Coconut Taro

7 Reviews

Almost like a coconut ice cream with lots of taro "ripples", the Coconut Taro Ice Cream (S$4.50) is one ice cream flavour you ought to try. But no worries if you are not ready to commit, because you can always ask for a spoonful to try before you buy.

After dinner along Upper Thomson Road, walk over to this white-themed cafe in Thomson V One to continue your conversation. Open till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and till 11pm on other days, Nook & Cranny (previously named Five by Five) dishes out waffles, ice cream and drinks to please your sweet tooth. Order the Waffle ($6) — it is crisp on the outside, warm and fluffy on the inside, and rather interestingly, tastes like McD's pancakes. Pair it with a scoop (or two) of ice cream — top flavours include the refreshing but rich Coconut Taro ($4.80), Thai Milk Tea ($4.20) and Salted Caramel ($4.80). Wash it all down with a cup of iced Matcha Latte ($7.50) that comes with azuki red beans.
Avg price: $10 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Nobelle Liew

Waffle was great - crisp outside, moist and fluffy inside. You know it is good when you don't feel a need for any sauce! It is on the sweeter side, which I actually liked. However, the same cannot be said of the ice cream. The texture is super thick, what I like to describe as plasticine ice cream. The coconut resembles the packet coconut milk you can get from NTUC, with loads of sugar and a tinge of yam extract. Very unimpressed. Just get 1 scoop if you must; 3 scoops of ice cream with waffles will cost an exorbitant $18++.

Top it off with a scoop of Coconut Taro ice cream and you've got yourself a delicious late night snack (5x5 opens till midnight daily) 🙆🏻👍🏻 #burpple

Classic Waffle with Bubblegum and Coconut Taro ($15) - waffle and ice cream are charged separately, not cheap.
Waffle was decent but lack of crisp on the outside, though I could feel the fluffiness on the inside. The taste of the batter was rather strong, so it kind of felt ‘uncooked’ to the right temperature/time.
This is when I DIY and added popcorns (complimentary starter) to enhance the visual and taste.

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In frame: waffles with matcha azuki ice cream and coconut taro ice cream. I think they are using the same old waffles batter recipe as November 8 but somehow it is not as crispy and fragrant as I remember it to be. Nevertheless, it is one good dinning experience.
P.S: ice cream is a bit icy. But the flavour is there and serving is generous