As the heatwave is upon us, we wouldn’t be surprised if everyone has cancelled their outdoor activities because the weather has become unbearable.
The only way we can pacify ourselves for being under the scorching hot sun is by cooling ourselves down with iced desserts such as shaved ice and ice cream. With that in mind, a well-acclaimed dessert chain from Taiwan has reached Malaysian shores as it is set to open its first Malaysian outlet in Penang.
Honey Creme, a joint venture branding between South Korea and Taiwan, will soon open the doors to its first Malaysian outlet at the Basement Floor of Gurney Plaza in Penang.
Similar to Milkcow, Honey Creme is best known for its honeycomb soft serve ice cream that is made up of South Korea’s top organic milk and topped with a chunk of honeycomb “conscientiously selected from prestige bee farms globally”. The milky soft serve ice cream, served in either a cone or a cup, can be topped with other unusual ingredients such as popcorn and cotton candy. Coffee enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the ice cream can also served affogato-style with a shot of espresso.
Another exclusive delicacy on the ice cream menu is the spiral bread, which replaces the cone.
The honeycomb ice cream trend hit the Asian market ever since Softree, a premium dessert café chain opened its first outlet in Seoul. Their ice cream quickly became the public’s favourite, as other desserts cafés began introducing their own versions of honey chip ice cream as well. One of Softree’s competitors, Milkcow, became the first premium dessert café to introduce us this wonderful dessert by opening its first Malaysian outlet last November.
As for Honey Creme, they officially launched their first outlet on 21st March 2014 at Taipei Zhongxiao East Road, which is also known as the “ice cream war zone” in Taipei City.
According to Honey Creme, leader Victoria Song of Korean idol girl group f(x) has highly recommended this soft serve ice-cream boutique in a Korean food variety program. The publicity compelled a swift trend of soft serve ice-cream in Asia. This charm is embellished by many bloggers’ and celebrities’ recommendations, even Super Junior‘s Heechul and Girls’ Generation‘s former member Jessica Jung could not resist its delightfulness.
It is unclear whether the outlet is planning to open new outlets in Klang Valley, but let’s keep our fingers crossed!