November 19th, 2020
Softsrve Ice Cream at Damansara Uptown: Restaurant Review
Softsrve specialises – as its name suggests – in soft-serve ice cream, with the bonus of cross-continental inspirations. Amily, Redmond, Jack & Terrence – the awesome foursome who power this parlour – were initially influenced by South Korean soft-serves from their travels, but they relied heavily on U.S. interpretations for R&D while banking on Italian ingredients for some of their current introductory offerings.
Check out the show – here’s a peek at how the ice cream is presented to patrons, with lots of fog surging out of each serving, evocative of liquid nitrogen ice cream. The not-so-secret explanation here is dry ice; the soft-serve is placed in two overlapping cups, with the bigger cup at the base concealing dry ice that also keeps the containers cool a bit longer. Thoughtful touches.
Cereal Milk Ice Cream
Softsrve takes a leaf out of Momofuku Milk Bar’s book, bringing cereal milk ice cream – made with milk combined with corn flakes – from NYC to KL. It’s potentially an acquired taste, rather rich, but with a something of a powdery finish, texture-wise.
Breakfast, Honey Chips, Theatre, Fluffy and Honey Brick
Softsrve ups the ante with tempting concoctions that comprise Breakfast (RM12, with caramelised cereal & macaron shell), Honey Chips (RM10, with potato chips & honey), Theatre (RM12; with Garrett popcorn), Fluffy (RM12, with cotton candy & Himalayan sea salt) & Honey Brick (RM12, with NZ honeycomb). Each is distinctive; everyone will have a personal favourite.
Chocolate Ice Cream with Warm Churros
Chocolate ice cream pairs with warm churros for culinary contrast, with the unexpected pleasure of pistachios & seeds in the soft-serve. Note that Softsrve’s churros are the densely chewy sort, far from delicately fluffy, with a potent punch of cinnamon. There are things that we’d tweak about the fare here, but that’s a matter of preference. This is a strong, solid start for Softsrve.
Location and Contact Details
Softsrve Ice Cream
31, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Uptown
Currently open 2pm-11pm, except Mondays