soft serve

We order a ridiculously long, thin serving of soft serve ice cream, get a big surprise instead

What we were eating turned out to not, in fact, be soft serve ice cream at all!

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We head to Okayama Prefecture to try the second most delicious soft serve ice cream in the world

We didn’t know olives and vanilla ice cream could go so well together.

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Fried Oyster Ice Cream: the taste of the sea in a Japanese soft serve dessert【Taste Test】

One of Japan’s most intriguing flavour pairings

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Locust and wormwood soft serve ice cream now available in Japan!

Can you guess which prefecture is serving up the local speciality?

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We eat gold-leaf “Kinkaku Soft Ice Cream” near Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion temple in Kyoto

After looking at the brilliant gold leaf covering the World Heritage-listed temple, you can now eat it too, in a beautifully presented ice cream cone.

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Cold Stone set to offer its first-ever soft-serve ice cream in Japan this month

Japanese dessert lovers have a soft spot for soft-serve, and the popular chain is now happy to oblige them.

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Japan’s 10 weirdest ice cream flavors

Temperatures are shooting up all around the archipelago and that means soft serve season has come to Japan! For some baffling reason, vanilla remains far and away the most popular flavor for Japanese, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get creative with their frozen treats too. Flavors like green tea and ume plum are easy to find (and delicious), but don’t stop there if you want to try some really out there local flavors.

Here are our choices for the 10 weirdest soft serve flavors Japan has to offer.

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