Owner of a popular Japanese ice-cream shop with long lines of customers waiting to savor the icy treats has recently launched a flavor dedicated to the Olympics and his late uncle.
Shintaro Nakajima, owner of Rintaro, had circled the Tokyo Olympics on his calendar long ago. He and uncle intended to watch the sporting action together in Japan, but his uncle died last year and those plans changed.
But Nakajima is keeping the dream alive as only he can: by creating a special Tokyo Olympic gelato inspired by his late uncle. It’s tiramisu added with bananas, Nakajima said.
“I wanted to make this flavor to fulfill our wishes, [because] I made a promise to watch the events with him,” Nakajima said.
Aside from the Tokyo Olympic flavor, Nakajima has also released other three flavors as part of his monthly rotations. Those are honey lemon yogurt, chocolate mint, and miso apricot.
Rintaro ice-cream is sold at THB120 per cone where customers can pick two flavors of their choice. There’s also a take-home option (THB900 for 750 grams).
Rintaro now has two branches in Bangkok: W District branch in Phra Khanong and another on Soi Phaholyothin 8.
This article, ‘Tokyo Olympic’ flavors light, dedicated to owner’s late uncle who missed it, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia’s leading alternative media company.