If you an ice cream lover in Malaysia, you may have noticed this shop with its colourful look and localised flavours.
From Malaysia to Singapore, Inside Scoop has opened its first international outpost at North Bridge Road. (For ice cream lovers, there are with other popular shops such as Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato and Twenty Grammes in the vicinity.)
Inside Scoop was first started by founders Edmund Tan and Lim Shiew Li in Bangsar near Kuala Lumpur in 2013. Till today, the chain has a total of 26 outlets in Malaysia.
Noticing that the premium ice cream was predominantly served by international ice cream chain outlets during that time, the owners decided to make their ice cream fresh locally using quality ingredients sourced overseas to suit the local palate.
Like all their outlets in Malaysia, Inside Scoop has an interior decoration that is predominantly yellow in colour and lots of greenery with fun and youthful vibes.
Equipped with a sunroof over the communal table at this 30-seater outlet, there is a potted plant placed at every table for a tropical touch.
There are various #OOTD spots within the compound such as the circular swing, multiple mirrors and florescent tubes for the perfect backdrop.
Offering the same flavours as those in Malaysia (they have over 70 flavours there), these ice creams are all freshly made in-house daily.
Prices start from $4.80 for a single scoop of ice cream, $8.30 for double scoops, $11.50 for triple scoops and additional $1 for premium flavours and $2 for double premium flavours.
Out of the 18 flavours on display, only the Mao Shan Wang and Sicilian Pistachio are double premium flavours (+$2), whereas premium flavours (+$1) include D24 Durian, Cempedak, Valrhona Chocolate, Hazelnut, Premium Matcha, Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake, Oreo Nutella Cheesecake and Vanilla Bean.
2 types of waffles are available: Signature Buttermilk (+$7) and Charcoal (+$6).
I ordered the Charcoal Waffles ($6) with 2 scoops of normal flavours: Matcha and Unicorn ($8.30), which seems to be slightly smaller in size than most ice cream places.
Appearance-wise, it was quite presentable with icing sugar sprinkled over, salted caramel sauce drizzled on the side and decorated with ice cream waffle cone.
The Charcoal waffle had a texture crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and slightly denser than the usual airy texture.
I found the Unicorn flavour interesting as I expected it to be our childhood paddle pop flavour.
Instead, it was a yogurt flavour with a sweet and sour tang, coupled with a smooth and milky texture.
The matcha was distinctive with an earthly taste, though it could be better if the sweetness level was decreased further.
Inside Scoop had pretty decent waffles and ice cream flavours with a local twist such as Teh Tarik, Cempedak, D24 and Mao Shan Wang.
Will look forward to more unique offerings from them, in order to stand out from all the new ice cream cafes all around
779 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198747
Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun), 12:30pm – 12am (Fri – Sat), Closed Tues
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.