Where to buy good Green Tea Ice Cream?
Hi guys! I am new to this board but want to find out if anyone knows where to get the best green tea ice cream in the Bayarea. Before Dobachi closed in San Jose Japantown, I used to get green tea ice cream from them in a white carton. It was the best: dark green, dense texture, great taste.
After Dobachi closed, I tried all the different varieties of prepackaged green tea ice cream in the oriental markets, but they don't measure up.
Anyone knows where I can get good green tea ice cream? I will even go to San Francisco Japantown if necessary. Thanks!!
I vote for Mitchell's Ice Cream -- easy access from 280 and easily the best (IMHO) for flavors like Green Tea, Macapuno, yam, etc.
Mitchell's Ice Cream - 688 San Jose Ave San Francisco, CA
I had a taste of the green tea ice cream at Rick's in Palo Alto yesterday. Rather weak, can't recommend it.
Some like a sweet creamy version, with just a hint of green tea, while some, including myself, prefer a strong taste of green tea in their ice cream. Don't laugh, but have you tried Dreyer's version?
Marco Polo has an interesting green tea. It is not as bitter as I would like, but has a very pleasant floral note. In general, they have very good gelatos with Asian flavors (durian, red bean, taro, coconut, etc.) and the quality is definitely a cut above supermarket stuff.
Disclaimer: I am related to the owner, but have not spoken to him in years due to a stupid family feud.