46 of 100 Happy Days: Malaysian Style Artisan Ice Cream

I love ice cream. It sends me into a state of exceptional bliss, earning me the namesake ‘Ice Cream Monster’ in college (derived from a Sesame Street character’s name).

When I come across artisan ice cream, I’m all for funky ones that go all the way out to space and back. And recently I’ve tried some with Malaysian flavours and wow. Just WOW.

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Credits: Wei Fen

This evening, my friends and I went to The Bee @ Publika for dessert. There were unique ones on the menu, all by The Last Polka, including the ones you see above. Pandan Kaya, Teh Tarik and Salted Gula Melaka are obviously familiar local flavours. There was also French Toast, which I contemplated trying but changed my mind.

They tasted lovely. Salted Gula Melaka was a lot sweeter then the rest, though I really enjoyed the Pandan Kaya.

Speaking of locally distinct ice cream flavours,  there’s also Cielo Dolci @ Paradigm Mall. Tau Fu Far and Pineapple Tart were two fascinating flavours on the list and they captured each beautifully.

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How they do that is beyond my comprehension. I learnt that they occasionally have Nasi Lemak flavour, and while I cannot imagine how you can taste an entire meal consisting of coconut milk rice, cucumbers, peanuts, anchovies and sambal in a relatively straightforward dessert, people have praises for it.

That’s my next venture, hopefully. In the meantime, go have ice cream. It’ll cheer you up for the day. And don’t be afraid to get adventurous. You’d be pleasantly surprised.

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