Ice Cream Shack – Colourful Gelato Café At Bukit Merah
Have you noticed more ice cream cafes sprouting out within heartland neighbourhood areas. Bukit Merah Central has welcomed another café, situated right opposite the popular Butter Studio.
Ice Cream Shack prides itself for making gelato fresh onsite with low fat and sugar content, with selection of localised flavours.
I liked how the shop is configured. The ice cream shelves are at the side, making it easy for tasting and takeaways, without obstructing anyone.
For customers who prefer to dine in, the interior of colourful beach houses (somewhat reminds me of Brighton Beach at Victoria Australia) can make one feel welcomed and cheerful.
The gelato is priced at $3.80, $6.70 and $9.50 for 1-3 scoops respectively, with 80 cents extra for premium flavours.
Realised there were quite a number of local flavours, such as Salted Egg Yolk (I thought this was too heavy so didn’t choose it), Yam, Sea Salt Gula Melaka, D24 Durian, Sarsi Float, Fresh Coconut, and Mai Pian – that is cereal ice cream. ‘Cereal prawn’ cereal.
I picked the Thai Milk Tea and Matcha Kitkat (reminder to self to be more adventurous the next time and pick weirder flavours) scoops on a waffle (additional $4.70). The waffles were presented in quarters neatly arranged on a horizontal plate.
The waffles were crispy and light, the type that is quite airy inside. Strange, because Nicholas (@stormscape) mentioned his was dense.
Gelato was dense yet smooth, not overly sweet, though I thought the flavour of the Thai Iced Tea could be sharper.
Lovely place. I would be back again. By the way, if you know of any new ice cream cafes around the neighbourhood, let me know.
Ice Cream Shack
163 Bukit Merah Central #02-3605 Singapore 150163
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon-Thurs), 11:30am – 10pm (Fri-Sat), 11:30am – 9:30pm
* Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.
January 08, 2018
January 08, 2018