Tuesday, 13 August 2013

New Homegrown Cold Dessert Shops in Johor Bahru

Along with the fast growing food scene in Johor, many new cold dessert shops are sprouting up all over Johor Bahru. Along with the big crowd of familiar foreign franchises, there is also a small sprinkling of homegrown start ups. These new and small players are holding their own very well, and here're two that I've tried and like.


Cremoso Gelato is the baby of Jeff who works in the financial sector. Jeff's love for gelato - that creamy, smooth and dense Italian ice cream - led him to learn the art of gelato making in Singapore. The next step was to birth his own gelato shop in City Square Mall and before long, Cremoso Gelato was such as hit that another outlet, a kiosk in KSL City Mall, was born.


Cremoso Gelato offers 16 flavours of house made gelato with local flavours such as mango, passionfruit, and of course, the irresistible durian! 


Cremoso's star attraction is their "Signature Creations". This is gelato ice cream "fried" with a variety of ingredients such as strawberries and crushed Oreo biscuits on a -18°C cold stone. 


Cremoso Gelato's Signature Creations are served in crispy waffle bowls freshly baked at the shop.

Elaine, one of the partners at Moshi Moshi Dessert and Tea shop

Moshi Moshi dessert shop is the brainchild of two young Johor couples who are passionate foodies. Their love for good food even took them to Taiwan to learn how to make traditional ice cream by hand. They were so taken by handmade ice cream that they decided to open their own dessert shop in JB.

Handmade sesame seed ice cream with taro balls, red beans and grass jelly on sorbet

Moshi Moshi serves their hand made ice cream on an icy bed of sorbet and garnished with a choice of yam balls, grass jelly, chewy "pearls" and many others. The flavours are based on local fruits such as mango and coconut.

Handmade taro ice cream with mangoes, jelly and "pearls" on a sorbet bed

My favourite peanut ice crean with red beans, chewy "black pearls" and grass jelly on coconut sorbet

Only 100% real fruit is used in Moshi Moshi. Whenever we visit Moshi Moshi with friends, we always end up with two, if not three rounds of ice cream. Try it. Moshi Moshi ice cream always impresses.

The next time you are craving for a cold dessert, why not give these homegrown cold dessert brands a try?


Restaurant name: Cremoso Gelato/ Coffee
Address: Level 4, City Square Mall, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Ex0Mz
GPS: 1.461570,103.763519
Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm

Parking: Paid parking in City Square mall
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert


Restaurant name: Moshi Moshi Dessert and Tea
Address: 19, Jalan Mutiara Emas 10/19, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/qIHvc
GPS: 1.551693,103.785181
Hours: 11:30am to 11:30pm

Parking: Free parking at shop front
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert

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