Thursday, August 17, 2017

Special Kakigori

Kakigori is a summertime treat in Japan.  It is usually made with shaved ice and a sweet flavored liquid, like a snow cone in the US. At the festivals there are always kakigori booths with red or blue or other bright colored syrups. The stitchers planned a non-stitching outing so we could enjoy some special kakigori.  


The kakigori shop we went to was like an old fashioned sweet shop. It was a good sized shop, but there were only a few others there when we were (middle of the afternoon on Tuesday).  With all the dishes and cups and chairs, it looked like they could accommodate quite a few dessert eaters.  






Here is the menu.  I ordered the one on the far right - sweet smashed beans and chunks of chewy rice.  



It took a little while for the shop keeper to shave all the ice so we had time to visit.  




It was so good! The perfect thing to eat on a summer day. 





This is the front of the shop.  




A good time was had by all.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, Pamela. I love the Kakigori! Yes, it is perfect for a summer day! Kisses, my friend.

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  2. Cute shop. Shaved ice with sweet flavoring would cool me off too.
    Looks like a good time chatting and visiting!

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  3. Hi Pamela,wow what an amazing shop,all those desserts look so yummy xx

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  4. That looks like a fun place to go in all the hot weather you have been having. Are the displays in the shop items that are for sale, or just part of the decor?

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  5. Looks like an amazing place. xx

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  6. Very interesting cold treat for a summers day!

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  7. That looks like a really great shop. The ancient-looking ice shaving machine is really interesting.

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  8. Perfect for hot weather. Then I keep scrolling and see the size, haha! Huge!! I would probably have picked the Orange Ice, that sounds totally yummy.

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  9. That shop and menu look delightfully oldfashioned and the Kakigori looks delicious! I'm glad you had a fun time.

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  10. This is one thing I just can't eat!

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