Japan has become one of the great culinary destinations of the world and rightly so, since its cuisine is an outstanding combination of native, Chinese, and Western flavors. And while some aspects of this combination can be extremely sophisticated, some others couldn't be simpler. The best example for this is perhaps kakigori, the syrup-flavored shaved ice dessert that has been a part of life in Tokyo and Yokohama since the mid-19th century, when ice became more easily accessible. And the Toffy Compact Fluffy Ice Shaver is a classically simple to experience this retro treat!
The Toffy Compact Fluffy Ice Shaver takes us back to the very first kakigori makers, before electricity got involved: after a few turns of the crank handle, ice is transformed into fluffy, snow-like shavings in the specially provided cups. But because this isn't the 19th century, it also comes with an adjustable-width blade so you can make the shavings as thin as you want, plus it also has a special ring for when you are shaving frozen fruit. The body of the device can even serve as a storing space for the crank handle so it won't take up too much in your kitchen space when not in use!
Specs and Features:
- Colors: ash white, blue-gray, pale aqua
- Dimensions: approx. 24.8 x 14 x 22 cm (9.8 x 5.5 x 8.7")
- Adjustable blade width
- Handle can be stowed for easier storage
- Comes with 2 ice-making cups and frozen fruit ring
- Instructions/manual: Japanese