After Honey Creme created a splash, Milkcow has followed closely and arrived at Singapore, occupying a shop at the ground floor of Cathay Cineplex, Dhoby Ghaut.
The interior is mainly white.
Milkcow offers quite a selection of flavours for the soft serve. There are some very interesting flavours such as Red Ginseng, Giandula Syrup and Pistachio Syrup. Of course, you will find some similarity to Honey Creme too, such as the with honey, honeycomb and Cotton Candy.
I wanted the Milky Cube but placed the wrong order and ended with Milky Honey. The Softserve is smooth and silky and flavourful, but I find it a little too sweet.
I tried an interesting flavour the Samsam. The Red Ginseng Syrup with Almond Flakes paired well. Some may describe the taste as weird. For me, I think it is an acquired taste.
Like Honey Creme, Milkcow has macarons as adds on too. Milkcow has a few others such as the Oreo, M&M, Kit Kat, Sweet Dream, Cocoball, Almond Flakes, Honey Cube and Caramel Popcorn. A total of 9 add-on are available.
Which do you prefer? The Honey Creme or Milkcow? I prefer Honey Creme, for the reason, it is less sweet.
I spotted Taste Better when I was on my way to Giant Hypermart at Vivo City. I was lured by them as they were selling Durian Puff. I couldn’t resist the charm but to stop by to try their product. They were very generous, they gave one whole Durian Puff for customer to try. Wow!!
Taste Better is based out of Johor Bahru, Malaysia with outlets not only in their home country but also in China and Indonesia. Vivo City is their first outlet in Singapore. They have a number of products; One-bite Puffs, Soft Serves, Smoothies and Coffee & Tea. Currently, at their Vivo City outlet, there are only Durian Puffs and Durian Soft Serve.
It is called One-Bite Puff as they wanted consumer to have it in one mouth because if you don’t the Durian cream will ooze out and stain your entire lips, but it is too big for my mouth.The Durian cream is rather flavourful with a more liquid consistency and light in texture. The choux pastry is also fluffy and moist. Taste Better is selling the Puff in a box of fours.
Currently, for their opening special, they are giving a free Durian Soft Serve with every 2 boxes of puff purchased. I couldn’t give this a missed to try the Soft Serve. Verdict? The soft serve isn’t very smooth in texture but still considerably decent and was with a good amount of Durian flavour. I did enjoy nevertheless.
Oh ya, I almost forgot to mention that they baked the pastry fresh daily at the kiosk.
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After Honey Creme, DanmiSoft, from Korea, has also joined the bandwagon. It has currently setup a counter at the left corner of Coffeemin’s Suntec outlet, facing Gong Cha.
There are mixed reviews about DanmiSoft. Some say horrible; others say they prefer DanmiSoft to Honey Creme, while others say it is more valuable. I couldn’t help but to try it and find out for myself.
At DanmiSoft, the flavours available is pretty similar to Honey Creme, except you don’t find the Mixed Grains and Cone. All come in cups.
Now, my verdict?! When I saw the softserve, the first thought that came into my mind was why was it so yellowish and not white. When I tasted it, I felt I was eating a sweet froyo. It has a texture which is kind of a little rough, like some fine icy crystals were in it. It was pretty sweet. (Comparatively with Honey Creme, yes, it was sweeter.) There was kinda some eggy flavour. (Yes, egg. Some will add eggs to especially froyo, sounded surprising but it is true.)
The cup seems a little bigger than Honey Creme. (But I didn’t measure the volume of the 2 cups so I am not certain. Lol!!)
And finally, the soft serve is priced lower than Honey Creme’s. (So, yes, it is more valuable.)
Next, there is no queue.
Final question, will I return? I still prefer my Softserve with smooth silky texture and slightly milky and not eggy. But as it is more valuable, I might go for it when I am in the area.
DanmiSoft Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-377 Singapore 038983
Stateland has jumped onto the latest food trend, introducing the Honeycomb with both Soft Serve and Frozen Yogurt. And it is with the ever hype of Honeycomb.
Honeycomb took over the former Stateland Cafe with no change in design, that I see that it was a great strategy as most of the patrons would still automatically walked into the cafe. This happen twice in the short 30 minutes while I was there. While Stateland Cafe has shifted to its right.
