Monday, May 22, 2006

The Scoop in My Hood

8 Sin Ming Road #01-03
Sin Ming Centre
Singapore 575628
Tel: 64557585

Has Singapore’s ice cream scene gone artisanal? To a certain extent, I would say yes. Over the past year or so we’ve seen ice cream shops mushroom around our island, many of which are producing handmade ice creams and local flavours. For me, the draw and appeal of local ice cream flavours such as teh tarik or milo appeal is the sense of familiarity. (I recently had a scoop of red bean ice cream, which brought back nostalgia of red bean potong sticks.) One of the many delightful artisanal ice cream parlours serving up a range of these local flavours has found its way to my part of the island. Icekimo serves up 14 different homemade ice cream flavours everyday ranging from the fruity to the classic and local flavours (chempedak, durian, red bean, gula melaka). Only natural fruit is used and the less sugar is used in the ice cream making process so it makes eating here a little less guilty. This parlour is finding its own stride and its own regulars who come to split a fondue or ice cream sundaes and people like me are grateful to have a place to walk in for an occasional ice cream fix. Oh and they have homemade chocolate waffle cones too, which provide a good bitter undertone.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think though that when I think of ice cream in Singapore, I will picture the old man with his cart on Orchard Road, making ice cream sandwiches with real sandwich bread!

12:15 AM  
Blogger dindon said...

I have to visit the place again then, so near my place too!

11:39 PM  
Blogger shaz said...

I have seen this scoop shop but havent made a detour in yet. After this yummy entry, I will make my way down soon. :)

5:07 PM  
Blogger sonikbyte said...

That icecream looks cute. What are the recommand fav to try there?

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm in favour of the daily scoop off sunset or island creamery at serene centre. Personally I love the flavours at daily scoop (dark chocolate, durians, lychee martini) but island creamery does nice local flavours like teh tarik, horlicks etc.

icekimo has been banished to the north pole for me. haha!

5:46 PM  

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