Update: This stall is no longer in operation.
Authentic western cuisine in hawker centres? Yes, it’s an increasing trend here in Singapore. With escalating rents, budding food entrepreneurs are finding the low rents and high human traffic of hawker centres a viable alternative to test their new start-ups.
Belgian Sebastian Lhode and Singaporean James Lee are the guys behind “ang moh desserts” Sweet Stone Parad’Ice. They decided to launch their business at Golden Mile Food Centre because low rental rates was the only way they could make their products with top quality ingredients while keeping prices reasonable.
Indeed, the Belgian chocolate dip was oh-so divine! Thick and bitter-sweet, this was truly top-grade chocolate. The waffles are not quite what local palates are used to. They are dense, with a sugary, crispy coating on the outside. Sebastian assured me that his waffles taste good even if I reheat them at home the next day, but come on, how can I resist them for that long?!
They also have a selection of homemade gelato that varies daily. Made with no preservations or artificial flavorings, the gelato here are quite popular, though those who are used to commercial ice cream might find the gelato too bland due to the lack of flavorings. While I appreciate the au naturel factor, I do feel the gelato could benefit from more ingredients for a stronger taste.
To reward loyal customers, Sweet Stone Parad’Ice has a loyalty card program. Now that’s a first for a hawker centre business!
The Sweet Stone Parad’Ice
Golden Mile Food Centre
Blk 505 Beach Road