Friday, 29 May 2015

Cafe Hopping: Ice Cream Shack @ Bukit Merah Central

I have never been to Brighton Beach in Melbourne but it has always been on my bucket list since I first saw the beautiful bathing boxes online. I was thrilled when I saw the deco of Ice Cream Shack on instagram looking very much like the bathing boxes in Melbourne. Thus I made a mental note to visit the place as soon as I can spare the time.

Last Sat after the Food & Socialikes Connect event, a group of us decided to check out this place. I love how brightly lited and vibrant this place is. In fact, no editing was needed for our group pic. Yay! I love natural lighting!
We were quite lucky to meet the young lady boss who went on to tell us about how the ice cream was made from scratch using natural ingredients. And I was right! The deco was inspired by Brighton Beach bathing boxes. There are many interesting ice cream flavours available here. The service was very good too. I am very sure that we tried at least half of what are available before we made our choices. Some of the interesting flavours are like Lychee Rose and Marmite Cheese. The young lady boss also mentioned that they are always getting feedbacks and trying to come out with new flavours. So if you have any crazy flavours in your mind, perhaps you can also suggest to her. :)
We tried the waffles with durian ice cream (off white) and lychee rose (pink) ice cream. The texture of the ice cream is smooth and very close to those of a gelato. I like how intense the durian ice cream flavour is. After finding out from the lady boss, it is actually made using D24 durian! The lychee rose ice cream has a distinct flavour that reminded me of bandung. If you like your waffles to be crispy and airy, the waffles here would appeal to you. :)
The idea of having an ice cream on a cone always appeal to me. Especially with the crazy weather here, I crave for one almost everyday. For the cone one, we choose the mango (yellow) and chocolate (brown) ice creams. While the mango ice cream has an intense mango flavour, the chocolate ice cream is rich and satisfying. But the durian ice cream won our hearts!
It is good to know that there is a 10% discount for secondary school students from 2.30pm to 6.30pm and the ice cream is priced at a reasonable price. A premium ice cream flavour is only $0.80 more than the normal ones ($3.80).
The ice cream shack is located just beside the hawker centre and opposite Butterscotch cafe. I say that the recent weather is simply perfect for an ice cream or two, don't you think? So if you are around the vicinity, do give it a try.

Ice Cream Shack
163 Bukit Merah Central #02-3605 Singapore 150163
Operating Hours: 11.30am to 10pm Daily
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