Summer holiday is coming to an end for students in Japan. I came back to Japan two weeks ago, and on my way back to Beppu, I made a pit stop in Fukuoka for a day. Luckily, while I was in town, Asia Pacific Festival Fukuoka 2012 was taking place. At the festival, there were number of booths promoting tourism of a specific country as well as selling food.
Being a sweet junkie, I couldn't help walking around, looking for a new sweet to try. The Cambodian booth caught my eye, as they were selling coconut ice-cream that is in a coconut shell. It was something that is of course, quite common in my country, but not here in Japan. Knowing that a 400 yen ice-cream is pretty extreme, yet I couldn't help myself. When the staff were opening the ice-cream package, I noticed that Lotte was written on the box, and after a quick search on the internet, I found out that indeed, Lotte does sell coconut ice-cream!
The ice-cream was pretty creamy, but that's what coconut ice-cream is about. However, the creaminess is definitely different from the ones I'm used to eat in Thailand. Japan's coconut ice-cream is much more thicker, with quite a strong smell of jasmine. It is a prefect treat for summer temperature. The price of 400 yen, however is a bit extreme for me. I strongly recommend this for those who loves coconut milk!
The ice-cream is available on Lotte's e-shop for 4,410 yen for 10 pieces. However, it's a part of a set with only 2 coconut ice-cream, 5 orange, 1 pineapple, and 2 lemon ice-cream. Looking at the review from the website, it is obvious that the coconut ice-cream is the most popular out of the set.