Collaboration of Japanese tea & Häagen-Dazs ice cream.

A long-awaited café will be open in Ginza, Tokyo, where I, who is a shopping enthusiast, often visit…The café is called “Häagen-Dazs Sabou”

This is a café themed on Wa (Japanese-style) and where you can enjoy ice cream together with tea.

The café will be open inside Sukiyabashi Sabou at Tokyu Plaza Ginza between 18th April to 6th May, 2018.

Häagen-Dazs Sabou will be open only for a limited period and will offer a sophisticated ambience themed on Wa (Japanese-style).

You can have eight kinds of original Japanese sweets combined with six classic Häagen-Dazs ice cream, including vanilla, strawberry, green tea, cookie & cream, macadamia nuts, and crisp chip chocolate.

Its menu has been created by using ingredients that are very familiar to Japanese people as a base and you can enjoy each item on the menu together with tea.

Each Japanese sweet will be served with original flavored Japanese tea produced by a French sommelier Stephan Danton. Each tea will enhance the flavor of each sweet.

You can see a panoramic view of Ginza from the café too.

You will enjoy a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere that is fusion of Japanese tradition and Häagen-Dazs brand.

Original Japanese Sweets Menu at Häagen-Dazs Sabou

Häagen-Dazs Dorayaki with Vanilla
Single 980 yen / Set 1,480 yen
Recommended tea: Cocoa Kinako Hoji (roasted green tea with hot chocolate and soybean flour)

Whipped cream made with Wasanbon sugar and thick cream on top. Plump sweet red beans are paired well with rich-flavored vanilla ice cream.

Sour-sweetness of plum and strawberry sauce on the side enhances the entire flavor.

Strawberry Soup with Strawberry
Single 1,080 yen / Set 1,580 yen
Recommended tea: Sumomo Sencha (Japanese plum flavored green tea)

Strawberry soup combined with sake lees, amazake (non-alcoholic fermented rice drink), and strawberry puree, topped with fresh strawberries and strawberry ice cream.

This is a sweet with full of strawberries.

Siratama Zenzai with Green Tea
Single 980 yen / Set 1,480 yen
Recommended tea: Yakiimo Hoji (Grilled sweet potato flavored roasted green tea)

Zenzai (Sweet red bean soup) with refined sweetness goes well with green tea ice cream.

Flavorful, crusty sesame galette and smooth mascarpone mousse are served on top so that you can enjoy its rich flavor that spreads through your mouth and its texture.

Mascarpone Parfait with Green Tea
Single 1,080 yen / Set 1,580 yen
Recommended tea: Yakiimo Hoji (Grilled sweet potato flavored roasted green tea)

Macha and cream are placed on top each other to make five layers and provide a gentle flavor.

Subtle bitterness and refined sweetness of green tea ice cream enhance rich flavor of mascarpone mousse.

Mitarashi Warabi with Macadamia Nuts
Single 980 yen / Set 1,480 yen
Recommended tea: Lychee & Aloe black Tea

Rich flavor of macadamia nuts ice cream sprinkled with plenty of sweet and salty mitarashi sauce (brown sauce made with sugar and soy sauce) provides perfect balanced flavor of sweetness, saltiness, and bitterness.

You can enjoy different textures of soft warabi-mochi (jelly-like sweet made from bracken starch)and hard nuts and black beans.

3 Kinds of Dorayaki Crepe with Cookie & Cream
Single 1,080 yen / Set 1,580 yen
Recommended tea: Yomogi Sencha (mugwort plant flavored green tea)

Three kinds of stuffing, strawberry, biwa (loquat), and uguisu-mame (green beans), are wrapped with thin chocolate-flavored dorayaki pancakes and provides a gorgeous presentation.

You will be addicted to the contrastive textures between smooth stuffing and crunchy cookies of the ice cream.

Yuba Mille-Feuille with Crisp Chip Chocolate
Single 1,080 yen / Set 1,580 yen
Recommended tea: Kinkan Sencha (kumquat flavored green tea)

Flavorful oven-roasted yuba (bean curd skin) is used to make crispy mille-feuille layers.

Light flavor of crisp chip chocolate ice cream and rich flavor of yuzu (citrus fruit) are placed between these layers.

Six Kinds of Häagen-Dazs Monaka
Single 1,280 yen / Tea-tasting set 2,400 yen
Recommended tea: three kinds of tea tasting set

Six kinds of classic Häagen-Dazs ice creams are sandwiched between bite-sized crispy monaka wafers together with gyuhi (soft sweet made from glutinous rice flour) and shiratama (white round sweet made from glutinous rice flour).

You can enjoy each of rich flavored ice cream with just one bite.

*Set price includes tea.
*Taxes are included in all above prices.

Please stop by on your trip to Tokyo♪

Café Details
Häagen-Dazs Sabou
Opening date: 18th April (Wednesday) to 6th May (Sunday), 2018
Opening hours: 11:00-23:00 (L.O. 22:00) on Monday-Saturday and 11:00-21:00 (L. O. 20:00) on Sunday and public holidays
Address: Inside Sukiyabashi Sabou, 6F Tokyu Plaza Ginza, 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo