Have you ever wonder what is “i” on iPhone, iTouch, iPad etc? Is “i” refers to me as in the speaker/writer, intelligent, idiot, indigenous or whatever that is related to “i”? Let me think.. it must be intelligent because I feel slight intelligent when I use iPhone.
Eh.. but sometime, I feel slightly idiot wor. Don’t ask me why because I also wonder why. One thing for sure is the word “i” make me feel belonging and a little cooler. hehe..
“i” become such a trend nowadays that anything related to “i” signify modern, young, trendy. iTea is one of it but iTea is not a gadget. It is a modern dessert shop, a snowflakes alike shop.
This shop caught my attention when I see a very long queue of customer, the longer the better when comes to desserts. I went to genuine Snowflakes during Bloggers’ Gathering at Pavillion KL and ate shaved ice in Mill Wheel Ice Cafe but this shop is slightly above all.
What I love most about this place is the interior design. It is just a simple shop with white as the prime color. It gives me a calm feeling and white in China is very rare as it is hard to maintain.
The simplicity and well maintain corner prove that this marketing strategy works. Order and pay for your drinks when you enter the shop, < 5 mins later, the dessert is served and you can dine in clinically clean environment. To protect the ‘secret ingredient’, the dessert will be prepared in a non-visible corner. So, I can’t judge if everything is 100% clean.
If you that consider snowflakes is good, this is 3 – 4 times better. From the photos, you might noticed that mango and red beans are just common but what the photos didn’t show is the texture of the ice. Instead of calling it flakes, they called it slush.
Rather than rough and big chunk of ice, slush texture improves the dessert quality quite significantly. Try it once and I am sure you will amaze with the sensation. To me, I would give 9.8/10 as I never tried such a nice mango slush or red bean slush before.
Are these the only 2 desserts that are good? Of course not, this shop sells a broad variety of desserts and all are at reasonable price ranging from RMB 15 – 30. It is a perfect place to grab a quick recharge!
普照街96号, 辽宁省 大连市, 中国
Street 96, Liaoning Road, Dalian, China
GPS: 38.91962, 121.632535
Girls! Craving for dessert when you are abroad? Feel like releasing your stress by getting some cold and delicious dessert? Guys! Wanting to enlarge your circle of female friends?
If your answer is YES, you are reading the right blog because Mr. TikkoSS is going to share with you what he has successfully hunted inKorea. Not girls but DESSERT instead!
The UNKNOWN (more like I don’t read Korean) dessert shop not far away from Myeongdong Road.
How did I get to know this place? It is easy! Just keep eyeing on hot chicks and they will lead you to the right direction. Maybe not this dessert shop but it will be another awesome dessert shop.
OK.. I have to clarify. I am neither a pervert nor eyeing at hot chicks (as I am gay virtually). It is a fate that brings me here. More like the attractive poster on nice dessert.
This shop is rather new. It is nicely decorated with very cozy ambience. Fully air-conditioned (this is very very important especially during summer time) but slightly congested.
Congested means two things, the shop is really good or shop is too small for the crowd. I think it is a bit of both. But really, the success of the shop boils down to how good is the product a.k.a. the dessert.
I ordered a freshly made bread pudding with custard. From the appearance of it, you will know why I chose it (because I am a man with heart ). Girls prefer cute and sweet stuff and I think this pudding perfectly match their choice.
Taste good? Absolutely! I have to stand in a very long queue for this particular pudding but it was a good queue as there are lot of pretty girls queuing with me too .
The effect of craving for Malaysian food is amplified when I spotted a red bean ice. I know.. I know because I thought it is ice kacang or snowflakes alike which nostalgically remind me ofMalaysia.
Without hesitation, I go for it. The shaved ice is slightly coarser than snowflakes and it tastes nothing like ice kacang (they don’t have condense milk or brown sugar or red syrup). However, there are similarity.. the red beans still taste like red bean!
Both of these only cost me about 9000 won. I would consider this as slightly pricy for dessert but with “nice” view and crowd, I think it is worth it. Now I know where to go if I need to clean my eyes!