Taste of Japan: Yummy Fun Truck Hitting the Streets of Melbourne

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Japan Yummi Fun Truck charactersTo celebrate the launch of direct Qantas flights from Melbourne to Tokyo Narita, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is bringing a special Japan-inspired icy treat to the Melbourne streets over the next few weeks: The Taste of Japan Yummy Fun Truck.

Working with the geniuses at Gelato Messina, JNTO has created a food truck concept that is part ice cream truck, part game show.

Lucky punters can sample some incredible FREE Japan inspired ice cream, and also have the chance to win one of five amazing holidays for two people to Japan courtesy of Qantas. To win, participants have to take part in a Japanese inspired game show and take their chances at the Yummy Fun Truck vending machine.

Gelato Messina has developed eight amazing and unusual flavour combinations, from Make My Dai Dai to Wasa-Berri. Each weekend, the Taste of Japan Yummy Fun Truck will have four different flavours on offer.

The Taste of Japan Yummy Fun Truck will visit multiple locations in Melbourne starting at Southern Cross Station on Sunday 19 February and visiting different hotspots every weekend until Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March.

For more information on travel to Japan and the Yummy Fun Truck locations, visit jnto.org.au or the campaign site.

Taste of Japan Yummy Fun Truck Dates and Locations

  • Sunday 19th February: Southern Cross Station
  • Saturday 25th February: Urban Amphitheatre Federation Square
  • Sunday 26th February: Southern Cross Station
  • Saturday 4th March: St Kilda Foreshore
  • Sunday 5th March: St Kilda Foreshore
  • Saturday 11th March: Queensbridge Square
  • Sunday 12th March: Queensbridge Square

Taste of Japan Yummy Fun Truck Flavours

  • Go ahead Make My Dai Dai - Satsuma mandarin curd gelato with dai dai and strawberry citrus gel
  • Yam Bam Thank You Ma’am - Banana and Koji gelato with sweet potato ganache
  • Saké Slinger - Saké and green apple sorbet
  • Wasa-Berri - Strawberry and wasabi sorbet
  • Samurai Cheesecake - Umeboshi gelato, plum puree and baked Japanese cheesecake
  • Matcha Mistachio - Matcha gelato with pistachio milk chocolate fudge
  • Yummi Umami - Caramel miso gelato with chewy caramel
  • Balmi Hanami - Cherry blossom gelato with lychee puree
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