Thursday, February 6, 2014

Morelli's Gelato @ Bangsar

From Harrods Food Hall to Bangsar Shopping Centre: Malaysia can now welcome this country's first outpost of Morelli's, the British-based ice cream chain whose franchise operations encompass London to Libreville, Monaco to Manila, Dallas to Dubai.

Morelli's is proud of its heritage that dates back five generations to Giuseppe Morelli, an Italian emigrant who reputedly began selling ice cream from his bicycle in the county of Kent in the early 20th century. The brand has come a long way since then. Its Malaysian franchise is operated by a subsidiary of Naza Corp.

High marks for presentation here: Love how the fresh fruits make each flavour look even more enticing.

We purchased a three-scoop cup comprising Sri Lankan coconut, Brazilian coffee & Nutella flavours for RM20 after savouring small samples of some of the other stand-out options (the pistachio's lovely, supposedly made with culinary nuts from Sicily).

The verdict: Sumptuously milky-smooth, with deliciously defined flavours. The coconut creation has a nice flakiness while the Nutella is pleasantly sticky. Ideal for those dog days when we need a cool pick-me-up.

Sundaes are available too; pricey but probably worthwhile. Service here is friendly. All in all, Morelli's in Kuala Lumpur seems to be off to a strong start, doing justice to this family name.

Morelli's Gelato
Ground Floor Kiosk, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur

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20 comments:

  1. Oh yes, i love gelato, healthier version of ice cream but often comes with expensive price tags too :(

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    1. Ken: ya, it's generally costlier, but yeah, it usually tastes better too, heh =)

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  2. This is such a beautiful, crisp and clean place, Sean!

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    1. Linda: yeah, it's a nice mall for this ice cream parlour :)

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  3. Well, the banana presentation certainly stands out. :D

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    1. Kenny: outstanding and upstanding. haha :)

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  4. Yet to try any - they don't come cheap. Sobssss!!!

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    1. Suituapui: maybe can head for a helping of gelato the next time you're in town =)

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  5. Ah yes, using fresh fruits definitely adds appeal to the gelato. :)

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    1. Baby Sumo: and the gelato here is supposedly made fresh daily too =)

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  6. All of that fruit topping is certainly attractive.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, and the purity of the fruity flavour shines through the ice cream too :)

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  7. Today is sooooo hot! I wanted to have some gelato, but still a bit of coughing...

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    1. Kenny CK: ya lor, the weather today is perfect for cold drinks and desserts. I also still haven't recovered fully from my cough! So we're both still a bit sick, heheh :)

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  8. The sundaes are too good. It makes me think of it even when i sleep. Lol :P

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    1. Mimi: heheh, cool cocktails that haunt our dreams :D

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  9. What's the price like? Eg. 1 scoop, or 2 scoops? And take away boxes?

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    1. My Kind of Style: RM10 for one scoop and RM15 for two scoops. Don't know re boxes.

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    2. My Kind Of Style: you're welcome. hope you enjoy it! :)

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