Friday, September 17, 2010

Scream for more iscream @ Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya

Here's to another new kid in town (since Sept 8), iscream! What is iscream? Off their Facebook Page - "We are a scoop shop that provide the balance of pleasure and health by selling premium ice cream and healthy fruit juice". Located next to Hang Ten on Ground Floor, iscream has given a new delight to folks with dessert treats especially with an opening promo of 20% discount till 30 Sept 2010.  Do note that they aren't serving fruit juices at the moment, so ice-cream (and complimentary plain water) is all one can get from here for now. Not that I'm complaining :o)  It's a simple set up with a limited seating area; about three tables and a two seat sofa set in a corner.  Anyway, I was informed that the ice cream is locally made with imported ingredients, hence priced attractively.  How does it measure up then?


I've been here twice and seemed to have zoomed in onto two flavours that I had on both occasions.  There aren't a lot of flavours to begin with, I didn't do a physical count but I would roughly say about 15 or so (I could be wrong).  There were a lot with chocolate in it and I have always prefer non chocolate ice cream.

So that narrowed down the flavours to just a handful for me to choose from.  So what are my two picks (for now)?

Strawberry Bites
Strawberry Bites - I love strawberries, this is great and have rather big bits (oxymoron?) of strawberries in it.  It's creamy and its sweetness level was spot on, not too sweet!

Next was Delightfruit - on first bite, the vanilla flavour came across a bit strong.  Didn't know what to make of it, artificial or simply my taste buds reacting differently.  However, as I dug further into this Vanilla with raisins ice cream - I decided that it was actually nice as I loved the taste of the raisins as I bit into them (a rather generous amount of them too) and the juices mixed well with the creamy vanilla turning this into a surprise hit with me with its subtle taste.  It was one that is sweet (from the ice-cream) and yet with a slight hint of sourness (from the raisins).

I haven't tried the rest yet but on the other hand I'm a creature of habit....I might just stick to these two flavours of mine for awhile.  Of course, at RM5.90 for a regular scoop and RM3.50 for a Junior scoop (two for RM6.50, which is what I usually go for), it definitely gives the other premium ice cream brands a run for their money.  But of course, one gets what one pays for :o).  Go and give it a try and decide for yourself.  Remember...the 20% discount is on till 30 September.

Tropicana City mall
Lot G-11, Ground Floor
No. 3, Jalan SS20/27
47400 Petaling Jaya

Tel : 603-7724 1904


thenomadGourmand said...

Wasnt open the last I went. Alws there for movie ;) and Bobalicious is my usual joint for sweets cos Tutti Frutti is too expensive. Looks like I got somethin else to try now!

choi yen said...

I don't like chocolaty ice-cream & Vanilla will be my 1st choice ;)

ilene said...

Feel like going there tonight itself!

jason said...

Didn't realize it was open. Is it facing the escalator? Will check it out!

Tummy Rumble said...

woot.. nice.. thanks for sharing.. somehow, i always like read your blog :D

J2Kfm said...

Agreed with TNG, definitely cheaper than Tutti Frutti, though that's not really ice-cream TF's serving.

Catchy name too.

wmw said...

TNG : Have you tried it yet?

Choi Yen : Pretty much like me!

Ilene : Come, me!

Jason : We should go together.

Tummy Rumble : Thanks for the compliment.

J2Kfm : Yes, TF can get pretty expensive.

Anonymous said...

Well, you are not comparing apple to apple, Tutti Frutti is healthier than ice cream. Iscream may be cheaper but thinking of ways to get rid of those fat you put into your body.......I would rather pay slightly more for Tutti Frutti.