Saturday, 3 August 2013
Cremoso Gelato at City Square Mall in Johor Bahru
I have a sweet tooth and especially love ice creams. I was delighted to visit and enjoy Cremoso's gelato at City Square Mall again at Jeff's invitation yesterday.
Jeff, Cremoso's owner, learnt the art of Italian gelato making from masters in Singapore before setting up in Johor Bahru. Now there is a Cremoso shop in City Square and a kiosk in KSL Mall (near the Cawanmas cafe).
Cremoso offers 16 flavours of gelato, so there is something for everyone. Gelato is made with fresh milk, so it is more dense, yet creamier, smoother and softer than regular ice cream. (Ice creams are usually made with milk powder dissolved in water, so it is more airy and hard due to more ice crystals.)
Cremoso Durian Gelato
Cremoso Gelato uses the same techniques of making gelato as in Italy where this premium ice cream originated. But, in addition to the traditional plain and vanilla flavours, Cremoso experiments with local favourites such as durian and passionfruit.
Cremoso's popular Pistachio gelato.
Besides the usual scoops of gelato, I like Cremoso's Signature Creations which are blended gelato "fried" on their -18 °C cold stone.
This is for chocolate lovers. The Forte - a scoop of chocolate gelato, mixed with chocolate chips, fudge, drizzled with chocolate sauce served on a waffle cone.
Jeff told me that Cremoso's waffle cones are freshly made at the stall in small batches to ensure that they are always served crispy. I can attest to this and I even dropped several bits of waffle while enjoying my Forte :P
My Chocoton made with a chocolate gelato scoop mixed with crushed Oreo biscuits and peanut butter with almond toppings, served on a crispy waffle bowl.
Mixing and tossing my "Smiley Day" on the cold stone.
My "Smiley Day" - scoop of caramel gelato with strawberry and fudge with chocolate sauce topping.
When you are shopping in City Square Mall, drop by Cremoso to cool your heels and chill with a gelato :)
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, 2 Aug 2013