I love trying new dessert places, especially if they’re Korean desserts like Patbingsu! (shaved ice with fruit and cream). On a casual day out in London, my boyfriend and I decided to visit a new dessert place called GAZA in Soho, London, which we had heard a lot of good reviews for! They had some quirky desserts on the menu so we decided to check it out.
We ordered a mixed fruit patbingsu that had strawberries, mango and blueberries, honey butter bread and an iced matcha frappuccino to share. The actual café was quite small but there was some seating downstairs with a little shopping area. The café was Korean themed (with kpop songs playing in the background) and I liked the minimalist décor.
This matcha frappuccino was really good!
Overall, although the desserts were certainly eye-catching, beautifully displayed and Instagram-worthy, they didn’t really meet our expectations – the mixed fruit patbingsu was so icy it was as if it had just come out of the freezer! The ice is supposed to be soft and fluffy (that’s why it’s called shaved ice) but it wasn’t, and the fruit was hard aswell. So not great! The honey butter bread was even worse… it had so much chocolate sauce on it that it should’ve been called chocolate bread instead! There was no honey taste to it and the bread was so difficult to cut through. So 10/10 for food display, but we wouldn’t recommend going here as it was a let down 🙁
But why waste the pretty photos? So I’ve decided to include it in my blog anyway so we can appreciate the aesthetics (even though we’ll have to use our imagination when it comes to the taste) and to give an honest review about it! Sorry to burst your bubble ><
There were other interesting food on the menu like Korean rice burgers, but we didn’t fancy it. Maybe another time, in another café! XD
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