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Hong Kong’s Shari Shari Kakigori House Is Bringing Authentic Japanese Shaved Ice Desserts to Manila

June 11, 2019

Kakigōri is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup and condensed milk, comparable to South Korea’s bingsuIt used to be a dish served exclusively to aristocracy, but when ice became more accessible to the public in the 19th century, it quickly trickled to the masses. The now-popular summertime treat is distinguishable by it’s snowflake-like texture, made by shaving blocks of ice (instead of just crushing them).

Yo’ kakigori’s so big… you can share ’em with your friends.

Shari Shari Kakigori House replicates the original qualities of kakigōri by using an ice machine flown in from Japan. This makes sure that you get fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth shaved ice. They also have Japan-imported ingredients; and they make their sauces fresh each day. Their selection of flavors is well-curated, with each syrup paired to specific toppings. But you can also customize it as you prefer—choices include red bean, shiratama cookies (a type of mochi), and kuromitsu (Japanese brown sugar).

Their Manila outlet carries signature options like the Japanese Tofu Kakigori, but they also have locally exclusive flavors—we’re talking about Melon Kakigori—that use produce from local farms. The menu will change throughout the year according to what’s in season, so try everything before they swap stuff out! P.S. Their Matcha Kakigori is the bomb.

Shari Shari Kakigori House opens mid-June.


Shari Shari Kakigori House

A dessert place from Hong Kong serving authentic Japanese shaved ice bowls.

Address: Ground Floor, Serendra, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
spend: PHP300-500

Jica Simpas Jica Simpas

Jica hopes that by writing about food she'll actually learn how to cook. But for now, she'll happily just eat everything—especially cookies.

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