King’s Japanese Sweet Potato Potong
It looks like the Japanese sweet potato trend is here to stay for a while longer. F&N King’s Ice Cream has recently rolled out their newest invention, the Japanese Sweet Potato Potong Ice Cream, across major hyper and supermarkets.
Known for its reddish-purple skin, the Japanese sweet potato has a sweet and nutty flavour, as well as a deliciously creamy yet light texture. It’s also considered to be a superior type of sweet potato that’s high in nutrients.
The all-new Japanese sweet potato potong sees a creamy purple sweet potato ice cream filled with a sweetened creamer middle that oozes out upon biting into it. The centre is milky and sweet, pairing well with the earth sweet potato exterior. The frozen treat is also said to be made with real Japanese sweet potatoes, so you’re promised a dessert that’s true to flavour.
The potong goes at $7.60 for a box of six, which works out to be around $1.30 per stick. You can find it at leading supermarkets across the island.
If you love local flavours, another popular frozen confectionery worth trying is Nestle’s Ondeh Ondeh Ice Cream. This rich and creamy ice cream stick sees a pandan and milk exterior, with a molten gula melaka filling.
It’s said to taste similar to the classic ondeh ondeh kueh, with bits of shredded coconut in the middle for an extra oomph.
Just take note that it’s only available via online food retailer MVO as a carton with 42 sticks. It’s priced at $73.50, working out to $1.75 a stick.
If you’re looking for more ice cream to try, check out the Lipton Teh Tarik ice cream sandwich at 7-Eleven! This collab between Wall’s and Lipton is said to taste like Singapore’s favourite frothy milk tea, sandwiched between two cookies for textural contrast. Alternatively, for something more artisanal, head to Celine’s Gelato for freshly baked waffles and dark chocolate gelato in Novena.
Photos taken by Melvin Mak.