Whenever I’m having a bad day or feel a tiny bit uninspired I can always count on the magic of K-pop and ice cream.
One of my secrets for a quick pick-me-up in Los Angeles is Sawtelle Japantown. Everything that makes me happy surrounds me: bubble tea, Hello Kitty plushies and ramen. But one place really feels like a quick but true Japantown experience: Matcha Cha.
Whenever I’m there, super fun K-pop songs are playing on the radio and I’m instantly transported to a kawaii place. You can smell the homemade waffle cones before opening the door and there’s even a beautiful wall of pink roses to take a picture of your dessert for Instagram.
Depending on my mood (yes, food always makes me happy) I will either order strawberry or the classic matcha flavor. The matcha is imported directly from Japan and tastes so authentic – it’s not too sweet but still sweet enough. I’ll get it in a cone with matcha powder and matcha sauce.
Matcha Cha is located at 11301 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064