Yes, Moochi finally opened it’s doors in Westfield Sydney on Thursday July 19th, 2012. The signs/hoardings have been up since early May and people have been excited ever since. People can now get their fix of froyo in the city.
Word on facebook (and thanks to @crunchytiger on twitter) was that Moochi was to open today (July 19). I went for a bit of a walk around 10.30 and decided to have a sneak peak. Affirmative – moochi @ Westfield Sydney was opening very, very soon for it’s first ever service. However, the team was still getting things together so I decided to come back later on in the day.
(Excuse the poor quality of photos, the iPhone 4 doesn’t work that great in low light conditions.)
I return at 12.50pm and this is what I see. To be honest I was a little bit shocked. I didn’t realise word got around so quickly!
Yes, the wait is over.. for all you froyo lovers.
There’s an opening special – $2 for a regular sized frozen yoghurt with your choice of 3 toppings. Winning! Extremely good value and what a great technique to utilise on your grand opening ;) It’s no wonder why there was a queue. Samples were given out as taste testers. On offer was the original flavoured frozen yoghurt, watermelon, pomegranate and biscotti.
The toppings bar with a fair few workers behind the counter.
The wait time isn’t too bad considering how many workers there were in comparison to the customers. I’d say I had waited about 10-15 minutes for the order to come through.
It was pointed out to me that this froyo looked quite the devil-ish ;)
I decide to go for both the watermelon and pomegranate froyo. They have very similar flavours, both subtle. I still think I’m a fan of the original flavour. You can never go wrong with real pieces of fruit paired with your froyo. I don’t know what it is but I am in love with mochi, a Japanese rice cake. I think the glutinous rice (sticky consistency) is a great contrast to the frozen yoghurt. I first was exposed to this combination back in 2005 on my trip to the USA. Never have I forgotten it since.
Although frozen yoghurt seems to be the “it” thing right now, let’s remember that it has been around for a while already. I don’t know what it is about it all of a sudden that made it so big. I’m not the biggest fan like I know some others are, but at the same time I don’t mind having some froyo with mochi and fruit every now and again :)
Westfield Sydney, Shop 1023
Cnr Pitt & Market Streets
Sydney NSW 2000