And so, the craze is on! For some soft serve ice cream from Korea, called Honey Creme. And they are now opened at 313 Somerset, but if you need directions to where is it, it’s located behind where the taxi stand is.
I went there at about 5 plus and thought it would be soft of a ‘off peak’ hour, but the queue was still damn long! There must be at least 40-50 people before me and oh well, I thought how long could it take for an ice cream to be served? So I just gladly queued for it. For people who still think they are serving yoghurt, no they aren’t! They serve soft serve ice cream, something like what you get a McDonalds, but at a higher price of course… hehe, but of course taste wise it’s different too.
Be prepared for a hot and sweaty queue outside as there’s no air conditioning, but they did place a rather big fan, but that would be blowing at you only when you get closer to the stall.
After reaching the counter, they would take your orders and later on, you have to queue to collect your ice cream too. Their range goes from Original ($4.60), to the popular ones like Popcorn ($5.90) and Organic Cotton Candy ($5.90). By the time I went, their cotton candy one is sold out, so if you want that, please go early~
As you wait on, you will see the staff creating your own cup of handcrafted soft serve ice cream, which mostly has honey toppings unless you order the original plain one, which I wouldn’t suggest you doing so. Cause I felt the ice cream was good only because of the honey drizzled on top, or else just the soft serve alone, I would say I would prefer the Japanese type you get at Liang Court will triumph over them anytime. Just my personal view.
Most of the people in front of me ordered the same thing, Popcorn in a cup. This was refreshing, creamy and not too sweet, which was good in a way… People who don’t go for too sweet ice cream will love this. As I was saying, the honey makes it special, with that hint of caramelised taste that makes the ice cream sweeter too. The popcorn on the other hand gives that extra crunch and dimension to your palate.
Do however note that there’s popcorn and honey underneath too! And these popcorn can get softer when the ice cream soak them for longer period of time. And as the honey at the bottom doesn’t coat the ice cream well enough, it’s super sweet at the end, which I didn’t mind as I’ve got a sweet tooth (=
And of course, to queue so long and live up to the hype, everyone’s looking for a good instagram photo to this.
The verdict, I can’t really say I would queue up for 30 minutes for this again, cause it’s good, but perhaps not good enough for the wait. So you can either wait for another outlet to open or for the fever to die down a little. Well, the people are saying that Llao Llao’s queue at the top is worse? Definitely worth a try though I would say. (=
Honey Creme Singapore
313 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6884 8468
Mon – Sun: 11am – 10pm