Talking about dessert, well I think ice creams are just everyone's favourite, right? I mean, it's like an indulgement especially for sweet tooth lovers. But unfortunately ice creams, even though it's made from milk, can't be said to be healthy if consumed not in a proper amount. That's why people nowadays tend to make the switch to yoghurt. What if there are ice creams which are healthy and also yummy?
You can find that answer at Masbash Monster Ice.
The ice cream shop has a unique style of interior. Somewhat an unfinished building theme. Most element here are wood. Some of the chairs are wooden boxes and so are the tables too. It's simple, minimal, yet still quite comfortable.
Why did I say the ice creams are healthy? The main reason is the ingredients used to make those ice creams. Vegetables. Yes, that's right, vegetables! Not just regular vegetables, but organic ones. Can you picture how healthy the ice creams would be?
Well anyway, this ice cream shop was found by 3 friends, all architects, whom at first thought of a simple yet humble idea of how to get children to eat vegetables. They soon transformed vegetables to something that children loved, desserts, primarily ice creams.
It's not an easy task since they had to do trials and errors which took a lot of time. But hey, they finally did it, and so let's taste this healthy ice cream.
Monster Ice (Vegetable Ice Cream) - IDR 8K/each
All of them tasted good, with no strong vegetables smell. I think they did a great job in removing the smell. I loved the texture of the ice creams. They're so firm, yet soft too. The Brocco Monster still managed to left that little aftertaste from the actual vegetables. It didn't lost that veggie character, so you will still know the basic ingredients used for it. The Corn Monster was super nice, sweet and tasty. The Carrot Monster still got that small pieces of carrot inside the ice cream, enriching the texture in a nice way.
Limited Ice Cream (Green Tea) - IDR 10K
The popularity of green tea certainly made Masbash not want to be left behind. The green tea ice cream here tasted decent. Although I was hoping for more stronger taste. Well, some like it mild, but I prefer bold taste.
Limited Ice Cream (Beet Velvet) - IDR 10K
Monster Bite - IDR 20K
Besides ice creams Masbash also serves delicious food, called Monster Bite. It's a 29 cm-long sandwich filled with either tuna or chicken (your choice) and dressed with wasabi, aioli, or tartar sauce.
The sandwiches were so delicious. The breads, well they're phenomenal. It's not that heavy and grainy. Masbash made their own sandwich bread. How awesome is that? The sandwich fillings besides tuna and chicken, there are also organic vegetables. So you can say these sandwiches are healthy snacks, but also very delish.
Secang Tea - IDR 9K
It's visually beautiful with that pink color. The actual taste is bland but you can mix it with the sugar given.
Rosemary Tea - IDR 9K
Overall conclusion, this is a great place for you who wants to try a different, edgy, yet tasty kind of culinary in Bandung. Bored of having vegetables just as an appetizer or as an entree, well at Masbash you can have them as desserts.
In terms of taste, well I have to say that everyone has their own palate, but for me personally I liked what I had here.
Prices can be considered really affordable, but with it comes good food.
So I recommend you to give it a try. Be edgy, be different, but stay healthy. Cheers!
Keep on chewing!
Masbash Monster Ice
Jl. Mataram No. 2, Cihapit, Riau
Phone: (022) 4234519
Bandung, Jawa Barat