If there's one thing no one can accuse the Japanese of is a lack of imagination when it comes to matcha, the powdered green tea used in sado (the tea ceremony). The number of recipes, especially in confectionery, containing this fine green powder is literally in the hundreds, so it was surely a matter of mere time until someone thought of mixing it with another Japanese favorite, the pancake (or "hotcake" as it is known in Japan). And so, the Wa Green Matcha Tea Hotcake Mix was born!
Coming from the stable of Showa Sangyo, one of Japan's premier hotcake mix makers, and with matcha from Uji, near Kyoto and arguably the best tea-producing area in the land, the Wa Green Matcha Tea Hotcake Mix delivers enough mix for 8 fluffy pancakes per pack, and there are four packs in this set. You can either add a few drops of the matcha syrup to the mix before frying the cakes or use it all to as a topping when serving the pancakes. Or you could take our lead and do both: green tea pancakes taste great!
The Wa Green Matcha Tea Hotcake Mix features: