Possibly the only place in Alma that you can find hand-crafted Soft Serve; the newly opened Born 16 Soft Serve is potentially one of the best spots for you to quell the sultry tropical heat. The Ice Cream parlor is housed in one of the houses right in front of the AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam and can be easily spotted from the main road. The interior is simple and no-frills; with a simple, straight-forward and small menu on the offer- Waffles or Soft Serve (or both).
Waffle with Lychee Soft Serve (Rm 13)
Smoky-Strawberry Soft Serve (Rm 8)
It's worth sticking to the Soft Serve, their home-made Waffles proved to be a little hard to the bite, sans the much coveted crisp and clean texture. Born 16's felt a little too chewy and hard to our liking. Only two flavors (for Soft Serve) were available on our visit- Strawberry and Lychee. Both flavors were alright but the Lychee flavor was bolder than Strawberry; too strong that it felt a little artificial. Strawberry on the other hand, was alright but a little too safe and disappointingly average. To stand out in the fierce fight between Ice Cream parlors in Penang, Born 16 needs to come out with more creative offerings.
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (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: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 3288, Jalan Rozhan, Kampung Kijang, 14000, Alma, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Business Hours: 2 pm to 12 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A