In Japan there are soft serve ice cream with unique toppings. One wore a grasshopper intact!
Take a trip around Japan during the summer would be easy to find a variant type of ice cream. Each region may offer soft serve ice cream with ingredients local mainstay. Including unique ingredients such as fried chicken, scallop or gold leaf.
For this year, there is a new addition to the limited edition ice cream in Japan. There is ice cream that uses wormwood plant and locusts, reports Rocketnews24 (16/08).
Ice cream named "Azemichi Sofuto Kurimu" or in English is called "The Path Between Rice Fields Soft Serve". Ice cream is designed to represent a picture of rice fields and a view of where he came in Uonuma City, Niigata Prefecture.
Wormwood or green Japanese mugwort is used as the base material soft serve. While five candied grasshoppers (locusts candied) so the ice cream toppings. Insects that have previously been boiled with sugar and soy sauce.
Reportedly the use of salty crunchy insect brings the balance of flavors in sweet creamy soft serve. If you like insects, grasshoppers buyers can add five more for topping. There is a fee of 50 yen for the extra.
If you are interested in trying a combination of unique flavors, the ice cream is only available in Ippukudo in Yukiguni Tourism Centre, Sakanano Village. Ice cream sells for 350 yen.
Tourism center in Uonuma City continues to think of creative ways to promote local ingredients with ice cream. Last year they made "Bamboo Grass Dumpling Soft Serve".