Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Monday, the weather dude said that the rainy season is over in our area...usually rainy season lasts about 40 days, but this year it ended 20 days early! (WT!) which means, bring on the heat of summer! eep.

Shirokuma, literally "white bear" is a popular frozen treat from the Kagoshima area of Kyushu. 

Shaved ice that is drizzled with condensed milk, topped with fruits and sweetened beans. Sometimes there is also some vanilla ice cream under the shaved ice.

The two versions I found at had strawberries and strawberry sauce, the other version had fruits...321 yen (tax included) each.

We’ll try the strawberry version today.

I'm glad we tried this and it was the perfect way to keep cool.

Hope it is more bearable where you are.


Anonymous said...

almost a patbingsu. Gotta put a dollop of azuki, some mochi and kinako!
Sadly, the best place here, En Hakore, closed up because the buildings were all torn down on Keeaumoku St.

K and S said...

aw that is sad, V!

Take care!

jalna said...

I want!!

K and S said...

I think you enjoy this Jalna :)

Take care.

KirkK said...

Looks nice and refreshing!

Rowena said...

I cooked up some azuki beans to make manju cookie filling but now that I've seen this, I'm gonna forget that idea, not mash the beans into a paste, and use them instead to go with gelato, berries and condensed milk for 4th of July tomorrow!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk, anything to keep cool.

Rowena, I hope you like this combo :) Enjoy the 4th!

Take care you two.