Like I mentioned in my previous post, Hong Kong is forever changing with favourite restaurants closing down and new trendy places popping up. Life goes on. So when we heard Asia’s first nitrogen ice-cream shop, Lab Made, had opened up (and was all the rage), we ice cream fanatics were ecstatic.
What made this place so intriguing (besides the obvious fact that ice cream is made in front of you) are the unique ice-cream flavours they offered, from timeless desserts like strawberry shortbread and Bailey’s chocolate chip to Hong Kong specialties like egg custard bun and HK-style French toast. Classic Hong Kong snacks transformed into ice-cream? Yes, please!
Following them on Facebook, I religiously check to see the flavours of the week. Being there in the month of December, flavours obviously centred on the Christmas theme. We had the gastronomic pleasure of tasting the Winter Wonderland (rocky road) and the North Star (Nutella). To be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything mind-blowing having tasted nitrogen ice-cream once before at a local night market, but after taking a first bite, I was in awe how close it tasted to real ice-cream. If no one had told me, I do not know if I could taste the difference. I might even say I love it more than regular old ice-cream with flavours being so bold and distinct. The North Star literally tasted like a fererro rocher. My favourite chocolate in ice-cream form? What’s not to love!
While there is no seating available, it does make for the ideal dessert to take on the go for any time of the day (lunch, dinner, midnight ice-cream run, anyone?). Although it only comes in one small size, this little treat will satisfy all the taste buds. Trust me, no one will judge if you want to order more than one. #doublefisting #ftw
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Shop G42, G/F., Miramar Shopping Centre
132 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
h: Monday to Thursday (12 PM to 12 AM); Friday to Saturday (12 PM to 1 AM)