Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Sweet Stone Parad’Ice

C says:

Ok, the real reason A was keen to have Thai was because a Golden Mile Food Centre opposite, there’s a new gelato and waffle stall inside the hawker centre. The stall certainly stands out amongst the chicken rice, char siew and other generic hawker stalls – the walls have wood panels, it looks clean and sleek, and it’s owned and run by a Belgian guy and a very articulate Singapore Chinese.

Their specialty is Liege waffles, which you can order with gelato, or with chocolate dip. We decided to try the gelato – a scoop each of chocolate, chocolate mint and banana.

The waffles were lovely – thought they looked quite thick, they were surprisingly crisp, and very fragrant. The ice cream was a bit of a letdown though; generally too frothy and runny for my liking. Out of the three, the banana complemented the waffles best. Next time, I’ll just have the waffles with chocolate dip. Apparently they have fondue as well, which we may try next time as well.

Business was quite good – almost a never-ending stream of customers, and one of the owners, James Lee, takes the time to talk to all the customers, and offer a loyalty card as well. Well, as long as this stall is here, I’m sure I’ll get to have more Thai food across the street…

A says:

The waffles are really good. Very small though. And the way they serve it (wrapped in wax paper) makes it super difficult to eat with the gelato.

As for the gelato, I tried the banana and the chocolate flavours which were pretty good, but not fantastic. But then again, it’s only $1.80 per scoop so it’s cheap.

Overall, you get great taste for how much you pay. It’s a good thing I don’t work around the area anymore or I’d have a serving of this everyday.

The Sweet Stone Parad’Ice
Golden Mile Food Centre
505 Beach Road
Sebastien: 9007-8565
James: 9738-9868
Open daily 11.30 am to 9.30 pm (Mon & Wed closed 6 pm)

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