Japanese ice cream is called 'kakigori': some would say it's more like a slush, but it's not. It's actually shaved ice (and so called in English, as you might know) bathed in flavoured syrups. When you say it like that, it might not seem like much, but the ones you'll get at Kakigori in Gràcia aren't your everyday shaved ice delights. The ice is made with mineral water, so it's healthier, and between each layer of ice they add whatever flavour syrup you want: the most popular are ginger and lemon, and chocolate and strawberry. The result is very refreshing, and there's no lactose, preservatives or dyes. The shop is owned by Martin Kunz, an Austrian who lived for a decade in Japan and brought back his own kakigori machine.