Thursday, September 3, 2015

Shirokuma Café at Gandaria

Shirokuma Café originally established at Pantai Indah Kapuk and I had tried their Mochi Waffle last year which were truly chewy alongside with their green tea ice cream. My friend on the other hand ordered their Snow Affogato and we took a bunch of pictures for our Snapchat (add mine: selenaimania). A year later as my other friends who were still mesmerized with the puffy cotton candy served with the green tea affogato decides to head out to Shirokuma in Gandaria City since it is closer to most of us.

Twist Soft Cream (IDR 15.000)
A mixture of the matcha soft cream and the original soft cream ice cream is served in either a glass or a cone since we are dining in. The 'twist' balanced out the sweetness and the bitterness of the ice cream. In all honesty I find their matcha ice cream to be too bitter since I'm not really into the green tea hype, but the ice cream goes well with other toppings or in this case the accompanying vanilla flavor of the original ice cream.

Matcha Soft Cream (IDR 15.000)
The D-Tector from the fourth generation of the Digimon series' franchise is a nice ornament to this picture. I was playing with it all day even with a glass of ice cream in front of me. The ice cream, flavor wise, too bitter for me as it were all a swirl of matcha, despite it still retains the sweetness of the ice cream.

Matcha Shiratama Balls (IDR 35.000)
This particular beverage is green tea latte topped with green tea ice cream alongside with shiratama balls which were supposedly tastes like mochi. The beverage were bitter as all the matcha flavor things served here but I can still take it pretty well. This beverage is served in a good portion but the shiratama balls were so weird, its texture were a bit too hardened and not chewy at all.

Snow Carapop Cone (IDR 25.000)
The twist soft cream served on a cone is topped with caramel popcorn and a thick swirl of cotton candy. It looked so pretty overall but eating it may get a little bit messy since the cotton candy weren't easily deflate (which is a good thing) so the sugar had to be eaten bit by bit as blending it with the whole ice cream takes a bit of more work.

Snow Matcha Affogato (IDR 40.000)
This is the most awaited order and it took the longest to come out. This particular dessert consists of matcha ice cream in a cup topped with hefty amount of cotton candy that is bigger than any person's face. You can either eat off the cotton candy little by little but that might've gotten too overwhelming since there were so much sugar, so you gotta pour up the steaming hot green tea concoction called 'matcha espresso' as its side. The super sugary cotton candy and the bitterness of both the matcha espresso and the matcha ice cream goes really well. With the price tag and the great size it was very worth the shot.

Shirokuma in Gandaria were not too big, the seatings were placed across the cafe's counter by a simple seatings surrounded by wooden furniture. As for their decoration and overall experience I'd rather go to their original location but the one in Gandaria City delivers the flavour as well as I remembered before. The service however were a bit slow but were no big deal since everyone had their curiosity fulfilled. Try out their snacks too since my friend recommended many of their side dishes too!

Shirokuma Café
Gandaria City
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda
Upper Ground
Kebayoran Baru
South Jakarta