Kantaro & Sweet food porn.

Voor de Japantrip die Jools en ik gaan maken zijn we druk bezig om toffe plekken/adressen etc te verzamelen . Het valt op , dat nu we met Japan bezig zijn dat er opeens ook heel veel Japans te doen en te zien is. Dit is nu een hit bij ons op de Netflix bank . Kantaro Sweet Tooth. In het Kort. Kantaro is vertegenwoordiger geworden om  tijdens werktijd te kunnen lunchen . Zoet , zoeter zoetst heeft zijn voorkeur . Elke aflevering staat er een zoet toetje centraal . Erg grappig en super Japans. De gerechten en restaurants zijn echt , Kantaro  is fictie .  Kakigori  /Japans schaafijs komt ook in een van de afleveringen voor . Wauw !  Zo mooi gemaakt . Punt is wel dat je een ondraaglijke trek in Kakigori krijgt . Sla wat waterijs in voordat je gaat kijken .

 

 

Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman –

A Japanese man with an incredible love of sweets takes a new job to have more time to visit sweet shops.

This show is the absolute, complete and total, the highest end food porn, I have ever seen. This has all the Japanese weirdness you would expect from this kind of show jacked up to 11.Forget the plot, just skip to his first visit to a sweet shop and enjoy.

posted by KaizenSoze 

Kakigori is shaved ice with flavored syrup.  It is very popular during the hot and humid summer in Japan, and there are a lot of pop up Kakigori stores appearing in the season.

Although you can get shaved ice here too, usually as a snow cone in the US, Kakigori is very different from that.  Snow cones often use crushed ice or ice shaved in thicker pieces.  Japanese shaved ice is very soft and fluffy, and melts in your mouth like newly fallen snow.  It doesn’t have much crunchy texture at all. Hawaii also has a version called “shave ice” that is becoming popular in other states as well. It’s based on and very similar to Japanese Kakigori, but some of the flavorings are different.

Kakigori has many kinds of flavored syrups poured on the ice, like strawberry, lemon, melon, and simple syrup (sugar syrup).  A lot of the time, Kakigori is a pretty simple affair, ice and syrup of your choice, maybe with condensed milk on top.  That’s what you get from street vendors, food courts in shopping malls, and some restaurants like Udon shops and Okonomiyaki restaurants where they serve Kakigori during summer temporarily.  On the other hand, it gets more fancy with a lot of toppings when you go to traditional Japanese sweet shops.  Matcha syrup and Anko, sweet red beans, are the basic toppings there (called Ujikintoki), but also small mochi, sweet chestnuts, and even Matcha ice cream could be on your Kakigori.

The hardest part to make this dessert is finding a Kakigori machine.  If you are lucky to find it at Japanese stores or online, get it, and make this!  Kakigori is a fun and cool dessert to please your friends and family in summer!

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