- Food / Gourmet
Summer is here and it's getting hotter and hotter. On days like this, you might be tempted to eat shaved ice. Shaved ice is one of the most popular summer foods in Japan, and is also called "summer ice". In this article, we rediscover the charm of shaved ice! We've picked out four of the most beautiful and delicious shaved ice. Let's take a look at which shaved ice is your favourite.
--Superbly fragrant, shaved ice with tea
This shaved ice is made with matcha and hojicha teas from the 180 year old tea shop "Houkado", which gives you the robust taste of tea. The shaved ice is served with home-made molasses over ice, which gives it a mild sweetness and a savoury taste of tea.
Recommended for use with tea. Enjoy a moment of relaxation and fragrance.
■Kokutou Kobe Main Store
6-1-9 Isogamidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
【Period of sale】 June 19th（Saturday）～
--Representing wisteria flowers, "Wisteria shaved ice"
Funabashiya, a long-established confectionery shop established in 1805 during the Ezo era, introduces 'Wisteria Shaved Ice'. Funabashiya's main shop is located next to Kameido Tenjin, which is said to be the most famous place for wisteria in Tokyo, and has been loved by people since the Edo period. The wisteria trellis in the shop is in full bloom at the right time of year, attracting customers. They decided to offer wisteria-inspired shaved ice because they wanted customers to enjoy the wisteria forever.
The grapes are used to make wisteria flowers and the pistachio topping is used to make wisteria leaves.
■Kameido Tenjinmae Honten
3-2-14 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo
【Period of sale】 June 14th (Monday)～September 30th (Thursday) 2021
--Shaved ice that is sure to be a hit on social media
"Fruit Shaved Ice Parfait Poup" - a new hybrid sweet perfect for the hot summer
A crispy crepe pastry, ice cream and whipped cream, topped with shaved ice and frozen fruit, served like a parfait.
There are three flavours: strawberry milk, banana chocolate and mango yoghurt.
You'll have a hard time deciding which flavour to choose!
■kawara CAFE&DINING Shibuya Bunka-mura-dori Branch
Ichigo Shibuya Bunka-mura-dori Building 7F, 28-3 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
【Period of sale】 June 10th (Thursday) ～
--A taste of luxury――Shaved ice made with Belgian royal chocolate
The shaved ice glass Piret d'Espresso (chocolate) is made with VITAMER, the chocolate of the Belgian royal family, and is made with cocoa beans from the Arriba region of Ecuador. The shaved ice is best enjoyed first as is, to savour the taste of the chocolate, and then drizzled with a pulpy berry sauce.
Umeda Daimaru Chocolat Bar Limited Edition
3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
【Period of sale】 June 1st (Tuesday)～ August 31st (Tuesday) ＊Please accept our apologies if this product is sold out.
What did you think? We hope you have found your favourite shaved ice and that you will enjoy the limited edition flavours of 2021.