Thursday, September 17
The Udder Side of the Story
Scene: Ice cream needed to cool the fiery Korean dinner.
Location: Lorong Kilat
Initially I thought it was the Mao Shan Wang’s fault. Despite being made with grounded pistachio nuts, the Pure Pistachio was disappointingly bland. I thought I shouldn’t have paired anything with the Mao Shan Wang.
Bittersweet, fibrous and pungent, the Mao Shan Wang was potent to kill any relationship (be it ice cream or human). I used to love durian but like the Backstreet Boys, I definitely grew out of it.
But Scenario 2 convinced me that the Pure Pistachio was probably blah to begin with.
Scene: Ice cream needed. Period.
Location: Novena / United Square
We chose Udders out of Gelatiso, McD’s, Swensens, getting a Ben & Jerry’s pint or Haagen Daaz stick from Cold Storage. I sampled a couple of flavours and found it odd that I found nothing crave-worthy. But the queue behind me was gathering and in a panic, I / we settled for the Cookies and Cream, Snickers Mars Honeycomb Vanilla and Salty Caramel.
At best, I felt the ice cream was
d. All of the above
I like the chunky bits within the ice creams but strangely enough, they did nothing to increase the oomph factor. The Snickers / Mars nibbits were so-so - their approval ratings decreased sharply from a chocolate bar. Even the Cookies and Cream was deceivingly tantalizing as the riddling chunks of cookies hardly translated into flavour. And the Salty Caramel was plain odd – can’t put my finger on it but it tasted nothing like what I would normally declare love for.
After that, we walked into McD’s and eased our pain with a glorious hot chocolate fudge.
17 Lorong Kilat
#01-08 Kilat Court
155 Thomson Road
1 Bukit Batok Central Link
#02-10 West Mall