(Momolato had since ceased operations.)
Singapore Management University had recently seen a mix of rather unique cafes that have opened within its faculties of the late, such as a toast-centric Loaves Me that sells pretty much different types of toast and MyToast, which focuses a lot on Straits fare.
Another stall that had sprouted out of the late is Momolato. The gelato here is all made in-house, and the selection of flavours rotate weekly. Here, there is something for everyone; taking an example from their scooped gelato, where there are classic flavours such as Earl Grey and Bailey’s, while there are also quite a variety of fusion combinations such as the Shiro (White miso with almonds and butterscotch drizzle) and Milo with marshmallows. They also do sell popsicles; a rare treat to find in gelato stalls.
Shiok! is a flavour that would win hearts of Singaporeans. The combination of Coconut with Gula Melaka and Pandan Jelly feels not only local, but also sounded pretty much like a decent replica of Chendol. Their gelato was smooth and creamy; the photo just speaks for itself. We found the flavour pretty rich, with a distinct Pandan taste that’s definitely coconut-y followed by the signature sweetness of Gula Melaka. The Pandan Jelly did provided a bit of flavour, but given the way it was stored, it pretty much froze up with the rest of the gelato and became pretty icy though it was not really too much of a deal.
I have yet to try out on the popsicle, but having tried their Gelato, Momolato comes as a strong contender for gelato stalls within the area. It’s rich and bold flavours, smoothness and creaminess is what a lot of commercial gelato outlets fail to achieve in these days, and it is really impressive for such quality to be appearing in a stall situated within campus. This is definitely a place I would not mind dropping by again; especially if the weather’s hot while I am getting round town!
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