Yuki Berry is sweet flavor of Thailand
By Kieu Giang in HCMC
Bored of coffee, milky tea or other popular treats that you slurp down routinely, come and check out Yuki Berry, a newly-established shop specializing in sweet food and drinks from Thailand on Phan Xich Long Street in Phu Nhuan District.
|Yuan, a 32-yearold Thai architect and Yuki Berry co-owner with a cup of snow-ice dessert, a special treat at the shop - Photo: Kieu Giang|
Yuki Berry, which means snow fruit, was created by two Thai architects named Yuan, 32, and Mink, 39 only a fortnight ago.
Apart from working together on a resort project in Danang, the duo shared a passion for travel and food and Vietnam is their first destination to launch a brand name of drinks and foods with popular Thai taste.
The small and cozy shop with simple and handmade decorative items by the two young owners gives customers a familiar feeling as they can find old Vietnamese-style arm-chairs and tables. Environment-friendly furniture in themed colors of green and yellow can also be found everywhere in the shop.
After finding a comfortable seat under a wall covered by many colorful photos of customers and food or under a handmade painting of three cute bears, customers can order a snow-ice dessert, Thai smoothies, pancake, Shibuya honey toast and Tropical ice-cream, among others.
Thai taste ice-cream, which is a combination of four flavors of taro, corn, durian and coconut ice-cream with fresh mango on top, is priced at VN39,000 per cup. Letting the cool and light ice-cream melting on your tongue mingled with a piece of sweet and sour mango can delight diners and it doesn’t kill you on the calorie count.
Smoothies are other highlights that Yuki Berry offers to guests as the drinks which are made from fresh strawberry, apple, mango, kiwi fruit, raspberry, coconut and blueberry and milk deliver a gentle taste on your tongue and doesn’t freeze your mouth like ice normally does.
If guests wish to eat fresh fruit on top, the shop offers strawberry mixed with slices of kiwi/pineapple/blueberry or raspberry on the surface of the drinks at the same price of VND39,000 per item.
There are also some mouth-watering and colorful desserts like banana pancake, Shibuya waffle stick, Cheddar cheese toast, strawberry pancake, Shibuya honey toast, butter and jam toast for customers to enjoy. These treats are priced from VND49,000 to VND119,000 per dish.
Yuan told the Daily that he and his partner tasted hundreds of Thai desserts and sweet food and finally found the recipes for over twenty treats that suits Vietnamese customers at Yuki Berry. Their next plan is to launch chains of mobile stalls offering Yuki Berry treats in front of buildings in town to expand their business.
Customers to the shop are teenagers, couples, families and even old people so if you have time this weekend, don’t hesitate to check out Yuki Berry at 325 Phan Xích Long Street, Phu Nhuan District (near the intersection of Phan Dang Luu and Phan Xich Long streets and opposite to the ILA center). For more information and reservations, call: 0908 358 857.