Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Just Like it! Liquid nitrogen ice cream & Test tube coffee anyone?

Having seen my friend's interesting photos of this Laboratory-look-alike restaurant with 'Lab technicians' chefs using strange apparatus to churn out delicious ice cream, I've been utterly intrigued and wanna try this 'high tech' dessert when I saw one outlet at RWS, Sentosa. So after our hearty meal at Coca, my 'experienced' friend lead us to this newly opened ice cream parlor.

Needless to say we all became curious little kitties checking out the unusual and high tech looking setup at this restaurant. The walls are filled with science formulas and complicated chemical drawings. There are a handful of tables and a counter with high stools catered for patrons who wish to dine-in.

We can't stop taking photos of the high tech ice cream makers and the ingredients housed in Erlenmeyer flasks (a.k.a conical flask) just like those in the labs!

While we were placing order for ice creams at the cashier, something else caught our eyes. The complex looking Drip coffee apparatus and rows of Test tubes beside it. The staff told us that they have a new item on the menu called Test tube coffee! I couldn't resist the curiosity and ordered one set of that to go with my ice cream.

After payment at the cashier, we moved over to watch the 'Lab technicians' do their work. The ice cream was made using Liquid nitrogen to rapidly cool down the mixtures within minutes to produce ice cream on the spot without the need of a freezer. The process created lotsa cool smoke we usually see coming from dry ice.

The end product, is an unusually smooth and velvety textured ice cream made with very little milk and zero sugar content which makes it 'sinless' to eat!

My Flakin Chocolate $6.90 (small), is very creamy, silky smooth and a delight to eat. It is not sweet and contains generous amount of chocolate flakes, simply delish!

My friend's New Popcorn $6.90 (small), was yummilicious as well with nice caramel popcorn flavor and bits of crushed popcorn giving it a good bite with every scoop.

Rum & Mint $8.50 (medium), minty flavored ice cream with hint of rum. My friend is pretty happy with her ice cream.

While I'm still savoring my ice cream, the Test tube coffee $6.90 arrived with paparazzi in toll. The staff explained the interesting concept of serving a cup of drip coffee divided evenly into 7 test tubes plus 1 test tube serving of milk. The set comes with regular sugar cubes as well. We gotta use a test tube clamp to pour the hot coffee into the cup...very interesting!

The drip coffee's robust and full bodied flavor really wakes up my senses...giving me caffeine rush! I love my cuppa!

Service here was very good, staffs had good knowledge of their products and took time to explain their unique dining concept to us. They also waited patiently while we are doing our paparazzi stunts. The prices here is on the high side, I guess half of what we paid for goes to the unique dining experience we can't find anywhere else in SG. The selection of ice cream flavors here is kinda limited for now, I hope they will add new exciting flavors in the near future.

Just Like it!
The Forum, 26 Sentosa Gateway, S098138
Tel: 6238 6440

Operating Hours: 10am-10pm daily

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