Nubi Yogurt, located inside Focus Plaza in San Gabriel, opened about a month ago. If you haven't heard about the SoCal fro-yo craze, you can catch up by reading my Pinkberry - Los Angeles (Koreatown) post. Ever since I read Elmo of Monster Munching's post on Yogurtland in Fullerton, which charged 30 cents an ounce, I've been eagerly anticipating a similar place to open in the San Gabriel Valley.
Well, it's not quite as cheap, since Nubi charges 38 cents an ounce. But Nubi boasts 12 flavors, 14 fresh fruit toppings, and 20 other toppings. During its grand opening, it was 23 cents an ounce. You can get coupons if you sign up on their website. And if you live in the San Gabriel Valley, keep your eyes peeled for coupons in the mail.
Unlike Pinkberry or its copycats, the by-the-ounce fro-yo places are self-serve. Grab a container, load up on as many flavors of frozen yogurt, tart or sweet, as you'd like, add as many toppings, healthy or not, as you'd like. You can even swirl the flavors.
While I normally shun the junk food toppings in favor of fresh fruit toppings when I'm at the other frozen yogurt places, I couldn't resist adding a few chunks of cookie dough or Andes mints here. That's about it though but you can certainly fill up on cereal, nuts, or candy if you wish.
They offer a generously-sized free sample so you can try all the flavors before putting them in your cup. I like taro tart, green tea tart, original tart, mango, and Dole pineapple. The pink-colored flavors such as strawberry and raspberry-pomegranate are quite watery. Pistachio just tasted very fake to me.
My cousin said she was too embarrassed that her cup didn't look very photogenic.
Another trip. Mine is the bottom one without toppings. After the initial visit, I've been a little more choosy about frozen yogurts and toppings. A less than $3 cup is just the right amount for me.
Also, because of its location in the same strip mall as 99 Ranch Market and Sam Woo, I noticed a lot more families and little kids here than at other frozen yogurt places.
Can you tell which one is mine?
Except for the pink flavors, the frozen yogurt has been pretty consistent. If you're used to going to Pinkberry for original and green tea flavors, this is pretty comparable. Dole pineapple is my favorite.
Since Nubi is the cheapest frozen yogurt in town, I haven't tried any new fro-yo places. I wonder how long before the others drop their prices? And when are we gonna get a Yogurtland. Because you know, 30 cents an ounce beats 38 cents an ounce. ;)
Who else ate at Nubi Yogurt?
Cousin Q preferred the original flavor and advised portion control.
My other frozen yogurt posts:
CeFiore - Los Angeles (Little Tokyo)
CeFiore - Monterey Park
Peach House - San Gabriel (Closed)
PinGo Yogurt - Alhambra
Pinkberry - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Pinkberry - Pasadena
Pinkberry - Rancho Cucamonga
Silver Spoon - Alhambra
Nubi Yogurt (Multiple locations)
140 W. Valley Blvd, Suite 118G
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - midnight
1 year ago today, banh u nuoc tro (lye water dumplings) and banh ba trang (the Vietnamese pronunciation and spelling of Chinese bak chang (meat dumplings)) for Tet Nua Nam (Vietnamese half-new year which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar).
2 years ago today, two of my cousins graduated and we all dined at Zen Buffet in San Gabriel.