When you think of shoyu—the Japanese word for soy sauce—you probably think of ramen or other savory Japanese dishes. But there's more to the classic condiment than just using it for main meals; its deep, umami flavor also works wonders in the sweet realm, and you can use it to create one-of-a-kind desserts—as local ice-cream brand Kurimu has done with their Shoyu Caramel Ice Cream!
The Shoyu Caramel Ice Cream (P420/16 ounces) is described to be a rich, savory-sweet flavor with complex caramel notes and a hint of umami, and Kurimu recommends pairing it with cold brew or espresso. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it—think of salted caramel, but with a different kind of depth. It might just be your new favorite ice cream flavor.
Kurimu's short-but-sweet ice cream lineup also includes other Japanese-inspired flavors made with topnotch ingredients. Green tea lovers will love their take on Matcha (P420/16 ounces) made with premium-grade Uji Matcha, while those looking for a deep, nutty bite will want to try the Black Sesame (P420/16 ounces).
Try these cool scoops for yourself by keying in your orders along with your full name, delivery address, mobile number, and Instagram username through this order form. They make their ice cream in limited batches, so we say place your orders, stat!
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.