From Merlions To Durians, These Uniquely S’pore Ice Cream Creations Will Make You Melt
Though we live in the tropics, we never cease to complain about how bloody hot the weather is. Recently, temperatures have managed to hit a high of 35 Degrees Celsius and IT IS NOT OKAY.
In response to this ridiculous heat, I’ve taken at least 3 cold showers per day over the weekend, and consumed enough Magnum ice creams to develop lactose intolerance. Okay, I exaggerate but you get my point.
Speaking of ice cream, Esplanade recently saw the opening of a local artisanal ice cream shop.[caption id="attachment_35230" align="aligncenter" width="752"] Image Credit: Esplanade[/caption]
Introducing, Leeu SG.
You Mean, We Can Eat The Merlion?
With a logo of a lion’s head that looks way better than LiHo’s, this local artisanal ice cream is making waves across the nation for their iconic Merlion ice pop, The Icy Merlion.[caption id="attachment_35226" align="aligncenter" width="752"] Image Credit: Esplanade[/caption]
The Icy Merlion is Vanilla and Strawberry-flavoured, because red and white are our national colours.[caption id="attachment_35229" align="aligncenter" width="667"] Image Credit: imgflip[/caption]
That’s not all, there’s also a durian ice cream, aptly named The “Esplanade” that’s made to look like a durian.[caption id="attachment_35227" align="aligncenter" width="752"] Image Credit: Esplanade[/caption]
Other items on the menu include soda floats and soft serve ice creams.
Choose from 4 different soda floats, each with their own locally-inspired names.
The lychee-flavoured Sentosa Breeze, The Red Dot with peach soda, The Zouk-Out Cure with yuzu lemon ginger soda, and The Old Timer which is a pandan-infused milk beancurd float.
Their soft serves are made with Blue Majik. No it’s not a drug. Blue Majik is a new superfood that’s a derivative of sea algae spirulina.
Every soft serve is served (no pun intended) in a normal or charcoal Taiyaki (Japanese fish-shaped waffle).
For the month of June, Leeu SG will be selling their local desserts at discounted prices. Get your Merlion Ice Pop at $3.80 (U.P $4.80) and the Esplanade Ice Cream at $8.80 (U.P $11.80).
And lastly, you will be able to buy a unicorn float for $1 with any purchase of a drink.[caption id="attachment_35228" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @leahyhlee[/caption]
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get myself a Merlion to munch on and get that adorable AF unicorn float. Peace.
Address: The Esplanade Mall, #02-07, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 9489 7433
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Cycle X Makan – 5 Best Food And Night Cycling Paths In SG
Picture this: you’re on a bicycle gliding down the beautifully paved roads of Singapore under the bright moonlight, only stopping for pedestrians and some of the best supper dishes in town. A breeze comes and goes, and the sights keep changing.
Not only is night cycling fun, it is also healthy. According to an Al Ameen Eating Corner
Address: #01-11, 35 Marsiling Industrial Estate Road 3 (Along Woodlands Ave 5), Singapore 739065
Tel: +65 6891 0893
Opening Hours: 24 hours
East Side, Beast Side
Let’s admit it: The East has one of the best cycling paths, especially after hours. If you haven’t checked out East Coast Park, Changi Beach Park or Changi Village in the dark, now is the time. Plus, if you hang around, you may even catch a sunrise or get to admire the underbelly of a plane as it flies by.
Food options nearby include Bedok Food Centre and Changi Village Hawker Centre which are both home to many local delights from hokkien mee to oyster omelettes.
Route (2 hours): PCN Pitstop Pasir Ris Town Park, Bedok Reservoir Park, East Coast Park, Bedok Jetty, Coastal Park Connector, Changi Beach Park
Bedok Food Centre (also known as Bedok Corner)
Address: 1 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469572
Changi Village Hawker Centre
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 6 AM – 2 AM
A Myriad of Parks
Singapore is indeed a green city with indoor and outdoor gardens, trees planted by the sidewalks, and parks — lots of them! If you ever have trouble trying to find your way around this island nation, just keep a lookout for parks and the PCN — Park Connector Network — that links them all into one single cycling or running route.
Food options nearby include pigging out at chicken rice restaurant Boon Tong Kee at Balestier, having a prata or two at Upper Thomson’s The Roti Prata House, or a burger at Fatboy’s The Burger Bar available at Balestier and Upper Thomson. Probably the best eat-and-cycle route ever.
Route (2 hours): Toa Payoh Town Park, Whampoa Park Connector, Kallang Park Connector, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, Punggol Waterway Park, Punggol Park, Pelton Canal Park Connector
Boon Tong Kee
Address: 399/401/403 Balestier Road, Singapore 329801
Tel: +65 6254 3937
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11 AM – 4.45 PM, 5.30 PM – 4.30 AM, and Sunday 11 AM – 4.45 PM and 5.30 PM – 3 AM
The Roti Prata House
Address: 246M Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370
Tel: +65 6459 5260
Opening Hours: Friday to Saturday 24 hours, Sunday to Thursday 7 AM – 2 AM
Fatboy’s The Burger Bar
Address: 187 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574335 / 1 Jalan Rajah #01-01 Singapore 329133
Tel: +65 6252 8780 / +65 6268 8690
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 4 PM – 12 midnight, Friday to Sunday 12 PM – 12 midnight
The Bay Watch
This has got to be one of the most underrated cycling paths in Singapore, especially if you don’t happen to live in the neighbourhoods mentioned in the route. Not only will you get an insight into what each estate is like, from the changing architecture to late night food options, you might even get to see various animals, from otters to roosters, going about their day in the concrete jungle.
Food options nearby include Alexandra Village Food Centre and Zion Riverside Food Centre. If you’re hitting up the Zion Riverside Food Centre, make sure to reach by 1030 PM to dine like royalty. Famous stalls there include Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Noodle and Zion Road Fried Kwayteow.
Route (45 minutes): Holland Village, Commonwealth Crescent, Margaret Drive, Alexandra Canal Linear Park, Alexandra Park Connector, Zion Road, Gardens by the Bay
Alexandra Village Food Centre
Address: 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150120
Zion Road Fried Kway Teow (Stall 17)
Address: 70 Zion Road, Singapore 247792
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 12 PM – 2.30 PM, 6.30 PM – 11 PM (Closed every other Monday)
Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Noodle (Stall 4)
Address: 70 Zion Road, Singapore 247792
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 12 PM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 11.30 PM, Saturday to Sunday (as well as PH) 12 PM – 1 AM
So, which route will you go for? Whichever path you choose, just don’t forget to follow Singapore’s PCN etiquette guide. If you’re cycling at night, ensure that your bicycle lights are turned on, and keep a safe distance from others on the road, even when there’s no traffic! It’s time to work out… and enjoy some good food while you’re at it.
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