Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tom's Palette

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.
So cool!

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.

Tom’s Palette
100, Beach Road
#01-25, Shaw Leisure Gallery
Singapore 189702
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.

Other reviews:
Xiu Long Bao


Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

You had me at "Chocolate Stout."

(Heck, you had me at "Chocolate." LOL)

ling239 said...

Chocolate Stout...
will mabuk or not ? :p

Weekend Witch said...

Waitaminute, what's so cool about closing on Sundays?

J2Kfm said...

2nd cup FOC? eh, temporary promo or what?
should've crossed over instead of contemplating in JB ... hmmm...
but there's alwiz Xmas to bank on!

Paprika said...

Ice cream parlous always make me happy. Something about the buffet of pastel shades and the promise of something cold, creamy and sweet. Don't you feel like a kid again?

backstreetgluttons said...

stout in an ice cream place is really cool ( I mean Hot )


CUMI & CIKI said...

i want alcoholic ice-cream... start a shop!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha kenny..nic had me at ICEeeee KWIM....(normal pronounciation after a few scoops of alcoholic cream..)

mimid3vils said...

Stout ice-cream... taste bitter? I don like Stout~~

Xiu Long Bao said...

What filipino cafe is that?

Luckily I was determined enough to walk all the way there for their ice cream. It was raining that day, remember?

KampungboyCitygal said...

i wana try savoury ice cream! siew yoke flavour perhaps?

Big Boys Oven said...

Very Delicious!

brad said...

nice! i haven got the chance to visit tom's palette yet. A while ago i heard from my friend that they were close for renovation? so they are open already?


Tummythoz said...

So so curious about that choc stout icecream.

Jason said...

Our gelatos and ice cream here lack the creativeness :(

~Christine~Leng said...

i've never tried on an alcoholic ice cream... would want some ;P
I MIGHT like it. haha

♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ said...

aiyoo too far already! they have any branches at kl? :D

Jun said...

whr is this beach road?? i nd my ice-cream fix right now damnit!!!

Nic (KHKL) said...

hi guys/gals!

am away with limited internet access...will reply your comments when i get back, ya!

have a nice weekend, y'all! ;)


Nic (KHKL) said...

kenny, so, seems like you are quite a dessert fan, eh? oh, that reminds me of your tong sui post. sweet. haha!

ling239, errr, a little mabuk lar. my face turned red. but was very interesting! it's cheaper than a bottle of beer somemore! hehehe...

weekend witch, what's so cool abt closing on sundays? well, i guess they know how to balance between work and play. cool, right? and sunday's all abt play, isn't it? well, for most of us lar ;)

j2kfm, oh, not 2nd cup FOC. a second scoop of a different flavour without extra charge. hehehe...omg, if you are coming over for xmas, better start booking fast. it gets krazzzzzzyyyy as the date draws near. ;)

paprika, haha! i guess ice cream does make the world go round, eh? something cold, creamy and sweet? that's excellent. mine comes in form of a pint guinness stout! ;)

toniXe (backstreetgluttons), wah, interesting thought. definitely cool on the outside, hot on the inside (after awhile la). i wonder if the white beer flava will make it to their palette.

cumi & ciki, it's wonderful, isn't it? start a shop? well, if i can, it'll not be an alcoholic ice cream parlour. it'll be more like a pork noodle house! yay!

joe, haha! seems like the stout kwim really got everyone excited eh? me included lar...ehehe...ooohhh, it'll be interesting if they come up with something with cognac. *burp*

mimi, aiyer, i lurrrrrve stout...hehe. hmmm, i wonder if i can drive after i makan that ice cream. hehehehe....not a problem in singapore though cos i take the lrt...hehehe...

xiu long bao, the one opposite the ice cream parlour lar. i thought i showed you?

eh, that day raining meh? i forgot liao leh...all i remember is that we took a cab to geylang after that for claypot rice...eheheh...

kampungboycitygal, ooooohhhh, interesting idea! will tell the boss the next time i visit! oh, plus roasted chicken, char siew and roasted duck and we'll get a "plate" of roast already! hehehe...

bigboysoven, yupe, it was delicious. hey, when are you guys gonna make ice cream desserts ar? *anticipating* ;)

brad, yupe, i think we were lucky in a sense that we got to see the newly renovated shop. small shoplot but full of flavours. do check it out and let us know what you think, ok? ;)

tummythoz, no need curious already. if you are coming over, do let me know. will take you there for a taste of choc stout. think sweet stout with a choc flava...yumz!

jason, hmmm, ya lor. i agree. i used to love lecka lecka but dunno whether it is still around or not. it'll be interesting if they do something like a malay kuih flava kinda thing, hor? ;)

christine, i wonder if glasgow got alcoholic ice cream or not. i think sooner or later, you will be blending in the beer drinking culture already...heheh. then, you will like it! ;)

alvin, no leh, no branch in kl yet. but if the response is good, maybe they can open one in kl hor? i'm sure the response will be good. hmmm, that reminds me of ochacha...hehehe

jun, you are back in singapore? beach road is like 2 blocks from the national library at victoria street. walking distance from bugis junction. i can bring you there. let me know lar! ;)