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You Can Now Get Cold Sweet Coffee Gelatin “Soba Noodles” in Japan

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Perfect for coffee lovers who love to slurp.

If you’ve ever been in Japan during the summer, then there’s a good chance you’ve come across “coffee jelly” (kōhī zerī). This chilled sweet coffee-flavored gelatin dessert is a staple of summer in Japan and no doubt a favorite treat of many coffee lovers. However, for the folks at Tanuki Coffee–a coffee shop in Chiba Prefecture’s Kisarazu City–it appears that regular coffee jelly just wasn’t enough. Instead they’ve decided to take things to a whole new level by offering sweet coffee jelly in noodle form.

Stay cool with gelatin coffee soba noodles!

Dubbed “Coffee Jelly Soba,” this unique take on coffee gelatin takes inspiration from zaru soba, which is a popular summer dish in Japan made up of cold soba noodles and a dipping sauce. However, unlike regular soba there is no buckwheat in these noodles. Rather the key ingredient in these noodles is Tanuki Coffee’s special French-press brew.

Much like regular cold soba, these gelatin coffee noodles also have a dipping sauce. However, there’s no need to worry because they don’t come with the standard mentsuyu sauce, which is made with ingredients like soy sauce and dried bonito flakes.Instead the noodles are accompanied by a sweet and tart blueberry dipping syrup, which is made from locally grown blueberries and is supposed to complement the sweet and tart notes of the coffee noodles very well. And for that extra kick of flavor you can add a pinch of a special maccha (green tea) condiment.

Also, yes, you are supposed to eat these gelatin soba noodles just like real soba: with chopsticks.

Tanuki Coffee’s Coffee Jelly Soba goes on sale on June 29 for 650 yen (~$6.00 USD). It will no doubt be a limited time seasonal item but if it turns out to be a hit, then it will likely be back just in time for the hot and humid heat of next summer.

To watch footage of Tanuki Coffee’s Coffee Jelly Soba, check out the video below.

Tanuki Coffee Location Information

Address
Gion 1-26-9, Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture, 292-0052
〒292-0052 千葉県木更津市祇園1-26-9

Access
About a 3 minute walk from Gion Station on the JR Kururi Station
Hours of Operation
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Phone
080-4810-9428
Social Media
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Source: @Press via SoraNews24
Images: コーヒーゼリーの蕎麦!?TANUKI COFFEEから夏の新商品が発表されました。 (K-Love by Kimitsu Net YouTube Channel)

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