When I heard that there was another gelato shop in the west, the first thought that came to me was – another one?
It felt like it wasn’t long ago when Pobo Gelato opened at West Coast offering in-house gelatos.
Located right beside Clementi Mall, One Stone Three Birds or “onestonethreebirds” is a small, cozy space offer takeout gelato that is made in-house.
As for the name One Stone Three Birds, unfortunately there is no fancy story behind this. The one stone represents a common goal, while the three birds refer to the three investors behind the store.
Jacky, who manages the shop together with his wife, is not only the director but also the one who comes up with new flavours for the shop.
He has 19 years of F&B business experience, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to customer satisfaction.
I have to say, that is essentially the essence behind One Stone Three Birds.
They listen to their customers’ opinions and suggestions. A flavour – Yinn’s Osmanthus & Chrysanthemum was actually named after their customer, and it was one of the flavours that stood out the most.
Well, this may remind others of Birds Of Paradise’s white chrysanthemum flavour.
Flavours during my time of visit included Creamy Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate, Rum & Raisin, Mister Espresso & Banana, Salted Caramel, Hojicha, Strawberry & Basil, Chocolate & Orange, and the intriguing and seasonal Pandan Lotus with Salted Egg Mooncake.
One Stone Three Birds encourages customers to walk in and try their all their flavours before making a decision.
And if you have something to say about it, they are more than welcomed.
The Black Sesame Gelato ($3.80 for single scoop, $7.00 for double scoop) was one of my favourites.
The sesame seeds were roasted in house before gelato production, hence the intense sesame fragrance.
You can also taste the texture of the sesame seeds in this, which provides an elevated gelato experience.
The Dark Chocolate Gelato was another recommended – it was smooth, intense and definitely a hit among dark chocolate lovers.
No additional milk or cream was used, and so you get the richness and intensity.
(Photo credit: onestonethreebirds)
The Waffle Sticks ($4.00) were unfortunately not available at my time of visit.
The idea is to place waffle mix in the shape of churros served with a scoop of gelato. Personally, I can’t to try this, and I would love to see their rendition of waffles in sticks.
Because of how they try to accommodate customer’s requests, most of the gelato flavours in One Stone Three Birds are on a rotational basis.
But I heard that the Black Sesame and Peanut Butter flavours are here to stay for good.
There has also been news of upcoming flavours such as Thai Lemongrass Ginger infused with Pandan Sorbet are in the making.
One Stone Three Birds
443 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-71, Singapore 120443
Opening Hours: 3pm – 9:30pm (Mon), 12pm – 9:30pm (Tues – Thurs, Sun), 12pm – 10pm (Fri-Sat),
* Written by DFD’s Café Correspondent @__sy_g. Songyu is a food and travel blogger whose hobby is uncovering hidden hipster cafes. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.