The Japanese Cultural Society (near Bugis) to register to sit for JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) this coming July. Supposed to have dinner with Boon Kiat, Mei Ling and Shermin at Somerset's Sushi Express, I invited May along and we arrived really late, felt sorry for making the 3 of them queue for so long (well, there was already a queue in front of the restaurant anyway :D).
Maccha House 抹茶館 is where we had our post dinner desserts, at Orchard Central which is a few steps away from 313 @ Somerset. Didn't know there's such a cozy place at Orchard, and I love the green seats which blend so well with the theme.
Plenty of seats, a quiet, humble, cool and obscure chit chat place
Maccha Latte @ $4.40 Maccha Latte Float @ $5.40
Maccha Latte with Brown Sugar Syrup @ $5.40 Maccha Chocolate Latte @ $5.40
Traditional Maccha @ $3.90
This traditional thingy was ordered by Boon Kiat, and having had a little knowledge about the Japanese tea ceremony, May and I actually shared with him how the tea is prepared and consumed (eg. placing the bowl on the left palm and turning the bowl twice in the clockwise direction).
I actually remember watching one of the episodes of 日本人の知らない日本語 (Nihonjin no shiranai Nihongo) (2010) which features the Japanese tea ceremony. It's a very awesome educational comedy drama where you'll be watching a number of foreign Japanese language learners speaking fluent Japanese.
You'll find this place a great chilling tea house after a long walk along Orchard Road.
181 Orchard Road
#B1-40 Orchard Central
Tel: (65) 6636 5830