Kindori Japanese Ice Cream @ Gurney Plaza, Penang.
Kindori Japanese Ice Cream is a new kiosk opened in New Wing of Gurney Plaza last week, located at third floor of the New Wing, Kindori is right in front of Parkson supermarket. Kindori offers quality Japanese Ice Cream which said to be low fat, low calories, low sugar, high in calcium, protein and vitamin. As for the ice cream itself, it is made of 100% fresh milk but how does this make it low fat? Don't get it wrong, Kindori's Ice Cream has lower calories as compared to other brands' ice creams but not those Yogurt Ice Creams instead. Customers are allowed to pick their preferred fresh fruits from their display counter (the fruits will be frozen at -40 Degree Celsius to preserve its freshness) and the selected fruits will be blended with their ice cream but do note that some of the rather "odd" flavors are produced using flavored powders. Customers are also encouraged to tell them their preference upon placing their orders (sweetness etc). There are only two sizes available which are by Cup (RM 6.90) and Cone (Rm 7.90), but do note that prices vary depending the flavors that you have selected. A price list and menu have been attached with this blog post, please find them at the bottom of this post.
Kindori Japanese Ice Cream at Gurney Plaza is having their new opening promotion where if you place an order on the specified flavor, you'll get an extra 15% portion on the ice cream. I reckon this might be a rather good timing if you wish to give it a try.
My first thought was to try out the "odd" flavors since they are more unique and harder to find so I had my first attempt on their Ginger Flavored Ice Cream (Rm 6.90) tasted somehow like those Chinese Ginger-Milk Curd Pudding (姜汁撞奶) but of course, it differs in terms of the texture. I must say that the Ice Cream was very smooth and the Milky-flavor was very strong, my dad whom can't really withstand the milky-flavor refuses to try. As such, this might not be too suitable for those who don't like milk/butter/dairy products. Back to the Ginger flavor, the flavor was very strong as well and you will eventually feel the heat on your throat after you have swallowed the ice cream. However, I find it a bit over-powering and more to the sweeter side to me, would be better if they could have reduced the sweetness. I would love to try some of the odd flavors during my next visit too, particularly Wasabi flavored ice cream.
The lady owner of Kindori Gurney Plaza was kind enough to give me sample one of their fruit-based Ice Cream. The one I've sample-d was their Honeydew Flavored Ice Cream (Rm 6.90), the frozen Honeydew was blended with the ice cream, the flavor was distinctive and you can still taste the Honeydew bits from the Ice Cream so it creates some layering in terms of the texture. It wasn't too sweet as compared to the Ginger flavored ice cream but in terms of the flavor, I find it too common and would rather go for something special and unique.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: Penang Gurney Plaza, Lot 170-03-K1, Level 3.
Business Hour: 10am to 10pm. Daily.
Contact Number: N/A