F.I.C. is the newest addition to Ang Mo Kio, bringing rarely found dessert of fried ice cream & Vietnamese bites
The Thomson-East Coast Line has been a life saviour for the Ang Mo Kio residents by bringing the convenience of Mayflower MRT station to the Mayflower neighbourhood. Just 1 minute away from the train station is F.I.C.— offering fried ice cream and Vietnamese bites.
F.I.C. is an acronym that stands for fried ice cream, a dessert dish that we don’t commonly come across in Singapore. We see the usual pairing of waffles and ice cream at most cafes but coming across another variation is rare. It could be the difficulty of executing fried ice cream perfectly that scares most business owners, but the owner of F.I.C. cleverly brought it into Singapore. Lucky for us!
Unlike regular air-conditioned ice cream cafes where we usually seek solace away from the heat on a scorching day, F.I.C. is an open-air dining establishment instead. Perhaps, they believe that the only way to find solace is through having their creamy ice-cold desserts!
Coming from personal experience… I’ll give a word of warning that it’ll be really difficult to resist a cup of fried ice cream when you’re here.
We tried their Biscotti Biscotti (S$5.45) and Mango Tango Fried Ice Cream (S$5.45). Right off the bat, these look like Korean desserts. Served with a mountain of toppings, they almost like miniature versions of bingsu to me!
Unlike deep fried fritters, the ice cream was fried in a thin spongy batter that added an additional crunch factor to the experience. This was a pleasant surprise to me, as it wasn’t oily at all. Instead, the dessert broke into a creamy consistency of vanilla ice cream that complemented the steaming hot batter.
We all know that desserts that have both hot and cold factors always serve without fail, and F.I.C. created a simple yet inventive dessert that is so delicious.
Aside from desserts, F.I.C. also doubles up as a Vietnamese restaurant. After trying out their ice cream, it’s a known fact that creativity is up their alley. Thus, we decided to try the Mentaiko Crabmeat Paper Pizza (S$3.80).
I’ve heard of thin crusts on pizzas, but I’ve never come across papered-pizzas, so this was definitely new to me. They use rice roll papers (the ones that you use to make Vietnamese rice rolls) as a makeshift pizza crust. Well, like all rice rolls, these were very light. So if you’re looking to fill your stomach, I reckon these are better off as a snack!
If not, you can also try out their hot foods, such as Plum Lemon Chicken Wings (S$7.95), Bak Kwa Salad (S$5.45), and many other interesting bites.
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