Japanese ice cream joint opening in the Electric Depot this summer

An Asian-inspired dessert shop Sweet Society is opening this summer in Government Street’s Electric Depot. During the hot months, you can try dishes such as taiyaki, a Japanese ice cream treat that consists of soft serve ice cream served in a fish-shaped waffle cone. 

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You will be able to pick a range of flavors for your Japanese soft serve ice cream, such as green tea matcha, ube (purple yam), black sesame and red bean. If you’re not as familiar with the Asian sweet treat flavors, you will also be able to try custard and Nutella. 

Besides soft-serve ice cream, you can try Bigsu, which is like a Korean snowball dessert topped with fresh fruit and mochi bites.

Sweet Society is co-owned by Karen Vong and Patrick Wong. The two tasted their way through Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand to find inspiration for Sweet Society’s menu. 

“Through our travels, we’ve seen Asian desserts really growing in bigger cities, but it is still relatively unknown territory in South Louisiana,” said Vong.

They want to change this by bringing a little bit of Asia to Baton Rouge through cool sweet treats. 

Electric Depot on Government Street

They will be setting up shop next to a few other Electric Depot add-ons, like Boru. Boru, also owned by Wong, will be a ramen and poke spot, serving in-house hand-crafted noodles.

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So excited seeing the progress on the future Sweet Society location in Baton Rouge, LA!

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Also, soon to open in the Electric Depot is City Roots, a coffee bar, and Achroma, a photography studio. Recently opened is the Red Stick Social.   

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Guests will be able to taste a preview Sweet Society’s menu during Hot Art Cool Nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 10 at the Electric Depot. If you go, try the red bean flavor taiyaki for me! 

Map courtesy of Mid City Merchants.