Fact #10 : The first rubber balloon was made in 1824
If you’ve seen people on Instagram smooshing their faces to balloons, you’ll know edible balloons are a thing. Located on the Ground Floor of the galleries Victoria, in Sydney, the balloon bar is now serving strawberry, coconut, orange and passion fruit flavors tied adorably to Black Star Pastry‘s Ginger Ninga.
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Fact #7: soft serve is a smooth semisolid ice cream that contains less milk fat than regular ice cream and is made in and dispensed from a freezer in which it is aerated and continuously churned.
It’s time for soft serves to come out from the shadow of mcflurries and into the light. Here are our top 5 world picks from left to right.
Honey Creme: Soft serve in a cup with delectable flavors like honey or avocado matcha spiraling into a delicious cup of yum top with popcorn or churros? Yes please! Now open in Sydney and Perth Australia.
Rui Milk: Have you ever thought “you know what this soft serve is missing? Fairy floss in the shape of a panda” and “do you know what this iced tea is missing? Colour changing butterfly tea with light up icecubes!” If you felt like I was reading your mind right then, get yourself to Rui Milk in NYC and get your fix
Soft serve society: You’ve seen those black soft serves that look a little like the poop emoji right? Fun names, flavours and topics, what more could you want…a cure for lactose intolerant perhaps. London, get into it!
Taiyaki: We’re back in New York and this time, instead of a cone or cup, we have a tasty waffle like Japanese fish shaped cake cone topped with delicious soft serve. Need more motivation? The have a unicorn taiyaki, complete with ears and horn, to fulfill all your mythical creature consuming needs.
Cremia: is a truly Japanese way of handling dessert. Soft, delicate and clothed in a thin non distracting cone, cremia does not have the bells and whistles of the other options but isn’t diversity the spice of life?
Fact #2 : There is a cup noodle in Japan technically considered “a very food restaurant in it’s category” as it has it’s own Mischelin star.
Cup noodles are a student staple and rightly so. They are cheap, easy to make, and typically hold the minimal nutritional value required to sustain life. K-dramas make them seem like a pretty tasty option too but Nakiryu dandan noodles takes it to the next level.
They retail for about 200 yen (AU$2.30) and here is where the good news ends. Sold in Japan, the next time your friend says “I’m going to Japan, want anything?”, you know what the answer has to be!