LuxBite co-founder and head chef Bernard Chu has teamed up with ice cream master and Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year 2022 finalist Joane Yeoh to create this new dessert spot in Melbourne. There’s over 20 dairy and plant-based ice cream flavours to try, as well as five ice cream cakes. Expect bold flavours like miso, sake and sweet potato at Kōri Ice Cream.
Kōri Ice Cream
This sleek and playful ice creamery is now open on the busy Glenferrie Road. Designed by Architects Eat, this dramatic and colourful space will make you feel like you’re stepping into a poster or art installation.
Joane Yeoh was doing work experience in Japan, when she discovered a great admiration for Japanese ice creameries. When she returned to Melbourne, she missed her favourite flavours, and realised that she could bring a new offering to dessert fans around the city.
She teamed up with Chu to create a range of delicious flavours, with some being a first in Australia, like Purin Caramel Pudding and Hōjicha Hazelnut. There’s 24 different flavours to discover, and the menu will be enhanced with authentic seasonal ice creams.
“My favourite flavour has to be Hojicha Hazelnut and Matcha Pistachio flavour, the nutty collection,” said Yeoh. “Kōri also provides a selection of non-dairy options that are all plant-based and vegan. We were able to get really creative with this range, with flavours like Tofu Vanilla, Nori/Seaweed and Yuzu.”
Kōri Ice Cream opened earlier this month, and is ready to excite Melbourne with its bold flavours and twists on traditional classics.
“Joane and I are always experimenting with different ingredients and combinations, but for now we’re just really excited about getting our first customers in for the Kōri experience,” said Chu.
This ice creamery is open seven days a week from 12pm.