It’s nice to finally have the energy to check out new restaurants again after a tough week. After a delicious dinner at Green Leaf Sushi in Kitsilano, Bob and I visited Tangram Creamery for some dessert since it was close by. Tangram Creamery is a new ice cream/coffee shop that opened up a few months ago in the Kitsilano neighbourhood featuring cookie ice cream cones that are made on-site by Japanese pastry chef Kazushi TeraKawa (who was previously at Chicco on Robson).
The moment you walk into their entrance, you will see the list of ice cream and dairy free (sorbet) flavours that are available for the day. For an extra dollar, you can have the option of deciding whether you want your ice cream in a cookie cone or bowl upon ordering. Since I was still pretty full from dinner, I decided to get the single scoop ($5) of hojicha on a cookie cone (+$1). Hojicha is basically a Japanese roasted green tea withed of mixture of milk. I was given two scoops of hojicha with my single scoop order. Had I known that my single scoop would be equivalent to two scoops of ice cream, I would’ve asked for matcha as well! Double scoop is $7, Triple scoop is $9.
As you can see by this picture, they are very generous with the portion size here. I enjoyed my hojicha ice cream a lot as it was not too sweet compared to other ice cream places like Earnest or Rain or Shine. I was a little disappointed with the cookie cone – maybe I just had high hopes for it since people were raving about the cookie cone.. I found it too sweet for my liking. The sugar/butter ratio seemed a bit off. Overall, it’s a nice place to go to for dessert if you’re in the area. Bob and I were lucky to find a parking spot right in front, but be mindful when you come here when it gets busy during the evening as parking spots are limited! Their new operating hours are now Wednesday-Sunday from 12-10:30PM.
2729 Arbutus Street
Price: $ ($0-20)