Fellow food blogger Jason Sim from “For The Love Of Food” concurred that Alfero Artisan Gelato is his best in Singapore. In his final blogpost, he wrote, “Don’t believe, then you got to try it to believe!”
For those who have yet to try out this “best gelato” in Singapore, you can make your way to their third branch at Lor Kilat. (Read: Alfero Gelato at Marina Square and Alfero Gelato at MacPherson) I know it is quite out of the way, so much so that my taxi driver does not have the slightest inkling of the location despite telling him “Uncle, at Bt Timah near Toh Tuck and Toh Yi.”
Though I was initially reluctant to travel, some compelling reasons to visit this new outlet is that it is neighbours with Carpenter & Cook (for round Two of desserts), Nook Panckes, Woorinara, Kim’s Family Restaurant and fellow competitor Udders. Owner Marco Alfero joked that if Udders is too crowded, ice cream lovers can always hop down a few shop to Alfero.
Marco who haild from Turin Italy is quite localised, scaling wet markets and fruit stalls to come out with new fresh flavours that Singaporeans would love.
Amongst the recently launched flavours such as Gula Melaka and Chocolate Mint, the pale green Avocado ($4.50 per cup) was the clear favourite, with the few of us scooping it all up despite diet plans. Unique is an understatement, unless you are Martha Stewart’s die-hard fan.
The avocado flavour subtlety lingers around your buds, tasting very real, milky and fulfilling. All without the ‘fake-ness’ that some fruit ice creams may have.
I was never never never a fan of durians – it’s the smell. But if you offer me a cup of Alfero’s Durian Gelato, I think I can finish a scoop. It feels like eating a smooth velvety refrigerated version of the real thing, without the heatiness and only a fifth of the smell.
Our table of weight-watchers was further assured that Alfero’s gelatos has only 2-9% fat, no artificial colouring or flavouring, less sugar than the usual, and is freshly churned at the MacPherson shop.
My friend Kenny who highly recommends Alfero is so confident that he says he will ‘blanja’ (treat) all of us if we did not like the gelato. Guess what – he did not need to. You really got to try it to believe.
(This blogpost is specially dedicated to food blogger Jason Sim. Artisan Alfero Gelato at Lor Kilat was his last-ever blog post and tweet, and we pray that he will have a never-ending supply of delicious gelato in a better place up there.)
Alfero Artisan Gelato
21 Lorong Kilat Singapore 598123 (near Carpenter & Cook) Tel:+65 64633835
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 10:00pm Daily