9 January 2012, Singapore 2013 – With the upstart of small home-made ice cream shops, Creamier is like no other. The boyfriend (Let’s call him B) was piqued by a photo posted on Facebook by a random friend.
Hidden in an old estate of Toa Payoh, first level of a HDB block, Creamier doesn’t quite fit amongst all the coffee shops and provision stores.
Upon stepping in, one can smell the whiff of hot waffles being cooked in the metal grill. In between, you can also make out the smell of coffee beans. The selection of ice cream is quite large with specials being sold daily. However, the size of the shop is relatively small so it’s definitely noisy when the after-dinner crowd arrives.
We tried the Horlicks Chocolate Chip on Waffles, 2 scoops of Chocolate Peppermint and Orange Cranberry Vodka. The taste wasn’t as thick and creamy (no pun intended) as other ice cream contenders but the myriad of unique flavours does seem to satisfy almost everyone. Amongst the selections were kumquat, Kinako (Roasted Japanese Soy Beans), Sea Salt Gula Melaka and Roasted Pistachio. Their ice- cream servings was large and value for money, at around $3.00/scoop.
The waffles ($5.00 for 2 Belgian sized pieces) were crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and served with a mix of honey and chocolate syrup. Though some might differ that the waffles were a tad bit on the hard and dry side, I would think it’s up to individual assessment. The mixture of sauce complimented the waffles very well but I think there could be more improvement in the waffle batter.
If I lived around the area, I would definitely head back to Creamier to satisfy my ad-hoc fixes and probably try out their special flavours. However, Creamier’s ice cream does not hit the ice-cream spot unlike our all-time favourite, Udders.
Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Tuesday- Thursday 12pm – 10pm
Friday – Saturday 12pm- 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 10pm
Note: This is an incognito tasting. (Cost of the meal is paid by the reviewer)