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Old Skool Dessert House offers their spin on traditional local desserts in a classroom theme setting. continue reading
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Opening Hours
Mon - Thu
12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 23:00
Other Info
Alfresco / Outdoor Seats
Cash Only
Open Till Late
Restaurant Website
Signature Dishes
Old Skool Signature Snowflakes
Review (3)
Founded in April 2014 by Alan Sim and his secondary school friend, Old Skool Dessert House in Odeon Katong is a tribute throwback to the nostalgia of the 80s. Designed to resemble a classroom from the founders' childhood, Old Skool Dessert House offers traditional Singaporean desserts on their menu, as well as modern, adventurous, experimental fusion desserts.Ambience at Old Skool Dessert House is a blast from the past. Wooden furniture is laid out in neatly on the bare concrete floor, resembling a classroom. They even have a 'detention corner' for patrons waiting for takeaway! Retro toys and snack packagings complete the nostalgic look, and diners can have fun identifying all the various childhood items here. They even have a magazine bin, which is a retro repurposed metal trash bin!Service at Old Skool Dessert House is semi self-service. Ordering and payment can either be done at the counter, or staff will come over to take your orders tableside. The casual, friendly atmosphere extends throughout, and the small floor space lends a sense of cozyness. I like that staff can describe the various menu items well, especially their more unique dessert creations!Food at Old Skool Dessert House largely comprises traditional Singaporean desserts, although they have a small selection of dim sum snacks on the menu. Founder Alan Sim and his sister-in-law create the desserts in-house, and I find their classic desserts to be good. They also experiment with dessert creations as well, especially their signature snowflake, creating unique, modern fusion desserts. Portions are sufficient for 1 person, and prices are decent as well, budget about SGD $6 per person for a dessert here.The Chilling Mango Pomelo (SGD $4.50) has a generous portion of diced fresh mangoes, sweet and juicy! Love the creamy, milky sauce, and large, chewy sago balls, and I like the touch of pulled pomelo pulp as a garnish. Fruity dessert, and rather refreshing.The Paddle Pop Snowflake (SGD $5.90) is an inventive fusion dish, combining the colourful appeal of a paddle pop ice cream, with the smooth, flaky snowflake. They've coloured the snowflake in similar paddle pop rainbow colours, but it's essentially a snowflake dessert. I love the hidden cubes of sweet nata de coco / coconut cubes at the bottom of the jar, as well as the addition of marshmallows on top, which lends a chewy texture to the softness of the snowflake. Full Old Skool Dessert House review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/03/old-skool-dessert-house.html continue reading
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Was having dinner with friends at I12 Katong and we decided to head over to Old Skool as my friends had already been to the place before.It was my first time and I have become a fan of this place. I had the mango snowflakes while my friends went for the durian. The snowflakes here are simply awesome; the best I've had in Singapore. The ice is sliced very finely and it is really smooth. Topped up with generous servings of fresh mango fruits, really enjoyed it. The durian snowflake was equally good. Ambiance is cozy and not overcrowded. Price is also competitive.Can't wait to be back again to try out their other desserts. Highly recommended. continue reading
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Level4 2014-05-15
Amidst the recent sprouting of hipster cafe comes Old Skool Dessert House; a dessert cafe situated in The Odeon Katong that focuses more on well-loved local desserts that is familiar to all generations alike. Given the naming, the cafe adopts a more old-school theme with the use of chalk boards for menus, simple furnishings and comes equipped with its own “detention corner” for patrons waiting for seats or takeaways. Both warm and cold desserts are available, ranging from Black Glutinous Rice to Snowflake, with a small variety of dimsum available. Beverages include coffee, where Latte, Long Black and Mocha is strangely included in the largely local-based menu.We were rather torn between the Yam Cream with Gingko Nut ($3.30) and Black Glutinous Rice, so we went with our instincts by going for the former. It was decent and had a comfortable level of sweetness without cloying up as well as being smooth. Gingko Nuts were soft as well. While it was not too bothersome, it could do a bit better by being a bit thicker.XO Durian Lovers ($5.50) was one of the items that is highly recommended by the waitress for Durian lovers, and after a spoonful we could see the reason why. Thick, fibrous puree of XO Durian dumped in an equally thick and rich durian mousse, it was mildly sweet yet immensely flavoured by the pungent fruit with its strong flavour. So rich, so thick and so satisfying, it was moments before the entire bowl was finished and I was really hoping for another one more!For more photos and the full review, please visit: http://jiaksimipng.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/old-skool-dessert-house-the-odeon-katong/ continue reading
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