First and foremost, I didn’t know the Michelin Guide Singapore actually recommended an ice cream café in its listing. MICHELIN ICE CREAM?
The “Michelin Plate” or L’Assiette Michelin is a new designation used worldwide that indicates “restaurants where the inspectors have discovered quality food.”
You get clothing and accessories on one side, gelato on the outside.
Birds of Paradise is so named because the shop creates gelato inspired by the botanical flavours of nature.
That means fruits, flowers, pods, herbs, and spices.
The owner was inspired to make ice cream since more than a decade ago, experimenting with all types of flavours, till he wanted to settle for something more natural, unique and healthy at the same time.
The group of us became fans of varied flavours, from the creamy tarty-sweet Mango, floral-flavoured White Chrysanthemum with bits of cacao nibs, and delicate Lychee Raspberry.
Other interesting flavours include Pandan, Lemongrass Ginger, Earl Grey and Lemongrass, Midnight Gianduja, Spiced Pear to Basil.
They are priced at $4.70 for a single scoop, $7.70 for double scoop, $1 extra for thyme cone.
The latest addition is the Peach & Rose Sorbet – a refreshing, and sight sweet-tangy sorbet with fragrant rose aroma.
For those who are less tolerant to overly-sweet desserts, the gelato should appeal to you because they are less-sweet without that artificial twang and colourings.
Therefore, you would observe that the colours of the gelato are in light-pastel colours.
Oh yes, between a cup and cone, I would recommend the cone in a heart-beat.
The Thyme Cones have that fragrance and light crunch – best accompaniment to the creamy gelato.
Birds Of Paradise X In Good Company
Jewel Changi Airport #01-214/215/216, 78 Airport Boulevard Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
Birds Of Paradise Gelato Boutique – East Cost
63 East Coast Road #01-05, Singapore 428776
Tel: +65 9678 6092
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 10pm (Tues – Fri), 12pm – 10:30pm (Sat- Sun), Closed Mon