Lava Cookies were the “IN” food in Bangkok 3 to 4 years ago. Creamery Boutique which originated in Bangkok, has opened a total of 6 outlets in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and finally in Singapore.
Creamery Boutique may have arrived a tad late, with Kooks Creamery opening up a similar concept store in Serangoon half a year ago.
Plus, food trends come and go too quickly these days.
From lava cakes, lava toasts, to lava cookies, flowy food seems to capture the attention of many people on social media, especially instagram.
The café space taken up by Creamery Boutique Ice Cream is at Tyrwhitt Road, opposite Chye Seng Huat, previously occupied by Anythingz Café and Dose!
Using the same recipe from their main outlet in Bangkok, the menu comprises of Lava Cookies ($8.90): Choc-A-Lot, Matcha and Red Devil, Classic Brownie ($7.90), Ice Cream ($3.80 for single, $6.20 for double, $8.90 for triple scoops).
Their main differentiating factor from other ice cream cafes will be their Lava Cookies – think Lava Cake in cookie form.
A comparison in price between the various Creamery Boutiques: Bangkok (THB 139, SGD$5.60), Malaysia (RM 16.90, SGD$5.70), Singapore ($8.90).
That is the price to pay for living in the world’s most expensive city.
While Creamery Boutique Singapore is in their soft launch phase, I kind of expected some operation kinks.
The Red Devil ($8.90) came with cream cheese lava filling, topped with a choice of a single scoop of ice cream with optional whipped cream.
Unfortunately, the flowing “lava” effect was minimal, no matter how hard we tried to exert pressure… Ouch!
The saving grace was the cookie with refined crunchy crumbs that complemented well with the cream cheese fillings.
Contrast this to the Matcha Lava Cookie (RM 16.90, SGD$5.70) with a scoop of Thai Milk Tea ice cream from Johor Bahru.
The experience was more memorable as the dramatic lava flowed out when the scoop of ice cream fell on top of the lava cookie.
All the ice creams are made in house, and great to see local flavours such as Piko Piko (Tiramisu with Kopiko candy), Black Dog (Guinness Stout) and Ca.Le.Ho.Yo served with honey.
I have high hopes for Creamery Boutique Singapore, and hope that they can perfect their lava cookies soon!
After all, their local flavour ice cream are cool (pun unintended) and quirky.
Creamery Boutique Singapore
#01-03, 139 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207557
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.