Salty Yuzu - citrus and tart fruit ice cream
(+) Tasted like a mixture of lemon and mandarin orange or calamansi, very zesty.
(+) A very refreshing burst of tingy-ness upon first taste.
(-) Was hoping for a slight salty aftertaste, but sadly the sea salt was rather insignificant to taste.
(-) Being labelled an ice cream, I was expecting rich cream tastes, but it tasted more like sorbet, though it went well by my books.
Melt and Sizzle
(+) Interesting combination of berries, choco pop chunks that sizzle in your mouth!
(+) A very nostalgic taste which brought back childhood memories of those sizzle candies.
(+) Ice cream was very rich in taste and flavours, not overly sweet.
(+) Complemented by the natural sweetness of the berries.
(+) Similar in taste to Ben and Jerry's 'Cherry Garcia', but with the sizzling pops.
Rudolph - Cream cheese, toffee, chestnut and cranberries
(+) Another interesting flavour and combination of flavours.
(+) Generous amount of cranberries in the serving.
(+) Very rich and thick cream cheese aftertaste. A love or hate relationship in my opinion.
(-) Personally, sweetened cream cheese with cranberries just did not go well with me.
(-) Not a huge fan of rich cheese flavours, so judgment could be other end for some.
(-) Could not really taste much of the chestnut nor toffee, in fact wouldn't know it existed till we double-checked the contents with the server.
Granny's Favourite - melted choc and cookie dough
(+) Tasted like a combination of 'Horlicks' and 'Milo' served as ice-cream.
(+) Unique rich creamy taste, with crunchy shortcake taste.
(+) The lack of milk in this sorbet made the cocoa very rich and outstanding.
(+) Bitter initial taste with a subtle sweet aftertaste that was not too heavy on the palette.
(+) Varied taste to a usual milk chocolate ice-cream, with focus on the cocoa for this sorbet.
(+) Would return to enjoy this treat more than just food sampling.
Salted Egg Yolk
(+) One of its kind flavour and certainly the first I had ever tasted.
(+) Tasted almost the same as the egg yolks in mooncakes, served as an ice-cream.
Well, that being said, I almost never eat salted egg yolks in mooncakes and avoid it at all costs due to personal preferences, but for people who swear by them, this is definitely a 'Must-Try'.
Savoury Crunch - potato crisps, praline
(+) Definitely a 'savoury' treat for those who enjoy rich, thick creamy indulgence.
(-) Despite tasting the flavours of potato crisps, it was soft and soggy.
(+) Taste of authentic matcha and not green tea flavouring used by common ice cream.
(+) Rich and creamy enough to satisfy the lady's tastebuds.
(-) However, we felt that a greater concentration or dose of matcha would be ideal.
Vanilla Creme Anglaise
(+) Fine pieces of vanilla pod which gave a beaded texture to the velvety vanilla ice cream.
(+) Enjoyed the varied mouthfeel in this rich, creamy fragrant treat.
(+) If you enjoy plain vanilla, you will almost certainly enjoy this.
(+) Strong coat of cinnamon, very fragrant and palatable indeed.
(+) Soft chunks of apple flavoured crunch bits helped define the flavours.
(-) Expected to taste soft chunks of apple fruit and not crunch bits.
(-) Being a cynic towards apple cinnamon desserts, I felt that the cinnamon was overpowering and to a certain extent masked the sweetness of apple.
Salted Caramel Cheesecake
(-) Sounded rather unique, but taste wise failed to deliver, was not bad, but not good either.
What was particularly commendable was that when the servers scoop the ice-cream, they all made sure that masks were worn to cover their mouths. A simple gesture as such reassured customers of the high level of hygiene in the handling of their products.
Another attentive aspect which Tom's Palette touched upon was the free flow service of warm/cold mineral water at the back corner of the shop which was also offered at Daily Scoop. It was overlooked but while I was making payment, the server highlighted to our attention with a smile.
The one key unique characteristic which set Tom's Palette apart was the ingenious decorations within the shop. It was simple yet it defined the shop's character. With customers' scribbles and drawings, they were mapped onto the tables, which made every table distinctly different on its own and one of its kind.
Overall, it was a very pleasant experience, largely influenced by the excellent customer service and unique flavours offered. Despite some misses with the flavours, there were definitely some hits which would make me return. The very fact that it was a local homemade ice cream parlour is already itself worthy of a visit.