Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

Featuring Swee Choon (Jalan Besar), Tom's Palette, PS.Cafe (Harding Road), The Providore (Mandarin Gallery), Ah Chew Desserts (Liang Seah Street), Salted Caramel (Thomson), O'ma Spoon ([email protected]), Craftsmen Specialty Coffee (Siglap), Pantler, Merely Ice Cream (Sunshine Plaza)
Pat Jon
Pat Jon

We came to Dal Komm at Centrepoint for a quick treat and we were pleased to find that it was pretty empty for dinner on a weekday! This particular outlet is really large and has many, many seats so it is really a great place to have a conversation over coffee. 😁

We decided to try out the affogato because at $7.50, it was pretty affordable (and also one of the cheaper affogatos around). The dessert was served with a really big scoop of vanilla ice cream together with a shot of espresso. The vanilla ice cream was generous to the point where the espresso was not enough to cover/melt it completely. Hence, you definitely get to savour some vanilla ice cream on its own. 😁 The espresso was decently strong although it wasn't as powerful as some of the espressos served at other cafes!

Highly recommend the affogato at Dal Komm if you want both a drink and a dessert at the same time!

We were in the Sembawang Hills area for lunch today and we chanced upon Ice Cream Chefs, which we decided to try for dessert. The cafe had some interesting flavours, including Yuzu Lemon, Kaya Toast and Milo flavours, but we decided to go for something safer - Kyoto Hojicha! This is considered a premium flavour, so you have to pay a dollar more and it costs $4.50!

Unfortunately, we thought the hojicha flavour wasn't nice at all compared to the hojicha scoops served at many other ice cream parlours outside! The taste of hojicha was pretty light and there was this somewhat artificial aftertaste that we are unable to describe, that made the scoop pretty strange.

Heard some great reviews about the other flavours and we might try those instead if we decide to come here again in future!

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For our second dessert, we ordered the ice cream cookie with a scoop of sea salt butterscotch ice cream (pardon the slightly-deformed look). The ice cream scoop was lightly salted and although we thought the butterscotch flavour was a little too light! Overall, we would have preferred if the flavour was stronger!

Each ice cream cookie costs $8++, so it is actually very worth it to use Burpple Beyond 1-for-1 deals. Remember to use them if you have it!

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We used our Burpple Beyond one-for-one deals to enjoy two ice cream cookies for the price of one! The cookies were basically chocolate-flavoured biscuits, although don't expect them to be crisp since they are sandwiching a scoop of ice cream.

For our ice cream flavours, we ordered the 80% dark chocolate flavour, which was indeed pretty bitter as it's name suggested. Definitely not for those who prefer milk chocolate but for dark chocolate lovers, it's definitely worth a try! The Dark Gallery was fairly crowded right after lunch hour on a weekday, so it might be easier to get a table if you go for early lunch.

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We decided to try a dessert at Hvala @ Chijmes for the first time and given the cafe's matcha specialty, we decided to order the waffle with a 2-degree matcha scoop. The waffles were thick and fluffy but for those of you who like crispy waffles, you may want to know that the waffles at Hvala aren't crispy and even the exterior is on the softer side.

The scoop of matcha ice cream was delicious, however, and we liked that it really came with the distinct bitterness of matcha. We ordered the 2-degree matcha, which wasn't overly bitter although if you want something more intense, you can try gunning for the 3-degreee matcha! The dessert isn't cheap however, as it is priced at $13.90++, which is much more expensive than what a waffle + single scoop would cost in many other ice cream parlours.

Hvala was decently-packed on a weekday afternoon and many tables were taken! We were allocated to a tatami area and although it provided a nice setting to take photos, it wasn't very comfortable as you had to sit cross-legged for extended periods of time! Suggest you go for the tables unless you are used to sitting in such positions. 😁

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Hay Gelato is a simple ice cream shop located under a block of flats in the Bedok North area and it's location isn't exactly the best, as you need at least a 10-minute walk from either Bedok Reservoir or Bedok MRT to get there! That being said, we decided to try it as we were in the area and we ordered a waffle, with a scoop of soursop and Hojicha ice creams!

The waffle was really generous and it was really thick so it can get pretty filling! However, we really like the crisp exterior and you can certainly hear the crunch with every bite. The waffle was served atop a layer of maple syrup on the plate, and the two went together pretty well even without the ice cream!

The soursop ice cream really tasted like soursop and we were glad to try it as it isn't a very common flavour. However, it melts very fast so you should take note to eat it quickly! The hojicha ice cream also had a fairly strong taste of roasted tea and it was very interesting that the scoop was topped with rice crackers too. That being said, perhaps we shouldn't have paired the two flavours together as the flavours were pretty conflicting - a sweet-tasting scoop and a burnt scoop don't go too well together. 😂

We paid $14 in total, which is a pretty average price for a waffle with two scoops of ice cream! We would be back to try their other more interesting flavours in future.

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Three Point Two Gelato is most famous for their gelato buns, which are basically choux pastries that can hold a single scoop of ice cream. The bun was crusty on the outside and we were pretty surprised to find that the exterior retained it's texture even when holding a scoop of melting ice cream! Pretty interesting innovation in the local desserts scene. 😁

We ordered the bun with a scoop of rose lychee ice cream, which was supposedly a recommended premium flavour at Three Point Two! The scoop was really refreshing although it tasted more of lychee than rose, although we didn't mind since we liked lychee more. Our only complaint was that the scoop melted pretty quickly even in the air-conditioned environment.

Price-wise, we thought it was fairly expensive as the pastry itself cost $4 and we had to pay another $5 for the scoop. It was a little gimmicky in that aspect and we would probably go with their waffles in future, which can hold two or more scoops of ice cream! 😁

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We were near Outram for dinner on a Friday evening and we decided to pop by Three Point Two for an ice cream! As we were suckers for pistachio, we decided to order their Sicilian Pistachio scoop, which was a premium flavour and hence priced at $5. Pretty reasonable price for a scoop of ice cream these days!

The pistachio ice cream wasn't overly sweet and instead, it was pretty nutty. You can also find chunks of pistachio embedded within your scoop of ice cream. 😁

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Exactly what it's name suggests, this dessert contains a mango puree topped with chunks of mango and strips of ice jelly. These were served atop a bowl of shaved ice. We like that the mango chunks were sweet rather than sour, although we felt that the shop could have been a little more generous with the mango puree. The dessert is priced at an ok level of $4.50.

Tong Shui is pretty popular on weekends so you may need a while before you can get a table, especially if you are visiting in the afternoon during teatime!

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Definitely for Oreo lovers, the inside of the cookie is stuffed with generous Oreo creme. We like that it wasn't overwhelmingly sweet but at $5.50 we felt that it's a pricey dessert that lasted only 2 mins 🙊

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Butterknife Folk is known for their creative ice cream flavours and today, we decided to try one of their more special creations, the Butterscotch Miso flavour! Thankfully, the scoop of ice cream tastes a lot like the usual butterscotch ice cream, although it was slightly saltier and there were hints of the salty taste of miso soup. It was still pretty palatable and the pieces of chocolate chip studded into the scoop of ice cream added some sweetness to the dessert as well.

This is a premium flavour, so it costs 50 cents more and is priced at $6 with a cone! If you are not a fan of such original flavours, Butterknife Folk has more normal flavours such as pistachio and dark chocolate as well!

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We are back at O'Ma Spoon for more bingsu and we are pleased to see that the eatery has launched several new flavours! One such flavour is The Green Mountain, which is a mountain of bingsu adorned with matcha powder and red bean, together with whipped cream and an oreo cookie at it's peak. The matcha powder was fairly bitter and we loved that as this rendered the dessert less sweet. However, you might not want to finish all the matcha powder at the start because there is nothing below all that ice, so you may end up having nothing to go with your ice towards the later part of your dessert.

Our main gripe would be the price of the dish, which is a whopping $16!! 😱 We felt it is a little expensive as the most substantial thing in the dish was the matcha powder, so this is something you may want to bear in mind before ordering this item.

O'Ma Spoon is crowded as usual even on a Monday evening, presumably because it is one of the few eateries open at 10 pm! You probably have to wait a while to get a table if you are there around then.

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