in 2016, Iori will celebrate its 300th anniversary of making sweets. The menu may be spare, but what’s on offer is wonderful. Whether you are new to wagashi (traditional Japanese confectionery) or have developed a taste for it, I recommend trying the two parfaits, which were flavored with either green tea or kuromitsu kinako (brown-sugar syrup and toasted soybean flour). In appearance they both look like “knickerbocker glory” sundaes, but the layers of ice cream have been substituted with mochi (gelatinous rice cake) and black beans.
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