Pricey Indulgence @ Häagen-Dazs

Häagen-Dazs - Flower Blossom

27th April 2009. Written by Xin Li.

After a tiring walk around Chinatown and the Civic District, we headed down to the Esplanade for something to cool us down. Boss picked Häagen-Dazs as it looks like a comfortable place and we were under the impression that it might offer some drinks for cooling down.

However, the ice cream parlour’s drinks were on the steep end of the price ladder, so were the food items as well. In the end we decided to share a few items rather than order a scoop or an item for our own. We had the Seventh Heaven and two Flower Blossoms.

Häagen-Dazs - Flower Blossom

There were five scoops of ice cream in one Flower Blossom ($20.90) with 5-6 scoops of ice cream (supposedly of your choice). The flavours included were Coffee, Vanilla, Raspberry Sorbet and Strawberry.

Häagen-Dazs

There were seven scoops of ice cream on the Seventh Heaven (around $23-$27). This item was served with some slices of fruits like peach, strawberries, bananas and pears. (More for decoration I guess). On the platter we had the Cookies and Cream, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Belgian Chocolate, Coffee and Strawberry Cheesecake.

Generally, I found the ice cream to be rich in flavour. The texture was softer and smoother than Ice Cream Gallery’s but slightly firm. The ice cream was good, but not mind-blowing. Some of the ice cream I enjoyed more here was the Strawberry and Cookies and Cream (this combination never fails). The sweetness and sourness were quite well balanced with a refreshing aftertaste.

Häagen-Dazs - Seventh Heaven

The Vanilla ice cream was rather sweet and I enjoyed the scoop in the affogato at Oriole more than this. The sorbet is quite nice too if you are in for something on the sour side.

Häagen-Dazs definitely lives up to its presentation as a luxurious, classy ice-cream parlour with matching prices. You would probably burn a hole in your pocket if you are to eat at Haagen-Dazs often. The above items are good for sharing and to try the different flavours Haagen-Dazs has to offer too, not to mention you can relax in the comfy environment they has to offer.

The service was good as the staff were quite friendly.

They also serve this interesting “Sushi” platter which is actually ice cream arranged and presented like sushi.

Another point to take note was that they did not have raw/brown sugar on our visit. We found out about that when Leo ordered a Macchiato (Illy brand on the menu) and requested for brown sugar.

Many thanks to my Boss for the treat (:

Address
8 Raffles Avenue
#02-01/03 Esplanade Mall

Tel: +65 6336 4022

Opening hours
Sun–Thu
11am – 10.30pm
Fri–Sat
11am – 12mn

Haagen-Dazs

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