We needed a respite from the sweltering heat at Fengshan so we'd thought we'll go get dessert somewhere air-conditioned. And what better way to cool off than indulging in a bit of ice-cream? Pat had heard about some ice-cream parlor along Tanjong Katong Road, so we headed there.
While we're on the topic of ice-cream shops, I've noticed a sudden sprouting of ice-cream shops all over the island. Along the short 200 meters stretch of Upper Thomson where The Roti Prata House is, there are not just 1, not 2 but 3 ice-cream shops! (btw, it's Salted Caramel, Udders and Scoopz) And what's it with jaded, burnt out bankers and lawyers that every disillusioned one of them seems to want to open up an ice-cream parlor? (The Hubs says that it's because they need to chill...geddit??) I suppose ice-cream shops are now the food fad du jour, and I'm really curious as to how long it lasts and which one actually outlasts them all.
Anyway, Ice Cream Gallery, like most of the other newly opened ice-cream shops, is catered to the local palate, with Asian flavours such as the D24 durian and gula melaka with red bean. Its location beside Hong Kong Street Chun Kee and lots of other famous eateries such as Punggol Nasi Lemak ensures a steady stream of post-dinner customers looking to satiate their sweet tooth.
We got 3 flavours to share between the 4 of us, and while the sea salt caramel and rum & raisin were nice enough, they were still pretty ordinary, with the soursop being just plain awful. It had a gooey, slimey, somewhat chewy consistency that was so uncharacteristic of a sorbet. We wanted something more sherbet-like, something similar to a shaved ice ball. Suffice to say, we didn't finish it.
Bottom: Soursop Sorbet ($3.50); top right: Sea Salt Caramel ($4); top left: Rum & Raisin ($3.50)
Ice Cream Gallery
242C Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: 6348 6535
Open Sundays to Thursdays from 12noon to 10.30pm
Fridays from 12noon to 11pm
Saturdays from 11.30am to 11pm