Owned and operated by a long-standing local ice-maker, Oishi Koriya offers extraordinary kakigori (shaved ice). The shop uses ice frozen slowly over 72 hours into extremely hard, pure blocks, which is perfect for making fluffy kakigori that dissolves on contact with your mouth. Take our word: it’s best enjoyed in giant spoonfuls! The most popular flavor is Yame matcha, made from high-end green tea which can be upgraded with a decadent topping of red bean cream overlaid with mascarpone cheese! Fukuoka’s famously sweet Amaou Strawberry is sure-fire hit too!
Menu: Amaou Strawberry & milk syrup ¥750, Tokado coffee ¥750, matcha mascarpone ¥800, black sesame & almond tofu with milk syrup ¥800, Yame matcha ¥750, homemade milk syrup ¥550
*Foreign language menu: English, Chinese, Korean / Credit cards accepted; Alipay and PayPay accepted / Reservations not required / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn245, May 2019)