Hello! Sorry for being so silent for the past week, but we've been away for a long-awaited vacation to Hong Kong & Macau (heaps of good food! :D). And while it's back to the daily grind for the both of us (boo), it's also back to food we'd like to remember and share with you guys on the blog. Stay tuned for the holiday posts too!
Adam & Wendy
iscream has been in Tropicana City Mall for a good few months now. Although usually empty, it does reins in one or two families every time we've been there, presumably to satisfy a child's sweet tooth.
Back when it first opened, iscream started offering free ice cream to anyone who would scream. Well, we didn't scream (nor did we hear any screams :p), but we decided to give it a try instead of the usual Tutti Frutti for dessert after dinner.
iscream advertises itself as the "most affordable premium ice cream at RM 3.50/scoop". However, there isn't an abundance of varieties like you would get at Baskin Robbins or Haagen Dazs, so that was rather disappointing.
Interested, we decided to try the Black Sesame ice cream, which isn't something you usually would find outside of a Japanese restaurant. It was all right, with a pleasant nutty flavour against vanilla-based ice cream, but we weren't convinced just yet.
We went back several other times for their I Scream on the Rock, which is ice cream mixed with toppings of your choice on a cold slab, similar to what The Cream & Fudge Factory does as well.
|Where the ice cream mixing magic happens!|
We had a scoop of Classic Vanilla and Muddy Tornado (a fudgy chocolate flavour, if I remember correctly) and they convinced us to top up RM 1 for an additional flavour, and I chose Nutilla, which was vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips and hazelnut. The three scoops of ice cream were then generously topped with lots of Oreo bits and thoroughly mixed together.
The result? A really yummy mix. I'm a sucker for cookies & cream, so this was absolutely divine for me. There was just enough Oreo, properly mixed all throughout the ice cream. The ice cream was smooth without being too icy but unfortunately, the waffle bowl was nothing to shout about.
The second time we went, Adam decided on the mix so we ended up with a scoop of Strawberry Bites and two scoops of Classic Vanilla because there weren't that many flavours left, and nothing much that would go well with Strawberry. Famous Amos cookie crumbs was our choice this time!
Again, I was impressed at how nicely the toppings were mixed with the ice cream unlike our experience at The Cream & Fudge Factory. We also liked the strawberry ice cream, which was full of strawberry bits. Surprisingly, the Famous Amos wasn't as good as we had expected and again, the waffle bowl was a let down.
Although iscream's ice cream is acceptably creamy, it does pale in comparison to other premium ice cream providers. It is considerably cheaper, and for value, we'd probably return for their ice cream on the rocks, but at the same time we really wish they improve on their ice cream selection soon. :)
iScream | Site
Lot G-11, Ground Floor,
Tropicana City Mall,
No. 3, Jalan SS20/27,
47400 Petaling Jaya
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am-10pm