plus39 Gelato Bar @ Boat Quay – Pistachio Gelato is a Must-Try!
plus39 Gelato Bar is definitely not a stranger for gelato lovers especially for those who have just went to Gelato World Tour at MBS. They are the people behind Loving Date – tofu and tahini (sesame seed paste) and it was very well-received by many.
If you are wondering, the fresh Italian gelato contains less fat than ice cream, has less incorporated air, and is served at a higher temperature. Consequently, gelato provides a greater flavor experience. Gelato is is produced fresh practically every day in relatively small quantities, sold directly to the public, and is available in a large number of flavors – usually based on fresh ingredients that make the gelato creamy and colorful.
plus39 Gelato Bar in Boat Quay is just a cool place, providing icy relief to working crowd in CBD with their freshly prepared gelato. It is 100% natural with no added flavorings, colours, preservatives or chemical additives of any kind. The benchmark gelato is pistachio, because every shop in Italy has it and Italy grows some of the world’s best pistachios. I haven’t tasted enough pistachio gelato to make a decent comparison, but I must say that, I love their pistachio gelato! It’s creamy, and lightly nutty, perfect indulgence on a hot day. I love that the base is light and unmuddled by extra added flavorings.
The mango gelato is more refreshing and we drizzled with strawberry sauce to give it a more topical feel. It was too early for alcohol on our day of visit but we went ahead to try Aperol Sorbet, which is a unique creation here because they pair gelato with alcohol. It combines sorbet made from Aperol, Prosecco wine and a slice of orange. Honestly, it tasted more like cocktail (acquired taste) to me.
Prices are much higher than other gelato places, but I don’t mind coming back for it because the gelato expert here knows his stuff and you can taste it in the gelato, which is silky smoothness with the flavours needed. Flavours are rotated daily, when I am back here next time, I would like to try the chilli chocolate and pistachio gelato again!
plus39 Gelato Bar
Address: 29 Circular Road, Singapore 049385
Tel: 6532 0380
Opening hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm