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December 16, 2012

Island Creamery, Tom’s Palatte & The Daily Scoop

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“Men cannot live on ice cream alone, but women surely can!”

I cannot agree more. Ice cream is the (temporary) answer to many of my problems but unfortunately or fortunately – depends on how you see it – it is difficult to get good ice creams in KL. Until a few months back.

When I was in Singapore this year, I checked out three of the island’s most popular ice cream parlours to find out which I liked best.

 

Island Creamery

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Located in Village Shopping Mall in Holland Village, rif and I popped by after dinner at Michelangelo’s. It was almost closing time so I had my ice cream to go. Island Creamery carries some pretty interesting flavours such as Teh Tarik, Ais Kacang, Pulut Hitam and Pineapple Tarts.

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Reverse-O

Since the Teh Tarik was similar to what I could get in KL, I decided on the Reverse-O, a rich chocolate ice cream with Oreo cookie chunks. It was a more intense version of the regular cookies & cream. Not bad, but not exactly impressive.

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Kahlua Latte

I did try the Kahlua Latte at the outlet in Serene Centre while waiting for Jeen to meet up. This I liked better – creamy and smooth with a nice balance of alcohol. It melted quite fast, so I ate it in like, 5 minutes.

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Island Creamery Holland Village
3 Lorong Liput
#01-02 Holland Village Shopping Mall,
S(277725)

Island Creamery Serene Centre
10 Jalan Serene #01-03
Serene Centre, S(258748)

 

Tom’s Palatte

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Located at Shaw Leisure Gallery, Tom’s Palatte has been serving homemade ice cream since 2005. I found the flavours here most exciting – there’s salted egg yolk (I know right??), rosemary & apple, wasabi lime, melt & sizzle and so on…

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If you’re wondering, the melt & sizzle contains that crackling candy we all loved eating when we were kids. I loved the element of surprise when the candy started to crackle when it came into contact with my saliva.

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Buttered Pecan & Salted Egg Yolk

But the flavour that I really fancied was the salted egg yolk. So weird, but yummy lah. rif didn’t care much for this; he’s not big on savoury-sweet ice cream. Instead, he enjoyed the buttered pecan, which was also quite nice.

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Tom’s Palatte
100 Beach Road
#01-25 Shaw Leisure Gallery
S(189702)

 

The Daily Scoop

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Cute wall!

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I went to the outlet in Jalan Merah Saga, about 10 minutes away from Holland Village. I must say, I kind of like going to Holland Village and I’ll be going there again this Saturday when I’m in Singapore. :D

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The Daily Scoop boasts more than 40 flavours, each of them unique in their own way. Lychee Martini, Passion Pinada, Pow!Oranger, Utterly Avocado, Yellow Brick Road, and more.

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Mister Brown

I went through a few samples before deciding on the Chunky Peanut Butter and Mister Brown. My favourite was the latter, which I had again just before leaving for KL. Mister Brown contained bits of brownies and salted caramel, making each spoonful and salty-chocolatey affair. Chunky Peanut Butter is a flavour no one can dislike, unless you can’t stand peanut butter. Also good.

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Chunky Peanut Butter

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The Daily Scoop
43, Jalan Merah Saga,
#01-78 Chip Bee Gardens,
Singapore, 278115

Overall, I think I enjoyed The Daily Scoop best. While the ice cream scene in KL is picking up fairly quickly, I would still try the ice creams in Singapore for the flavours are more interesting.

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2 Responses

  1. ulric

    I have my fav gelato place here in KL…Cielo Dolci in Paradigm Mall…just had their Japanese Sweet Potato with Almond Flakes and Banana Parsley yesterday…rocks! =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Lol okok

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