Pong serves handcrafted gelato and sorbets made daily to ensure that only the freshest dessert is served.
Their signature Coconut Gelato and Sorbets are lactose-free and naturally rich in vitamins and minerals.
Coconuts are carefully selected and imported directly from Thailand to complement the gelato with tender coconut flesh and luscious coconut juice.
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The King of Thailand Coconut Ice Cream in Singapore
2015 saw more and more Thai-style coconut ice-cream parlours popping up around island. This is the kind where they serve coconut ice cream in a coconut, the authentic chatuchak way. I’ve tried quite a number of them, and Pong is the champion.
The highlight of this dessert is the coconut ice cream and Pong absolutely aces it. The gelato has a thick and creamy consistency, with each spoonful it leaves behind a delicate mouthfeel that lingers on your tongue.
While their mango gelato is great, the coconut flavor is still the star of the show. The coconut they serve it in, can be a hit-or-miss, but with Pong I always got tender and juicy coconut flesh. Most of the time you can scrape the leftover coconut from the shell with just their little plastic icecream spoon. That’s the litmus test for the perfect coconut.
Taste of Thailand in Singapore
With the sudden rave about Pong, I assumed that it was some new café selling coconut ice cream. To my surprise, it was a small stall at SCAPE, somewhat like yoguru. I got the recommended $5.50 for two scoops of coconut ice cream and three toppings – aloe vera, nata de coco and grass jelly.
The coconut flavour hit me hard. It was quite concentrated and strong, but not to the point where it is artificial. The rich taste of coconut sets it apart from other ordinary coconut ice cream. I really liked the combination of nata de coco and coconut, but wasn’t a fan of the grass jelly. It created conflicting tastes with the coconut that I didn’t enjoy. If not for the price, I wouldn’t mind a second serving of the coconut ice cream. All I could think of was the 50 Baht ($2) coconut ice cream they sell in Thailand.
The $5.50 covers a cup of coconut water that has a one-time refill if you upload a photo of Pong and tag their Instagram account. I definitely got my refill.
Chatuchak in a Coconut
Craving a little something from Chatuchak while in Singapore? Well, then this Thai-style, coconut gelato may be what you are looking for.
Located conveniently in town at *SCAPE, Pong offers the conventional gelato in a husk, perched on top of a cup of coconut water, with a choice of 3 toppings. I chose the azuki red bean, nata de coco, and cornflakes, which my server, sadly, seemed to scrimp on. It could be due to the too-small size of the coconut husk though - the limits of the size of your serving really relies on which coconut husk is bestowed unto you. The gelato was smooth, but the sweetness a little overbearing.
My verdict - quite overrated. I compare this $5.50 dessert with a 3.00RM coconut ice-cream in a husk I had gotten at a random hawker stall in Penang, and I see no drastic difference. I haven’t had coconut gelato from Thailand though, so I wouldn’t know if it’s comparable.