if you’re up for a scoop of ice cream this weekend, and pass by this place, well. move on.
there’s a branch of the very-good ice cream gallery just a couple storefronts down, and I recommend that wholeheartedly – it’s great on its own, but especially so relative to this place.
it’s a small store with weird decor, sort of secondary-school-style in front and then with a weirdly and garishly designed alcove in the back – almost looks like they were going for a noir-boudoir sort of feel, but 1. why would you want that in an ice cream parlor, and 2. did they run out of money, which explains the rather (sparse is a kind word) look for the rest of the place?
but this is rather beyond the point, which is that the ice cream isn’t great. the selection of flavors isn’t very wide or interesting, and what we did get ended up pretty pedestrian.
the durian ice cream though, was pretty dismal, and by which I mean I’d like to say it’s best to avoid with an x-foot pole (actual distance determined by personal standards).
it was strangely crumbly and clumpy, and broke off in unappetising chunks. the taste was also slightly floury – and I would say the whole thing rather reminded me of dried out plasticine (you know, like when it no longer adheres homogenously). pretty yuck.
we weren’t impressed, and wholly regretted not going to the ice cream gallery instead – so save yourself the same disappointment.
Lick Flagship Store
258 Tanjong Katong Road
tel +65 6440 8526