[Bangkok] While Singapore is still kind of into Korean bingsu, foodies in Bangkok and Hong Kong have caught on to kakigori.

Kakigori? It is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavoured with syrup, added with colourful ingredients such as fruits, sweet red bean and mochi.

In a city known for its blazing hot weather, kakigori should work well with attracting the hipsters in Bangkok. By the way, the youths and instagrammers there are indeed getting much influence in the social media sphere, many with higher spending power.

After striking gold with popular Shibuya Toast shop After You, owner Kulapat ‘May’ Kanokwatanawan expands to this kakigori concept which has apparently taken off.

Ah, no wonder the dessert shop is called MAY-gori.

The first branch is at café throve The Commons at Thong Lor while its second is a youth-hangout mall of Siam Square One.

Maygori serves up flavours of Matcha & Azuki (245 baht), Hojicha (175 baht), Mont Blanc Chestnut (245 baht), Ume (185 baht), Bubble Milk Tea (185 baht), Milo (185 baht) , Yuzu Yoghurt Panna Cotta (235 baht) and Ichigo Yogurt Panna Cotta (215 baht) – strawberry sauce, creamy yoghurt with wobbly panna cotta within the shaved ice dessert.

At a price costing between SGD$7.25 to SGD $9.60, this dessert is not considered cheap in Bangkok.

Call me superficial, I went for the most popular and instagrammable Pipo Rainbow (155 baht) of kakigori drenched in multi-coloured SWEET syrups with a myriad of konnyaku-like jelly at is base.

You may question, ”Isn’t this ice kachang”

Technically not so. Creating one of these took up at least about 5 minutes of so, where time was taken to vary the fluffy layers with ingredients, creating this snow-capped mountain-like dessert with alternating colours.

The shaved ice texture was soft definitely, though not as snow-like as the higher quality Korean bingsu.

It was fun to eat, always something to find when you dig further into, but could have been too sweet overall.

Maygori is the kind of place youths go to escape from the heat, and take many, many, many wefies – they typically come in a group to share-share.

Maygori メイ氷
Siam Square One Level 2, 254 Phayathai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 02 047 6979
Google Maps – The Commons

The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 02 185 2519
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm
Google Maps – The Commons

Other Related Entries
After You (Central World)
The Commons (Bangkok)
Kiss The Tiramisu (Siam Square)
CODE Café Of Dessert Enthusiasts (Bangkok)
Audrey Café des Fleurs (EmQuartier, Bangkok)


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