“Shimizu Ippouen” is a café located at Higashiyama, Kyoto known for their excellent Uji Maccha’s. Among them, “Uji Maccha Ice made from Espuma “ is an exceptional menu that people all over the internet keeps talking about.
About Shimizu Ippouen
Shimizu Ippouen is a café with Direct management of a Tea Wholesaler, making it a café with excellent ingredients of Japanese Tea. The exterior design of the café is very simple and calm, making it quite refined. Also, Shimizu Ippouen has menus that would attract customers, especially for its visuals that customers would just want to brag online. most of the customers are couples and women. The waiting time is not particularly bad, however, during the holidays, it is better to expect a long wait from 1 to 3 hours. It is recommended to go early in the morning if you do not want to wait. The opening hours starts from 11:30 a.m., but can be earlier depending on how busy they predict it will be. There is also a waiting board where you should write your name on and wait until your name is called. During waiting hours, it is recommended to go sightseeing in “Sanjusangendo” which is located nearby.
The exquisite! “Uji Maccha made from Ice Espuma”
Talked about all over the internet, this sweets is Shimizu Ippouden’s most famous menu. Espuma is a recipe where a liquid substance mixed with nitrous oxide to create a foamy texture with a subtle taste. Customers are able to enjoy a unique texture from this sweets! In addition, 2 types of maccha flavors are blended to make this dessert. A fluffy natural ice with the espuma creates an exceptional taste of a soft texture with strong maccha flavor. Furthermore, side dishes such as boiled red beans, rice flour dumplings and condensed milk are perfect compatibles! The price goes about 1,000 yen for a dish.
If you are interested in one of the most talked about dessert in Japan, you will not regret visiting Shimizu Ippouden !!!