i scream... on waffles, toasts, brownies! 🤩

i scream... on waffles, toasts, brownies! 🤩

Ice cream, gelato, soft served, waffles, roasts, buns. Anything hot and cold and comfortingly sweet
Chubby Cheeks
Chubby Cheeks

Top of cone: Pandan
'am constantly on the lookout for new flavours that I've yet tried and was rather apprehensive about B.O.P's pandan. As much as I enjoy Pandan chiffon, I'm not sure if 'd enjoy the intense pandan-coconuty flavours in my gelato. It turned out to be the flavour I enjoyed the most out of all 3 that I sampled that day - +White chrysanthemum and Sea salt hojicha. Pandan was refreshingly light (not sure how they did it!) and yet, fragrant. I'd expected an intense, overpowering flavour but was glad that it wasn't the case at all.

Bottom of cone: Sea salt Hojicha
Hms. Hojicha was intense, salt was mild but oddly not the kinda 'light' and 'clean'-tasting sea salt that i prefer. I think it might have been better to have the ice cream peppered with sea-salt rather than having salt incorporated into Hojicha!

In cup: White Chrysanthemum
Previously reviewed and refreshingly light as ever!

Salted caramel - as signature as it gets. Also a familiar flavour that needs no review

Tahitian Vanilla - looks beige/brown and of a ‘lighter’ taste compared to the Madagascan counterpart. Or perhaps it’s just my bias towards Madagascan vanilla. Nevertheless, this was good too!!

Ispahan - the highly of today’s visit! Rosy much, tastes a lil’ like Bandung. Love the floral notes and how it’s pretty much light on the palate. Perfect after a heavy dinner!

Waffle bowl - not sure if intended that way but the colour was a shade darker than the usual brown of typical waffle cones. I took a quick scan - everyone’s waffle bowl was of the same shade. Not sure if it’s a batch issue or intended to be so. The waffle bowl was super crispy and thankfully no burnt smell!

Interesting flavours but overpriced gelato
his shop specializes in gelato flavours that resemble the botanical, herbally offerings of Birds of Paradise. However, quality pales from that of B.O.P's. At the time of visit, there were a couple of gelato flavours whose texture were not 'the most ideal' - slightly melted and 'wet'. The lavender cone (+$1.20) lacked any hint of lavender. It tasted like any other plain flavoured cone. Many of the flavours fall into the category of gourmet/alcoholic - costing up to an exorbitant total of $13/double scoop. In my view, it's daylight robbery.

Gelatolabo specializes in gelato flavours that resemble the botanical, herbally offerings of Birds of Paradise. However, quality pales from that of B.O.P's. At the time of visit, there were a couple of gelato flavours whose texture were not 'the most ideal' - slightly melted and 'wet'. The mocchi waffles ($7.60) were thin and crisp, but lacked any sightings of mocchi. You may consider adding sakura mocchi toppings ($1) - however, do note that this is once again a disappointment. There's nothing close to 'sakura' in taste. It simply tastes like chewy balls. In terms of price point, it's incredibly expensive, with most of the 'special'/ 'unique' offerings being in the gourmet or alcoholic category, costing up to $13 for double scoop.

Featured here:
🍉 Watermelon mint and chia seed
🥧 Apple pie cinnamon

While the flavours are indeed unique - the price point is similar off the charts. B.O.P serves similar range, at a better quality.

CHERRY 🍒 BASIL tastes somewhat like a milder version of their signature strawberry Basil. The Basil 🌿 whiff was strong, the Cherry taste was pretty mild. (The strawberry 🍓 flavour has a more pronounced strawberry taste!)

SPICED PEAR 🍐 consists of a blend of cloves, cinnamon, anise etc. Somewhat Christmas-y! I could taste really teeny pear bits too!

Of course, both scoops in a thyme cone.
The B.O.P experience is never complete without the cone!!

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One of the best-selling crepes on the menu but not something I would go for. I love my ice cream in cones, on waffles, on toast but definitely not with crepe 😭

All crepes comes with the option of ice cream add-ons - hojicha sea salt or strawberry basil from Birds of Paradise! With such delectable ice cream... I couldn’t help but feel that it’s kinda wasted on a crepe. B.O.P ice cream can only be paired with their in-house, thyme-infused waffle cone

Located within the ‘modernised’ area of Lau Pa Sat, Creme & Cone is housed in the Food Folks section, with air conditioning to cool you down from the unforgiving sun. There’s a good spread of flavours, but nothing that I would call extraordinarily “wow”. Apart from safe flavours like chocolate, they’re huge on local and tropical flavours - Milo, mango passionfruit, speculoos cookies, Hitam. I’m not a fan of these local flavours Ice cream wise but cone wise, thumbs up for their Bandung cone! It really does come with a rather strong Bandung taste. +$1 for Bandung cone. They also have Milo cone too!

Genmaicha | Salted egg yolk
Granny’s favourite | Almond biscuit

Very local, homely ice cream treats.

Always a light and refreshing treat to the sweet-toothed me! So much love for the floral ice cream creations from Birds of Paradise 💕

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Smores are pretty rare on the dessert menu these days and glad to have find it at The Dark Gallery here! It's exclusively available at the Great World City outlet because it's a 'salon' item and not available at 'cafes' - which are basically all the other TDG outlets in Singapore. The torched marshmallows were gluey and paired well with the crispies and layered cake at the bottom. Love how the fluffy clouds balanced the 'heaviness' of the chocolate cake - especially if you're having another brownie at the same time (like what i did!). The intensely thiccc, dark chocolate ice cream on the side was VERY dark. Trending towards the side of 'greyish' on the colour scale rather than dark, dark brown as with most dark chocolate ice cream (think Awfully Chocolate's hei ice cream). At $14++/plate, it's a tad pricey for the portion but then again, it's about the price range of plated desserts elsewhere. Thankful for Burpple beyond which made it affordable with the 1-1 deal!

If you're thinking to impress your date with some desserts here, sip the brownie and head straight for the smores instead - you hardly find smores anywhere! While the brownie was pretty intense here, it wasnt exactly mind-blowing. At some point, I felt it was too jelat and chewy. There could have been walnuts or pecans added to improve the taste and texture. The brownie was paired with milky vanilla ice cream. I'd believe the ice cream was made in-house too, and therefore very disappointed when I did not spot the lovely black specks from the Vanilla pods. Flavour wise, it was more milky than vanilla-y. It does make me wonder if extract, instead of pods, were used instead ): No go, for $14++. Burpple Beyond 1-1 made it a lot more affordable and less of a disappointment.

The hype over this waffle baffles me. Because it’s so so so, over-rated. Every table had 1 and I thought it must be pretty good! Turns out to be incredibly underwhelmed. There was zero eggy fragrance or crispy waffle rims. The vanilla ice cream tasted very much like the typical confectionary ice cream from supermarket. The strawberry syrup tasted off-the-shelve too. While there were real 🍓 chunks, they’re preserved and hence, incredibly sour and artificially sweet ☹️ It’s terribly disappointing, especially at its $7.90 price point!

My chubby cheeks speak of my love in uncovering new bites & savouring ‘em all!

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