Waan Waan – Coconut Ice Cream Stall at Old Airport Road Food Centre
”Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want !” (Excuse us.). Foon’s Thai Recipe selling wanton noodles at Old Airport Road Food Centre seemed to be doing well enough, branching out with their latest venture Waan Waan, offering the current trendy coconut ice cream.
These coconut ice cream in husk is a must-have at Bangkok Chatuchak Market, with Singapore shops Pong Gelato (Scape), Wimi Ice Cream (Clementi) , Qoolco (China Square) and Koko (Amoy Street Food Centre) all jumping on that bandwagon. (If you are stall number 10 or 11 thinking of selling this… hold your horses first.)
Situated just diagonally across Foon’s Thai Recipe at Old Airport Hawker Centre, Thai owner Foon Sangon got her perfect fengshui location for customers wanting to indulge in both Thai wanton mee and Thai desserts. (We just need a Thai ice milk tea stall to compete the picture. #justsaying)
Mango sticky rice ($5.90), and ice creams ($3.90, $4.90 and $5.50) in three different portions are available.
“Next time go for Jumbo size, 60 cents more for additional scoop of ice cream. Where to find such a deal?”, said an accounting friend of mine.
The Jumbo ($5.50) aka coconut ice cream large came with 3 scoops of ice cream and 5 toppings.
While the three flavours available are coconut, mango and Thai milk tea, the most popular Cha Yen flavour was sold out even before dinner time.
Toppings selection range from red ruby, chendol, sweet corn, peanuts to atap seed. “Auntie, I want this, this, this, that and that one”
The coconut ice cream was rich, creamy with distinct coconut taste. In contrast, the mango ice cream was too subdued, ‘weak’, not as pleasurable.
The Mango Stick Rice ($5.90) didn’t fare too well when we visited – one scoop of ice cream, mushy mangoes and less-than-generous portion of one tablespoon of sticky rice all in the husk.
Minor feedback: Plastic spoons provided made scooping of the coconut flesh a tedious task without the risk of breaking some of them.
Waan Waan offers a selection of affordable and tasty coconut ice cream. An alternative choice of dessert on top of the familiar ones we have within the popular Old Airport Road Food Centre.
Do you want some Waan Waan?
(Note: After this review went out, there was close to a thousand likes and shares, with more than 70k reach on Facebook. The stall has been experimenting a surge in customers. There has been feedback about slow service and items being sold out early – also refer to comments below.
Daniel’s Food Diary also needs to emphasize that while entries may appear here, it does not necessary state that the establishment is recommended per se. Thank you for noting.)
Old Airport Road Block 51 Market & Food Centre #01-51, Singapore 390051 (Dakota MRT)
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Thu-Tue), Closed Wed