[SG] The Daily Scoop - Ice Cream Cafe

Sunday, December 25, 2011

First and foremost, Merry Christmas! Wishing everyone a blessed day well spent with family and friends! :)

It was my first visit to Holland Village in about 2 years since my last return to Singapore and must I say there were some significant changes to the entire place with the new MRT and all construction by the roadside finally done. With recommendation from a friend, we visited Daily Scoop located at Chip Bee Gardens, just across the street from the entrance to the busy enclave of shops and eateries.

With the interior walls ingeniously illustrated with animated cartoons, it is no surprise that toddlers and adults alike would be captivated by the creativity. As you pressed on the button fixated on the automated door and stepped inwards, expect to be greeted with a splendor of child's innocence with sinfully delicious ice-cream and enchanting interior decorations.

Waffle Set with 2 scoops of ice cream (S$9/-)
'Salted Mr Brown' flavour
(+) Interestingly unique concoction of sweetness, bitterness and surprisingly saltiness.
(+) Judicious amount of sea salt to leave a subtly salty aftertaste.
(+) Brown sugar provided the sweetness punch, light yet delectable.
(+) Broken bits of brownie chunks gave the varied crunch.
(+) A good overall mouthfeel from the smooth rich ice cream and brownie.

Verdict: 8.5/10

'Surprisingly Coconut' flavour
(+) It was so good that upon sampling, we had to get a scoop onto our waffle set.
(+) A piquant first taste that kept the taste-buds tantalized, craving for more.
(+) Very fresh ingredients, packing a zesty punch.
(+) Could taste strands of the coconut and even chunks of the coconut flesh!
(+) Homogeneously rich and smooth ice cream.

Verdict: 9.0/10
(+) Did not taste overly sweet nor awful, a simple 'okay' waffle.

(-) I would suggest just going there for the ice cream and skip the waffle.
(-) Despite it freshly baked, it was soft and soggy, maybe I just could not quite appreciate it.

Verdict: 6.0/10

There was the option of brownie or waffle to go along with the ice cream for the set deal at S$5.80. I would most definitely give the former a shot on my next visit.

Among the many ice cream parlours, such as international franchisees, it might be worthwhile to pay attention to this hidden local gem, which hand-make all their ice-cream in store anytime between 1-7 p.m. With 40 and more flavours to boast, ranging from fruity sorbets to connoisseurs' choices and 'fun-kyreations' to go down the line, you might find yourself spoilt for choice when faced with an array of interesting unique flavours. 
What impressed me most about this boutique artisan ice-cream parlour was it delivered more than just good quality ice cream but rather top-notch sensitivity to customers' needs. In addition to the relentless amount of sampling offered for us to try out before we decide on our choice of ice-cream, there was a tank of plain water and tissue paper for the customers usage (free-flow). As we all know, indulging on rich and creamy ice-cream calls for some plain water to wash it down and this was humbly catered for on a corner table at the back of the cafe. Not forgetting the all important high chairs for babies too!

Some of the interesting wall illustrations...

this is not necessarily true...
foldable side tables where customers could stand and enjoy their ice cream!
The Daily Scoop
41 Sunset Way, #01-04
Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071
Tel: (+65) 6463 3365

43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-78
Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115
Tel: (+65) 6475 3128

Song of the moment: 'Louder' by Charice tagged by Shazam at the cafe

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