Thursday, June 01, 2006


"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream."

Man, it's getting hot, almost summer. You know what I use to do to take the bite off the heat? Well, I use to fill my freezer with a little chocolate chip mint or a tad of french vanilla. Not anymore. I mean you only live once, right, why stick with the old favorites? Why not try something new and original? This year I'll be stocking my fridge with some of Japan's more interesting ice creams. Soysauce?

Oh, that ain't nothin'. Let's see other intriguing flavors include raw horseflesh, ox tongue, eel, chicken wing, whale even Dracula and Dracula Cool (with mint!).

I can't go on, I can't see for the tears in my eyes, just look at the slideshows!

Having said all that I must also say I adore Lotte's Yukimi Daifuku. It's icecream wrapped in a thin skin of sticky rice. Man, a box of that doesn't last too long around here. Nope.

Hey, I just learned that May 9th is Ice cream Day in Japan. How cool (yes, intended) is that? I'm a little late but I think I may just go and celebrate with a nice heaping cup of pit viper icecream. Yea!

※Don't go thinking that Japanese people down a quart of goat flavored ice cream like I would say the same amount of Wavy Gravy. No. They think it is just as weird as we do.


Matt D. said...

The descriptions of the ice cream flavors in those links are hilarious.

Horse Flesh. MMMMmmmm.

Mad Scientist Matt said...

Yikes. I'm in shock.

On the other hand, I've known a few Japanese who were shocked to learn that we eat raw carrots in the States. Who would have thought?

Kappa no He said...

My husband still cannot BELIEVE my mother eats raw vegetables. Especially when she does one of her fancy raw veggie salad dealies with a cup of dip on the side. He gets the shivers. He's like 'lightly steamed' that's the way to do it.

As for raw horse flesh. I had some at a friends get together not too long ago. I didn't know what it was at first, gee, that's awfully red sashimi. Truth wasn't too bad... Now putting it in ice cream is another matter entirely! Lol