What a fortunate coincidence it is that Komagatake Gyunyu gelato is available at Takashimaya's Hokkaido Fair while Tom's Palette is temporarily closed for renovation. And there's not doubt that it has proven to be an excellent alternative to my default ice cream fix.
I like a slightly icy consistency when it comes to Japanese gelato, and Komagatake Gyunyu's rendition satisfies this criteria. Although not quite as awesome as Malga's, its lusciously thick and smooth texture definitely left me raring for more!
The green tea gelato pleased with its intense, bittersweet flavor. But I liked the slightly tangy and refreshing yogurt gelato even better- if only I had the time to make a return visit before the fair ends on Sunday! Flavors vary on a daily basis, and other flavors include milk, pumpkin, strawberry sorbet and vanilla.
Isetan Scotts Supermarket is also currently hosting a Winter Hokkaido Fair, which will end on 24 January. And there's no doubt that'll be where I'm heading to for my ice cream fix next week! The much raved-about Yubari melon gelato from Mashuko Dowa was unfortunately sold out for the day, so I treated myself to a tall cone of soft milk ice cream ($5) instead. Made from the rich and fragrant milk of Hokkaido cows, this light and creamy soft serve is definitely something I'd love to have again!