St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream

Sweet Amalia Chocolate Journey

Sweet Amalia Chocolate Journey

Feel like a late night dessert in Adelaide? St Louis Ice Cream is a Parisian-inspired dessert bar that I'll definitely be returning to.

I had the Sweet Amalia Chocolate Journey - a salted caramel chocolate log, with dulce de leche, caramel popcorn and ice cream. A delightful end to any dinner!

Restaurant scores
Taste: 4/5
Atmosphere: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Value for money:2.5/5

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Movenpick Kingston

Tasting platter

Tasting platter

Movenpick in Kingston officially opened tonight! I went along to the launch and was treated to the Swiss ice cream and desserts.

The night started with a tasting platter of a scoop each of the Creme Brulee and the (new release) Blueberry Cheesecake, as well as a macaron with the Swiss chocolate ice cream.

Thanks to the lovely Jamie for being so patient while I proceeded to taste just about all the flavours in the store! Thanks to Movenpick Kingston for inviting me to check it out.

Free Movenpick Ice cream 1 August

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Mövenpick is celebrating Swiss National Day on Saturday August 1 by introducing their favourite flavours to the Canberra community. Between 11am and 4pm (or while stocks last) Mövenpick will offer one free scoop in a cup. You can indulge in one of 24 Swiss made flavours including: Swiss Chocolate, Crème Brûlée, Panna Cotta and Tiramisu.

The Movenpick ice cream tasting will be located near Michael Hill and Big W on the upper level of the Canberra Centre.

Mövenpick has been creating fine ice cream since the 1960s and has built its reputation on a vision of culinary excellence in fine Swiss restaurants. It is the first and only true gourmet ice cream brand offering an authentic taste of Switzerland.

Only the finest natural ingredients are used in Mövenpick recipes including, wonderfully rich Swiss cream, sun-ripened fruit, creamy yoghurt, as well as spices and flavours from every corner of the world.

Sadly, I won't be able to make it to the tasting this Saturday, but make sure you try it out for me! Leave a comment below if you are planning on taking advantage of this delicious offer!

Rosewood London Market

Taiwan showcase - Ice cream spring roll

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I have been taking photos of food for years. I can’t remember when I started. Therefore, I have a huge collection of food memories to share. And because my fondest food memories were during my trips to Taiwan, I’ve decided to begin a showcase of Taiwanese food.

This is something I always have to get whenever I see it – the ice cream spring roll. The one below is from the Tonghua Night Market in Taipei City. 

This particular vendor makes the best ones I’ve ever had.

For the uninitiated, the ice cream spring roll (or spring roll ice cream, as it says on the sign) consists of peanut brittle shavings, some coriander (optional), and three scoops of ice cream wrapped up in a popiah "skin". For a demonstration, here is a youtube video of the process.

You can even customise your ice cream spring roll! The vendor will ask you if you want ice cream (in pineapple, taro and peanut flavours), if so, which flavours (all the same, one of each etc). They will also ask if you want coriander. I prefer mine with one of each flavour of ice cream, plus coriander.

It's an unusual dessert burrito, of sorts. The crispy texture of the peanut brittle shavings contrasts with the soft, smoothness of the ice cream (which is more like gelato, less creamy, punchier flavours and very refreshing) and then the coriander takes it to a whole new level. It's truly an intriguing taste sensation and is definitely one of my all-time favourite Taiwanese night market foods!Would you try it if you had the opportunity?? Leave a comment and let me know! Or if you've tried ice cream spring roll before, where did you get it from?