Monday, August 14, 2006
Fiore Natural Italian Yogurt - Little Tokyo
With LA Times recent article on Pinkberry and tips of Pinkberry and the McDowell's of Pinkberry - Kiwiberry opening up all around LA, it's no wonder why some of us are quite shocked at the recent arrival of Fiore Natural Italian Yogurt in J-town.
After a very oishii sushi dinner from my favorite Sushi Komasa, D and I walked around the corner to check out Fiore. (Thanks Pirikara for the tip!) Fiore is in many ways very very similar to Pinkberry's. The only difference that I found was that Fiore seemed to be more on the creamy side, leaving a slight milky residue on the side of my mouth. I was also a bit disappointed in the small amount of mangos homegirl gave me with my large yogurt.
The big turn-off for me is that Fiore is a subsidiary of Todai. Yes, Todai, the Sushi and Seafood Buffet chain. As much as I love that Fiore is closer than the WeHo Pinkberry, I find myself wanting to support Sherry Hwang's woman made business (You go girl!) over Todai's frozen yogurt project.
I agree with Colleen Cuisine. I still like Pinkberry's the most and I'll be waiting for the K-town Pinkberry to open very soon.
Fiore Natural Italian Yogurt
134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012
11AM - 10PM daily