This is the Osakan summer we remember. Mid-90s. 80% humidity. It’s really grand. But anyway, last week we went not once, but twice to a little shop that sells the best yakisoba on the planet. (Yakisoba means “fried noodles” and is just that; soba noodles stir fried with cabbage and a deliciously tangy brown sauce similar to Worcestershire). Their desserts are just as good, especially this one.
All you need is 3 simple ingredients to recreate it at home (well, assuming you have a shaved ice machine):
a can of azuki beans (sweet red beans – can be found at any Asian supermarket)
sweetened condensed milk
- Fill a bowl with shaved ice. Put a scoop of azuki beans on top. Mound with more shaved ice. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Dig in. It’s like a little edible Mt. Fuji!