Monday, October 3, 2016

Gelato @ Icon City, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

A relative new comer in the local gelato scene, this gelaterie serves some of the most imaginative gelato flavors (more than 20 flavors in total) that you can potentially find, with some exquisite flavors uniquely to Penang. Find familiar flavors like Pistachio, Vanilla, Matcha, Chocolate, Strawberry and more unusual offerings like Umbra, Durian, Bread, Biscotti etc. Long line of crowd was seen over the weekend and don't be surprised if you need to wait for a while, there is always a crowd during hot afternoons. The two-story gelatorie has ample seats but the unfortunate might need to climb a flight of stairs to reach the second floor. If you are looking for something more substantial, Gelato offers a series of sweet treats too (such as Pancakes, Waffles etc). 

Umbra Sorbet (Rm 10.90)

Pistachio Gelato (Rm 13.90)

Rustic Apple Crisp (Rm 24.90)

We played safe by having some of the timeless classics- Matcha and Pistachio Gelato. Both flavors were great, with Pistachio slightly stands out. The former flavor comes with a vegetal flavor and inevitably sweet; Pistachio struck us with its earthy-nutty and multi-dimensional flavor, most importantly, not as sweet as the former option. Just for fun, we had their Umbra Sorbet which struck us with a jolting sourness followed by cloyingly syrupy sweetness. We struggled to finish our orders.

We tried our luck on their Rustic Apple Crisp and unfortunately, we did not like it. Two scoops of Peach Sorbet and Vanilla Gelato (one scoop each flavor) were served on a bed of Caramelized Apple and biscuit brittle. The concoction was a tad too sweet, way past my sugar tolerance level. The only item we thought worth-trying was the Vanilla Gelato, an extremely creamy, milky but delicate sweet treat.

Taste: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Pork Free
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: Yes 6% (prices shown are inclusive of GST)

Additional Information:
Address: 3, Jalan Icon City, Icon City, 14000, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. 
Business Hours: 11 am to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 505 7976

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