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Sakanoue Cafe Returns To SG With Famous Japanese Shaved Ice

5th April 2024

Sakanoue Cafe from Tokyo brings back their popular kakigori to Orchard


Every other person I know has recently been to Japan, is on a plane to the Land of the Rising Sun, or has plans to head there soon. Stuck here in Singapore, I’m just glad that a popular shaved ice AKA kakigori spot—from Tokyo no less—has returned to Singapore. The Sakanoue Cafe pop-up store is open from now till 11 April 2024 in the basement of Isetan Scotts Singapore.

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This year’s menu features many fan-favourite flavours, such as pistachio raspberries and uji matcha. These flavours are on rotation daily, so each time you drop by the pop-up, you may be presented with a different set of choices.


For the unfamiliar, kakigori is similar to bingsu, except that bingsu is milk-based, whereas kakigori is traditionally shaved from a frozen block of mineral water. The resulting ice powder is so fine and fluffy, it’s sometimes called angel snow.


This is best embodied by the classic Strawberry Cream Kakigori ($14), which features layers of shaved ice, milk syrup, and strawberry sauce, all topped with a super light fresh whipped cream.


For a zestier alternative, look out for the Yuzu Mascarpone Cheese Kakigori ($16). Here, shaved ice, yuzu sauce, lemon zest, cookie crumbles, and whipped cream all combine for a fragrant and tangy dessert that’s perfect for beating the heat.

Out of all the flavours we tried, our favourite was the Pistachio Raspberry Kakigori ($16). Raspberry stewed in red wine is the central ingredient here, and it blends incredibly well with the refreshing shaved ice and nutty layers of pistachio espuma cream.

For more on what you can expect, check out their Instagram!

In other sweet news, read our Kantin coverage to check out their edible dirty sponge cake available till 30 April 2024! Also, have a look at our Warabimochi Kamakura coverage to find out more about their upcoming outlet.

Address: 350 Orchard Road, Basement One, Isetan Scotts Supermarket, Shaw House, Singapore 238868
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Sakanoue Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Photos taken by Maisie Chong.
This was a media tasting at Sakanoue Cafe.

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