WHAT IT IS

Swensen’s was a small family Ice-cream parlour when it first opened in San Francisco back in 1949. Their founding “Ultimate Sundae Experience” concept has since been exported worldwide ‘til today. Swensen’s has inaugurated their second outlet in Yangon only some weeks back, at Dagon Center. Their other outlet is in Junction Mawtin.

ATMOSPHERE
As I walked into Swensen’s, I felt like I had taken a leap into another city, another country, somewhere far from the ruined pathways and sweaty non air-conditioned taxis. A waitress in a young and colorful uniform came to greet me with her scarlet smile. If she was wearing those old-fashioned roller-skates – you know, the ones we used to fit directly onto your sneakers – I would not have been surprised.  I walked up and down the counter several times to check out the 30 flavors available, hoping this would help me take a decision, but the menu – or as I see it, a picture-book of a child’s ice-cream fantasies – blurred out any remaining self-restraint. They do have the “light” and “fat free” ice-creams, but it’s not the kind of place you go to every week, so if I’m going to indulge I might as well do it properly, I thought.

RECOMMENDATION
I could have anything from the Signature Sundaes, to the excessive Earth Quake (8 scoops!), to a Chocolate Fondue but I finally settled on the Nutty Banana: nut-flavored ice-cream served in a crispy waffle basket along with slices of banana, topped with a sweet caramel sauce and roasted almonds. A real treat; especially with the daily-baked waffle, which I recommend. But I’ll understand if you want to try the Coit Tower instead.

PRICES
Prices start from 1,600Ks for 1 scoop, 2,600Ks for a Sundae and up to 10,500Ks for the Earth Quake.

ADDRESS
1) Ground Floor, Dagon Center, Pyay road, San Chaung Tsp
Tel: 01 504 932

2) Junction Mawtin, Corner of Lann Thit st and Anawyahtar road , Lanmadaw Tsp
Tel: 097 318 1758

3)  Ocean Super Center (Tamwe) Corner of Shwe Gone Daing Road and Ba Nyar Dala Road, Bahan Township

Tel : 09 4210 78668

OPENING HOURS
Daily 10am to 10pm

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Nikita Black
Nikita was a project manager at MYANMORE. She's from Bordeaux in France and consequently, she loves her red wines and delicate pâtisseries.

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