Monday, July 07, 2008

Tom's Palette

'We used to know nuts bout ice-cream but we ended up running an ice-cream parlour', said the ex-engineer and his wife, an ex-media designer.


Tucked away in a quiet corner of a run down shopping mall, I wouldn't have noticed its existence if not for the positive reviews featured by other SG floggers.


What lures me to pay this parlour a visit is their 100% homemade ice-cream as claimed in their website and all the extraordinary flavours that are no where to be found either in the supermart cooler or commercialised ice-cream chains.

'Ice-cream is not only bout vanilla, chocolate and strawberry', said the owner.

Imagine Chocolate Stout made from a unique combination of belgium chocolate and guinness stout; Chrysanthemum; Longan and Red Date; Chilli Chocolate; Curry Apple; Basil; Salted Caramel; Wasabi Lime; Bacardi and Vanilla ... no kidding, all these flavours went thru a series of trial and failure by the couple and the list goes on ...

When he asked me for suggestion of new flavours, I gave a terribly boring and unimaginative answer... 'Green Tea please' ... and that was before he showed me the 2 metres long list of flavours suggested by the customers - 'Sugar Cane, Pina Colada, Mangosteen, Water Chestnut, Mee Goreng (huh??) bla bla..'

Anyway, that day I was not in the adventurous mood and picked the conventional Black Sesame and Walnut Banana while the alcholic went for Rum & Raisin and Chocolate Stout.


Apparently their ice-cream was made with milk instead of cream so as to cut down on the fat content (hehe...good reason to indulge more). Even so, the texture of the ice-cream is still creamy and lovely with the density on par with Italian gelato.


Did I mention that their ice-cream is so darn affordable? A small cup for 2 flavours is only priced at $ 2.50 while a tub for 3 flavours costs $ 11.80.

Ice-cream aside, am particularly impressed with the fact that the couple gave up their job and went on to pursue their dream by setting up this small scale ice-cream making business. How I wish I could run an ice-cream parlour as well and I'll make the best green tea ice-cream on earth. *Dream lah*

Location:
100 Beach Road
#01-25 Shaw Leisure Gallery
Singapore 189702


13 comments:

Precious Pea said...

Interesting! So you gonna return to try all the flavours soon?

I shall await for your best Matcha ice cream..and who knows? Maybe you can open up an ice-cream parlour in Malaysia too. NOthing is impossible ;)

Nic (KHKL) said...

their choco stout was good...rather inspiring tale, theirs...i thought. oh, they got website already ar? cool.

Xiu Long Bao said...

precious pea:
Will do, esp the alcoholic n extreme flavours :) Hmmm...dat's a good idea. Cheaper rental in msia. Let me source for the best matcha ice-cream recipe first.

nic:
Googled tom's palette n their website just popped out. btw, I know who is tom already..haha

jason said...

I saw Chilli Choc before but curry? mee goreng?? O.o

daphne said...

What a good find..for that price and range!!!!

joycy said...

Omg omg!Black sesame is so difficult to find! Oh no! Where am I going to find ice- cream now?

Simon Seow said...

Wow, not cheap woh.

kampungboycitygal said...

hey im waiting for u realize ur dream..xlb's parlour with best green tea ice cream

KNizam said...

looks yummy la the ice cream. hehe :)

wmw said...

Yes, me too..waiting for your Matcha ice cream ;o)

Xiu Long Bao said...

jason:
lol...wat do u think?Interesting savoury combination rite?

daphne;
Yeap, a good find esp these kind of homey + non commercialised ice-cream chain which is my favourite :)

joycy:
I think it's harder to find black sesame ice-cream in KL. Somehow i spot it almost in all ice-cream/gelato chains over here :)

simon:
Cheap ah. Compare to azabu sabo/ MOF/ haagen dazs.

citygal:
haha...good name. I shall name it after my nick then.

knizam:
Yes it is :)

wmw:
Waa...pressure-nya. Now where to find that matcha ice-cream secret recipe??

Big Boys Oven said...

Looks so delicious!

Crunchasarus Rex said...

Yummy..!! different.. for sure..:)