The flavours of the day included Longan Red Dates, Strawberries, Rum And Raisin, Hazelnut, Black Sesame, Banana + Honey Roasted Nuts, Chocolate Stout, Lavender, Oreo Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Pink Guava, Apple Pie, Mango and Buttered Pecans.
How about the other days?
Think Chrysanthemum, Horlicks, Bittergourd, Green Tea, Banana Cinnamon, Bailey Irish Cream, Mustard + Honey, Pineapple + Banana + Milk….etc. And I am just reading from the board.
Who knows what tomorrow will bring?
I enjoyed talking to Chronos (the boss) when I visited Tom’s Palette for the first time. This man gave up his mundane job to venture into the colourful yet uncertain world of ice cream with his lovely wife. It’s all about the interest, he said. And I guess that’s pretty inspirational, don’t you think?
Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Indeed.
The impeccable service and generous rounds of sampling one can endure before settling for the preferred flavours are pluses to the startling array of creatively flavoured ice cream. Yes, flavoured, not named. And that’s solid.
As for the ice cream, it’s 100% homemade and consists of less butterfat, as compared to the generic ones. Instead, milk is added to sustain the smoothness and creaminess of this much-loved dessert.
Besides fried noodle, the next thing that one can have is a little booze after a day of exhausting mundanity. When combined with Belgian Chocolate, the Chocolate Stout tasted wonderful! I enjoyed the dense flavour of the stout (the amount of alcohol was impressive). The richness of the chocolate laced the stout beautifully. Apparently, the alcohol content will be increased. I’m ever thankful! The Rum and Raisin was rather potent as well, but much sweeter. Slightly coarse, the Black Sesame has character. With a hint of savouriness, it was interesting. Creaminess was somehow lacking, though. As for the Banana Walnut, the aroma was interestingly subtle which goes to show that fresh ingredients were used instead of some artificial flavourings.
Tom’s Palette closes on Sundays.
Oh, I should thank Xiu Long Bao because I would have stepped into the Filipino café nearby instead of an ice cream parlour, if I ever visit the Shaw Tower.
100, Beach Road
#01-25, Shaw Leisure Gallery
Tel: (+65) 6296 5239 / (+65) 9070 7701 (Chronos Chan)
Small Cup - S$2.50
Medium Cup - S$3.40
Large Cup - S$4.40
* A second scoop of a different flavour is free-of-charge!
* They sell by the tub as well.
Xiu Long Bao