Icecream parlours in Singapore have mushroomed in recent years.Just along Thomson road alone, we can easily spot at least 4 icecream parlours. These joints are usually run in small business format, and I thought most of them are giving big names like Hagen Daz or Ben & Jerry a run for their money.
We walked past Gallery Icecream this evening, and decided to give it a try. The shop claims that their icecreams are home-made in small batches on its premise, to maintain the freshness and quality. We ordered crispy waffle icecream, and opted for 3 scoops; Salted Caramel with Almond nuts, Mao Shang Wang (King of all durian breeds) and Blueberry Cheesecake. The waffle was served, eh, crispy, but light and airy too. The Salted Caramel is heavenly, and we thought it is as good, if not better than the one we had at Salted Caramel joint (which I will blog in another day soon). I admit though I am biased due to the presence of almond nut which adds chunkiness feeling to the icecream texture. Mao Shang Wang flavour certainly doesn’t taste like ordinary durian ice cream, I could tell the owner spares no effort in finding the best durian for their icecream making. That said, as a durian purist, I would prefer to spend my money on the real thing, but if you have a crave for durian icecream, I say you can’t go wrong with this. Blueberry cheesecake is a bit of hit and miss for me. Maybe we were mesmerized by the other two flavours, the Blueberry Cheesecake did not make a lasting impression on us.
PS: We also bought a pint of Salted Caramel icecream home. I like the thoughtfulness of their packaging; The tub was packed in a aluminium foil paper bag to keep the temperature low.
Address: 242C Tanjong Katong Road S43703 (They have other outlets too)