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A new plant-based gelato "SHUKA gelato" made only with "seeds" is released from the seed confectionery brand [SHUKA]

Established in 1926 (Showa 1), [Tourokuya] was born in the fall of 2022 as an old but new confectionery brand [SHUKA]. From August 4, 2023, a new vegetable gelato "SHUKA gelato" made only with "seeds" will be released. Five years after conception, this is a new genre of vegetable gelato that uses only seeds instead of milk. An eat-in space will open at the same time on the 2nd floor of the concept shop.

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Takeshi Kondo, a fourth-generation craftsman who studied fat at Kyoto University graduate school and has a unique background as a craftsman, has taken on the challenge of making gelato (ice cream), a confectionery loved around the world, using seeds. . Learned the formulation theory of authentic Italian gelato and established a unique gelato recipe that uses only "seeds" instead of the commonly used animal ingredients such as milk. Using syrup, a by-product of making amanatto, they also succeeded in upcycling 20% of the entire formulation.

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gelato + 6 types of SHUKA comparison set

The gelato base uses soy milk from a long-established tofu store in Kyoto [Hattori Tofu]. For the beans, the skin is used without cutting the broth as much as possible. There are 6 types of gelato. When you put it in your mouth, you can feel the individuality of each “seed”, such as the taste, aroma, and texture.

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The eat-in space reproduces the scenery seen when the seeds planted in the soil sprout. Let's enjoy it while simulating the "feelings of seeds" in a comfortable space with natural light.

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SHUKA gelato 4000 yen with 6 pieces

Gelato sets are now on sale at SHUKA's official online shop.


  • shuka
  • 3-1 Mibunishiotakecho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4 minutes walk from Randen "Saiin Station"
    7 minute walk from Hankyu Saiin Station
  • Tel.075-841-8844
  • 11:00-17:00
    Sunday to 16:00
  • Closed on Mondays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room 1 parking lot
  • https://shuka-kyoto.jp/
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