Taiwan's Ice Monster in Singapore
Whoa. It looks like Ice Monster from Taipei has opened a shop in Singapore (180 Bencoolen Street #01-23, 6339-7362) - and it's been here for about a year now, according to the waiter. Wow...and to think that I went all the way to Yong Kang Street in Taipei to hit up Ice Monster, only to find that mango was out of season in Taipei (whereas they are still in season down here).
Was it the same though? Generally yes, they still had the mango in a sweet syrup with milk and sorbet. But they offer a small size here in Singapore, and the mango ice comes in a preselected dish with milk and sorbet provided by default. The store is only open until 10 PM, and it is not very crowded, which is interesting considering how warm it is in Singapore (compare it to the long lines at the Taipei location). What's more, it's located right next to Hong Kong-based Hui Lau Shan, which also has a competing mango-type dessert (but definitely is not as good). Anyway, this is one to bookmark for the future. I just wish they would stay open later in the evening.