Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rainbows and Unicones

Today I was at South Center mall and I decided to review one of the kiosks there called UniCone (not to be confused with unicorn) Japanese Crepes. I can't imagine any kiosk being better! They are located on the bottom floor by the south entrance, and it smells like cake right when you walk in.

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 4. For a kiosk in the mall it was very modern and awesome. Instead of a menu they have plastic versions of what you can get so it made choosing much easier. There are glass walls all around the kitchen where you can watch them make the crepes. Suprisingly, making crepes is fast and easy. They spread the batter thinly all over a large circular pan with a thing that kind of looks like something to clean your car windows (only smaller). UniCone also has lots of simple signs that are easy to read and plenty of chairs near by. 

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 3. They were nice, they smiled and were very patient when my sister took practically a year to pick her crepe! The two people behind the counter seemed like they were friends and they were talking and laughing about jokes. I was just standing there thinking, "I want to know the joke too!" They called out my order really loud even though I was standing right next to them. 

On service speed, I give it a 4. They started to make my crepe right after I ordered and it was served in an under 5 minutes.

I ordered a Strawberry Choco Whip which is a crepe with preserved strawberries, chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Here is what the plastic version looked like...


Here is what mine looked like...

On taste of food, I give it a 5! It was hands down the best crepe that I had EVER had!!! It was a Japanese crepe with strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate syrup. The crepe is Japanese and not French because Japanese crepes are softer and chewier than the French ones. Also, rolling the crepe into a cone is common in Japan. It was a warm and gooey crepe with cold fruit inside. It was the perfect texture. The strawberries were in a syrup but it didn't make the crepe soggy at all. At first it tasted like I was eating breakfast but as time went on I knew I was eating a crepe. The whipped cream was light and fluffy and the chocolate syrup was perfect. It was a great balance of all flavors with nothing too overpowering. I ate the whole thing in under 5 minutes and every bite was heavenly.

On appearance of food, I give it a 4. It was rolled up in a pink paper cone and there were very clear directions on how to eat them. Check it out...

So that is what I did. It was very easy to eat the crepe in the cone and not very messy, although I did need a napkin at the end. But you know, that is just me. I can pretty much make a mess out of anything. When they first made the crepe it didn't seem like there were a lot of toppings. After they rolled it into a cone I realized there was plenty. The crepe looked very gourmet and the bright red strawberries caught my eye.

On price, I give it a 3. My crepe was $4.29 but the average price is about $5.00. A little expensive compared to other mall treats but this is gourmet, not like a junky pretzel place.

 They also had super weird savory flavors like spicy tuna salad and potato salad in case you are adventurous...

For a total score of 23/30. Whoever invented UniCones was an absolute genius! Brillant idea! They need more locations because this place needs to become more popular. To all you kids who go to South Center, ask your parents to try UniCone. They have many kid friendly flavor options like ice cream, frosted flakes and fruit cocktail. Just when I thought the mall couldn't get any better... I am feeling rainbows and Unicones:)

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  1. Awesome post, Emily. The picture of the plastic version versus the real version is great.

    I can't wait for this to make its way to Texas, although here it probably would be crepes with bar-b-que. I also can't wait for the special edition posts from Thanksgiving week! We are going to have a blast.

    - Uncle D

  2. Hi Emily,
    Beckie has been reading me your blog and I am quite enjoying it. I have one I thought you might like also. Well done!

  3. Yum! I want to try the spicy tuna! :) Will you be doing a review from Arizona??

  4. Hey Mr.R, yeah, I am not going to do full reviws but little blurbs about my favorite places to eat here!

  5. Emily...Sometime when you are in Tucson, you might like a food truck that sells crepes, planet of the Crepes...they have sweet and savory crepes..check for their location on facebook.