Yep, it’s actually eel-flavored ice cream. With a handy packet of sanshō pepper on top for your take-out dining pleasure! At the Cup Ice Store you can buy individual servings of this and many other flavors that at best might be described as…interesting.
If you’d like to visit the Cup Ice Store (in the Namco Namja Town Gyoza Stadium) in Ikebukuro the next time you’re in Tokyo, visit my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
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9 thoughts on “I’ll Have the Eel Sundae with a Cherry on Top”
I know that it is wrong but I WANT THE EEL ICE CREAM.
It would definitely be something to write home about! I admit I didn’t try it, opting instead for a cup of roasted soybean flour flavor with Okinawan black sugar syrup on top. Not at all adventurous!
That sounds pretty good too!
Is there anything with chestnuts?
You don’t even have to go to a wacky ice cream museum to get chestnut ice cream/gelato if you’re there in the fall – it’s totally mainstream. But in case you’re not there during the season, yes, they definitely had chestnut. Also, the department store food halls each have several cake counters selling versions of Mont Blanc, my favorite pastry: swaths of chestnut puree spaghettied all over a cream-covered candied chestnut heart, on a base of meringue. Hmm, I would like to eat one of those RIGHT NOW.
I do too!!!
where i can get the octopus ice cream?
Thank you for asking that question, because it made me realize that the link was pointing to totally the wrong page! Ice Cream City is in Ikebukuro, at Namco Namja Town in the Sunshine City shopping complex. Directions are here: http://www.jonellepatrick.com/guide/Ikebukuro.html Enjoy!^^;;