With Singapore’s hot climate, it’s no wonder why we’re so obsessed with icy treats to cool us down, particularly shaved ice—a treat that’s perfect for sharing, or to make for a full meal if you’re feeling especially hungry. There are various renditions of the popular shaved ice dessert: one of the most popular is probably the Korean bingsu, Chinese or Taiwanese snow ice, and of course our very own local ice kachang!
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Another version of the shaved ice dessert would be the Japanese kakigōri, a frozen treat that you don’t see very often in Singapore. Well, the food news is: you’re now able to taste these amazing Japanese shaved ice treats for yourself, and not just any kakigōri—but artisanal ones brought in directly from Japan! Sakanoue Cafe is a popular specialty kakigōri café from Tokyo boasting hours-long queues and they’ll be bringing some of their classic kakigōri treats to Singapore for a two-week pop-up at Isetan Scotts!
What makes Sakanoue Cafe’s kakigōri so special is their elegant and premium flavours. There will be 6 unique kakigōri flavours on the menu: such as an adorable panda-shaped red bean one topped with silky fresh cream espuma, a classic strawberry cream one (think strawberry shortcake!), nutty pistachio raspberry, a boozy sake cream and cherry blossom, a funky blue cheese with red bean paste and of course, matcha!
There will be 3 flavours available on rotation daily, and each kakigōri is priced at $13. Sakanoue Cafe’s kakigōri will be available for 2 weeks only, from now till 9th March at their Isetan Scotts takeaway kiosk pop-up—no need for a trip to Japan to try this one!
Sakanoue Cafe Pop-Up
Dates: Now till 9th March 2023
Address: Isetan Scotts Supermarket, Shaw House Basement 1, 350 Orchard Road, Singapore 238868
Opening Hours: 10am-9pm daily