There are five creations of flavours; Classic (with just either milk soft serve or froyo), Caramel, Chocolate, Matcha and Apple & Cinnamon. Besides the toppings and sauce in each creation, every cups consist of a 5 ml Honey syringe and a reasonably sized Honeycomb. You have the best of both world. You could overly indulged in Honey!
I couldn’t resist myself for not trying both. So I first have the Caramel in Milk Soft Serve. The sauce is actually Salted Caramel, drizzled on the soft serve with Honeycomb and Honey as toppings.
The milk soft serve is milky in taste with pretty good creaminess level but not as smooth and a little sweeter (especially when comparing with Honey Creme). With the caramel, you can imagine how sweet it can get. For sweet sweet tooth, this is definitely for you.
For the Froyo, I chose Matcha. It has Matcha & Almond Granola. The Matcha flavour is lightly coated on the Almond Granola. I hardly could taste the Matcha flavour. But the Granola went very well with the Froyo. The Froyo is slightly sourish and creamy.
After trying both the Froyo and Milk Soft Serve from Honeycomb, I prefer the Froyo to the Milk Soft Serve as the Milk Soft Serve is a little too sweet for me. I like their creation as it has both the Honey and Honeycomb. Since no queue and it has comfortable seats, I am sure I will return for more.
30 Bali Lane Singapore (former Stateland Cafe location)
Tel: +65 9296 4997
Mondays, Wednesdays – Thursdays 1200 to 10pm (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays); Fridays – Saturdays 1200 to 0000; Sundays 1100 to 1800; Closed on Tuesdays
By MRT: Downtown line or East West line – Bugis station
– alight at or opposite Plaza Parkroyal along Beach Road – 100, 107, 107M, 961, 980;
– alight before Sultan Mosque along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197;
– alight at bus stop near Bali Lane, along Ophir Road – 48
I was surprised to find a store serving Taiyaki and Soft Serve at Chinatown. In fact, they were at the current location for quite awhile, since November 2013 and it is almost a year later that I found their existence.
Oyoge Taiyaki is mainly a takeaway outlet though they have placed a few tables and chairs around the stores for dinning in. They serves mainly Mochi Taiyaki and Soft Serve. When I was there, I noticed that there were six flavours; Sesame, Azuki Beans, Matcha, Cheese Cake, Strawberry and Melon. For the Soft Serve Ice Cream, they were serving only Sweet Potato and Melon. For the menu, click here.
Between Sweet Potato and Melon, I favour Sweet Potato. As they don’t offer sample so I ordered one and try. The Sweet Potato Ice Cream has a unique aroma which I wasn’t quite used to it at the first few mouth but subsequently, I quite like it. The soft cream is smooth and creamy and there were a few very tiny icy crystals in my first mouthful.
l think the Mochi Taiyaki fare better. I bought a total of four (matcha, sesame, red beans and cheesecake), one each for my family members. The “skin” of the “fish” is chewy like the Japanese Mochi ball. The filling was very packed. Each and every bite, there’s enough filling. My Mom who loves the Mochi ball loves this very much. The difference, this is much larger. Lol.
Since the waiting time could range from 5 – 10 minutes or more, Oyoge Taiyaki has offered pre-order service.
I am sure I will be a regular patrons, getting it regularly for my Mom, to satisfy her craving. 😛
Honey Creme has landed in Singapore with its first outlet settled at Orchard, Somerset 313. I am a little confused with its origin as some says Korea and some says Taiwan. Anyway, if it is good food, it doesn’t really matter where it is from, as long as they are in Singapore.
I was very excited when I first heard about Honey Creme coming to Singapore. I even posted about it on NAHMJ Facebook Page. It is an ice cream that lots of people has been raving about. I must find out for myself.
I went to check it out on the second day of its official opening, a Monday at about 4.45pm. The wait wasn’t that bad, about 20 minutes.
What does Honey Creme served? Basically, they served Vanilla Softserve Ice Cream with various toppings. You can have it in a cup or a cone. You can have the original with no toppings, Honey Comb, Cotton Candy, Cotton Candy Affogato, Affogato, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Beans and for something different, you can go for Organic Mixed Grains. As an option, you can have the macaroons and the Honeycomb as extra toppings. For the detailed menu with pictures, click here.
My first try was the Honey Comb which is, I think is, Honey Creme signature item. There is another creation known as Comb Honey. Honey Comb has a piece of Honey Comb while Comb Honey has the fluid Honey drizzled on the softserve.
