Red Mango (starting from B89 for small,140g) (Runner Up!)
Though this Bangkok frozen yogurt pioneer is now reduced to a single, humble branch, we enjoy its nostalgic taste. It’s a little on the sweet side, but not to migraine-inducing levels. We like that it also has fruity hints and doesn’t have a strong aftertaste.
Light in texture but slightly grainier than the others, this yogurt is too sweet for us. Even though this local brand boasts of real and natural flavors, it somehow tastes artificial. We do like that this self-serve spot has three sizes of cups to choose from, though.
Verdict: Too many cups of sugar.
Try 1/F, K Village, Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-661-5909. BTS Phrom Phong. www.manycups.com
Pinkberry (starting at B99 for small, 100g) (BK Pick!)
This newbie hailing from California lives up to the hype, with its melt-in-your-mouth softness and its refreshing sourness that isn’t too overpowering. This is what frozen yogurt is all about—silky smooth soft-serve without being fatty and creamy.
Out of the lot, this one looks the weirdest with its almost pastel yellow color. Strangely for a juice bar, this frozen yogurt tastes a bit like soybeans, smells like condensed milk and looks like a milkshake (not to mention the slightly sudsy aftertaste).
Originating from Japan, this one’s the sourest of the lot, but more so in an intense, yogurt-y way than in an expired milk way, which is a definite plus. Thankfully, there’s not much of an aftertaste. A nice choice for someone not particulary sweet inclined.
Verdict: Forget the other flavors, plain is the best.