It was drizzling a little yesterday in the Kovan area when we made our way to Simon Plaza where Ice Edge Cafe is located. Just a short walk from the Kovan MRT station. I wasn’t expecting much, to be honest. How good can the food be if I’ve never even heard of this place before despite staying nearby in Punggol for more than a decade? Well, that’s why people say there are “hidden gems”. Ice Edge Cafe was just a gem waiting to be discovered by us oblivious folk. Of course, no place is perfect, but here’s what was outstanding…
The Pizza Prawn Mentaiko ($18.80) was delicious. Super thin crust pizza that even girlfriends on a diet will be able to enjoy. There’s mentaiko under the toppings and drizzled around the edge, and apparently some Japanese mayonnaise which if you don’t already know, is the secret sauce which makes so many Japanese food items so yummy.
And of course, there’s the Tom Yam Seafood Linguine (also $18.80) which you saw in the first picture above. SO GOOD! Gosh, I can eat this every single day, really!
As for the gelato, I tried their chocolate flavors and even the lychee martini and found that my favorite was their Brownie Chocolate gelato. 🙂 There’s Mao Shan Wang and all, which you can try when you visit.
This was exactly how the gelato looked when it was served to us. Kind of a dripping mess. But because it tasted ok (see how important sampling is?), all was forgiven. 😀
I really liked their staff, Angie. I think she’s Filipino based on the accent. But I might be wrong. She’s so very polite and when you smile at her, she gives you the most brilliant smile back.
There was this other taller lady who had the “you owe me money” face. When I wanted to sample the gelato before deciding on a flavor for my brownie, she just handed over the sampling spoon with the most icy of attitudes. After the second flavor, she simply WALKED OFF without a word! No “Miss, would you like to try anything else?” or “How does that taste?” She simply… WALKED AWAY. My goodness. If not for Angie’s awesome service attitude, I’d have asked Ice Edge Cafe for a refund of the service charge. Gosh. Can the boss please review the CCTV footage and find out who I’m referring to? 😛
There’s a 1-for-1 promotion when you drop by for lunch. I’d try their Seafood Spaghetti and Oven Baked Salmon. Haha! I’ve already decided what I want to eat when I next pop by (for lunch). 😀
Also, I think what’s really lovely is that there’s this water dispenser where you can help yourself to free water refills. SO MANY restaurants and cafes don’t have this, and others even want to CHARGE you for plain water. In Japan, just about every place provided a full jug of water for each table. So we didn’t even have to order any sweet beverages. I’d totally wean myself off sweetened drinks if I had stayed there any longer.
Go check out Ice Edge Cafe! 😀
2 Kovan Road, #01-10 Simon Plaza, S548008
Tel: 6858 5729