I used to live right next to my uni in Melbourne. And those who are studying or have studied in Melbourne Uni would have taken the advantage of the “Italian street” just a few minutes walk away. Lygon street holds many fantastic memories for me and that’s where I discover the joy of devouring gelato in winter. I remember walking down from my apartment just to get a taste of those Passionfruit sorbet and then just strolled along the street. Strange habit, I know. But something about that double-cold combination which appealed to me.
Back in Malaysia, of course, good gelato isn’t that readily available, and it’s hot all the time, so Ice Cream and such melts at crazy speed. One saving grace is the ones located in a shopping mall. Like New Zealand Natural at Sunway Pyramid.
New Zealand Natural is one of the largest premium ice-cream chains in both New Zealand and Australia and it prides itself in using the freshest ingredients in its products. There’s something from everyone, ranging from ultra healthy sugar free fruit juices to the most decadent ice cream (Walnut Butterscotch, anyone?). New Zealand Natural landed in Malaysia, much to the delight of all ice-cream lovers, in 2003 and since then they have grown to a total of 7 outlets. Not bad for an Ice Cream Specialist.
Well here’s another piece of good news for you: New Zealand Natural has recently added some new items to their menu just in time for the Sunway Pyramid’s World of Cravings Campaign in April. We got to try them all (after our very heavy meal at Paradise Inn, no less) and let’s take a look at what they have to offer.
The Yoghurt & Pudding Sundae comes with Forestberry Frozen Yoghurt, paired with juicy mango pudding and topped with strawberry and apple slices. This is clearly my favourite of course, as I’m highly aware of what I put in my body, I prefer all fruity combination so I can enjoy all the health benefits as well.
This one is clearly for the Chocolate lovers. The Single Scoop Sundae comes with Chocolate Ecstasy flavoured Ice Cream, Almond Flakes, Chocolate CHips, Cone Pieces and Whipped Cream. Oh by the way the New Zealand Natural Chocolate Logo is entirely edible.
Those who are into the fine things in life would enjoy this Affogato, classically Italian using the best coffee: Illy Dark Roast Espresso. Keeping it simple with Vanilla Ice Cream, the bitter and sweet combination is quite a sensual experience.
Pairing Ice Cream and Croissant together may not be new, but it’s still a creative way to serve Ice Cream. Here the Ice Cream flavour is Pecan Praline Crunch which is delicious enough on its own but enhanced with the textural contrast of the cripsy croissant. I didn’t try it but my dining companions enjoyed them.
Ok, now this one is scary and not for the faint-hearted. The doughnut is topped with Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and finished with more chocolate sauce. I have long quit doughnuts so I can’t tell you what this taste, but I’m sure you can imagine it yourself.
For the health conscious folks, you might want to consider their range of Sorbet. All 99% Fat Free, cholesterol free and dairy free, they are made with fresh fruits and thus passable for occasional treats. I went for the new flavour: Superfruit which is made with the zest of pomegranate with tangy blackcurrant, exotic goji berry and tropical passionfruit. Tangy, refreshing, guilt free. The Lemon Lime flavour is excellent too especially as a palate cleanser after a heavy meal.
New Zealand Natural
LG1.70A, Lower Ground 1
3 Jalan PJS 11/15
46150 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +60 3 5638 8095
Operation Hours: 10am – 10pm
Just to remind you about the World of Craving Campaign for Sunway Pyramid:
During this month, when customer spend above RM50 (RM40 for HSBC cardholders) , they’re entitled to join the contest and 10 lucky diners can stand a chance to win RM2,000 worth of Sunway Pals points each.
2) Immediate Redemption
By spending RM150 (RM100 for HSBC cardholder) in a single receipt, diners will be rewarded with RM20 worth of Sunway Pals points.
3) Tap. Eat. Save!
Everyday in the month of April, 1 F&B tenant in Sunway Pyramid will be having a promotion. To be entitled for such promotion, diners have to download Sunway Pyramid mobile app and present it to the restaurants.
New Zealand Natural‘s Promotion is on the 10th April and on this day:
Free Up-size for Purchase of Junior & Regular Ice Cream
* Every purchase of Junior Ice Cream (RM6.90) will be upgraded to Regular Ice Cream (worth RM11.90).
* Every purchase of Regular Ice Cream (RM11.90) will be upgraded to Large Ice Cream (worth RM14.90).
Terms & Conditions
– Not applicable with any other promotions, voucher or credit card discount