[Muslim-friendly] Kakiyuki is one of the popular spots in Klang Valley to get Japanese shaved ice.
Opened in 2016, Kakiyuki specialises in kakigōri – a type of Japanese dessert known for its soft and fluffy shaved ice with a texture similar to fallen snow.
We remember eating Kakiyuki’s shaved iced back when they first opened in Paramount Garden PJ, and loved the dessert that’s topped with natural ingredients such as matcha, fruits, and espuma.
Kakiyuki has since expanded its offerings to include Japanese desserts such as wagashi, roll cakes, daifuku, and more.
Hence, we were quite excited when Kakiyuki invited us to try its latest menu launched last month.
Kakiyuki – purveyors of fine Japanese shaved ice
Kakiyuki prides itself as a purveyor of fine Japanese shaved ice desserts.
The establishment uses only natural ingredients for its kakigōri (and for all of its Japanese desserts) and uses the best offerings in season.
New duo-flavour kakigōri and matcha fondue
Kakiyuki recently launched a new menu that includes ten different flavours of kakigōri, including two duo-flavour options available for the first time.
The duo-flavour kakigōri are the Mango Chacha (mango and matcha) and Choco Ichigo (chocolate and strawberry).
Matcha lovers would be pleased to find a new Matcha Fondue offering on its menu as well. The fondue set includes nuts, artisanal ice-cream, fruits, mochi and dango sticks to be dipped into a chocolate matcha fondue.
Sakura Ichigo Kakigōri
In tandem with spring and Hari Raya, Kakiyuki is also currently offering the Sakuraya seasonal menu which includes the Sakura Ichigo Kakigōri (RM32) and Sakuraya Cookie Box.
We decided to try the former given its seasonality and limited availability.
The shaved ice dessert features sakura milk (made from real sakura flowers), strawberry sauce, sweetened red bean, plum jelly, and water mochi.
Max enjoyed this dessert as he could taste the sakura flavour in the shaved ice. We also liked that we could see the actual fibres from the sakura flower in the kakigōri.
The espuma on top gives creaminess and a slight savoury hit to counter the sweetness, while the plum jelly provides some tartness.
However, Ming did find the dessert too sweet for her – which we reckon comes from the strawberry sauce used.
If you have a sweet tooth and enjoy sakura desserts – do check this out.
New Ichigo Daifuku
Kakiyuki also introduced a new wagashi item on its menu – a set of Ichigo Daifuku (strawberry daifuku) in three flavours (RM12).
We were served a special sample size of three. The daifuku comprises sweet Chitose strawberries on top of matcha, yuzu and chocolate filling in mochi skin.
Among the three, we enjoyed the chocolate the most as they were not too sweet and complemented the large juicy strawberries.
We did find the mochi skin to be slightly thick but we aren’t sure if it was intended as such to hold the weight of the plump strawberries.
Matcha Joy Dessert Set
Finally, we also sampled the Matcha Joy Dessert Set (RM32) which comprises a matcha roll cake, nama chocolate, macaron with strawberry jam, daifuku with nama cream, and mini anmitsu.
Max enjoyed the roll cake the most as the cake was soft and fluffy, with a lovely prominent matcha hit from the Matcha cream. The Nama cream also added a nice fatty creaminess to the dessert.
Ming again found the roll cake, macaron and daifuku to be rather sweet. However, she enjoyed the mini matcha anmitsu (jelly), with the lovely pairing of red bean paste and dango (rice flour balls).
Besides our local cendol and ais kacang, Japanese kakigori and Korean bingsu are among our favourite shaved ice desserts to cool off on a hot day.
Do check out Kakiyuki’s new offerings if you’re looking for finely shaved ice desserts and other Japanese desserts.
Kakiyuki Paramount PJ
Address: 25, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 2pm-11pm (Weekdays, closed on Tuesday)
Phone: 017-880 5320
Kakiyuki also have outlets in Pavilion KL and Mount Austin, Johor
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