Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own
I was invited by ChineseBites to try some of the desserts at Icy Bar. They have a few locations now: Parker Place, Crystal Mall, Kingsway and Boundary, Kingsway and Knight and the Richmond Night Market. I first went to Icy Bar back in March and I really liked it so I was excited to come back!
Isn’t this beautiful? Don’t you want this on a hot summer day? I suggest you drive over there right now! You can order an Eight Mix Icy for $10 or a Four Mix Icy for $6.75. They have an impressive number of toppings to choose from. The mango was fresh and sweet and of course there was my favourite topping: mochi! Icy Bar offers green tea mochi, mango mochi, taro mochi and regular mochi!
Next we had a mango themed shaved ice with mango syrup and more mochi.
Mango and strawberry shaved ice.
You know what the best part is? UNLIMITED CONDENSED MILK! You get your own bottle at every table!!! Condensed milk makes everything taste better. For example, I think the Green Forest at Soft Peaks is my favourite because it has condensed milk and it’s more sweet.
Here we have the Ferrero Rocher Milkshake and the Durian Milkshake. The Ferrero Rocher had the distinctive hazelnut flavour but the chocolate flavour was actually not that strong or sweet either. I was surprised that the drinks were so big!
Next up were the Pancakes! They have Strawberry, Mango, Durian and Taro flavours (from left to right).
The inside of each pillow-like pancake is filled with fresh fruit and whipped cream. I said recently that I wanted to try more pancakes after I went to Mango Mama so this was perfect for me. Compared to Mango Mama, the chunks of fruit seemed bigger whereas Mango Mama had smaller chunks dispersed throughout the whipped cream.
This was the Black Rice with Coconut Milk and it was served warm. I ended up really liking this! It’s mildly sweet and I enjoyed the slightly chewy texture of the black rice and the flavours of the coconut milk together.
The Chocolate Honey Toast looks so amazing! Presentation is very important and they nailed it. The toast is cut up and then toasted with honey so it’s sweet and crunchy and then there is melting ice cream on top to coat all the pieces. Of course once you dig in it all falls apart but it’s a very photogenic dessert! This is the first time I’ve tried this so I would want to try the one at Sugarholic Cafe to compare sometime.
I thought the Chocolate Honey Toast was pretty good but then along came the Red Bean Green Tea Ice Cream on Thick Toast and my life was changed. The toast is buttery and savoury but at the same time the red bean and green tea ice cream is sweet and the toast is still soft unlike in the chocolate honey toast and it’s amazing! It’s funny to think that I used to hate red bean! One day I’ll probably end up liking bitter melon…
I’ve always wanted to try Plant Puddings since they look so darn cute! Here was my chance to try not one but FOUR. From left to right (going in a circle): original, Oreo, durian, mango, and tiramisu. I think the tiramisu was my favourite here and it had an unmistakable coffee flavour. Oreo and mango were very good too. It was a very creamy dessert and the flavours were on point.
Last but not least, we have the Tofu Pudding and all the toppings you can choose from! Tofu pudding is good but wouldn’t be something I order here due to other enticing options.
There are many dessert options here as well as Asian desserts that you usually don’t see elsewhere so I would recommend a visit (I have been telling all my friends to come already)!