From July 17, INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO will begin offering the special summer item Hyoko, a fruity and fragrant shaved ice dessert.
This summer’s kakigori Japanese-style shaved ice presents an entirely new kind of “touchable” food experience.
When guests touch the “flavor dome” that is served with the shaved ice, the dome bursts and releases a mist suffused with a fruity fragrance. After relishing this rich aroma, guests can try the two homemade sauces: a passion fruit sauce, made exclusively with passion fruit grown in Japan and refined into a textured yet refreshing taste; or a ginger beer jelly sauce, combining Japanese ginger and organic muscovado brown sugar for a piquant, full flavor.
According to their preference, guests choose how they add the sauces to the soft, perfectly white ice that has been shaved from Karuizawa natural ice.
A topping on the shaved ice of richly textured homemade yogurt ice cream superbly complements the sauces. Guests can enjoy the yogurt ice cream as it is or paired with the sauces. The original shaved ice Hyoko is a true feast not only for the eyes but all the senses. Hyoko, which literally means “ice fragrance,” is a feast not only for the eyes but all the senses.
Also on the summer menu are two new original rare sugar smoothies made with seasonal fruits from around Japan. Alongside the Hyoko shaved ice, the smoothies are a perfect way to cool down this year with flavors truly befitting the summer.
Visit INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO to try these unique treats.
Original Shaved Ice Hyoko 1,200 yen (incl. tax)
Homemade Passion Fruit Sauce
This homemade passion fruit sauce uses only passion fruit grown in Japan. The refreshing sweetness of the passion fruit is the ideal accompaniment to the soft and fluffy shaved ice.
Homemade Ginger Beer Jelly Sauce
This homemade sauce matches the rich taste of organic muscovado brown sugar with fermented Japanese ginger. The result is a fresh kind of sensation provided by the sharp ginger beer.
Homemade Yogurt Ice Cream
The shaved ice is topped with this full-bodied yogurt ice cream. Pair with either (or both) of the two sauces to enhance the flavor even more.
Original Rare Sugar Smoothies 800 yen (Incl. tax)
Red Melon Red Dragon Fruit Smoothie
This smoothie is an opulent blend of two red seasonal Japanese fruits. The first is red melon, selected from popular varieties like Raiden and Furano grown in Hokkaido in the far north of Japan. The melon pulp is turned into a juice that retains the natural sweetness of this classic summer fruit. The other ingredient is dragon fruit, a superfood offering superb health benefits. The resulting nutrients-packed smoothie is refreshing, sweet, and a joy to drink.
Peach & Pear Smoothie
This smoothie is made with peach and pear, two of the quintessential fruits of the Japanese summer. The juicy sweetness of peaches and the refreshing yet crunchy texture of pears synthesize into a mouthful of simultaneous flavors. All the fruits used to create this drink are selected from well-established varieties grown around Japan in keeping with the natural seasons, and then transformed into the smoothie when at their optimal ripeness.
Rare sugar: A sugar that occurs naturally only in small quantities, unlike commonly available glucose and other regular types of sugar. It has attracted attention as a healthy sugar substitute effective for dieting and fighting the signs of aging.
Please inquire at INTERSECT for further information.