Although now is still spring, but Hong Kong’s temperature is at the same degree as its summer already. At that time, most people would like to have something really cold, so shaved ice would be the best choice. In following we will introduce some shaved ice stores in Osaka that are extremely popular in the heart of most Japanese. After reading this article, mark them on your next Osaka visit itinerary.
1.ブラザーズカフェテリア(Brothers Cafeteria Osaka City Chuo-Ku)
This is the sister store of the famous 『ブラザーズカフェ』restaurant – Osaka popular café. Its signature icy products use the pineapple to make the shaved ice. It becomes the focus once it’s on the table. Use pineapple as the container to carry the pineapple shaved ice, yogurt and pineapple pulp. The portion is very big. One person may not able to finish it on his/her won. It’s better to share with friends.
ブラザーズカフェテリア Brothers Cafeteria
Address: 2-2-6 Minamisenba, Chuo-Ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening Hour: 8:00 ~ 22:00pm
Regular Holiday: No fixed Holiday
2.あおざしからり茶屋 (Aozashi Karari Teahouse, Osaka Kita Ward)
Talking about shaved ice, many people would think of fruits but this restaurant uses the Japanese popular food green soybeans to make shaved ice. This restaurant is opened by a famous candy group『萩の月 Month of Hagi』that’s in Sendai. The quality is guaranteed. Green soybeans have a very special flavor, so it taste very unique when use for shaved ice. You can try if have the chance.
あおざしからり茶屋 イセタン フード ホール ルクア イーレ店 Aozshi Karari Teahouse, Isetan Food court Rukua Ihre Shop)
Regular Holiday: no Fixed Holiday
3.プーサン(Poussin Osaka Nishi-Ku)
Although this article is about shaved ice, but the most popular shaved ice of this restaurant has pudding and rich fruit jam on top. Japanese Internet users commented after tasted this shaved ice, when eating the pudding, it was like drinking the fresh milk from the farm. It is very rich in flavor and smooth. Accompanied with the fruit shaved ice and jam, the taste is simply too wonderful. The Most important point is such attractive shaved ice only sell 500 Yen. That’s why it is very popular in Osaka.
Regular Holiday: Sunday, Public Holiday
4.森森舎(Shinshinsha Osaka sumiyoshi-ku)
When look at this shaved ice, guess everybody know which fruit it is from the first glance. It like dig out the watermelon from ground, it even has the watermelon seeds. It the shaved ice for summer. The syrup on the ice is made of watermelon; its taste is very fresh. The shaved ice is not like others, they are shaved into very fine stripes; give a softer feel when put into the mouth. As the store is connect to a pottery classroom, so the container of the shaved ice is very beautiful. It really has the taste and the look all together.
Address: 1-3-14 BandaiHigashi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening Hour: 10:00 ~ 18:00 pm (Last Order: 17:30pm)
Regular Holiday: Sunday
5.山口果物(Yamaguchi Fruit Osaka Chuo-Ku)
Not like other dessert stores being introduced above, this is a store that sells fruit. It is the third generations already. As it’s a fruit store, so its selling point is the shaved ice made of the 4 seasons fruits. Freshness is guaranteed. In addition to the fresh fruit, there is vanilla ice cream inside the shaved ice, the two different textures being mixed together, the taste is so fresh that definitely will make you summer much cooler.
Address: 1F Koei Building, 2-1-9 uehonmachinishi, Chuo-Ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Regular Holiday: Thursday