Sangkaya Thai Coconut Ice Cream @ Queensbay Mall, Penang.
Stay cool in this sweltering tropical heat by rewarding yourself a serving of Sangkaya's Thai Coconut Ice Cream. As opposed to the old classic way of selling Thai Coconut Ice Cream by the road side or night markets, the newfangled upscale Ice Cream Parlor- Sangkaya has finally landed Penang's Queensbay Mall after opening a few branches at Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian-founded establishment has since swept off the feet of many. Sangkaya does not have much to offer but it is well-known for its creamy, milky Thai Coconut Ice Cream. They do not run a big cafe/ restaurant here but a kiosk instead. The newly opened kiosk at Queensbay Mall is temporary and will be closed on 15 October 2015 (last day being 14 October); it will then moved to Gurney Plaza and reopens on 16 October 2015, right next go Gong Cha at Lower Ground Floor. Geographical-wise, you might want to visit Queensbay Mall's before they move to Gurney Plaza. Sangkaya's kiosk is housed within AEON Jusco at Queensbay Mall, opposite to Kenny Roger's Roaster.
Sangkaya's Signature Combo (Rm 10.50) allows us to pick 4 scoops of Ice Cream, a choice between Thai Coconut Ice Cream and Cha Yen/ Thai Milk Tea; and 3 different toppings, served using their signature Coconut Shell. You may of course, opt to have 4 scoops of Thai Coconut Ice Cream or 4 scoops of Thai Milk Tea Ice Cream but the best bet is nevertheless, to have a mix of both flavors. The Coconut Ice Cream was good- delicate, silky smooth and refreshing with a creamy Coconut Milk flavor while the Thai Milk Tea flavor paled in comparison. The flavor was there but it did not stand out. We especially enjoyed ours with a fleck of Oat flakes. The combination paired seamlessly- both flavor and texture. Not exactly the cheapest treat but we were happy with the quality.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: Lower Ground Floor of Queensbay Mall, 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A