Is Lau Pa Sat getting more hipster lately?
Lau Pa Sat is no strangers to locals and tourists worldwide, known for being a food establishment that congregates many local eateries in a historical building right in the central district of Singapore.
There is a revamped section known as “Food Folks” that features local F&Bs and retail products, including 10 F&B brands focusing on Hawker, Street and Mod-Sin menus.
The 10 F&B brands at “Food Folks” include Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient Shi Hui Yuan, Prawn Soup Ramen by Michelin-starred Chef Kang, GOPIZZA, Li Xin Teochew Fishball Noodles, QQ Rice and SMOL, The Grill Knife Smoke House, The Soup Spoon, Runes and Creme and Cone.
Located right opposite Runes is the takeaway Gelato bar – Creme & Cone, serving 16 different and unique gelato flavours with local flavours such as Butter Kopi, Pulut Hitam, Milo Cookie, Root Beer Float and Sour Plum.
Other flavours include Pistachio, Deep Dark Chocolate, Thai Milk Tea, Lychee Raspberry, Blueberry Lavender, Tiramisu, Chocolate Hazelnut, Vegan Tropical Coconut and Mango Passionfruit sorbet.
Prices start from $4 for a single scoop of gelato and $8 for double scoops and each Take Home Pint will cost $15.
Optional add-ons include Bandung or Milo Handrolled Waffle Cone (+$1) and Waffle Lollies (+$3.80) such as Nutella S’mores, Pebbles Snow, Chocolate Oreo and Smoked Almond Caramel.
I enjoyed the Blueberry Lavender with a smooth and creamy texture, lightly perfumed with lavender scent that is not too overpowering.
There was also streaks of blueberry compote for that extra fruitiness.
However, the Java B’nana Chip that came in its neon shade of blue with chocolate chips was slightly more muted as I expected it to be more distinct – similar to the famous Korean Banana Milk.
Both the Bandung and Milo cones were considered unique in Singapore’s context. Both are nostalgic flavours as they are ‘childhood’ drinks.
I preferred the former as it was more floral and refreshing, which would probably complement well with gelato flavours such as Blueberry Lavender and Lychee Raspberry.
For those who are looking for more filling options, there are Gelato Thickshakes ($6.50) of various flavours such as Vanilla, Chocolate, Oreo, Salted Caramel and Nutella.
Apart from the gelato, Creme & Cone also collaborated with Butter Studio to offer Pastries such as Gourmet Tart ($6.90) – Raspberry Almond, Speculoos Cream Cheese, Seasalt Nutella, Belgian Chocolate & Lemon Meringue, Sliced Cake ($6.90) – Fancy Nutella & Salted Caramel Red Velvet and Whole Cake ($50).
Lau Pa Sat may not be a place you would expect to find gelato and tarts, but this can be where to head for a sweet treat after a stressful day at work.
Creme & Cone
Food Folks @ Lau Pa Sat, 18 Raffles Quay, #01-03, Singapore 048582
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.