Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Cremoso Gelato at City Square Mall, Johor Bahru
The newly remodelled City Square Mall in Johor Bahru has many new and trendy food outlets. One of the new hip outlets is Cremoso Gelato and Coffee.
Today, I dropped by Cremoso Gelato at the invitation of Jeff, the owner, and tasted their gelato or Italian ice cream.
Jeff, who used to work in the financial sector, had studied with the gelato masters of Singapore for a few years before opening Cremoso in City Square last month. Cremoso offers 16 flavours of gelato like pistachio, strawberry, chocolate, hazelnut, coffee, vanilla, and so on.
Jeff and his staff turning and folding the gelato on the minus 20 degree cold stone.
I tried this Chocoton made with chocolate gelato together with Oreo biscuits, peanut butter and almonds served on a crispy waffle bowl. Made with fresh milk, the gelato was dense, creamy yet soft unlike regular ice cream (made with milk powder) which is airy yet hard. The Chocoton had crushed Oreo and almond toppings giving the gelato interesting variations in taste and textures. The peanut butter added a savoury, peanutty note to the sweet gelato.
This Chocoton, a regular size Cremoso Signature Creation cost RM9.90.
This one regular scoop of pistachio flavour gelato cost RM7.90.
Cremoso on the fourth floor of City Square Mall was located on an overhanging ledge offering a nice view of the centre court below. The comfortable seats make Cremoso a nice place to chill with friends or people watch.
If you are in City Square Mall and crave a sweet, cold dessert, Cremoso gelato may be just what you need.
Restaurant name: Cremoso Gelato/ Coffee
Address: Level 4, City Square Mall, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru
Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert
Date visited: 26 Feb 2013