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Chilled coffee noodles for dessert are Japan’s newest summertime sweets innovation

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

In Western food and beverage traditions, pasta and coffee are usually served hot. For quite some time, however, Japan has known that both noodles and java can make for refreshing summertime treats when chilled.

So recently Japanese specialty coffeehouse Tanuki Coffee, located in Chiba Prefecture, got to thinking, if zaru soba (cold buckwheat noodles) and iced coffee are both so tasty, what if you somehow tried to combine those two culinary experiences? The result is the eye-catching Coffee Gelatin Soba, which made its debut last week.


Like with all Japanese noodles, you’re supposed to eat the Coffee Gelatin Soba with chopsticks. Despite its name, though, there’s no buckwheat used. Instead, the noodles are long strips of gelatin made with Tanuki Coffee’s special French-press brew, which is prized for its blend of sweet and tart notes.

Cold soba is usually accompanied with a bonito stock broth that you dip the noodles into before taking a bite, but since the Coffee Gelatin Soba is a dessert, Tanuki Coffee obviously opted for something a little less seafood-savory. So instead, the Coffee Gelatin Soba comes with a container of blueberry syrup, which makes use of locally grown berries from farms in the Chiba town of Kisarazu and can be seen in the video below.

The Coffee Gelatin Soba is priced at 650 yen. As with many of Japan’s more innovative desserts, it’ll probably only be around for a limited time, but should be available at least through the height of the summer heat.

Cafe information

Tanuki Coffee

Address: Chiba-ken, Kisarazu-shi, Gion 1-26-9


Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays


Source: @Press via IT Media

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-- New Japanese dish combines two summertime greats – soba noodles and kakigori shaved ice

-- We check out Kawaichi, a crazy good soba shop in Akihabara

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There’s a typo the first time the article mentions the name of the “dessert.”

Coffee Gelatin Soda — Soba

Later in the article it fine, but the first mention has the mistake.

Moderator: Thank you. It has been corrected.

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Me want!

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If there is a chance, I would like to visit this coffee shop.

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Pathetic and revealing how low taste they have. This boggles the mind that anyone on Earth would think this garbage tastes well and that it makes sense to sell it to people.

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These noodles look absolutely delicious! I cant think of a better way to beat the summer heat.

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It's coffee jelly in noodle form without the fake cream. Could be good!

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