Classified as a neighbourhood of downtown Vancouver brimming with local shops and high-end dining experiences, Yaletown was probably the last district I'd visit had I not learned of Mister. (And by this, I don't mean that it's an unsuitable area for tourists; I am simply referring to the fact that I felt tremendously out of place given that the area flooded with workers on lunch hour when I exited at Yaletown-Roundhouse.)
I was able to spot the simple blue-and-white banners even from a good distance away, though their shop was located in extremely close proximity the train station anyway.
To the right was a beige/grey-toned brick wall with napkins and clean spoons, above was a series of vertical hanging lights, and near the front was a silver, fence-like structure of a table. Mixers sat atop a marble tabletop; the cashier area assumed a stone-like appearance. The setting emitted a strong industrial vibe, all with a sleek, sophisticated twist.
Milky formulas were poured into the main compartment and churned to a creamy consistency with the assistance of liquid nitrogen. It was quite a sight to witness: a translucent mist flooded from the mixing bowl, filling the entire work area. Some even escaped from between the cracks, gently swirling around my feet in the fragrance-less cloud.
Unique to this flavour were the subtle purple swirls and toppings of fresh blueberries and a SORTED-esque sprig of mint.
I particularly enjoyed how the individual flavours could be tasted clearly: from the breezy shreds of fresh mint to juicy blueberries to tart hints of lime, not a single element was excluded. The incorporation of fresh blueberries, a seasonal product in BC, was an aspect I was especially fond of. (Afterwards, I learned that the ice cream also contained Bacardi rum - the "mojito" part. Those familiar with my
Before making my departure, I headed back towards Mister to pick up a pint of Thai Milk Tea ice cream. By this time, the shop was packed with curious customers.
It's highly likely that I'll make my greatest effort to revisit before I make my return to the motherland.
Following a turn of unfortunate events, I missed my bus and my transfer window expired. With extra time to spare, I trudged over to Japadog for an early supper.