On our holiday in Chiang Mai last month I had to check out icecream mecca and Thai hipster haunt iberry Garden, owned by Thai artist and comedian Udom and home to some quirky decorative drawcards.
I used to rattle on about my love for iberry in my old blog A Girl in Asia quite a bit. In case you missed it – iberry is a Thai ice-cream chain with the most amazing array of icecream and sorbet flavours, from the Asian inspired (mangosteen, tamarind, salted plum, rambutan, spicy green mango…) to more traditional but equally luscious numbers of the chocolate/hazelnut/caramel variety. And then there’s ‘banana and cheese’.
|The dog statue dominating the garden|
|Another of iberry Garden’s quirky touches|
The garden at the Chiang Mai branch houses an enormous yellow dog festooned with hanging colourful lanterns in the tree above, while on one side of the cafe is a cartoon like head. It supposedly resembles the owner and you can stick your head inside and pose in it for souveniry snaps. The usual array of iberry’s icecream flavours are there with some seasonal additions for good measure. This time I sampled pomegranate plus mocha almond fudge (not seasonal, just ridiculously lush).
Weirdly, we ran into someone my husband went to school with while there – what are the chances?! Have you ever randomly run into anyone you know while travelling?
iberry Garden, Siri Mangkalajarn Road, off Nimmanhaemin Rd Soi 17, Chiang Mai, Thailand, www.iberryhomemade.com
Open 10.30am until 10pm daily