For those who have visited Shilin Market in Taipei, Taiwan might have known about YiLi Pao Pao Ice. If you don’t or have missed it, nevermind, as YiLi Pao Pao Ice is now found in Singapore, Basement 2 of Orchard Central, around MEDZ.
If you are looking for something hot, this shop is definitely not for you as they only offer the Pao Pao Ice and a few cold drinks. And the highlight in this shop, of course has to be the Pao Pao Ice per the name of the shop.
When I first set foot at the shop and saw the Pao Pao Ice display, I thought to myself, it looks very much like Ice Cream. They offered 10 flavours on the day when I was at the shop. Based on their menu, they have 13 flavours with three special, Boba Milk & Egg, Peanut & Oreos and Red Beans & Milk.
After trying several flavours, including the special, I am ready to order. Each cup comes with 2 flavours, as I prefer the fruity flavoured ones, I chose Strawberry and Valentine’s Fruit and toppings are available too and my choice was the AiYu Jelly.
PaoPao Ice are not as smooth as Ice Cream and Softserve, neither is it creamy. As the name suggested, it is a little icy, very much like finely shaved ice and close to sorbet. It is certainly a good alternative when under such a hot climate like Singapore.
YiLi PaoPao Ice (以利泡泡冰)
181 Orchard Road #B2-05, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Daily 1100 to 2200
By MRT: North South line – Somerset station
– alight at Somerset Station along Somerset Road – 7. 14, 14e, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 971E
– alight at Midpoint Orchard along Orchard Road – 7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502
– alight opposite Mandarin Orchard along Orchard Road – 36, 77, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 190, 518, 700, 700A