shaved ice

Enjoy Beer and Dessert in One With ICE MONSTER’s Newest Flavor of Shaved Ice!

Japan is popular for “kakigori,” which means “shaved ice” in English. It is an all-time favorite summer treat in the country. It comes in several flavors such as melon, lemon, cherry, matcha, and many more! This summer 2017, a new flavor was recently introduced, making beer drinkers happy. It’s the beer shaved ice which really…

Beat the Summer Heat With These 6 Unique Flavors of Shaved Ice From MINISTOP Japan

As Japan’s summer temperatures seem to be getting higher, recently ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, iced refreshments are becoming popular and in demand this time of the year. Restaurants, food stalls, and convenience stores offer different kinds of delicious frozen treats and iced drinks to quench your thirst and help you cool down…

Enjoy Luscious Limited Strawberry Treats at These 5 Places in Japan

At the mention of strawberries eaten in Japan, most people will probably have the impression that this is a fruit typically harvested in spring between March and May. Do you know that these strawberries available in spring are usually grown using natural methods? In order to cope with the high demand for these lovely red…

New Korean Dessert in Harajuku Melts Like Snowflakes on Your Tongue!

Japan is famous (or rather infamous) for their insanely hot and humid summers. I thank God daily for the ubiquitous cold drink vending machines and the “combini” or convenience stores all over Japan. However, there is nothing like a cool dessert to satisfy not only your sweet tooth but also help you survive the Japanese…

Taste Beautifully Crafted Japanese Food at Toku, a Hidden Restaurant in Tokyo

Toku is easily one of the best Japanese restaurants with an upscale interior and a menu of timeless cuisines. It is located on the side street of Tokyo in Roppongi but is hidden from the popular areas. Though the restaurant does not cater specifically to English speakers (as there is English-language no signage posted) the…

Top 5 Kakigori Places in Tokyo

There is nothing like the summers in Japan. The heat, humidity and soaring temperatures are enough to keep one homebound. Luckily there is one yummy alternative to dying in the heat – Kakigori! Kakigori is a delicious concoction of shaved ice with some form of syrup or sweetener (usually condensed milk or even ice cream)…