The Oozy Uji Matcha Lava Bun From Japanese Bakery Donq Is The Latest IG Food Trend In SG

The Oozy Uji Matcha Lava Bun From Japanese Bakery Donq Is The Latest IG Food Trend In SG

Lifestyle Food
By Rachel on 01 Oct 2020
Senior Digital Editor

The matcha craze is something that will probably never die - it’s always a top pick for many when it comes to desserts like ice cream and cake. The latest obsession for matcha-loving peeps in Singapore? Oozy Uji Matcha Lava Buns from Japanese bakery Donq Boulangerie, located at Orchard.

This messy bun - or what foodies would call a “dirty bun” - costs just $3 and is currently taking Instagram by storm. It’s only a matter of time before this pillowy green confection worms its way onto your social media feed and into your mouth. 

Read on to find out more about Donq’s Boulangerie’s famous Uji Matcha Lava Bun in Singapore!

Uji matcha lava bun Donq Singapore
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Donq Boulangerie hails from Kobe and serves up freshly-baked Japanese and French-inspired breads and pastries at Takashimaya Food Hall. It has been around in Singapore for around 8 years now, but there’s new hype surrounding it all thanks to their Uji Matcha Lava Bun which has gone viral.

Uji matcha lava bun Donq Singapore
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The Uji Matcha Lava Bun is relatively new and now comes with an improved recipe that gives you all the ooziness you could ever dream of - without you having to heat it up prior to eating.

Uji matcha lava bun Donq Singapore
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The liquid filling is made from green tea cream and chocolate, so the bitterness of the matcha is balanced out. Uji green tea from Kyoto is infused into the brioche bun itself, if you haven’t already guessed from its vibrant green hue. Topping the fluffy masterpiece is matcha crumble for added texture and crunch.

Uji matcha lava bun Donq Singapore
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The buns are baked fresh daily and are usually put out for sale from noon. However, they get sold out super quickly, so you’ll want to head down early to avoid any disappointment!

Uji matcha lava bun Donq Singapore
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True blue matcha lovers have praised this heavily, raving over how generous the bakery is with the matcha and the bread's soft texture. Some even say that it’s worthy of being a whole dessert on its own, rather than just a bun.

$3 is a very reasonable price to pay, considering what you’re getting is the real deal with actual matcha instead of mere green tea flavouring that doesn't bring an intense kick. 

Uji matcha lava bun Donq Singapore
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Donq Boulangerie is located at Takashimaya’s Food Hall at level B2.

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