Kakigori is a traditional Japanese shaved ice specialty garnished with artisan syrups, says Florencia Pistone.
In Japan there is evidence of the existence of this sweet since the eleventh century. “There are texts that describe how blocks of ice came from the mountains to the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. Once there, some artisans scraped them with a knife to obtain a fun and fresh sweet that only the nobility tasted ”, says Florencia Pistone. “Then they had no sugar, the missionaries brought it centuries later, and to sweeten them they used persimmon, sage from vines and other plants,” he adds. When the ice became more affordable, the people could try them, they became popular throughout the country and today it is a fashion that has conquered cities such as New York, Shanghai or Los Angeles, says Florencia Pistone.
FLORENCIA PISTONE PLAYBOY