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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stickhouse, The Gardens Food Review

Just before heading to this dessert outlet that serves 100% natural and genuine ingredients without artificial flavoring and preservatives, I was having a thought of taking my lunch at one of the many eateries that are available at The Gardens/Mid Valley Megamall. But to my dismay when I arrived, most outlets that I wanted to eat in were packed to the brim and had a line of people waiting to be seated. So I decided to just skip it and dive straight to the Gelatos and Sorbets and have it as my lunch instead!
Yeah, I know it sounds crazy but this is one those crazy things that I felt like doing at that moment. Did I succeed? How many did I gobbled down? Did I get a stomachache later that day or a day later? Find out later!
We were given the freedom to pick and choose any flavors that are available when we were there and eat to our hearts content.
Many of the flavors are common with 2 that are unique to me.
The unique flavors are a mixture of 2 flavors together.

By the way, those that are fruit flavor are Sorbets while the rest are Gelatos.

Of course, I started off with the unique ones there the Gianduia:
The Gianduia is a mixture flavor of Hazelnut and Chocolate. By the way, all of the ice creams can add on dipping like chocolate sauce and such and toppings to be coated like Hazelnuts, Almonds and Pistachios. The Gianduia flavor consists mainly of chocolate taste with the toppings adding additional crunch and nutty taste to it.

The next I tried was another unique flavor which is the Vanilla + Pistachio flavor:
Again the chocolate sauce coated with nuts provided the crunch and nutty taste to it but since vanilla was a milder flavor comparing to chocolate, it wasn't as overpowering over the nuts as the chocolate taste in Gianduia.

I then proceeded to taste one of the Fruit Sorbets plain and decided on the Strawberry:
Nice and refreshing. The sweetness is just right and not too sweet like how a lot of dessert places make their ice cream too sweet. Easy to bite through and doesn't flake apart, soft yet solid enough to hold.

I next went back for a Gelato. And this time I chose Hazelnut with some dipping and topping half on:
Hazelnut has quite a chocolatey taste to it and I regretted adding on the topping as it puts more emphasis of the chocolate taste. But nonetheless, the base was creamy and provides a pleasant bite to it.

I later tried the Green Tea flavor:
No surprises there that this weren't up to my expectation like most Green Tea Flavored ice creams since the Green Tea powder seems to be too apparent and feels grainy unlike other flavors which are creamy and smooth and goes down well with my palate.

Still able to continue on to more sticks, I proceeded to have the Coffee Flavor:
The coffee has enough flavor in it to keep me satisfied but of course can't replace a good ol' cup of coffee. LOL.

Since by this time most are already finishing off, I decided to have my last stick of ice cream for the day and I went with the Watermelon Sorbet:
It had a nice shade of red to it but tasted sweeter than expected. Bearable, so it's okay.

All the ice cream tasted dense to me and I later found out why. Most ice cream makers whip their ingredients and add air increasing the volume of it then later compensate the ingredients' original and natural lost flavors by adding artificial flavorings. However, Stickhouse gelatos are produced without adding air in them.

Their base ice cream are also healthy consisting of Inulin, Fructose, Carob Bean Flour, Sodium Caseinate and Egg White.

Also, to answer the question I earlier pose, no I didn't get a stomachache eating that much ice cream as my lunch. :P

The full address of The Gardens' branch is at:
LG-K28, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200, Kuala Lumpur 
Opened every day since it's in a Shopping Mall.

8 comments:

Nick said...

omg, i want to eat ice cream now :P

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Then go out and get one. :D

Ken said...

Wow, you had a lot! haha, i have yet to try but i think they do have a kiosk here at Gurney Paragon Mall Penang.. maybe i'll check out the sorbet, i don't really like my ice cream too be too sweet, preferably with a sourish tinge :p

Tekkaus said...

That was a weird name...stick house. Stick because of the stick? :p

Tekkaus said...

The first one looks really exotic. :D

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

@Ken
Ya, I had about 6. LOL. The Raspberry has a sourish tinge to it. But perhaps too sour. XD

@Tekkaus
It's called Stickhouse because they introduce Gelato on a stick.
The first one, Gianduia, looks exotic because they pre-prepared the topping and dipping with some care in doing it a bit artsy. :P

HenRy LeE said...

Been to stickhouse, love their range and variety but lower price tag will be better

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Actually, comparing to other Gelato outlets out there, I find Stickhouse quite okay. Reasonable enough