The Greatest Ice Cream Sandwich

"Ugh, we're running late for dinner. Let's stop by the Japanese grocery store at Star Vista to get some lemon tea and snacks for my family," Patricia groaned as we hustled off the bus towards the gargantuan Star Vista mall in Singapore. Letting me into a J-Mart was a huge mistake. What was supposed to be a quick grab-and-go operation became a Spencer-looks-at-everything affair. We were already late, after all. What's a few more minutes?

She finally managed to pull me away from the glorious Hokkaido butter and mountains of curry boxes, but she made yet another mistake: she walked me by the ice cream freezer.

The Japanese love ice cream treats, and I love the Japanese for that. Somehow their ice cream is always more creamy, more flavorful—and often it's wrapped in some kind of waffle.

She was going for a Jumbo when I pointed out this crazy looking amalgamation of mochi, green tea ice cream, red bean, and waffle cone. That's pretty much all that I hold dear to me in one single package. I had a strong feeling that this Yawamochi (by Imuraya) was going to change my life.

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The first one didn't even make it back to the apartment. We had scarfed the whole thing down on our walk over. It was exactly as I imagined: it had that wonderful waffle cone crunch on the outside, then you hit the soft mochi, followed by the sweet red bean, then the creamy matcha ice cream.

おいしい!!

The Japanese have done it. They've created the world's greatest ice cream sandwich.

Now someone tell me where the hell I can find these in the US?!

Oh, there's also a vanilla one for you basic bitches who can't handle matcha.

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