Strawberry Lovers Will Be Obsessed With the Ultimate Ichigo Parfaits in Kyoto
Don't miss out on this classic winter dessert.
The Strawberry or Ichigo Parfait is a winter classic dessert. This time of the year, it is very popular among stores once again. In this article, the sweet lovers from our team visited some of the popular stores in Kyoto in search of the ultimate ichigo parfaits. Stick around and read on to know where to find them.
Mugesanbo Salon de Muge
Kisetsu no Parfait (¥1,600)
Mugesanbo Salon de Muge is a salon opened by a restaurant that represents Kyoto, Kikunoi (Main Branch), to let people have a taste of real Japanese cuisine. Inside, the store has good lighting and various delicious sweets of Kikunoi quality such as seasonal parfaits lined up to satisfy many people.
“The strawberries are slightly sour, but since the milky ice cream inside is rich and sweet, it creates a nice taste. No fancy ingredients are used, just confiture and sauce, but the balance is remarkable”, says our editor, Kayo Sawada.
You may enjoy your meals while watching the beautiful garden with the image of a house in the mountains.
Mugesanbo Salon de Muge is located at 524 Shimogawaradori Koudaiji Kitamonzen Washiocho, Higashiyama District, Kyoto City and is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. You may contact them at +81-75-561-0015. It is a 20-minute walk from Keihan Gionshijo Station.
Ichigoyama (¥1,637) uses a whole pack of strawberries.
Fresh strawberries make up popular parfaits such as the 901 Tower with macaron toppings and Ringoyama. These treats are so popular, they get immediately sold out as soon as the numbered tickets are handed out at 9:30 a.m.
Saki Matsuura, one of our editors says, their dish Ichigoyama has plenty of strawberries piled on top of each other. Every time you dig in, your strawberry cravings will be satisfied with its soft-tasted custard.
The distributed numbered tickets can only be used on the same day from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. only.
FUKUNAGA901 is located at 8/F Kyoto Station Building, 901 Karasumadori Shiokoji Kudaru Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo District, Kyoto City and is open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You may contact them at +81-75-342-0082. It is directly connected to JR Kyoto Station.
Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto Lounge
Ichigotsumi Parfait + Ichigo (¥1,969). No ichigo toppings are (¥1,400). Drink included. Limited to 15 servings per day.
Ichigotsumi Parfait was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto Lounge. This parfait is full of ichigo flavors with its ichigo-flavored jelly, ice cream, and creamy chocolate. Enjoy it in the hotel’s luxurious space and indulge your sweet tooth cravings.
“The milky ice cream and soft ichigo creamy chocolate matches perfectly with strawberries. The placing in the glass is also beautiful!” exclaims our editor, Sawada.
The lounge is inside the All Day Dining KAZA on the 1st floor.
Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto Lounge is located at 1/F, 1 Higashihorikawadori Shiokoji Kudaru Taimatsucho, Shimogyo District, Kyoto City and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. You may contact them at +81-75-361-9226. It is a 7-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station.
Provided by Japan WalkerTM, WalkerplusTM, and Kansai WalkerTM (26 February 2020)