Friday, September 18, 2009

milca - Hokkaido Soft Ice Cream

It has never been brought to my attention, this stall. I believe the nearby, perpetually crowded takoyaki stall of Tsujiki Gindaco has got something to do with it. An introduction by the ice creamanic didn't convince me of its quality. I mean, there are just too many stalls proclaiming their desserts being made with fresh Hokkaido milk. And with low prices to boost, I seriously question the authenticity of it all. She went ahead and bought herself a cup of, in her own words, comfort food. The skeptical me took a bite and well, let's just say that I really liked the mildly sweet, smooth ice cream. Be it Hokkaido or Okinawa or Ipanema, the optimum density must be applauded. I don't think the goma sauce, shiratama dango and azuki beans were necessary. It was good on its own. A quick check on the internet revealed that this imported brand is rather popular in Japan.

milca Hokkaido Soft Ice Cream
B4 (Food Hall)
Ion Orchard
Orchard Road
Singapore

Click here for Elaine's take on milca.

The long weekend is here again and I'd like to wish my Muslim friends a blessed and joyful Eid ul-Fitr. To the rest, have a good chill. With some comforting ice cream, perhaps?

14 comments:

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

This Hokkaido is land of some seriously premium grub... there's the ramen, Sapporo beer, seafood and now ice cream!! I am wondering if I should be heading that direction instead of the other end of Japan now...

J2Kfm said...

the only outlet i can think of in KL is the MOF. but that one also from S'pore. hmm ...

though i really liked the smooth, milky yet not overpowering flavours of the soft serve.

Life for Beginners said...

"It was good on its own."

Sweet. There is really no better recommendation for any kinda food, is there? :)

Tummythoz said...

Lurve d black background in your pix. Pssst.. how you do it?

ai wei said...

i heart hokkiao soft ice cream! had once in MOF
and another one in Hokkaido.
soft and creamy...
and it doesnt melt in winter :P

Xiu Long Bao said...

I went for another cup of it again just now. Celebration after my case :)

Selba said...

Sounds really good... must try someday! Just had ordinary matcha ice cream last Wednesday at Sushi Tei.

Have a nice long holiday, Nic! Here in Indonesia, we have the whole one week holiday to celebrate Idul Fitri, Jakarta will be so EMPTY :)

elaine said...

totally agree that its good enough on its own, such milk icecreams are best eaten pure! =D

but i felt at least milca's condiments weren't bad... cos some inferior toppings elsewhere can really destroy the icecream lol.

wmw said...

I.NEED.ICE.CREAM.NOW!

mimid3vils said...

I really need this to soothing my down down emotion now~~~ b ut I can't :..(

jason said...

Gimme ice cream anytime!

Nic (KHKL) said...

minchow, the other end's kyushu island, right? omg, the hakata ramen there is to die for!!! do both via shinkansen!!! :)

j2kfm, agree! i had the same thought as well. in kl, we can only get japanese ice cream in restaurants. i'm sure they'll bring in more soon.

kenny, hehe. but actually, i'm more of a savoury kinda guy. i guess that's why i liked this type - it's not that sweet. :)

tummythoz, glad u liked it! actually, i just put the cup under the spotlight and choose a relatively dark background. a discovery by chance! hehe.

ai wei, wow, u've been to hokkaido! such a lovely place, isn't it? a bowl of miso ramen in winter is soooo soooo comforting. ok, plus ice cream. :)

xiu long bao, u forgot to mention the takoyaki. well, for the next few weeks, i think someone'll be all over tong suis. me jeles. :P

Nic (KHKL) said...

selba, oh, u had the matcha ice cream at sushi tei. it comes with a biscuit shell, right? :) thanks and you have a good holiday too, ya! eat lotsa good stuff! :)

elaine, i agree! looking at the display, i thought the condiments were sufficiently good. in fact, it's an important part of milca in japan. i guess it's just me preferring the plain type..hehe.

wmw, WELCOME back! :) besides ice cream, i'm sure you are craving for local dishes as well. hehe. hope you had some good nasi lemak and char kway teow! :)

mimi, hey, seems like you are having a tough day. hang in there ya! :) if ice cream is too cold for now, try tong sui! sugar helps to relax. take care, mimi!

jason, especially on a hot day, right? hehe. i read about an ice cream buffet by haagen dazs. do check it out! :)

Jun said...

uncle lee, r u striving to look like haruki murakami in the last pic in kenny's blog? ;p