[Updated Dec 2020] OCD Cafe has moved from Ang Mo Kio to 114 Jalan Besar.
[Previous review written Mar 2019] Chocolate lovers will be thrilled to know find an OCD Café at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.
Not Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, but Obsessive Chocolat Desire – for the love of both chocolates and ice cream.
It seems like ice cream cafes within HDB residential estates is a-thing now, with Denzy at Bishan.
It has cosy interior with cushions and stools to tables that resembles a classroom setting, contrasted with striking neon lights on a black signboard.
(Well, this may just drive the real OCD people nuts.)
The pricing is wallet-friendly, plus their ice creams are not categorised into normal and premium flavours like many other ice cream parlours.
Ice cream is priced at $3.60 for a single scoop, $7 for double scoops, additional $1 for cone and $4 for a normal or sesame waffle.
16 flavours are available at any one time ranging from their signature chocolate flavours (as their name implies) to classic ones such as Vanilla and Strawberry Cheesecake.
The highlight is definitely their five choices of chocolate ice cream from different origins: Madagascar 33% Milk, Ecuador 40% Milk, Belgium Dark 60%, Brazil 72% Dark, Africa 85% Dark.
The percentage refers to the amount of cacao in a chocolate bar.
Both milk and dark chocolate are made similarly from cocoa solids/ cocoa liquor except that the former contains less cocoa but with milk products within.
After sampling the different percentages, I decided to settle with the most intense Africa 85% Dark and Pistachio Ice Cream ($7 for double scoops) with Sesame Waffle ($4).
This is served with 65% dark chocolate sauce by its side for the extra oomph.
The Africa 85% Dark had a stickier texture that is similar to a gelato, and was strong, robust, and chocolatey all at the same time without any lingering bitterness.
The intensity was manageable for me even though I am not considered a die-hard chocolate fan.
Perhaps purists would expect more from a 85% cocoa ice cream.
The Sesame Waffle ($4) was an interesting find since it is not common to find one in Singapore.
Made with a crispy exterior contrasted with fluffy interior, the sesame waffle was fragrant on its own and complemented well with the richer ice cream flavours.
Even you are NOT a chocolate person, you can still venture here as they serve up flavours including Coconut & Yam, Passionfruit Raspberry Sorbet, Speculoos Butter Cookies, MSW Durian and Cotton Candy Bubble Gum.
Surprisingly, the Cotton Candy Bubble Gum doesn’t taste as gimmicky as it looked with the pastel-like colours.
The soft and chewy bits of marshmallow added an ingenious twist to the mundane bubble gum, making it more memorable.
Other chocolate items on the menu include Gateau au Chocolat ($5), Chocolat Strawberry Tart ($8), Triple Hot Chocolat ($6) and White/ Dark Hot Chocolat ($5).
Sounds like a chocolate paradise.
Eating chocolates are known to release endorphins (happy hormones) into the brain.
Perhaps you will feel really happy after a visit to this OCD Café.
Obsessive Chocolat Desire (OCD) Cafe
529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-2353, Singapore 560529
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Thu), 12pm – 1am (Fri – Sat), 2pm – 10pm (Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.