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Wild Onion topped Vanilla “Soft Cream” Ice Cream in Arakawa, Chichibu

16 Apr

A delicious restaurant to have within walking distance from home, the ramen noodle shop next to “Arakawa Michi-no-eki” (“Road Station”) in Hino has some unusual toppings on its “soft cream” vanilla ice cream cones. The most unusual being the “gyosha ninniku” (broad-leafed wild onion) topping which is vanilla ice cream topped with leaves of allium victorialis marinated in soy sauce. But don’t worry, the other toppings are locally grown seasonal fruits including blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, figs, chestnut and a really nice unusual pumpkin. Rhubarb topping will be available from around June.That’s on my “to-do list”!

pumpkin, fig, chestnut, vanilla with strawberry, strawberry and vanilla mix, and strawberry ice cream with strawberries!

pumpkin, fig, chestnut, vanilla with strawberry, strawberry and vanilla mix, and strawberry ice cream with strawberries!

 

vanilla, garlic, blueberry, chocolate, azuki, kiwi

vanilla, garlic, blueberry, chocolate, azuki, kiwi

 

That's the gyosha ninniku plant in front

That’s the victory onion plant in front

 

a baby boar called Chocora (future not so sweet)

Newborn boar called Chocora (future not so sweet)

Chocora's sibling called Choco!

Chocora’s sibling called Choco! (in a box outside the restaurant)

The same restaurant has a delicious “tendon”, vegetable tempura on rice dish and other yummy dishes, including the local speciality of potato deep fried in tempura batter and served with sweet miso paste sauce. Now I’m hungry! (again).

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Posted by on April 16, 2014 in fun stuff

 

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