From the outrageously weird to the still weird but legitimately good, Bangkok has a penchant for creating odd ice cream flavors. Shabu chain Shabu-Bootueng is the latest to dabble in ice cream alchemy with its new, midnight-blue shabu-shabu broth-flavored ice cream.
Turning hotpot into a cold treat, and blurring the line between savory and sweet in all the right (or wrong?) ways, the “shabu black soup” offering is precisely as it sounds: shabu broth transformed into an ice cream, at least in spirit. Fortunately, the ice cream does not include popular shabu add-ons like sliced pork, seafood, or mushrooms, but it does come with a warning that it’s “so good you won’t be able to stop” eating it.
A cup of this unusual creation currently goes for B39 (B49 normally; B100 for three cups) at any branch of the budget shabu buffet chain.
Try the shabu ice cream for yourself at any Shabu-Bootueng branch, which includes spots in Ari-Saphan Kwai and Phattanakarn, as well as several out of Bangkok in central provinces like Singburi, Suphanburi, and Nakhon Sawan.