If you have been to Taipei, you would probably be familiar Smoothie House, one of Taiwan’s most popular and bestselling shaved ice stores that sits along Yong Kang Street.
Now, now. Smoothie House is finally in Singapore and we cannot be more excited to celebrate their opening. They are currently at only two locations, Paya Lebar Square and One Raffles Place (both together with Greendot Fast Casual), but come 2016, Smoothie House will be branching out to more locations island-wide.
The daily snaking queues over at Taipei is gonna bother us no more, for we now have Smoothie House serving the same bowls of goodness here in sunny Singapore. Smoothie House in Singapore imports the blocks of ice directly from Taiwan, and you can be sure that the quality and taste is far from being compromised on.
Also, readers of ladyironchef will enjoy a 1-for-1 promotion on Snowflake Ice at Smoothie House (Paya Lebar Square) from now till 31 December 2015 when you flash this post! More details at the end of this post.
SNOWFLAKE ICE BOWLS WITH FRESH FRUITS
What first caught our eyes was the Mix Strawberry Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta (S$15.90) because of its colourful assorted fruit toppings. The strawberry-flavoured snowflake ice is also served with panna cotta.
We recommend having the snowflake ice together with the panna cotta and fruits in one bite to balance out the flavours. Each bowl is good for two people to share (or for one really hungry person)!
This is their signature and probably the most ordered item in their Taiwan stores – Mango Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta (S$12.90). Many reasons to love this bowl, indeed. Why, just look at the generous chunks of fresh mango atop the powdery snowflake ice. And a panna cotta to top, too!
A little fun fact: every piece of mango is sliced with precision to ensure a consistency in the size for the best dining experience, and the number of mango chunks is even on each side! Also, every bowl of Mango Snowflake Ice actually comprises almost a whole mango fruit.
We matcha addicts sure couldn’t resist this one – Matcha and Red Bean Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta (S$12.90). Matcha with azuki (red beans) is a always stellar combination.
What pleased us the most was the fact that the matcha ice did not taste artificial nor was it too overpowering. And yes, that’s a lot of azuki. Talk about value for money!
While you might gravitate towards the signature fruit options, don’t dismiss the very unique Tiramisu Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta (S$15.90) just yet. We were just slightly obsessed with the textures of this bowl, from the chewy mochi bits to the lady fingers, and yes, the same creamy panna cotta (we lost count of the number we ate!).
You might be keen to know that this version is alcohol-free. Unfortunately, no Baileys for our tiramisu because Smoothie House caters to vegetarians and our Muslim friends too, but be rest assured that the taste is in no way lacklustre.
Need your yogurt fix? Yes, you can have it in the form of a bowl of snowflake ice with the Yogurt-Berry Snowflake Ice (S$15.90). This is certainly something unique and different from the regular fruity snowflake ice.
Of course, we love the tartness of this rendition and the addition of berries couldn’t be a better complement to the bowl of smooth ice.
If you are looking for something simpler to something to quench your thirst, the Smoothies (S$6.50) at Smoothie House are actually really good and do not pale in comparison with the signature snowflake ice.
Pick from flavours such as Strawberry, Mango and Yogurt. It is freshness in every sip in these huge cups of smoothies.
MINI ICE CUPS FOR TAKEAWAY
Besides just bowls of shaved ice, Smoothie House in Singapore also offers individual portions in adorable takeaway cups – we reckon they will look so good on your social media feeds!
These takeaway cups are genius, because we all love dessert cups on the go. Priced at S$6.90 each, we still recommend the signature Mango Snowflake Ice – the chunks of mango are no less generous and fresh.
The one true thing that we appreciate most about here at Smoothie House is the fact that everything is not overly sweet nor tastes artificial. Fresh fruit, original ice blocks from Taipei, and huge portions for sharing; what’s not not love, right? Even more so for the month of December with the 1-for-1 promotion!
1-FOR-1 SNOWFLAKE ICE FROM NOW TILL 31 DECEMBER 2015
Simply flash this post upon ordering and you are entitled to a complimentary Mango Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta worth S$12.90 when you order any of the 3 regular snowflake ice bowl (Mix Strawberry Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta, Yogurt Berry Snowflake Ice, or Tiramisu & Red Beans Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta). The 1-for-1 promotion is only valid at Smoothie House’s Paya Lebar Square outlet from now till 31 December 2015.
60 Paya Lebar Road
#02-15/16/17, Paya Lebar Square
Tel: +65 6702 2221
Daily: 11am – 10pm
(Last Order: 9pm)
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar
One Raffles Place #03-25
Tel: +65 6532 1025
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
This post is brought to you by Smoothie House Singapore.