In Akita, there is a food called "raw guso" that the citizens love.Every summer, regardless of weekdays and holidays, there is a great line in front of the store in search of the "raw gusset".Of course, "raw gusset" here does not mean "Uko".Once you know what it is, you will definitely want to eat it ...
Koeidou ｜ I tried a popular menu, raw guso, which no one knows in Akita city.
The shop where you can eat "raw guso" is a shaved ice specialty shop called Koeidou, which is about 1km away from JR Akita Station.Every year from the beginning of June to the end of September, the shop is open only in the summer, and by the closing time in the evening, 6 cups of shaved ice may be sold a day.It seems that it has been introduced as a local gourmet at the "Secret Kenmin Show".
I came to such a very popular shop around noon, but fortunately or unfortunately, the number of customers was sparse due to the heavy rain of guerrillas until just before. I was prepared to line up for about an hour, but I entered the store easily.
By the way, let's go with the story.The signature menu of this shop, Raw Guso, is shaved ice called raw grapefruit soft.This is abbreviated as "raw guso".The godfather is a local elementary school student.It's a common story, isn't it?A charismatic menu that is overwhelmingly supported by Akita citizens over time.Of course, I will also get "raw gusset".
There are about 10 table seats in the store, and if it is full, maybe 30 people can fit in (please note that there are shared seats during busy hours).There is a counter in front of the entrance where you can place your order.At first glance, there are nearly 50 types of shaved ice menu, and if it's cheap, you can eat it for around 300 yen.Is this cheapness one of the attractions of Koeidou's shaved ice?
Koeidou's shaved ice menu example (price includes tax)
- Strawberry 320 yen
- Melon 320 yen
- Azuki 420 yen
- Raw orange 400 yen
- Lemon soft 420 yen
- Calpis software 420 yen
- Raw pineapple 500 yen
Raw Grapefruit Soft: Refresh your mind and body with a large amount of shaved ice containing plenty of fresh juice and pulp!
This is the "raw grape", raw grapefruit soft (price: 520 yen) ...
The amount of ice that sits on the bowl ... Isn't this the one that ice spills out?The soft serve ice cream at the top has a certain amount, but it is an overwhelming volume that makes it hazy.
Now, think about how to eat this ... 1-2 minutes.First of all, I decided to reduce the size by submerging the outside in the syrup of the bowl.
Do you know that the height is one step lower?I managed to reduce the size by minimizing the ice spilling out.Is this a little easier to eat?
Then, the actual meal ... The shaved ice syrup is sunk toward the bottom of the bowl, so let's eat the upper side with soft serve ice cream.Soft serve ice cream with a rich sweetness of milk and pure ice with no unpleasant taste.The soft serve ice cream is diluted with ice and becomes refreshing sweet ice that passes through your throat.
And after eating to some extent, I finally met the grapefruit syrup!Koeidou's shaved ice syrup uses plenty of raw grapefruit juice, and the raw pulp is around.The syrup is diluted with ice to make a grapefruit juice with pulp that has just the right concentration.
This juice cleans the taste of the soft serve ice cream left in the mouth, and the grapefruit juice that comes out when you chew the flesh changes the inside of the mouth into a refreshing environment at once.So, after eating, I feel very refreshed.The body lit by the shaved ice cools down well, and it is full of energy for the afternoon activities.
By the way, Mr. Koeidou has a system that wipes the table by self-service after eating and brings the finished bowl and rag to the counter.It's easy to forget if you're not a regular customer, but the number of clerk is small, so please cooperate.
We have started taking out shaved ice as a countermeasure against the new corona!To access Koeidou, change to the Akita Chuo Kotsu Bus from the nearest station, JR Ou Main Line / Akita Station, and get off at Narayama Hirokoji Bus Stop.
Mr. Koeidou started taking out shaved ice this year as a countermeasure for the new corona.It costs an additional 30 yen for the container, but you can take home almost all the shaved ice menus.Especially on weekends, the shops are crowded, so please consider using takeout to avoid 3 honey.
Then, it is the details of the shop. Click here for store data...
Address:6-21 Minamidorimisono Town, Akita City, Akita Prefecture
Telephone number: 018-832-5736
Business hours: 10: 00-18: 00
Regular holiday: Open only in summer (Please call for details)
Parking lot: There is space for 6 cars next to the store
Credit card payment: No (cash payment only)
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