Last spring I was introduced to delicious matcha cookies and the social enterprise that made them, called iBakery. Operated by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, the bakery was started in 2010 to train and employ people with disabilities.
The rectangular cookies had such a great green tea flavour, and my great aunt loved them so much that I kept buying boxes whenever I passed by their pop-up store in Windsor House.
They are similar to the traditional French recipe that calls for lemon, but instead they are replaced with yuzu that isn't as tart. These are available at their current pop-up store in Hopewell Centre in Wan Chai.
I also tried their tin box assortment of cookies. It featured seed and raisin flavour, hazelnut, cashew nut, double chocolate, wholewheat almond and chocolate cashew nut. The box was also beautifully decorated with a colourful parrot hand drawn by someone at Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.
iBakery's bakery is actually in Kennedy Town, though each time I visit the store, the cookies I want -- particularly the green tea and biscotti ones -- are not available! The store there sells the basic baguettes, sliced bread, and basic Hong Kong-style pastries, as well as some cookies.
Nevertheless it's a good cause to support, particularly in helping people with disabilities learn a skill and have a job they can be proud of.