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Small Potatoes Ice Creamery – From Hong Kong to Singapore @ Novena

Photo Jun 18, 14 27 47 (2)

We no longer have to head over to Hong Kong for that super photogenic PURPLE YAM soft serve from Small Potatoes Ice Creamery (it’s called small potato in HK though, is it cause singapore got more potatoes?) because it has finally reached our shores at Square 2, Novena! Seems like Novena is becoming one of the food enclaves as well, with the likes of Clueless Goat, Craftsman Specialty, Kyushu Pancakes and of course, Waan Cha + MORE all within the vicinity, I foresee myself frequenting that area.

What distinguishes Small Potatoes from their ice cream parlor counterparts is their DEDICATION for that PURPLE POTATO (Yam). EVERYTHING WITH YAM. Yam ice cream, yam toppings, yam this yam that. And while we are aware that the Kumamoto yam costs way more than your usual potatoes, I thought the price tag on their menu was still a little too pricey, man. You’ll see later..

The Place

Small Potatoes Ice Creamery occupies a kiosk on the basement of Square 2, alongside with the myriad of food stalls in the area.  It should be difficult to miss them with those cute small potatoes character plastered all over their stall. But we wished there seats for people who would want to savor their ice cream there.
Photo Jun 18, 13 58 30So cute, I had to take a close up shot of it. Photo Jun 18, 13 56 41  This is how the shop front looks like, with the adorable illustrations and jaw dropping prices. Photo Jun 18, 13 59 24 Their soft serve machine that dispenses the Kumamoto Yam ice cream and Japanese sea salt ice cream!Photo Jun 18, 14 12 37They should really make a toy out of this.. I’ll buy.

The menuPhoto Jun 18, 13 57 56The prices range from $5 (for a sea salt cone) to $9.50 (the small potato party). I guess it’s okay if we compared it to cafe prices, BUT the servings were pretty small, and I usually have the expectation of lower prices from food kiosks, cause NO AMBIENCE AND NO SERVICE WHAT. Oh well… That’s just me.

The Food

We ordered the pretty MIXED ICE CREAM CONE ($5.50)
Photo Jun 18, 14 23 45This melted REAL quickly. after taking 2 shots, a puddle was formed on Rachel’s (@rachelxie) palms. HAHAHA! And we were dripping sweet potato all over the pavement.

Taste wise, I thought it was rather unique. It had that taste of sweet potato which blended nicely with the sea salt counterpart without being overpowering. The texture of the soft serve was also on point, with it being real smooth!

We also ordered a Small Potato Party ($9.50) because Karl (@where.is.karl) wanted it…. I really wanted to try the DORAYAKI ONE THOUGH. But IT IS OK. I’ll try that next time.

Photo Jun 18, 14 27 47This cup melted crazily quickly as well, as you can see from the nice purple droplets. HAHA! Within this cup, it comes together with chunks of Japanese yam, Japanese yam paste, green tea warabi mochi, shiratama, purple potato stick (think it is the calbee one), crispy rice and azuki beans.

Photo Jun 18, 14 27 59A rather enjoyable cup because I’m one who loves variety, but I think I OD-ed on yam. It became a little difficult to enjoy it towards the end. Like OMG TOO MUCH YAM FOR THE DAY. Please buy to share. Haha!

Closing Remarks

Besides it being pretty pricey, I thought the flavor was rather unique and I might actually crave for it one of these days. However, I’d think yam is an acquired taste, and it’s either you like it or don’t.

Novena seems like the next to go spot for cafehoppers, eh?

How to get there?

10 Sinaran Drive Square 2
#B1-131
Singapore 307506 (Novena MRT)

Opening Hours

Daily; 11am to 10pm

 

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