Unlike other items on this list, Kracie’s European Sugar Cones can’t be bought individually, and instead have to be purchased in a box. One of the most famous local crops in Hyogo's Awaji Island is onion. The strong taste of chocolate with cookie bits is something that makes this not-too-sweet ice cream a Japanese favorite. While it might sound crazy in theory, eating ice cream during the coldest months of the year here is said to replicate the enjoyable temperature extremes of a snow-covered onsen hot spring, as people can rug up under a kotatsu heated table while refreshing themselves with their favourite frozen dessert. Another ingredient commonly associated with sushi. One place you can find it is in the Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum in Chiba. ④ Lotte Yukimi Daifuku As seen in the kamatama udon soft serve above, it's actually a flavor that's available in various places all throughout Japan. 9. Shirasu, or boiled whitebait, is a popular ingredient used in many different Japanese dishes. It was created by instant ramen inventor Momofuku Ando at his home in Ikeda, Osaka, where you can also find the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum! (Tip: Try the Awajishima Burger and look for the giant onion statue in town while you're at it!). Kanazawa is famed for its gold leaf, which is often found sprinkled in all types of food around the prefecture. The ice cream comes with caramel sauce and a flourish of crispy chicken ramen flakes. It's actually made with super tiny pieces of onions inside, so the onion taste is very apparent. While we're still on the topic of noodles, we can't forget about ramen! As a result, many "ice cream" products aren't true ice cream but are based on soy or rice. With an appearance akin to the luxurious Mont Blanc dessert, this soft serve exudes the nutty aroma of buckwheat (soba). Unlike other spicy foods, wasabi has a burning spicy punch that hits you in the nose, but fresh wasabi is actually really different from the types you usually have from the store or at restaurants. MOW is a line of real ice cream products that advertise the quality of their ingredients. The soft serve in the picture above can be found in the store Kitasan Chaya in Enoshima. This cup version is sold at the Shiomisaka roadside rest area in Shizuoka, which is the number one production area for shirasu. As a result, many "ice cream" products aren't true ice cream but are based on soy or rice. If you're in Furano, Hokkaido and you're feeling like eating some noodles, Yuki to Hana is a shop that's famed for their tasty noodle dishes. In Japan, it’s never too cold to enjoy the sweet taste of ice cream. But does it work with ice cream? Created by Lotte in 1981, Yukimi Daifuku is revolutionary ice cream because of its Japanese-Western hybrid nature. If you’re a vegetarian you are going to hate some of these. It's also dressed in soy sauce and green onions, just like udon! Nissin Chikin Ramen is a very famous chicken ramen brand. Scallion slices are garnished on top along with the shirasu, which adds an extra element to the overall flavor. There's a museum, retail shop, factory, and food corner all based around mentaiko! There are so many more interesting flavors to discover out there, and they're always coming out with more, so keep your eyes peeled during your travels for some rare and peculiar soft serve flavors! This can be purchased at Gomi no Ichi, a local fish market in Hinase, Okayama. While the flavor in itself is not considered uncommon throughout Japan, its noodle-like presentation is impressive, looking just like the famed noodle dish! Read on more to see what type of unique creations you can find! 13 Japanese Ice Creams with Surprising Toppings and Flavors: From Fried Oysters to Soy Sauce and More. If you've ever had okonomiyaki or monjayaki, imagine all the sauces and toppings used on that savory pancake, but on ice cream instead. The name might have you thinking this is one of Japan’s ultra-luxurious desserts that has gold leaf as one of the ingredients, but confectioner Meiji’s Gold Line has a simplicity that belies its fancy name, as it’s good old-fashioned chocolate-covered ice cream on a stick. Mentai Park is a unique mentaiko (spicy cod roe) themed amusement park with locations in Aichi, Ibaraki, Hyogo, and Osaka. It's been gaining a lot of attention in the last few years in Japan for its unique, sophisticated look.