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  • It is a scalding hot day today.

  • I am dripping with sweat and we are in one of our favorite areas in Tokyo. we're in Shimo-Kitazawa

  • We're going to have some Kakigori. Let me show you what it's all about

  • (If some of you don't know, Mandarin= Same family as tangerines, Yuzu= Citrus fruit similar to an orange meets a baby lemon, Matcha= Green Tea)

  • (M): Do you have 500 yen? (USD ~ $4.59) (S): I do!

  • Both: Cool! (M): That's really nice

  • (M): This is kind of old school. They're using an old school machine

  • They're shaving it with an actual cube of ice.

  • (It's so satisfying to see a clean ice cube for some reason.... ╰(▔∀▔)╯)

  • The integrity is melting so fast! Today is actually 37 degrees (98.6 F) with the humidity, so it is pretty

  • Freakin hot out. I know this looks like a lot of food

  • But because they shave it so thinly like wafer-thin it's really not that much it. Just like dissolves in your mouth like a marshmallow

  • It's almost like cotton candy Ducky. Okay here. I go trying this one out.

  • mmm (≧◡≦)

  • You put it in your mouth your tongue presses down

  • And there's no pain or crunchiness the reason I say that there's no pain when you eat

  • This is because the equivalent we have in North America is like a snow cone

  • Which is like ground up light bulbs put into like a crappy paper cup and then they like to turn it with like food

  • Dye it's so crunchy and painful on your tongue this just honestly compresses like Cotton candy

  • Mmm. It's like feathers dipped in Mango juice without the feathery aftertaste (-Martina 2017)

  • Mmm. This place is using basically like a mango juice

  • so some places will use like a

  • A syrup that's kind of candy like other places we use the puree and as you make your way up the chain of Kakigori you can get

  • Ones that are like in the 15~20 dollar range now when we live in Korea they had an equivalent of this like Patbingsu (Which again is Korean shaved ice with beans and other toppings)

  • Right and that was fantastic and we went to Taiwan

  • We tried the ice monster version which was also fantastic

  • But just because you's had it in your country or the country or visiting doesn't mean you had all the types of shaved ice dessert

  • The style in Japan tastes totally different than the style we've had in other countries. I love Patbingsu

  • I love the ice monster one with the milk block, but this also tastes totally different and it's only five bucks

  • Cause we went to the cheapo place. You can go to ones that are like up twenty bucks

  • But I'm not paying 20 bucks for you to shave ice I'm sorry

  • (FLASHBACKS TO EXPENSIVE FRUIT MOMENTS...) ...Was roughly 44 dollars

  • Oh that hurts.... (THE GRAPES HAVE MADE A RETURN) there are only 150 see that's totally cheap. They're only on just

  • 120 Dollars more

  • OH MY GAWD!!!!

  • OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • I have like limits. You know

  • I'm glad Martina's finally done talking so I could try some of this myself

  • She was really trying to stretch out those points as long as she could. (M): Mama didn't raise no fool

  • It's a super important for you to get videos of the snowfall outside... (M): Where's my pancake?

  • (M): I feel warm, I feel safe...

  • Feel like I'm by a campfire as a kid. Did you just eat that whole last piece?

  • what's great about this is that it kind of feels almost guilt free because you saw it's a block of ice and ice is just

  • Water so you're not really gaining that many calories from this the only thing you really have calories from is

  • A little squirt on top, and it's not even like super sweet sugary

  • and covered in food Dye, bizarre chemicals, business. This it just tastes like just mango juice really

  • Mmm.

  • And in some places you can get that really gross

  • Syrupy kind like we've seen them before. I didn't necessarily like those so we're not sharing those with you today.

  • Another thing I really like about Kakigori

  • It's really hard for me to get brain freeze this way because you got to really like slow down

  • You got to scoop it up and eat it

  • I don't think I've ever had brain freeze with this while if you like super cold drinks, you could ever get brain for you

  • So Kakigori is safe for your brain. Oh my God it all melted off my spoon.

  • word of advice (more like Strategy to survive in the Kakigori world)

  • It's really good if you let someone else eat the top first and then a lot of it melts to the bottom and the sweet

  • Juice goes with it so Martina did the first talks here. And I'm getting to enjoy all the really yummy-ness right here

  • (M): That's it i'm coming in! (; ̄Д ̄)

  • I was wrong about the brain freeze you actually can eat this too quickly

  • I don't know why I thought that before maybe I'm just old and brain freeze hits me a lot faster than usual

  • I think we kind of umm

  • Didn't get to finish all the things we want to say about this

  • We should probably buy another Kakigori, so we could keep talking

  • (M): I think you're right. For science. (S): For science, because we need people to see.

  • (M): oh pancha..

  • (S): I made a bit of a mess... (M): I mean... is "bit" the word you're looking for?

  • (S): Aw, man, I totally ruined it. (M): You sure didand you know what? Them's the breaks with the kakigori.

  • Well, now, I get to finally taste this now that I've ruined half of it. Let me see the pineapple one

  • Mmm. What is this pineapple taste? I guess it doesn't taste like the pineapples you buy fresh. (M): It tastes like a virgin Pina Colada (no alcohol)

  • Mmm. MMMM. (M): You're right the bottom is the best part (S): Ain't it though? (M): Woo, this is just like ice-cold pineapple now

  • This tastes like Pina Colada and has a coconut-y taste to it. It's not it's not just pineapple

  • I think it probably pineapple coconut syrup. Wow this is great

  • I need to bring a little mickey a rum and just like dump it on in there and be like "ah kakigori!~"

  • (S): Um, I'm not sure if that's the way to do things (M): um you know

  • I think it is you get it and then you bring up tiny Little Malibu?

  • and then you just gently drizzle that on top and then you make yourself a

  • I wonder if people actually serve any alcoholic Kakigori! (M): Kaki Colada

  • We're enjoying a kind of traditional old-school Kakigori, but you can go to places now

  • That serve you like an espresso shot then you have to like pour through the hand shaved milk Kakigori that drips into a cup that

  • You catch below that once you finish you can drink that coffee cup. They've got Matcha ones with, like, reaaaally high quality tea

  • They make straight in front of you

  • They've got all different kinds ones that have condensed milk with it ones that come with Little chunks of mochi one with Azuki beans

  • So you don't need to just have this kind, but as you said before this is kind of a old-school one

  • Which is why it only cost us 500 yen and frankly

  • I'm not waiting in a 1 hour lineup to get to some of the famous places. Can you imagine Ducky? Waiting an hour?

  • No.

  • Hmm. (S): Now if you're coming to Japan and you want to try Kakigori yourself?

  • All you really need to know is if you see the floating cloth with the red kanji in the blue around it,

  • They're selling Kakigori there make sure you give it a shot and try all the different kinds you can find. I made a mess....

  • Even though I wiped it down. I still feel really sticky. How am I gonna de-stickify myself?

  • I could probably just sweat it off

  • And it was just like be released to the sweat pouring off my body anyways, or I could just throw my body on my wife

  • Come here girl

  • Give me a kiss

  • In conclusion,

  • we've learned several lessons today. One: Be careful with your kakigori. At any second it could just

  • tumble to the ground like the tower of Babel. And to come to Japan and try many different

  • flavors. If you guys want to hit up the location that we went to we will leave you the instructions on how to get there on

  • Our blog post. Otherwise, I think it really needs to cool down somewhere, ducky

  • I need to just go find the shade and the air conditioning

It is a scalding hot day today.

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