ICE CREAM / GELATO

ICE CREAM / GELATO

Featuring Sunday Folks (Chip Bee Gardens), Tom's Palette, Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique (Katong), Apiary (Neil Road), Merely Ice Cream (Sunshine Plaza), KOOKS Creamery (Serangoon), The Daily Scoop (Holland Village), 5 The Moments, Kindred Folk (KAP), The Affogato Bar
aggs & xi :D
aggs & xi :D

We both preferred the banana one. There was a pleasant banana flavour, and was reasonably smooth and creamy. The walnuts added a crunch, while the brownies were rly fudgy and provided another layer of texture. The Baileys one wasn’t as nice, the alcoholic-ness of it was only slightly present, could have been much more boozy. Brownies were similarly fudgy.

I realise their aircon is rly cold so it helps the gelato melt less quickly.

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I liked this!! Was roasty enough and the gelato was smooth + it didn’t melt quickly. I tried matchaya’s hojicha before (in a pint, not sure if that affects) and it was very grainy so this was much better. Was satisfied! The cone was also not bad, it was crunchy like a wafer and it held its shape despite being so thin, and didn’t threaten to disintegrate/crumble as the gelato didn’t leak through it too quickly. Tbh I prefer thicker cones, but I didn’t mind this. My bf liked the cone a lot!

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I was SO pleasantly surprised by this hidden find. It looks like a regular themed cafe (bike-themed in this case) so I was expecting their stuff to be average at best. But to my amazement their coffee was pretty solid (I didn’t try, but all my friends thought the coffee was good) and the gelato was amazing. The roasted pistachio was roasty and nutty and thick, didn’t melt v quickly and wasn’t very sweet - it ticks all the boxes of good pistachio gelato. In fact I would place this as top 3 or 5 pistachio gelatos I’ve tried! The yuzu mint sorbet was great too, very refreshing, and the mint was a nice sidekick, not too strong - yuzu was the main flavour. The texture was also a bit sticky/stretchy, not really icy.

I was very blown away at the quality of the items this cafe offered, it’s a pity they’re located rather inconveniently for me, in the depths of Changi Village. But I think I would still make a trip there bc I want to bring others to try this amazing find.

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Loved the roasted sesame!!! It may look mild but it’s has such strong sesame flavours - it’s sweet but not overly so, gives me bssm tangyuan vibes in terms of flavour. It’s actually roasted white sesame with bssm swirled in, and it’s nutty and fragrant, big yums 🤤 Texture-wise, it’s rather smooth and creamy.

Dark choc sorbet was rich and chocolatey, was rather refreshing for a chocolate flavour - not as heaty and creamy. It’s lighter on the palate! Texture was smooth and not at all icy, it’s one of the few sorbets I like and have tried a few time :’)

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This was during our first try! Textures were great - both were smooth, thicC & creamy, with a kinda sticky consistency. They also don’t melt quickly. Pistachio was pretty nutty and not very sweet! Tastier than the average ones from apiary/creamier/etc. - it’s one of the better ones, comparable to venchi/dawn’s/dopa.

The burrata balsamico (actually it’s mascarpone, but it’s creamy & burrata-like so they labelled it as such) was creamy and very slightly tangy, not too heavy. The aged balsamic swirled in was rich with a mellow sweetness - we enjoyed this unique pairing!

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As usual, textures were pretty good - smooth, creamy, and thick. Chocolate was pretty rich and dark, but didn’t taste super heaty. Was like a nice chocolate mousse, sorta. Yogurt raspberry was tangy (mostly from the yogurt), with the raspberry swirled in giving some additional tartness. We enjoyed both flavours!

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It’s a premium flavour so +$1, and cone is $1. It’s a decent pistachio gelato, but not one of the best I’ve had - dawn’s gelato, dopa dopa, and venchi do a more creamy, intensely flavoured one. This one is of similar standard to apiary I feel. It’s decently nutty and smooth, but I’ll would rather go for their other flavours! Love the thyme cone as usual, it’s crunchy and fragrant and one of my fav cones ever :)

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Blue cheese choc was a v interesting flavour (came for this). The blue cheese was definitely very prominent, while I felt that the chocolate helped to make it less funky and more palatable. Had quite a smooth texture!

The hojicha was relatively bitter / gao, but texture was powdery (matchaya’s hojicha was also similarly powdery). Still like the sea salt hojicha at BOP best.

They allow for ice cream sampling, and there’s a mystery flavour each month too. I tried it and I think it’s pu’er? Also tried the brown butter spice (tasted like gingerbread ice cream, but I was expecting more of nutty buttery flavours so I didn’t get it) and salted honey (it tastes exactly like it’s name, just felt it was lacking a depth of flavour so we didn’t get it).

TLDR: decent but not impressive. blue cheese gelato is smth innovative for sure, can give it a try! cheap w BB 1-4-1.

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Thought the pistachio was pretty good, the deep nutty roasty flavours came through, texture was smooth and creamy. It was a little on the sweeter side though. Compared to the pistachio gelato I’ve tried recently, it’s better than NOM, but not as satisfying as dawn’s which still remains my top fav. It’s less sweet than venchi’s.

Pineapple Sichuan Pepper was a bit icy for me (I don’t like sorbets at all) but I thought the flavour was rather decent for something that sounds wild - it tastes like a spiced pineapple, not distinctly a Sichuan pepper but there is some form of spice that tweaks the flavour to be more than just pineapple. It wasn’t very sweet, so I’m p sure they don’t use artificial pineapple flavouring!

I like how their gelato is stored in pozzetti containers, it usually is indicative of good quality gelato. Though I don’t think it can replace my top 3 places for gelato, I thought it was pretty good and I will be back to try their other flavours - they have a lotttt of interesting flavours!

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The texture of the gelato was pretty good - smooth and thick and creamy. In terms of texture, it’s much better than the average gelato/ice cream store (ok I won’t name names hahah) but not as good as venchi/dawn’s. Pistachio gelato was nutty and rich, not too sweet! It’s nice but dawn’s pistachio gelato still is the gold standard, this ranks maybe ~3rd place. The rum & raisin had very boozy rum-soaked juicy raisins, but our gripe was that the rum/raisin flavour could have been more integrated into gelato base. It tasted more like fior de latte / vanilla gelato with raisins. It was a nice milk gelato though. The owner mentioned that they did put in some rum into the gelato base, but acknowledged that it could have stronger rum flavour.

Will be back to support & try their other flavours! My friend raves about their cold brew coffee so that’s on the agenda for my next visit :)

Second time having denzy and it affirmed me that while they serve pretty decent gelato, it isn’t particularly impressive. Texture was smooth, but it could have been more thick & creamy! Pistachio was nutty but there are better pistachios out there; black sesame was quite strongly flavoured (like tangyuan filling) tho it was on the sweet side. Hojicha was gao, but not outstanding. Idm having it if I’m nearby, but I wouldn’t travel for this!

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We got the dark chocolate sorbet, and the honey swirl coffee the second time. However, they were major letdowns. The dark choc sorbet had a v powdery texture, and it tasted like the chocolate flavour stemmed only from cocoa powder rather than a mix of cocoa powder + actual chocolate :/ Wasn't very nice in terms of both taste and texture. The honey swirl coffee was okayish, coffee flavour was fine but the icy texture was quite disappointing :( The chocolate chips folded into it also didn't do much for me.

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