Inside Scoop – Artisanal Gelato & Waffles from Malaysian Chain in Kampong Glam

Sheila Hong
Sheila Hong
March 14, 2021

Ice cream parlours are a dime a dozen in Singapore, with new ones popping up all around the island almost every month. To me, what sets apart the good from the average are the uniqueness and intensity of the ice cream and the quality of their accompanying waffles. And with the arrival of Inside Scoop, I set out to see if they’re every bit as good as what people have claimed.


Hailing from Malaysia, Inside Scoop is quite the popular brand there with a total of 27 outlets. They’ve brought their cheery yellow scheme over to Singapore. Everywhere you turn, you’ll see fun elements like lots of potted greenery for the tropical, vacation-like vibes, and even a garden swing at the entrance for the romantics and young-at-hearts. 


More seats are available when you head past the main counter and towards the back. Take your pick from cushy seats against a jungle-like backdrop, a communal table beneath a skylight, or private bar stools with neon lights gracing the walls. 


They have over 70 existing flavours on rotation, and I was certainly spoilt for choice. I spent quite a fair bit of time stressing over which flavours to pick from the 18 colourful options on display. Apart from your standard classics, there were other delicious sightings like red velvet, Sicilian pistachio (that was completely wiped clean by the time I arrived), durian made from D24 durians and teh tarik. 

Each batch is made in-house daily, using natural, top-quality ingredients from around the world without any artificial preservatives, flavourings and colourings. 


A single scoop goes for $4.80, a double for $8.30 and a triple for $11.50. Premium flavours like hojicha and peanut butter cost an additional $1 while double premium flavours (mao shan wang and Sicilian pistachio) cost an extra $2. Top up $1.20 for a waffle cone but I’d recommend going all-out with their waffles instead. 


I decided to get the triple-scoop Charcoal Waffle ($18.50) and went with Valrhona Chocolate, Unicorn and their latest creation, Marbled Black Sesame. Thumbs up to their presentation – simple but elegant at the same time! The ring of butterscotch made the sweet-tooth in me very happy and the waffle-cone pieces added some crunch. 


The Marbled Black Sesame was my favourite out of the three. The silky ice cream was delightfully nutty, thanks to the artful blend of black sesame and peanut butter. As I continued digging in, I found a pleasant surprise hidden within in the form of peanut brittle. I used to snack on bars of those when I was a kid, so finding this crispy treat inside completely won me over. 


I tend to shy away from pastel-coloured flavours with dubious names like Unicorn but it was one of the flavours the nice waiter recommended to me so what the heck, let’s just go with it. I’m glad I did because I quickly became a fan. Instead of being some sort of tutti-frutti concoction, my taste buds were met with the mildly tangy flavour of raspberry yoghurt and soft milky notes. I was told that the baby-blue parts of the ice cream is milk dyed with blue pea flower. 


You can’t go wrong with chocolate and when it’s Valrhona, you can be pretty sure it’ll taste good. The rich dark chocolate ice cream had a velvety smooth mouthfeel and struck a good balance with the other flavours I had. 

As for the waffle itself, it would have been nice if it was a little more crisp on the outside. The inside was just perfect – a little dense, moist and all-round delicious. 


Even with more ice cream places popping up in the foreseeable future, I reckon Inside Scoop will still be very packed. I’ll be coming back to see what other flavours they cook up in the kitchen!

Inside Scoop

Address: 779 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198747

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Opening Hours: 12.30pm to 10.30pm Monday, Wednesday to Thursday, Sunday, 12.30pm-12am Friday to Saturday.

Facebook: made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

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