Azabu Sabo Hokkaido Ice-Cream Hot
Widely popular in Tokyo, Japan, Azabu Sabo is a dessert shop and teahouse with an original teahouse philosophy – using only the best ingredients to ensure premium quality and authenticity. In line with health and wellness, our internationally renowned Hokkaido Gelato Ice-cream is painstakingly created by our exclusively flown in Japanese Ice-cream Specialist, using a unique technique. Expect no chemical additives and only Hokkaido’s farm-fresh quality milk in each delectable scoop! Signature Dishes • Single & Double Scoop in Cup • Single Scoop on Cone
Marina Square Outlet
6 Raffles Boulevard #02-170 / 171 Marina Square Singapore 039594
T: +65 6338 1244
F: +65 6338 4080
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Hokkaido Ice Cream
Marina Square Outlet
6 Raffles Boulevard #02-170 / 171 Marina Square Singapore 039594
T: +65 6338 1244
Food Court @ Takashimaya Department Store, Orchard Road
T: +65 6333 8509
The Central Outlet
The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street # 01-56 Singapore 059817
T: +65 6534 7178
AMAYA (SINGAPORE) PTE.LTD
20 Bukit Batok Crescent #11-12 Enterprise Centre Singapore 658080
T: +65 6515 1341
F: +65 6515 1342
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love the matcha flavored ice cream
It is not easy to pass by Azabu Sabo without being attracted to the colorful display of their ice cream. I really loved their matcha flavored ice cream and I usually order the cup version rather than the cone version as I did not really like their cones the first time I tried it. Their cones are slightly airy, think McDonalds ice cream cone and I would prefer mine to be crunchier and more biscuity. Many of my friends loved it though. Different taste I guess. But that did not stop me from loving their ice cream nevertheless.
Their matcha flavored ice cream has a strong and distinct green tea flavor with azuki red bean bits enhancing the flavor. One thing about Azabu Sabo's ice cream is that they do not melt so easily despite Singapore's humid weather, allowing us to enjoy the ice cream fully without it turning into a liquid mess in such a short time.
I highly recommend Azabu Sabo for good quality ice cream without creating a hole in your pockets. Before purchasing their ice cream, you can ask for samples from their staff before deciding on your favorite flavor.
Favorite jap ice-cream
Azabu Sabo is one of my favorite place to have Japanese ice-cream. The difference between Jap ice-cream and normal ice-cream is that Jap ice-cream tend to taste milkier and slightly richer and heavier to me. Azabu sells a range of flavors ranging from normal Cookies and Cream to Japanese style matcha-azuki ice cream and milk tea ice cream. Feel free to ask for ice-cream samples from the friendly staff before deciding on your ice-cream flavors. Of course I wouldn't recommend you to have Cookies and Cream and flavors that you can find elsewhere because that's not their forte. Their forte lies in their matcha ice-cream and if you love matcha like I do, I am sure you wouldn't be disappointed in the ice-cream here!!
I usually order the double cup ($5.60) to share with my friend and it is more than enough. The double cup allows me to have two different ice-cream flavors in it. I always order the same combination - matcha azuki (green tea flavor with red beans) and milk tea ice cream. The red bean in the matcha ice-cream is so finely mashed it doesn't bulge out of the ice-cream, I could still taste the red bean texture and munch on some red bean bits though! I like it this way because it doesn't interfere with the matcha taste, which is what I really want. It acts as an enhancement to the matcha and makes it even yummier as compared to the plain matcha ice cream. Milk tea ice cream is well, milky and rich.. It's simple and satisfying. I highly recommend this place for if you love matcha and milk tea!
tastes like the real deal!
Ever since visiting Hokkaido and trying their famous soft-serve, I've been craving it ever since, and attempting to find a similar substitute in Singapore. In my opinion, Azabu-Sabo comes close enough to the real deal!
I highly recommend the green tea and black sesame flavours. Both of those are very typically Japanese, and really well done by azabu-sabo as they come through quite strongly and pleasantly. Furthermore, the ice cream here is also not too sweet, a huge plus point in my opinion, as your tastebuds can then focus on the flavours instead of an excess of sugar!
The portions are quite generous too. Although it's slightly pricey, I think that you'll get what you pay for (:
Sea Salt Ice Cream
Azabu Sabo Hokkaido Ice-cream is very special just by first look and the ice cream just look so inviting that you just have to try it! Rich, creamy and fresh, it is pure indulgement! I love their sea salt ice cream the most, and following it is the green tea and peppermint ice cream.
I have yet found another ice cream store that sells the sea salt ice cream and this definitely taste unique and delicious. It just capture my heart at first mouthful and I have to say it make a long lasting impression on me. It is sweet and a little salty at the same time, and the taste is indescribable, but I can promise you, it is like none other you have eaten before.
Green Tea ice cream is light, not sweet, and fill your senses with the light aroma of green tea. They use the real maccha and fragrant creamy milk for this green tea ice cream alright.The peppermint is very light and refreshing, good for anybody who need a cooling down.
I like to see how the staff would scoop up the ice cream and sculpt it to fit the cup, or make it stand triangularly in the cone, if you have seen how they do it, you know what I mean.
Dessert by the River
Whenever I am at Clarke Quay on a fine morning or afternoon, I like to stop by the area just outside The Central where there are colourful steps leading down to the Singapore River to just sit and watch bumboats filled with tourists go by.
Sometimes, especially when it is really warm, I will find myself craving an ice cool dessert. Azabu Sabo Hokkaido Ice-Cream, which is located just a few metres away, is a convenient solution.
The only flavour I have tried is their Green Tea Ice Cream and I really liked it. The ice cream itself is rich and creamy, and tastes like high-quality stuff. The green tea flavour was not overbearing and did not leave an aftertaste in my mouth. It was also very refreshing and definitely cooled me down on that sweltering afternoon.
The staff were courteous and will give generous scoops most of the time. However, I do not visit this place often as their desserts are quite pricey.
Overall, this is a nice place to get good (albeit a little pricey) Japanese desserts. They are best enjoyed over a long, lazy chat with a friend, over by the steps leading to the River.
one of my favourites
Azabu Sabo Hokkaido Ice Cream is probably one of my favourites to-go place for ice cream. Hokkaido ice cream always seems to have one of the best flavours, creamy/ milky enough due to the fragrant Hokkaido milk it is made from, soft and just brings you to Cloud 9. Best of all, the staff gives a very generous helping, so that it is enough for two or more people to share!
There are some interesting flavours for the more adventurous, such as Sweet Potato, Lychee or Passion Fruit, or you could opt for the more traditional route and indulge in Cookies and Cream, or just plain old Vanilla. I have this theory that you can base how well an ice cream retailer is based on their vanilla ice cream, as it is one of the simplest and traditional flavours. Well, Azabu Sabo Hokkaido Ice Cream has nailed it down just right.
Unfortunately, the prices can be quite high, but I guess it is worth it for a once in awhile indulgence in such high quality, delicious tasting ice cream.
Like Haato, one of the best ice cream places in Singapore
Hokkaido Ice Cream is probably my second favourite ice cream chain. Like Haato, it has light, refreshing flavours that keep you wanting more, though I'd say it's creamier than Haato's offerings. But still, I think it's a good mix of cream and sorbet that gives you the best of both -- the luxuriance and decadence of cream, and the freshness and palate cleansing of sorbet. I recommend strawberry, lychee, chocolate mint, and green tea.
Ice cream wonder
The best Ice cream i have had so far. My favourite gelato was the lychee one, for it was surprisingly milky, and was richly infused with lychee flavours, definitely refreshing on one of those hot days.
The soft cream which comes in two flavours, vanilla and matcha, was extremely smooth and tasty.
Service was a little slow as there was only one person handling the cashier and one handling the ice cream. The price was worth paying for such high quality ice cream.
when eating the cone ice creams, be sure to bring your own tissue paper, as the ice cream melts quite fast in the weather and the melted part may on your hand.
Refreshingly light ice-cream
Azabu Sabo Hokkaido ice-creams are the perfect treat on a hot summer's day or to lick on whilst window shopping or after a nice meal. Light and refreshing, there is a range of ice-cream flavors one can choose from, from the standard Green Tea to fun favorites like Mint, and one can pick either one or two flavors in a cup or cone setting.
My personal favorite ice-cream flavor is mint. Some mint ice-creams are too overpowering, minty, toothpaste-tasting, or just too strong in general. However, Azabu Sabo's mint flavor is light and revitalizing to the taste buds.
While some may argue that the prices of Azabu Sabo are expensive for ice-cream, I beg to differ. With cupcakes selling for almost 4 dollars a piece, ice-cream from this store for two flavors on a cone sells for roughly 5 dollars; not that big of a difference. However, Azabu Sabo is not as well-known compared to its ice-cream counterparts, like Ben and Jerry's, Haagan Daaz or Cold Stone Creamery, so people may not be willing to fork out so much for ice-cream.
Great texture, but too expensive
I'm torn about Azabu Sabo's ice cream. Their ice cream is really delicious, and has a slightly chewy consistency - quite like gelato - that distinguishes it from other ice cream chains. I always get the black sesame flavour, because that's the only one I can stand. I find that the caramel sea salt one is too salty, while the green tea one is overpowering. But to each his/her own - the friend who introduced me to Azabu Sabo is a huge fan of the sea salt flavour.
Too bad their prices are so high! I don't recall exactly how much it is, but I know every time I walk by, I baulk at the prices. And decide not to buy. If your pockets are deep and you want an ice-cream, then by all means get Azabu Sabo.