By now we’re all used to the fact that Japan has some pretty unusual ice cream flavors. Nothing new there. But did you also know that mayonnaise is hugely popular in Japan? It’s true. They even put mayo on pizza!
One restaurant in Nagoya, Japan is aptly named “Mayomayo” and features a whole menu of items devoted to the creamy condiment. Diners can purchase their very own jar of mayonnaise, put their name on it and keep it at the restaurant to enjoy with future mayo-covered meals. Of all the items on the Mayomayo menu, one in particular caught our eye — mayonnaise ice cream. That’s a picture of it above. It looks like good ol’ fashioned vanilla, but we’re guessing it tastes, well, like frozen mayonnaise.
Another Japanese restaurant called Mayokichi (“Mayonnaise Kitchen”) serves up a mayonnaise milkshake. (Recipe: Combine ice cubes, two scoops of vanilla ice cream, and two scoops of mayo in a blender. Enjoy.) The Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern sampled some Mayokichi fare in a recent episode of his show, Bizarre Foods. The video below features his adventure. The mayo milkshake starts about one minute, 15 seconds into the video.
You can watch the video if you’d like, or you can skip it and do your best to imagine what a mayo milkshake looks like. Either way, we have to ask: Would you eat it?