Create Your Own Shaved Ice Dessert at This Cafe in Tokyo
Choose from 30 different toppings to add to your shaved ice!
nomuno coffee & wine library
1/F Seiyu 1-12-10 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino District, Tokyo
Entrance fee for the shaved ice buffet is ¥1,200 (adults).
nomuno coffee & wine library recently launched a shaved ice buffet called Kakigori Festa (Shaved Ice Fiesta), which is open during the weekends and on holidays until September 15 of this year. The dessert buffet features about 30 different toppings, including fruit sauces and fruit slices.
Chocolate mint lovers can choose to create this choco mint whipped cream shaved ice!
Customers of the buffet are given a bowl of shaved ice where they can add toppings such as whipped cream, homemade fruit sauce, fruits, espuma, and tapioca (supply may be limited). They can customize their shaved ice desserts however they want to within the given time limit.
The cafe’s irresistibly rich and fresh whipped cream is what made the place so famous among the locals. This topping also comes in flavors like strawberry and mint. Their sweet sauces, on the other hand, are made using a manufacturing technology that preserves the natural colors, flavors, and nutrients of the fruits and herbs. The sweet sauces are available in two to three kinds. The buffet also offers matcha espuma, colorful rice crackers, and other toppings which can make your shaved ice dessert look Instagram-ready.
Customize your shaved ice dessert to your heart’s desire!
If those toppings aren’t up your alley, you can also bring your own ingredients! The shop is actually located inside the Seiyu supermarket, so you have more choices for your toppings. Exercise your creativity by experimenting with different flavors!
When asked about the story behind this event, the owner of the shop shares: “While I was going around, I noticed that the prices of shaved ice desserts have gone up. Some range from ¥1,000 to ¥1,500 for one person only. Customers usually wait in line under the sun just to get a taste of these desserts. So, I thought of a way to alleviate the situation—that is, by offering a cheaper but filling alternative. That is what inspired me to launch the Kakigori Festa.”
“The fact that customers can bring their own ingredients was apparently quite interesting for them too. They can choose to bring their homemade syrups if they want,” the owner adds.
During our visit there, we also spotted sweets blogger, Mr. Amai Keiki.
Amai Keiki’s shaved ice dessert is decorated with sauce and edible flowers.
He shared a few plating tips with us:
“First, add yogurt or milk to the base of the plain shaved ice. Then, put colorful toppings next, and top up some cream. For example, put milk as a base, followed by strawberries and lastly fresh whipped cream will give it a white-red-white two-tone effect. This way, the colors of the toppings will pop in your photos,” he said.
“On top of that, you can also decorate the dessert with mint, edible flowers, or rice crackers. Other shaved ice stores put toppings in the middle of shaved ice dessert like layers. However, this shop lets you go back to the buffet counter and add toppings,” he remarked.
Make sure to drop by this shop when you’re in Tokyo!
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (24 July 2019)