Oh, Sweet Monster. I don’t know where I should start.
Maybe from the curvaceous outline of your vanilla ice cream?
Or your colorful cup that puts a smile on my face?
Perhaps, the popcorns?
This South Korea brand instantly pleasures our eyes with beautiful visuals. Does it ring a bell, K-drama fans? Just take a look at their vibrant stall, packaging, and mascots. The monsters are so cute, they could have their own sitcom.
But enough about the visuals. Every dedicated K-drama fan knows that no matter how beautiful the cinematography or how gorgeous the actor is, the most important factor is still the storyline. Does it have any substance? Does Sweet Monster serve finger-lickin’ good ice cream? Hallelujah sweet universe, yes.
Although Sweet Monster only has one flavor, vanilla, it is a solid vanilla. A good vanilla is a strong anchor for all the different toppings that they have. For first-timers, it’s a no-brainer to pick Popcorn Ice Cream, especially because Sweet Monster also sells those popcorns in a box. Tasting that sweet, smooth, milky vanilla ice cream on your tongue, mixed with popcorns? So. much. win.
Speaking of popcorns, Sweet Monster offers 4 different flavors. Salt Caramel is as yum as any caramel popcorn out there, and Caramel Cheese is an interesting pair. There are Strawberry and Chocolate too. With that many flavors to choose from, you get to eat pop corn with ice cream, instead of ice cream with popcorn. What a great time to be alive. Having said that, if you by any chance have something against popcorn, try the ice cream without any topping. Or pick one out of these three: Tiramisu, Peanut Butter Pretzel, or Caramel Macchiato.
Sweet Monster doesn’t have a super fancy place, and the Plaza Indonesia outlet only has 6 chairs. In fact, it shares a space with an apparel store, Project X. You may not be able to take your time when savoring the ice cream, but when it is so good, does it really matter? I would definitely be back for a second, and a third, and many more servings. Because like Sweet Monster said, life is hard, and it’s important to enjoy the soft.
Address: Plaza Indonesia & PIM 2
Price Range: IDR 18-65K