Unconventional Desserts in The Iscreamist of Teachers Village
To formally end our food crawl in Maginhawa, we decided to have desserts for our fourth and last food stop. During the entire duration of the food crawl, I already had The Iscreamist in my mind. This is because I've been hearing great stuff about this place, and the long lines outside the store just reinforced this idea.
The problem was we needed to wait an hour just to be seated. Now, the real question is "Was it worth it?"
One of the reasons as to why there are often long lines here in this dessert shop (well, other than the possibility that it is famous) is the insufficient seating capacity of the store. If I have estimated it correctly, the place can only hold a maximum of 15 people at a time. Also, given the fact that a lot of people want to document their experience here (i.e. by taking selfies), the customer turnover is quite slow.
The menu here in The Iscreamist is rather slim. You basically have two general choices -- the liquid nitrogen ice cream (right photo below) or the dragon's breath (left photo below).
Dragon's Breath - Smores || P68 / 4 pcs
While the experience was something delightful and interesting, the taste of the smores was considerably plain. Nothing much to look forward to except the "dragon breath" itself.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream || P163
Pistachio (left) and Avocado (right)
Served in a fancy manner with all the "smoke effect", the liquid nitrogen ice cream was also simple and regular when it comes to the taste (well, except perhaps for the avocado which everybody loved). Given the price, I wouldn't say that this was sulit.
This Java Chip ice cream was a bit interesting with the coffee essence, but I still didn't find it thrilling enough. Thankfully, we still enjoyed all the ice cream because of its "optimal coolness". Every spoonful was a dreamy kiss that sent shivers down our spines.
Now, this marked the end of our food crawl here in Maginhawa area. Thanks to all my friends who joined in this amazing food crawl! Looking forward to our next foodie adventures!
The Iscreamist - Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Value for Money ★★☆
Budget: P163 each for one (1) serving of the nitrogen ice cream
Overall, I found The Iscreamist slightly below satisfactory. Perhaps this was because I set a high expectation from the store. This was attributable to all the "rave" about the place, the long hour we spent waiting and the not-so-friendly prices (of course with higher price comes higher expectation on the quality and taste). Hence, I don't recommend this place for the food, but maybe for the fun experience you'll get.
Location: 6-D Magiting Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Contact No.: +63932 6366197
Service Charge: None
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