Over the past two years, I've tried cold confections from various Japanese ice cream parlors at the seasonal Isetan food fairs. Blue Seal is horrendous, Aso Natural Ice is acceptable and Mashuko Dowa's decent. But my favorite has got to be Malga Gelato, which is currently retailing at the Hokuriku Fair.
Passionfruit & Green tea
What makes Malga Gelato stand out from the rest is its slightly icy but delightfully soft and smooth texture. Every flavor I tried was a pure flavor experience, which can only be achieved when simple and natural ingredients are used. The Passionfruit sorbet was pleasingly refreshing, but I liked the intense green tea gelato even more!
Other flavors include black sesame, chocolate, kaga plum wine, pebbly strawberry and vanilla. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to get my hands on the natural salt gelato before the fair ends!
Isetan Scotts Supermarket
Till 14 Nov 2010