With plenty of ice cream cafes around Singapore, there’s always a struggle to decide where to head to isn’t there? Well, if you’re looking for unique and delectable gelatos, we have a new spot for you to check out! Nestled away at Boon Keng lies Ong Lai Gelato, where you can enjoy scrumptious flavours like Pineapple Tart, Kaya Toast, Smoked Milk, and Lemon Curd Speculoos! They are not only delicious, but they are also really affordable, making them a spot you definitely have to check out!
Ong Lai Gelato Cafe At Boon Keng
Ong Lai Gelato is one of the newest cafes at Boon Keng, having opened recently in March this year. Serving up a plethora of unique flavours like Pineapple Tart, Kaya Toast, Smoked Milk, Lemon Curd Speculoos, Orh Nee, White Rabbit and many more, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice! The interior of the quaint little cafe is designed with bright colours of pink and yellow while the floors are decked with stunning mosaic tiles. Giving off relaxing and cosy vibes. the cafe has a small countertop and a few tables and chairs for patrons to sit and enjoy their desserts.
The owners constantly go through vigorous R&D to create new scrumptious flavours, some of which are local flavours inspired by their fondest childhood memories! Ong Lai offers their classic flavours like their Smoked Milk at $3.50, while their premium flavours like their Pineapple Tart, Kaya Toast, and Lemon Curd Speculoos are only $4.50! Not only that, you can enjoy your gelatos with a freshly-baked Belgian waffle for a steal price of only $5!
Pineapple Tart & Kaya Toast Gelato
The Pineapple Tart and Kaya Toast are certainly traditional yet unique gelato flavours we don’t see very often. The kaya toast gelato tastes exactly like what you would expect it to be, and it’s simply amazing! The kaya flavour comes through beautifully, with the taste of the butter adding a pleasant savouriness and balance to the sweetness! Pair it with the crispy and fluffy waffle, and it’s as if you’re having kaya toast itself! Even on its own, the waffle has a good amount of flavour and the drizzle of butterscotch makes it even tastier!
The Ong Lai Gelato, also known as the Pineapple Tart Gelato, has savoury bits that taste similar to the crust of the actual tart. Additionally, it also has chunks of pineapple jam, giving an added burst of sweetness! As the gelato only tastes like pineapple tart when you bite into the pineapple jam, it was a bit of a letdown. Interestingly enough, it also has an aftertaste reminiscent of durian, which might not appeal to some. Although it doesn’t taste identical to the traditional pineapple tart, it is still an interesting take on the beloved treat and is certainly still worth a try!
Smoked Milk & Lemon Curd Speculoos Gelato
Up next are the Smoked Milk and Lemon Curd Speculoos, which you should definitely check out! The smoked milk has an incredible charred burnt taste that hits you immediately, followed by the sweetness of the milk! The gelato is really creamy and has the perfect balance of flavours, with the smokiness leaving a pleasant aftertaste! It’s truly a one-of-a-kind gelato that you should seriously give a try when you’re there!
For those who aren’t really sweet tooths, the Lemon Curd Speculoos is an ideal flavour to go for! Unlike most speculoos-flavoured ice creams, the sweetness here takes a backseat, allowing the tanginess of the lemon curd to shine through in each bite! The lemon curd has flavour profiles similar to lemon cheesecake, with its tanginess bringing a harmonious balance to the sweetness of the gelato! Additionally, there are speculoos bits for added texture, giving a pleasant contrast of creaminess and crunch!
Hurry Down To Ong Lai Gelato Today!
With limited seats available, it is advised to come at a non-peak hour to ensure you have seatings to enjoy your desserts! With an array of unique and scrumptious gelatos to offer, this is a spot surely not to be missed! Hurry down today!
Address: 3 St George’s Rd, #01-109, Singapore 320003
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. & Sat to Sun, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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