Before Sticky Ricky’s opened, we were very excited about an ice cream shop opening 30 seconds down the road from our house. Today was their grand opening, but earlier this week we went twice during their soft opening. We were already blown away by their ice cream during the soft opening, but today the ice cream was even better. Sticky Ricky’s offers American ice cream (hard ice cream with no eggs and heavy cream) as well as some sherbet and sorbet flavors. Some of the flavors they are offering now (most flavors will change regularly) are Salted Caramel Cookie Party, Orange Creamsicle, Gochujang Chocolate, Avocado Lime Sherbet, Strawberry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate Sherbet, and Philly Vanilla.
The thing we like most about the ice cream at Sticky Ricky’s is the creaminess and the consistency. Our favorite flavors so far are the Salted Caramel Cookie Party and the Philly Vanilla, but the Gochujang Chocolate is not far behind. In the Salted Caramel, the caramel was slightly burnt (on purpose) and each bite was filled with soft, sweet chunks of three different types of cookie. The Philly Vanilla is one of the best vanilla ice creams I have ever had, and that’s saying a lot because vanilla is my favorite flavor of ice cream. The vanilla beans are steeped for a while and the flavor really shines through in the ice cream. As for the Gochujang Chocolate, it sounds strange, but the milk chocolate balances perfectly with the heat and saltiness from the gochujang paste. Overall, the ice cream at Sticky Ricky’s has been outstanding and I can’t wait to see what flavors they create next. They offer single cups or cones for 4,000 won, doubles for 6,000, and triples for 8,000.
Sticky Ricky’s is near Sookmyung Womens University, exit 2. Come out of exit 2 and walk down the alley going diagonally to the left. Walk down, cross a small intersection, and Sticky Ricky’s will come up on your right.
Hours now: Friday-Sunday: 12pm-10pm
After June 20 : 12pm-10pm Tuesday-Sunday
by Michael Jones
One of the things we miss most about cooking in America, is the ability to bake. Our apartment is small, and without an oven, it is difficult to make cookies and brownies like we did at home. Thankfully, because of places like Cre8 Cookies, our craving for cookies can be laid to rest.
Cre8 is located on Kyungridan-Gil and is tucked in a little alley up the hill and to your right. Once you pass the pet shop, filled with fluffy kittens and surrounded by gawking people, you're almost there. The shop is small, but decorated wonderfully and it’s a great place to relax, chat, and devour some truly incredible cookies that even the cookie monster would approve of. We have no reservations saying that these are our favorite cookies we’ve had since moving to Seoul over 2 years ago.
The owner is extremely friendly and very passionate about baking. She will even go out of her way to bake some individual cookies for you. Last night, she made us two Nutella and peanut butter cookies and we devoured them in seconds. The inside was flaky, and the gooey peanut butter and sweet Nutella rocked our taste buds. We also had an M&M and a white chocolate chip and almond cookie. All of the cookies are delectable, melt in your mouth, instant smile inducing delicious. The owner will also give you a frothy glass of milk to wash down the crumbs and to dunk your cookies in. Most of the cookies are (1,900 KRW) but some, such as the Nutella and peanut butter, are (2,500 KRW) due to the price of ingredients. She also sells coffee and her cold brew is a wonderful choice for (3,800 KRW). The coffee was strong, but smooth, and pairs perfectly with freshly baked cookies.
We love Cre8 Cookies and will definitely be regulars. This might hurt my Grandma’s feelings, but I might have a new favorite cookie. Like the neon sign says in the back of the shop “Let's Dough It”.
Hours: 11AM-9M, everyday
Address: 용산구 이태원동 225-143
DIRECTIONS: Come out of Noksapyeong station, exit 2
Walk until the underpass and cross under the road, and take the left exit.
Turn right on Kyungridan-Gil.
Keep walking all the way up the hill until you pass Namsan Chemistry and the pet shop with the cute kittens and puppies.
Take a right at "Nice to Meatball You" at the small alley in front of it.
Cre8 will be on your left.
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