After its first branch took Phra Khanong by storm, Japanese gelateria Rintaro is now branching out with a second joint in Ari.
The highlights are their 18 flavors of seasonal ice cream, which rotate daily. Owner Shintaro Nakajima sources ingredients from local farmers to whip up flavors like Chumphon cacao with caramel nuts, Chanthaburi mangosteen, and Chiang Rai passionfruit.
Other showstoppers include the zippy yuzu honey and Japanese soya ice cream topped with a heap of kinako (roasted soybean powder) and glutinous, chewy mochi.
For THB120, you can pick a combination of two flavors while selecting a cone of your choice—maple or cacao, both of which come piping hot from the pan. For those with an insatiable hunger for sweets, they also have a take home option (THB900 for 750 grams).
Rintaro’s second branch is located in Soi Phahonyothin 8 in Ari neighborhood.
Rintaro was founded by Shintaro Nakajima, a Tokyo native who settled in Bangkok nine years ago after successfully opening his first two ice-creameries back home – one in Chiba and another in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. He says his shop wouldn’t have survived the pandemic were it not for the quality, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers. The ice cream is made fresh every day as are the waffle cones, which are baked precisely 40 seconds and come with a choice of maple or cacao waffle.
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