Local ice-maker Kyushu Seihyo runs a kakigori (shaved ice) shop which uses ice frozen slowly over 72 hours into extremely hard, pure blocks. Twenty-centimeter-high portions of super fluffy shavings from the latest high-tech machine are dressed with gourmet toppings. Choose from eight flavors! The popular Yame Matcha uses green tea from Hoshino in Yame (¥850); the slight bitterness of the tea is offset by the sweetness of the condensed milk. The ice dissolves on contact with your mouth!
Menu: Yame Matcha (green tea) ¥850, Strawberry & Milk ¥850, Kinako (soybean flour) ¥850, Milk Syrup ¥650, iced coffee ¥400
*Foreign language menu: English, Chinese, Korean / Cash only; Alipay and PayPay accepted / Reservations not required / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn212, Aug. 2016)