My Koibito’s Experience: A Taste of Gelato in Lipa
Italian treats have always been one of my most favorite cuisines. Aside from the palatable pastas and pizzas, such delicacies satisfy my longing for treats suitable to my taste buds.
On a warm Sunday like this, thankfully, I got the chance to be invited to the opening of a new dessert shop in Lipa, Koibito’s. This establishment is just located near South Supermarket (at High 5 Square Bldg., Ayala Highway, Lipa City), hence its accessibility. It’s very near Lipa City’s malls and other establishments so if you plan to visit, you won’t have a hard time especially if you’re just around town.
Setting foot on the shop during its grand opening was a fun experience, to say the least. It was euphoric even, seeing the customers eagerly awaiting for their turn to order and the servers scooping gelato with glee. I ordered a big cup worth Php135, combining cookie butter, pistacchio and bubble gum – topped with waffle wafer. And the taste? Very soothing to the palate. It was just like heaven! The creamy goodness of Italian ice cream was just crème a la crème.
Get to try delectable gelato flavors (my dilemma was choosing one) as you please. Choose among the following:
- Pistacchio Gelato
- Nocciola (Hazelnut) Gelato
- Caramel Panna Cotta Gelato
- Nutty Strawberry Gelato
- Salted Sweet Corn Gelato
- Vanilla Bean Gelato
- Cookie Butter Gelato
- Salted Caramel Gelato
- Oreos and Milk Gelato
- Strawberry Cheesecake Gelato
- White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Gelato
- Fresh Mango Sorbetto
- Mango Cheesecake Gelato
- Ferrero Gelato
- Bazooka Bubblegum Gelato
- Kapeng Barako Gelato
- Batangas Tablea Gelato
Batangas’ Finest Flavors
Specifically since Koibito’s has started here in Lipa, it has also included flavors especially dedicated to Batanguenos: Kapeng Barako and Batangas Tablea. As we Batanguenos may already be aware of, these two are our pride when it comes to delicacies. With the strong and classic barako blend and the fermented pure (100%) cacao made into tablets, home-grown Batanguenos and even guests from other towns and countries might want to try them out.
The place? Cozy. Enjoy bonding with friends, family and loved ones as you sit on ice cream-designed chairs. Not that large space inside though but if you have a big group with you, you might want to dine outside as they also have chairs and tables there too.
Drinks, Pastries and More
If, on the other hand, you want to try other treats, feast on these other delicacies: affogato, gelato shake, gelato sticks, Koibito’s frozen hot chocolate, hot and cold beverages, juices, and pastries. Pastries include the following:
Caramel Brownies – Salted Caramel Gelato sandwiched between rich triple-chocolate brownies and drizzled with white chocolate
Black & White – Oreos & Milk Gelato half-dipped in Milk Chocolate
Special Oatmeal & Cream – French Vanilla Gelato sandwiched in deliciously soft oatmeal-raisin cookies hinted with cinnamon
Special Chocolate & Caramel Bar – Salted Caramel Gelato coated in rich dark chocolate with a splash of roasted peanuts
All in all, my Koibito’s experience was a blast. Having met fellow Batangueno bloggers like Tikya (of Kabatang.com), Jaymee of Surviving Three Kids One Day at a Time, Rubie of iamsweetbie.blogspot.com, and Kurdapya (Kabatang.com) also made it even better.
Thanks again to Hello Lipa for inviting us bloggers to Koibito’s opening!
To learn more about Koibito’s, visit their website at http://koibitos.com/.