First stop, Honey Creme.
Is it just me, or does it seem like almost all major Korean food shops follow the same recipe?
Number 1: The cutesy motif? Check.
Number 2: Organic offerings? Double check.
Number 3: Original flavors (also in line with the cutesy motif)? Triple check.
From what I hear, Honey Creme isn't really the brand that started it all. That distinction goes to Softree. But although a knock-off (riding the bandwagon of the Korean-style soft serve ic train), foodies swear by the brand and its delicious sweet, milky goodness.
On a regular day, they offer 10 flavors and introducing a few seasonal items during special holidays. But alas! I am but one person and my waistline cannot take too much sweets anymore. So I, begrudgingly, settle on one that caught my eye -- the Comb Honey (S$5.60/approx Php190 a cup).
The verdict. It was ok.
The ice cream itself wasn't too sweet (with the honey providing it with the perfect amount of extra saccharine needed, a good mix.) But I think it's lacking a bit of that milky flavor, which was sort of what I was hoping to taste (basing it from reading other people's reviews of this brand).
The honey comb? Sweet but with a few waxy bits which stuck into my teeth. The parts that were edible provided an interesting, slightly crunchy contrast to the milk ice cream. For the most part though, I just squeezed the extra honey out of it.
The verdict? Not too bad. Not really something I'd want to line up hours for, but I am curious to try the other flavors.