Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Black Sesame Gelato & Milk Soft Serve

One of the features in the Michinoku & Hokkaido Fair (9th to 19th Jan 09) is Cream Dowa from Hokkaido. With flavours ranging from green tea, blueberry, milk, etc and that a single scoop will cost $5, double $6.50 and triple $8.

Since I am into soft serve and that Hokkaido milk seems to be famous for its quality, I simply can't give this a miss. By the way, each milk soft serve costs $5 too.


Anyway, Yuan has decided to order a scoop of black sesame ice-cream since that is his favourite flavour when it comes to japanese gelatos.

I think the key feature of the Hokkaido ice cream is this strong milk scent. Texture wise, I guess it is pretty similar to most Japanese Gelatos which you can find in Singapore. The down side is that it melts pretty fast hence it can get messy. As for the black sesame gelatos, the fragrance of the black sesame is distinctively stronger than the Singapore equivalence and to compare with the soft serve, it has a less creamier texture.

We do love the taste of both ice-cream but because the ice-cream melts so fast (the 2 pictures are taken with a 2 minutes interval), we end up in quite a pathetic state and a terrible brain freeze while trying to eat it as fast as we can.

Michinoku & Hokkaido Fair
Isetan Scotts Supermarket, Basement 1
9-19 Jan, 10am-7pm

8 comments:

ice said...

Garhhh! Hokkaido ice creams at these fairs straight from Hokkaido are in a totally different league from those found locally! There's no comparison to be made.

Fen said...

Wor.. Chill... No offense intended...

I do agree that the soft-serve is better in terms of milk sweetness and richer in its texture while the sesame gelato has a stronger strength in terms of flavour but we were unable to enjoy the ice-cream as it was really melting fast...

Whatever the case is, I am sure glad I did try it before the fair ends. My sincere thanks for the recommendation.

Your ice-cream knowledge is, no doubts, second to none. Maybe that is why you are able to enjoy it much better than us since you have knowledge about the ingredients... For us, it is simple, we like it or not. In this case, we like it but would be better if there is eat-in.

ice said...

lol eat-in haha. my dear... it's no ermm...udders. :P I don't want to go on and on about preservatives added etc but you be sure you just ate one of the nicest ice creams you can ever get. :)

On a side note, I remember a place for waffles at Square 2. Butter cup. You heard of it? I was reminded when I saw a new outlet with sit-in with more varieties? (not sure) but I'm sure you can't make it to this outlet. The waffles from here looks really good.

Fen said...

Haha, actually I am not a fan of udders' ice-cream, I prefer their waffles though...

Yup, Yuan and I have tried waffles from Buttercup before, but that was before the blog. I vaguely recall it being good... For obvious reasons, we know the shops around Novena pretty well...

evan 이벤젤린 said...

dearie, we passed by udders that day rite? the one beside united square?? claire wanted to try that actually haha...but we managed to "persuade" her to go cedele :p

Fen said...

Yup, that is udders, the building besides United Square, facing Starbucks coffee...

iml said...

Sesame gelato Is my favourite. A Happy Lunar New Year!! Yes, I stumble on your blog while searching for chocolate cake.

Fen said...

Sesame gelato has a distinctive fragrance which Yuan likes. I prefer vanilla and green tea more...

Happy New Year to you too.

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