Having officially opened their doors on the new year is FATCAT Ice Cream Bar, a new ice cream and dessert concept cafe in the east. The small, cosy yet quaint cafe is a stone throw away from Bedok MRT - might be pretty difficult locating but trust me, the effort will be all worth it.
The first thing you will definitely be greeted by when you enter is no doubt the wide selection of 'made from scratch' ice cream and gelato available, but we really think sitting down and savouring every bit of their Strawberry Cheesecake is an experience you wouldn't want to be missing out on.
A deconstructed cheesecake, literally, is what you can expect. Cinnamon shortbread crumble, compressed strawberries, cinnamon cream cheese mousse, topped with a scoop of raspberry sorbet. We also need to mention that most desserts come with a pre-dessert - in the case of the Strawberry Cheesecake, it was served after some carbonated strawberries and a grana padano chip (cheese crisp).
A one-of-a-kind dessert you probably wouldn't find anywhere else would be the Ashtray, which we enjoyed equally. Served in an ashtray, the smoked ice cream sits on a bed of smoked lavender soil (a bit like cookie crumble) and is pumped with osmanthus smoke all the way until it reaches your table. We give this 100/100 for innovation, and another 100 for the taste.
And if all that doesn't satisfy the sweet tooth yet, fret not - you still have ice cream and gelato to fall back on. Their flavours are seasonal, so don't expect the same flavour each time you are there. We particularly recommend the passionfruit, which had the right amount of tanginess, as well as the pistachio, made with imported nuts from Italy.
As a whole, we think FATCAT Ice Cream Bar is a place you won't want to miss if you like artsy-fartsy quality desserts. Every plate feels like it has gone through a lot of R&D, and for the quality, we couldn't agree more that it is worth every penny.
FATCAT Ice Cream Bar
Blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25
This was an invited media tasting.