Wednesday, April 07, 2010
dessert: i strongly recommend GELATERIA COSI O COSI
GELATERIA COSI O COSI
No. 153, Dun Hua S. Road, Sec. 1
Kid friendliness: some small tables and chairs. samples available.
Visit reviewed: 3/2/2010
You scream, I scream, we all scream for.... gelato? Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as ice cream, but if you're wandering around the ZhongXiao and DunHua intersection or maybe just finished up a mala spicy hotpot dinner with a large group of friends (like I just had), then Gelateria Cosi O Cosi is the perfect place to end up. The bright sorbet colored interior complete with an Italian sculpture fountain and tile mosaic decor will draw curious people passing by in, but the creamy looking gelatos and samples will seal the deal. Choose from fruit flavored sorbets like kiwi, lemon, raspberry or banana, or sweeter flavors like tiramisu or the fudgey looking chocolate.
After trying a few different spoonfuls of samples, I settled on picking the slightly tart and sweet Cioccolato al Yogurt, that had chunks of dark chocolate mixed in a yogurt gelato.
Fulfilling my froyo and chocolate cravings in one scoop, the portion was a good size for NT$90 and actually too much for me after a filling dinner. The tartness of the yogurt flavor seemed to build after each bite, while some like the limoncello, are sharp at the first bite. It's too bad you can't get 2 different flavors for less than NT$150 or two scoops- but I guess you'll have to get more samples or bring friends so you can taste theirs.
Most popular among my friends seemed to be the ciocolatto al menta or mint chocolate chip. This is a definite front runner for my top choice for my next visit.
I love how each flavor has their own scooper spoon sticking out, ready for action. Gelato is typically made in smaller batches and have a shorter shelf life for peak flavors than ice cream, so it tastes fresher because it is. Opened by the owners of Cosi o Cosi right next door, it's a great addition to the diversifying Taipei dessert scene.