A restaurant in Japan serves a popular desert in a crazy way that makes it exciting to eat. The desert is shaved ice and it is really very popular dessert in Japan. You can get it in any shop. But what makes this one unique is that it is so tall you can hardly eat it without standing up.
Hyakusho Udon, in Miyazaki Prefecture serves what you could describe as the world’s craziest shaved ice. Their famous shaved ice desserts are so incredibly tall that it’s almost impossible to eat them with a spoon while sitting down. Just reaching the top of the colorful, syrup-soaked dessert with the spoon is a huge challenge for most people, and then there’s the risk of causing the tower of refreshing goodness to come tumbling down by mistake. So you definitely have to stand up to eat it as this is the only safe way otherwise the desert with crash on you.
The guys at Japanese news site SoraNews24 recently visited Hyakusho Udon to investigate why people couldn’t stop praising their shaved ice. As the name suggests, the place is primarily a udon restaurant, but in summertime, its unique shaved ice towers of goodness become the main attraction. The syrup and condensed milk treats come in two sizes, small and medium, only they can be a bit misleading, especially if this is your first time visiting the place.
You can get the shaved ice for just 590 yen ($5.30). SoraNews24 says this is “a reasonably normal price for shaved ice at a sit-down restaurant”. The medium shaved ice dessert stands over 2 feet tall.
The colorful shaved ice towers at Hyakusho Udon are too tall to be served in regular bowls, so the restaurant uses extra-large ones that they normally use as chopstick holders.
After the shaved ice is stacked onto the large bowl, it is smothered in flavored syrups and drizzled with condensed milk. SoraNews24 claims they’re pretty good, but finishing one just by yourself is obviously quite the challenge and involves a lot of brain freeze, so this is one of those desserts that’s best enjoyed with friends.
This unique shaved ice served at Hyakusho Udon has become so popular it is now a tourist attraction.
Via Oddity Central