A couple of months ago, I was lamenting how far out west Nana’s Green Tea was. Now, it has moved from JCube to the new wing of Plaza Singapura, a remarkable improvement in terms of accessibility for us easties!
I was devastated (drama mama, I know haha) when I saw that my favourite galettes have been axed from the new menu, nooooooooo!!! I checked with the staff; it seemed like those wonderful buckwheat crepes were not selling well (why why why!!) in JCube, hence an overhaul of the menu, sigh.
In order to cater to us Singaporeans, Nana’s is serving a wide range of “proper” Japanese food, from donburi and udon to sushi rolls and salads. I was given free rein to pick whatever I wanted to try so please see below for my choices. All of them, with the exception of unagi don (I love unagi so I don’t care whether it’s recommended or not; I just want it) are proudly stamped with triple stars “best recommended” on the menu. And all of them, with the exception of salmon carpaccio (which was an easy dish to love), are decent and safe (read: average).
Okie, to the good part: desserts and drinks. These are a must at Nana’s! You can skip the main courses for all I care, just don’t leave without trying the green tea beverages and parfaits! That’d be real sad, since Nana’s is a pioneer of Japanese cafe dealing with matcha (think: “Japanese Starbucks”). Both the matcha azuki shiratama latte ($9++) and roasted hoji-cha latte ($7++) are perfect thirst quenchers, the type of semi-healthy drinks I don’t mind having every day! No pictures of them since I take ugly photos of drinks, yikes. Matcha shiratama parfait and matcha anmitsu have essentially the same ingredients; just that the former looks more impactful, induces more of that “wow I need to eat that!!” feeling.. That said, give me either one of them and I’ll be a happy girl!
Nana’s Green Tea, can you please bring back the galettes soon? Pretty please with sugar on top?
Salmon Carpaccio ($8.80++)
fresh salmon, daikon sprout, sesame salad dressing
Salmon & Maguro Don ($15.80++)
soy marinated tuna, salmon sashimi, Japanese rice, mayonnaise
Ebi Fried Curry Udon ($14.80++)
udon noodles, fried prawns, Japanese curry
Unagi Mabushi Don ($16.80++)
grilled eel, Japanese rice, nori, sesame
Matcha Shiratama Parfait ($11.80++)
kanten jelly, matcha syrup, vanilla soft serve, matcha ice cream, red bean paste, mochi, whipped cream, corn flakes
Matcha Anmitsu ($8.80++)
matcha ice cream, red bean paste, mochi, kanten jelly, brown sugar syrup
Yay, to those of you who have persevered through my
longer than usual long post, here’s a giveaway for you! Nana’s Green Tea has launched a special lunch set at an affordable price of $13.90++, featuring a complimentary matcha latte and a main course of your choice.
All you have to do is like Nana’s Facebook page and share your favourite matcha drinks/desserts (or what you’d like to try or anything you’d like to tell me, I’m flexible shhhh don’t let the organisers know) by leaving a comment below before 31st January 2013.
I’ll randomly select 5 winners for this giveaway and each winner will win a complimentary lunch set of their choice. Good luck!!! : )
Terms and Conditions:
• Voucher must be redeemed by 15th March 2013
• Valid from Monday to Friday, 11am to 2.30pm
• Voucher must be presented to the staff upon ordering
Big thanks to Alisa and Melvyn from Publicist PR for hosting lunch and sponsoring this giveaway!
Nana’s Green Tea Cafe
#03-80/82, The Atrium @ Orchard, Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road