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jarquelemos

Ice cream

by jarquelemos »

why is it so expensive

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ksandness

RE: Ice cream

by ksandness »

I never noticed that ice cream was particularly expensive in Japan.

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drobert360

RE: Ice cream

by drobert360 »

Define expensive for us ... in Yen or other?

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jarquelemos

RE: Ice cream

by jarquelemos »

In Response to Re: Ice cream:[QUOTE]

Expensive ice cream is when you really really want the double scoop smiley, but can only afford the single scoop. crying


Posted by travelandnature[/QUOTE]

Is 1833.83 Yen for a scoop of Ice Cream normal ??? ?2750.74 for a double scoup normal???

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ksandness

RE: Ice cream

by ksandness »

1833.33 yen? No such price. Japanese don't use decimal points in their currency because the yen is only about US$0.01 anyway.

You must have Japan confused with some other country.

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jarquelemos

RE: Ice cream

by jarquelemos »

sorry it was 1830 yen

In Response to Re: Ice cream:[QUOTE]

1833.33 yen? No such price. Japanese don't use decimal points in their currency because the yen is only about US$0.01 anyway.

You must have Japan confused with some other country.


Posted by ksandness[/QUOTE]

 

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ksandness

RE: Ice cream

by ksandness »

Still, I've never seen a scoop of ice cream sold for that price. I've never paid more than ¥500. Perhaps the 5-star hotels sell it for ¥1800, but the ordinary shops sell it for much less.

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kayaker

RE: Ice cream

by kayaker »

I will go to the ordinary shops for my two scoops.  Yum.  What flavors do you recommend ? No flavors involving eels, please.  Eels are my friends.  I do not eat my friends.

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ksandness

RE: Ice cream

by ksandness »

Two distinctly Japanese flavors that I like are green tea (matcha) and black sesame (kurogoma, which looks like wet cement). Coffee shops and sitdown restaurants sometimes offer another favorite of mine, maron kuriimu, or a chestnut sundae. Other ice cream concoctions are available at such places, and plastic models of them are displayed in the front window.

If you're adventurous, try bean jam toppings on your ice cream.

For those who don't like dairy, there's kakigoori, or "shaved ice." More delicate than a snow cone, it comes in many flavors, but my favorite is good old mizoré, which is diluted syrup. There are a lot of variations, including some with fresh fruit slices.

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jarquelemos

RE: Ice cream

by jarquelemos »

it was in Gynza and was made in Japan 

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