Food & Travel

The Travelling Table: Eating (too much) Ice Cream, Bangkok Style

By franco on 16 October, 2007

Paradise Tea
Paradise Tea from iberry

Again, this post is inspired by Robyn of Eating Asia.

After reading Robyn’s hilarious plea to the creators of this Bangkok based ice cream brand, I knew that I would find my way to one of their branches and try them out. Being the ice cream fanatic that I am, you know that going to iberry would be high on my “things to do in Bangkok” list.

And as the photograph above makes obvious, I went and ate. Not once, not twice but at least three times (I lost count after the third time). What did I think? I love iberry.

There is such a wide range of flavors that you can spend way too much time just trying to figure out what to try–from the common ice cream flavors like, Cookies n’ Cream, Pistachio and Rum Raisin to the uncommon, Horlicks, Black and White Sesame, Taro and Pandanus. And if that’s not enough, they have a range of sorbets that blew my mind: Tamarind, Rambutan, Custard Apple and Salted Plum. What I love about iberry besides the obvious range of flavors is that attempt to bring locally loved flavors to the ice cream- and sorbet-eating public.

My personal favorite? It’s no secret that I love Thai Iced Milk Tea. So when I tried iberry’s take on this flavor called Paradise Tea, I quickly fell in love.

Gelati from Gelate

If discovering iberry was not enough. A. and I had a serious overload of ice cream options just walking around the Siam Paragon’s food court. Besides the usual players like Swenson’s, Haagen Dazs and Baskin & Robbin’s (all of which we ignored), the other gelato shop we loved was Gelate.

Located in Siam Paragon’s supermarket, Gelate was an amazing food find. Was it good? It was delicious. But I have to say, the adage is true. You first eat with your eyes before you eat with your mouth (please refer to the picture above and try not to drool).

The Thais are so spoiled for choice. I am so envious of them.

So if you find yourself in Bangkok, run, don’t walk, run to nearest mall and try the ice creams and sorbets. I promise, it will be worth it.

For iberry locations in Bangkok, please click here.

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  • OCTOBER 16, 2007 4:22 PM

    katrina said...

    Oh, I'm SO envious!!! Would you believe I only got to try iberry once in 7 days?! I saw it twice, but the second time I forgot. (Slap me now!) And I didn't see that Paradise Tea flavor! I did get to try Oriental's ice cream, though. Yum!

  • OCTOBER 16, 2007 11:20 PM

    Franco said...

    Hi Katrina,

    I justify the huge amounts of ice cream we consumed by the very long walks we had to take. :)

  • OCTOBER 17, 2007 7:11 AM

    joey said...

    YAY! I am going to bkk next month and now I have another person whose tips I can get! :) Iberry is definitely on my list of must-eats :)

    Now I'm of to read the rest of your bkk posts :)

  • OCTOBER 19, 2007 12:28 AM

    Franco said...

    Warning Joey!!

    The Siam Paragon's food court is a foodie's black hole. Once you are there, you may never want to leave. I mean this in the best way. :)

  • OCTOBER 19, 2007 4:37 PM

    katrina said...

    One of my regrets is that I didn't have enough time in the Paragon food court, and because I was alone, could not try as many things as I wanted to. HOWEVER, my inner glutton prevailed and despite the fact that I was alone and had only a few minutes to eat, I bought something like 8 (or was it 10?) items! The rest, I took pictures of. :-)

  • OCTOBER 21, 2007 7:04 AM

    docchef said...

    wow.. the ice creams looks very very very delicious

  • OCTOBER 21, 2007 11:41 AM

    grumpyurbanslacker said...

    i saw this at siam paragon in june, and made a mental note to try it and totally forgot! Darn.

  • DECEMBER 26, 2007 6:12 AM

    anonymous paul said...

    thailand also has this local premium brand called Chokchai. from local Farm Chokchai. and for the non-dairy type ice creams, i do not know how to spell it but will just do it phonetically, "aytim-kati" is just as fabulous! primarily made from coconut milk, but its so creamy you wouldn't know!

  • NOVEMBER 2, 2009 8:36 AM

    Hobbit Wife said...

    Hi. I mentioned you in my blog. Love Gelate! :)