Matcha shaved ice at Kosoan, Tokyo

Tokyo continues to get hot and humid weather. Even with our stomachs full, we went to get shaved ice to cool ourselves down since we found that there was a nice Japanese traditional house-cafe nearby that offered shaved ice and other Japanese sweets. This place is so old that at first we thought there would be no AC running, but thank goodness there was (… although I must say that the fan they had inside was pure value add to our dining experience there). Us three all got the same thing, which was matcha shaved ice with mochi dumpling. At first, it looks like there is not enough matcha syrup, but as we dug in, we found more syrup and azuki/sweetened red bean inside. By the way, if you did not know, green tea and azuki complement each other very well.

It cools me as I post this photo. Enjoy the last bit of summer (please end soon!).





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2 Comments Add yours

  1. lmjapan says:

    This looks soooo good, it’s so hot in Southern California today!

    1. Plates of Art says:

      I must say it was pretty good! Posting another shaved ice post soon! hope it cools you down 🙂

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