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Mikawaya

Lost in the crazy ice cream world of bright colors and bizarrely-shaped cones on social media is mochi, the very unflashy Japanese-style ice cream dough balls. Many places have attempted to replicate the little dessert babies over the years (we see you Trader Joe’s), but the original creator is Mikayawa. The LA-based Japanese dessert shop has been open since 1910, and its current Little Tokyo store is a necessary pitstop for all serious ice cream fans. Our go-to order tends to be mango, green tea, and strawberry, but at $1.50 a piece, feel free to try them all.

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