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Summer Sweet Trio of Shaved Ice – Prepared with the Top 3 Fruits of Ibaraki

Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Tsuchiura is a free-spirited hotel located in Ibaraki prefecture. BEB5 Tsuchiura will be serving the "Summer sweet trio of shaved ice" with three different types of shaved ice, a Japanese classic summer treat, using the top 3 most produced fruits of Ibaraki prefecture. Ibaraki Prefecture still holds many unknown treasures. When it comes to agriculture in particular, it is one of the most prosperous prefecture in the whole country. The total number of farms in 2020 was about 72000 units, the second largest number in Japan, and the value of agricultural output in 2021 was 426.3 billion yen, the third largest number in Japan. (*1) In Ibaraki Prefecture, many sweet agricultural products are part of the top three in Japan in terms of production. We created these desserts for you to have a taste of Ibaraki's best sweet summer products.
(*1) Source : The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, "Productive Agricultural Income Statistics".


1The "Whole Melon Shaved Ice"

Ibaraki Prefecture has ranked first in melon production for 23 consecutive years. (*2) We thus decided to create the “Whole Melon Shaved Ice”, made by filling a whole frozen melon with shaved ice, covering it with melon syrup and topping it with whipped cream and red meat melon sauce. The melon sauce is supposed to be poured by the customer itself right before eating, and this is a moment that will definitely look great on video. This is a perfect refreshing summer sweet using Ibaraki’s number one product.

(*2) Source : e-Stat, “Crop Statistical Survey” (a 2020 survey published in 2021).

2 The "Chilled Grilled Sweet Potato Shaved Ice"

Ibaraki Prefecture is the second largest producer of sweet potatoes in Japan, but if you consider production only for food consumption, it is the largest producer in Japan. (*3) For this dessert, we pour sweet potato syrup on the shaved ice, top it with a generous amount of baked sweet potato cream (a mix of baked sweet potato and custard whip), and finish by caramelizing the surface. The surface is crispy and the inside is thick, creating a very peculiar texture. You will be able to enjoy the enhanced sweetness of the baked sweet potato, this time as a shaved ice cold dessert.

(*3) Source : The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, “About the situation surrounding Kansho (Ipomoea batatas)”. Part of sweet potatoe species are used for alcool production, starch or for processed food.

3The "Rollin' Blueberry Shaved Ice"

Ibaraki Prefecture ranks third in blueberry production. (*4) Tsukuba City, which is adjacent to Tsuchiura City, is one of the three major blueberry production areas in Japan (with Kodaira City, Tokyo Prefecture and Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture). With this dessert, you will be able to cover your shaved ice with blueberries and top it with an original blueberry sauce and whipped cream. The refreshing sweet and sour taste of blueberries is perfect for summer. Let’s eat shaved ice with tons of blueberries and blow away the heat of summer!

(*4) Source : The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, “Survey on Production Dynamics of Specialty Fruits” (2020).

From June 1st to August 31st, 2024
"Whole Melon Shaved Ice" 1,800JPY (taxes included)
"Chilled Grilled Sweet Potato Shaved Ice" 1,500JPY (taxes included)
"Rollin' Blueberry Shaved Ice" 1,500JPY (taxes included)
Serving time
3PM to 9PM
No reservations needed
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