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Mochi ice cream in tokyo

Monkert Jun 14, 2014 02:08 PM

I am going to be in Tokyo in a few weeks and am looking for mochi ice cream (like lotte's yukimi daifuku but perhaps a more gourmet version). I have had the alleged mochi ice cream near the akihabra subway station but found that was more like whip cream inside cold mochi. I am actually looking for ice cream inside mochi. Can anybody help? Does this exist?
Thanks so much!

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  1. Sushi Otaku RE: Monkert Jun 28, 2014 08:51 PM

    Try the Ice Cream Museum in Namja Town located in Sunshine City (Ikebukuro). If it's anywhere you'll find it there. If not, just get some Kuma or Snake ice cream from there and call it a day.

    ***There is an entrance fee for Namja Town so you should check it out online to make sure it's worth your time.

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    1. re: Sushi Otaku
      Robb S RE: Sushi Otaku Jun 28, 2014 10:49 PM

      It's called Ice Parlor by the way, located next to Gyoza Stadium. Y500 separate admission to Namja Town, but maybe worth it if you like gyoza....

      1. re: Robb S
        Sushi Otaku RE: Robb S Jun 28, 2014 11:15 PM

        Yeah, that's the one

        1. re: Sushi Otaku
          Monkert RE: Sushi Otaku Jun 29, 2014 12:12 AM

          OK-cool. Thanks for the tip-I will check it out and report back!

          1. re: Monkert
            Sushi Otaku RE: Monkert Jun 29, 2014 12:31 AM

            My understanding has always been that Mochi Ice Cream is more of a US concoction started either in California or Hawaii.back in the early 90's. I travel to Japan for vacation every year and have never seen mochi Ice cream up there. Admittedly, I don't look for it since I get it in buckets where I live but take it for what it's worth. Good luck.

            1. re: Sushi Otaku
              Sushi Otaku RE: Sushi Otaku Jun 29, 2014 05:32 PM

              I did more research on this and mochi ice cream is indeed an invention of Hawaii cuisine. You'll be hard pressed to find it in Japan. Let us know if you do.

              1. re: Sushi Otaku
                Monkert RE: Sushi Otaku Jun 30, 2014 09:17 PM

                Sadly, it looks like you are correct. That is so disappointing :(

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