Local ice-cream parlours have been making their appearance to introduce the next wave of ice-cream flavours and Tom's Palette makes no exception, delighting almost everybody who has dropped by their humble ice-cream outlet.
Opened since October 2005, Tom's Palette introduces ice-cream with a different approach, using basic ingredients such as cream, milk, sugar and eggs without stabilisers and artificial flavouring. The overall effect is smooth (despite having less than 10% sugar content) and overpowering with various flavours.
Don't underestimate what is offered at Tom's Palette. Through suggestions, experimentation and surveys, Chronos and Eunice are proud to present 65 flavours (available for sale) and many more of which, some are beyond imagination such as chilli chocolate, wasabi lime and seaweed. In a way, some of these inspirations come from opinions and feedbacks from various walks of life. Check out the amount of post-it messages on their walls.
In short, don't give Tom's Palette a miss when you have a craving for ice-cream. Moreover, they are at such an affordable price.
Many thanks to Eunice and Chronos for sharing their joy, frustrations and inspirations with us. It was indeed an eye-opener for us when they introduce the various flavours they have tried making it, their expectation of how the flavour should turn out, the difficulties faced for each ingredient used and many more. In addition, Chronos told us about his long term wish about incorporating ice-cream with TCM and we wish him all the best in his R&D. Apart from the flavours, they are innovative when it comes to ice-cream cakes design.
Oh did I miss out of their cheese waffles?
Yea, these whole-meal waffles are going to ditch the misconception of whole-meal = rough texture.
With a wide selection of ice-cream with varying degree of sweetness, alcohol content and flavours, there is no excuse one will not find the flavour he/she wants. The niche Tom's Palette has is the constant introduction of new flavours and the its customization.
Got to try a few flavours and here are some that leaves a deep impression:-
Chocolate - definitely a must-try, rich and velvetly smooth; sounds boring? Check with Chronos and Eunice what are the surprisingly combination they can customize for you.
"Nameless? alcoholic" (they have not decided a name for this new flavour) is a combination of pear, dates and brandy. Brandy in ice-cream gives a very fragrant after-taste unlike the bitter-aftertaste of rum (rum and raisins) and stout (chocolate stout). Moreover, the use of pear makes it extremely refreshing.
Rosemary & apple - my favourite for its rich apple taste but people who are not used to rosemary will find the spice taste disturbing. The tolerably smooth and naturally sweet ice-cream has appealed to my family pretty well.
Summer berries - a combination of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, amazingly refreshing without being overly sour. However, daddy felt that the use of 4 berries fail to bring out the goodness of individual fruit so he prefers a pure strawberry ice-cream. On the other hand, this was so well-liked by my mother and sister.
Definitely going back for more and my family are keen to try more of their flavours.
This is really the place for the adventurous. Fancy eating chocolate ice cream with chili or adding rosemary into ice cream? Further their usage of cinnamon and vanilla beans are quite extreme till it becomes a little spicy. Apart from spice, another ingredient which is commonly used in Tom palette’s ice cream is alcohol. Brandy, Stout and Rum. Even my usual favorite, the rum and raisin tasted too strong for my liking.
Anyway, I strongly recommend this place if you like spice, alcohol or have a gut for extreme tastes. However if you are those conventional sort, do give their chocolate ice cream a shot. It has this rich and creamy bitter sweet taste which will curb your chocolate craving.
100 Beach Road
Tel: 6296 5239
12pm - 9.30pm (Mon to Thurs)
12pm - 10.00pm (Fri and Sat)
(Closed on Sun)