On the second visit, I was there on a Sunday at about 11.45am. This round, my wait was under 10 minutes. I was feeling greedy so I have both the Popcorn and the Organic Cotton Candy Affogato. From the name, it is obvious, the Popcorn is with Caramel Popcorn topping with Caramel sauce drizzled by the side of the cup. While the Organic Cotton Candy Affogato is with espresso poured into the softserve and topped with a Cotton Candy.
The Soft Cream is indeed very smooth and creamy and lightly sweetened. It is of pretty high standard. It’s a pity that the standard vary. It tasted better on the second occasion. The soft cream was more flavourful. My first favourite is the Organic Cotton Candy Affogato, followed by the Popcorn and my least favourite is the Honey Comb.
If you are keen to try Honey Creme ASAP but wanted to avoid the queue, go during off peak hours. On weekends, go before 1pm while on weekdays, I suspect the off peak is around 2 – 5.30pm. If you are lucky, the queue will be under 10 minutes. But December School Holidays coming, that will be a different story all together. Anyway, I will be trying the Dark Chocolate and Organic Mixed Grains next, before the School Holidays started.
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The number of Ice Cream Palour is growing tremendously in Singapore. The type of ice range from soft serve to gelato and the latest trend nitro-cream. Flavours are getting more and more funky too. Since I love Ice Cream and from time to time, I crave for them so I decided to collate a list to facilitate my choosing.
The Scoop Place 6 Changi Business Park Ave 1 #01-25 UE BizHub East Singapore 486017
Tel: +65 6694 8617 Monday – Tuesday 1200 to 1900; Wednesday – Friday 1200 to 2130; Saturday – Sunday, Public Holidays 1300 to 2130
Mootime FB: https://www.facebook.com/Mootimesg 8 Jalan Legundi #01-05 Singapore 759274
Tel: +65 9643 1799
Monday 1800 to 2200; Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday 1200 to 2200; Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday 1200 to 2300
The Daily Scoop Ice Cream Cafe Website: http://thedailyscoop.com.sg/
369 Sembawang Road #01-05 Sembawang Cottage Singapore 758382
Tel: +65 6754 1233
Monday – Thursday 1100 to 2200; Friday – Saturday 1100 to 2230; Sundays 1400 to 2200 NAHMJ’s Favourite: Salted Mr Brown
Udders @ Serangoon Gardens Webiste: http://www.udders.com.sg/ 1 Maju Avenue, MyVillage, #01-11 Singapore 556679
Tel: +65 6634 5839
Sunday to Thursday 1200 to 2300; Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays 1200 to 0000
Oblong.Ice.Cream @ Serangoon Garden
10 Maju Avenue Singapore 556689
Sundays – Thursdays 1200 to 0000; Fridays – Saturdays 1200 to 0200 Must Try (also NAHMJ’s Favourite) : Red Velvet Waffle
Udders @ Bukit Timah Webiste: http://www.udders.com.sg/ 17 Lorong Kilat, #01-08 Kilat Court, Singapore 598139
Tel: +65 6466 1055 Sunday to Thursday 1200 to 2300; Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays 1200 to 0000
Island Creamery @ Serene Centre FB: https://www.facebook.com/IslandCreamerySG 10 Jalan Serene #01-03 Serene Centre, Singapore 258748
Tel: +65 6468 8859 Sunday to Thursday 2300 to 2200; Fridays, Saturdays and Eve and Public Holidays 1100 to 2300
The Daily Scoop Ice Cream Cafe Website: http://thedailyscoop.com.sg/ 43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-78 Chip Bee Gardens Singapore 278115
Tel: +65 6475 3128 Monday – Thursday 1100 to 2200; Friday – Saturday 1100 to 2230; Sundays 1400 to 2200
41 Sunset Way #01-04 Clementi Arcade Singapore 597071
Tel: +65 6463 3365 Monday – Thursday 1100 to 2100; Friday – Saturday 1100 to 220; Sundays 1400 to 2100 NAHMJ’s Favourite: Salted Mr Brown
8 Fahrenheit FB: https://www.facebook.com/8fahrenheit.singapore Ngee Ann Polytechnic, OurSpace@Blk 72, Singapore Monday – Thursday 1100 to 1900; Friday 1100 to 1800; Closed on Saturdays and Sundays (Open till 1700 during poly’s school holiday)