Savory sweet is not something new. Salted caramel, green tea desserts and carrot cake are just a few examples. Ice cream makers all over the world have been experimenting with unusual flavors for the past couple of years. I’ve had back truffle ice-cream and Sichuan pepper ice-cream right here in China. Some things, however, still strike me by surprise. In Kyoto one stand was selling soy sauce ice-cream. Now that sounded weird even for me.
The ice-cream was a soft serve one with ribbons of soy sauce mixed in. I assumed it would have been completely incorporated, but that wasn’t the case. At times you wouldn’t find any trace of soy sauce whatsoever, and at other times you would get a massive hit of this salty condiment. As soon as I did get a hit of soy I could only think of how weird it was. It wasn’t necessarily bad, but it wasn’t exactly good either. Just…..weird.
Fear Factor – 4 / Taste Test – 5