Monday, October 19, 2015

Pink Elephant Ice Cream @ Queensbay Mall, Penang.

More and more international food trend storming the island lately. The new kid on board is Thai Fried Ice Cream, though Pink Elephant is not the first to offer but it seems to be well-received by the patrons of Queensbay Mall. Pink Elephant is a dessert-focused brand dedicated to Thai Fried Ice Cream as well as Thai-influenced Milk Tea. Opened not long ago, the place sees quite a following but our guess goes to the slow "production" time. The made-to-order Ice Cream takes approximately 3-4 minutes per order; we had to wait for 20 minutes before it was served to us. Different combination of flavors have been paired and there is no flexibility in changing the flavors. The setup is simple, more like a kiosk rather than a dessert place as there are limited seating space (only 2 tables and often occupied). Probably a place that I would only visit for novelty experience. Pink Elephant Ice Cream is located right opposite to GSC Cinema on the 3rd floor. 

The real novelty is that patrons can witness the entire process of "frying" the Ice Cream which adds a whole new dynamic to the overall experience. We tried their Red Bean and Almond Flakes Thai Tea Ice Cream (Rm 10.80), it possessed a spicy-floral flavor thanks to the elements of Thai Tea; the option of adding Almond Flakes was a right decision; it added some nutty dimension to the sweet treat. Sweetness was at its level but we dislike the peculiar gooey texture of the Ice Cream. There might be some fine-tuning required.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: Lot 3F-39, Queensbay mall, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 10:30 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 638 0155