Current Obsession: Soft Serve With Ooey Gooey Honeycomb At Honeymee
Photo by Krista Simmons/LAist
Call us nitpickers or details people, but it's the little things in life—and in the food world— that get us excited. Whether it be an off-the-wall menu item, a particularly stylish bathroom or a restaurant's signature scent, we get stoked on the minutiae that makes our dining scene unique. Consider this the sacred space where we feel safe to express our current obsessions and openly explore our favorite things.
This week, it's Honeymee's "true milk" soft serve with honeycomb.
What it is: Honeycomb ice cream has become a huge trend in South Korea, with chains like Softree taking off. The logo of Honeymee does look strangely like Softree's, actually, but from our Google stalking it seems like the honey at Honeymee is a bit lighter.
Honeymee only has four items on the menu, the best of which is their namesake—a creamy vanilla soft serve swirled into a small plastic cup and then topped with a gooey chunk of fresh honeycomb. It's definitely an indulgence, but there's a levity to it that doesn't leave you feeling like a glutton who needs to hit the confessional afterwards. Its subtle floral honey and not-at-all-icey soft serve are sure to be the subject of your summer food fantasies. It's the bees knees.
If you aren't into the idea of noshing on honeycomb, you can also try the "Sweetie," which is the same soft serve with honey ribbons (sans-beeswax) threaded throughout the swirl.
Why it's rad: If the photo didn't sell you on Honeymee, then the sheer simplicity should. In this case, that's decent dairy, proper churning, and a delicately sweet honeycomb. There are plenty of wonderful froyo shops in L.A., but great soft serve is harder to come by.
The signage and website boast "true milk," which we have yet to get to actually figure out the meaning of. None of the three of the three employees inside the old-timey kiosk knew what that meant exactly (or what brand of honey or milk the company used) and our email queries have yet to receive a response. There is a Vietnamese dairy called True Milk, so that's a possibility. It could also just mean that the soft serve is made with real milk and no fillers or substitutes. What we do know is that whatever "true milk" is, it makes amazing soft serve and you need to eat it now.
Where to find it: Honeymee is located inside the same K-Town strip mall that's home to Boiling Crab and Hangover, right next to the HMS Bounty on Wilshire Boulevard. They are open from noon-11 p.m. There is free 15 minute parking if you plan on a grab-and-go in the shopping center's lot off Alexandria Ave.
How much it'll cost you: The signature Honeymee is $4.75 for a cup. If you're feeling particularly carb-tastic, you can also purchase Babee buns, which are fresh baked buns with ice cream and honey, for $4-$5.25.