Ice Edge Cafe II: Gelato Desserts Taste Like Heaven!
Isn’t it a pity when you want to order desserts to end off a nice dinner, only to be told that there is nothing but chocolate or vanilla ice cream available? How does waffles with gelato sound? If you are in the central region of Singapore, more specifically around Thomson area, you really have to check out Ice Edge Cafe II for some gelato desserts that taste like heaven! :D
After more than two years of success at its maiden outlet, Ice Edge Cafe, which is located at Kovan, Chef and owner Damien Low has perfected his culinary and gelato making skills, thus ready for expansion to bring great food and heavenly gelato to more customers. This second outlet boasts a larger seating capacity, alfresco dining and new fusion dishes. Special mention goes to their unique gelato flavors such as bak kwa, dark chocolate lavender, lychee martini and lemongrass! :)
The husband picked me up from work and we were early for the tasting so we took a couple of shots outside. This is a test shot but I like! :P
Homely and casual dining concept.
There happened to be a filming that was taking place when we were there.
We settled down quickly and ordered something to drink. If you don’t mind having something sweet before dinner, both the Lychee Martini Float ($9.80) and Baileys Milk Float are great choices. I would personally recommend the latter which has espresso it in, as even for a non-coffee drinker, misterchewy enjoyed it so much that he had two glasses!
The Crab Bisque ($7.80) was thick and creamy but had this ‘artificial’ taste which I couldn’t quite figure out. It came with homemade garlic bread which was crisp to the bite.
I preferred the Mushroom Soup ($5.80) to the Crab Bisque. It was rich and flavorful, however a tad salty. This came with garlic bread as well.
The Calamari Fritti ($11.80) was quite average and lacked oomph. The mayo dip that came along with it did make up for it.
I have to say that the Buffalo Wings ($9.80) were pretty well done. The meat was tender, the spiciness was just right, and not forgetting the tinge of sweetness, which made this very addictive!
Touted as one of the popular dishes, the Rosemary Chicken ($16.80) fell short of our expectations as the boneless chicken thigh served with red wine rosemary sauce came a little charred on the surface, which tasted quite bitter. Apart from this, the chicken was actually quite juicy.
If you are dining with a group of friends, you might want to consider sharing the Japanese Romana Pizza ($15.80). Although it wasn’t an authentic Italian wood fired pizza, there was something about the pizza that drew me to it. Perhaps it was the ‘dancing’ bonito flakes that captivated me, or the delicious tonkatsu sauce with mozzarella cheese.
A dish like the Seafood Aglio Olio Spaghetti ($15.80) might look simple but I believe it’s actually fairly difficult to perfect. Loved how flavorful and fresh-tasting this dish was!
If there’s one thing on the menu which I wouldn’t mind ordering every single time I paid Ice Edge II a visit, it would be the Laksa Risotto with Homemade Sausage ($18.80). I love risotto and laksa and it’s quite a joy to see two of my favorites coming together! It tasted superb and the homemade sausage reminded me of McD’s sausage. Really splendid!
What’s even better than a chocolate lava cake? Mao Shan Wang lava cake! It is the sweetest dream come true with the King of Kings Combo ($13.80). Loved the soft, fluffy and delicate texture of the cake and the mao shan wang gelato was absolutely creamy smooth.
I think that the idea of a Gelato Toast ($10.80) is really refreshing! The pairing of Ferrero Rocher gelato with the crusty toast was indeed a match made in heaven. If only I could have this for breakfast!
Ice Edge Cafe serves one of the best freshly made waffles in Singapore. The Waffle with Gelato ($17 with three scoops) that we had was crisp on the outside and had a nice fluffy texture when bitten into. We tried the dark chocolate, lemongrass and passionfruit gelato flavors. Passionfruit was really good but I felt that the lemongrass could be more refreshing.
While there were some hits and misses for Ice Edge II’s mains, their desserts fared pretty well. We will definitely pop by for more of their gelato if we happen to have dinner around the area next time!
Thank you AT Marketing Consultancy and Ice Edge Cafe for the invitation.
Ice Edge Cafe II
Venue: 203 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574344
Tel: 6255 4655
12pm – 12 midnight