February 11, 2021
Beku is a reasonable walk or bike ride from our home, and we really haven't given it the full attention it deserves over the past couple of years. I recall eating a wonderful scoop of teh tarik (i.e. Malaysian style pulled milk tea) gelato there, and their Southeast Asian flavours have only expanded in the year or two since. They consistently offer a novel range of vegan flavours amongst their dairy-based ones, too.
On one of February's hotter days, we raced to take this photo of four flavours before they dripped all over us! Michael had a vegan cone piled with scoops of chocolate and cendol decorated with the green rice jelly ($7.10). Meanwhile, I took on a cup of the dairy-based condensed milk gelato and Milo Dinosaur, with a Milo sprinkle ($7.10).
There are so many more flavours to try: common ones like dulce de leche, mango and pistachio, and Beku specialties like coconut with jackfruit pieces, Kitan Hitam, Ube, Tolak Angin, Thandai, Houjicha, Paan, and Es Campur. I fear that we've run out of summer, and will miss our chance to try them all under optimal conditions!
171 Lygon St, Brunswick East
Accessibility: Under current COVID restrictions, we can use a shallow ramp from the street to order and pay at a low makeshift counter.