cream and toffee sauce. If that doesn't impress you, try the green tea cheesecake at Benihana, Al Bustan Rotana. They do one for Dh35; even if you're able to finish the main course - all that sushi! - you may not be able to finish their green tea cheesecake by yourself. But if you're feeling health conscious, skip the cakes and ice-cream. Grab a fro-yo instead! Pinkberry at The Dubai Mall offers a variety of frozen yoghurt flavours and toppings. For Dh14, their green tea frozen yoghurt is light and slightly sweet. For someone who doesn't like teas that much, this was a quali-tea experience.
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