Friday night. What’s on your Friday night wish list, to make it a perfect end to your week? For me, Friday night wish lists have evolved beyond recognition over the last few years. I used to hang out for Friday night, to hit 5pm and start guzzling alcohol with my friends and live by our “eating is cheating rule”. I mean, eating is cheating? Seriously? I chose not to eat? God, I don’t recognise myself.

These days, all I want to do on Friday night is eat. In my pjs. I am old and boring like that.

But last Friday night was pretty awesome as far as Friday nights go. Check out this champion of checklists:

  • Duck pâté – check!
  • Matcha latte – check!
  • Matcha chiffon cake – check!
  • Awesome company – check!
  • and… GLEE THE MOVIE, yo!! – check check check! 😀
  • Oh, and a huge bowl of popcorn and full fat coke. Yeah.

I know the duck pâté sounds a little out of place, but my friend Kate (who needed some glee in her life, and not just the movie type) and I decided to splurge a little and booked Gold Class tickets to Glee. And at Gold Class, they have pâté (!) and lots of other good things.

So. Glee the movie. Just saying blogging that out loud makes me want to squeal!

Along with about half the world’s population, I FUCKING LOVE GLEE. I don’t know what it is but they’ve hit the jackpot and discovered a recipe that appeals to everyone from all walks of life. But really, the genius in the show is that they have somehow made it unprecedentedly cool to be a G(L)EEK! And you know, I’ve always wanted to be cool.

So I loved the movie. I sang along and clapped at the end of songs like a bonafide loser. I got goosebumps. I didn’t want it to end (although, I also did want it to end because I was busting and damned if I’m going to miss a minute of Glee to go to the bathroom. Ok ok, TMI, I know).

To be honest though, I don’t know why Glee needed to be in 3D. I mean, it doesn’t. Unless I could actually reach out and touch Mike’s abs, I don’t see the point. But aside from that, I have to say, the Glee movie brought me glee.

So that’s how my Friday night kicked off. It was already rockin’ so awesomely that whatever we had for dinner, the night couldn’t really go wrong. But imagine the ultimate rightness of it all when Kate and I decided that we’d skip straight to dessert? Hellz yeah, you bet we did!

We went down to Azuma Patisserie & Cafe and indulged in matcha and black sesame goodness. A couple of matcha lattes (they don’t add sugar, I love this) and slices of matcha and black sesame chiffon cake.


black sesame chiffon cake

matcha chiffon cake

matcha latte

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the easy access to matcha here in Sydney.Back in the day, I could only appease my matcha cravings at Starbucks (who still do the best matcha frappucinos anyway) but now matcha is everywhere. It could be that it’s a phase, it’s the trendy thing right now, but I don’t care, as long as I can get my shot of matcha IV’d into my veins every other day, I’m sweet.


Azuma Patisserie & Cafe
Ground Floor Regent Place
501 Greorge Street
Sydney, 2000
(02) 9267 7701
website (though not updated since 2009!)

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13 Thoughts on “for the love of matcha and GLEE! and chiffon cake and Azuma

  1. LOVE, love, love Glee. We used to see Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) all the time at our brunch place in LA.

  2. Great to hear that matcha is going strong in Oz. I had the most amazing matcha madelines in Paris the other weekend and thought of you!

  3. Oh I LOOOOOVE GLEE! I am also a geek but I think everyone, geek or not, loves it. I’d love to see the movie!

  4. London Lady: Ah she’s so cool I love Sue Sylvester! 🙂 Have you seen the movie? It’s such a feel good show!

    Gourmet Chick: Ah! Hehehehe.. matcha madeleines.. my friend Charmaine (@supercharz) used to make them for me in London.. I miss those 🙁

    Jenny: I know right? I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Glee!

  5. LOVE Glee!!! The jury is still out on whether I think the Beast is a good character. Sometimes she gets a little whiney. Those cakes look fab 🙂 I didnt know we had matcha lattes here! Must check it out!

  6. I wish matcha lattes were as easily available here!

    p.s. Brittany is my favourite of the lot, she’s SO freaking hilarious. Plus the girl can really dance!

  7. Haha, I watched the movie too! I liked it. Was surprised it didn’t do well. But yeah, didn’t really need it to be in 3d and some of the scenes were off in 3d like when a dancer got in front of of the singers. I was hoping for some focus on Mike’s abs in 3d, but alas, there wasn’t any.

  8. I can’t wait to see the Glee movie. Although I heard that there was no Sue Sylvester in the movie? Is that right? 🙁

  9. Nic: Hahaha yeah the Beast. A woman or a man, that is the question! 😉

    Su-yin: Brittany is also my favourite! She’s so awesome and I LOOOOVE it when she dances with Mike cos they are both so good 😀

    Kirbie: I know exactly the scene you’re talking about. the 3D was irritating at times I think I would have liked it better in 2D. I watch the trailer for Mike’s abs lol…

    Lorraine: See it! And um… (spoiler alert) you’re right there is no Sue 🙁

  10. Matcha is for everything now, not that I hate :p

  11. So um, what do you think of Project Glee??

    • You know what I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet! I keep seeing the ads but why do they put it on Friday night?? I will try this week though 🙂

  12. YUM! I really want that matcha latte and the matcha chiffon cake. Think one without the other would be a travesty.

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