Singapore – Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwich

Restaurant: Ice Cream Cart
Cuisine: Dessert
Last visited: April 26, 2010
Location: Singapore
Address: On Orchard Road – main street with all the shopping malls
Price Range: $10 or less

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!

Food: n/a
Service: n/a
Ambiance: n/a
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Additional comments:

  • A few ice cream carts can be found on Orchard Road
  • A few found outside schools
  • A few located in Chinatown
  • Popular street side/sidewalk dessert or snack

**Recommendations: n/a

There are a lot of ice cream vendors located on Singapore’s most popular shopping street – Orchard Road. I decided to buy my ice cream sandwich from this ice cream vendor because of the cute husband and wife operation. They were working so hard to scoop the ice cream and they were so old and cute! I just wanted to pick them up and put them in my pocket!

This isn’t the only item he sells. He has other things too, but I ordered this one because it was the most different and the sign called it the “”pure traditional taste” ice cream sandwich.

On the table:

Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwich4/6

  • $1 SGD – about $0.60CAD
  • It’s literally an ice cream sandwich.
  • They also have a variety of frozen rectangular ice cream blocks to choose from. Flavours included Tin Roof brownie, durian, mint chocolate chip etc.
  • The block of ice cream will be sandwiched the same way.
  • The bread was a really soft and fluffy multicoloured Pandan bread that tasted like that Asian egg bread you can buy at T&T Supermarket.
  • It was a sweeter bread and a good quality one will have a mild citrus pine Pandan flavour, but this was just a generic one so it didn’t have that flavour.
  • The ice cream on top was chocolate, strawberry and sweet corn flavoured ice cream. It was an Asian style Neopolitan.
  • Sweet corn flavour may sound unusual but it was pretty good. It was sweet, not starchy and there were a few frozen corn kernels in it. The corn kernels were a bit random, but it tasted fine.

  • This is how you eat it. You fold it up. The bread sticks to the ice cream so you eat it like a hot dog. It was pretty damn good!
  • The ice cream starts to melt a bit and the bread acts like a sponge and gets really soft and juicy… almost like if it was dipped in a milkshake.
  • I just don’t like fake strawberry ice cream though – it reminds me of that cheap $1.99 4 litre yellow bucket of Neopolitan ice cream. Strawberry was my least favourite flavour in that.

Tasty Twist Idea (Credit goes to dad for this one!):

  • I like to say my dad invented these ice cream sandwiches. He’s not a cook AT ALL but he used to make these for me as a treat growing up.
  • My dad’s are better though because he toasts the bread.
  • It’s ice cream on toast… I know it sounds weird, but try it!
  • The toast gives it an extra crunch although the ice cream does melt a bit faster. Just think French toast with ice cream. LOVE it.

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