Finally another place checked off my list! Decided to try out this shop with my best budz once again after my class today. Got to know about this cafe from popular food bloggers like LadyIronChef, SethLui, DanielFoodDiary and JiakSimiPng as usual. When we arrived at the location, it was about 2.30pm and it was packed, considering that there were only very limited seats and tables inside the store as well as outside.
There were a rather large number of ice-cream flavours and toppings to pick from. Ice-cream flavours include Lemon & Lime, Cookies & Cream (which for some reason that I couldn’t understand, was vibrantly blue – Abby commented that it was totally Cookie Monster), Earl Grey & Fig, Mao Shang Wang Durian, Mango Sorbet, Root Beer Float and Banana Nut Cream (I think?) just to name a few. All rather exotic flavours I would think. Toppings include Crushed Oreos, Rainbow Sprinkles, Marshmallows, Pocky Sticks, Nuts, and more.
One can either just have a cup ice-cream, a cone one, or with egglet waffles. There’re two flavours of the waffles to choose from – either Red Velvet or Buttermilk. Alternatively, you could choose to mix both. The egglet waffles with one scoop of ice-cream and one topping goes for $8.90.
Initially Abby couldn’t decide on an ice-cream flavour, so she test-tried the Mint one (which looked vibrantly green – evenly matched with the Cookies & Cream in my opinion) and the Banana Nut flavour. She eventually settled for the Banana Nut topped with Nuts. She went for the mixed Buttermilk and Red Velvet egglet waffles. I tried a spoon of her ice-cream and it tasted totally … banana HAHA.
Featuring my gorgeous friend! I insisted on snapping a picture of her with her egglet waffle, despite her best protests HAHA.
As for me, I chose the Buttermilk mixed with Red Velvet for the egglet waffles as well. Toppings-wise, I just picked something that was very me HAHA (I probably ain’t even making any sense here). In simpler terms, something that I’ve eaten before yet not for a long time already – a safe choice and combination that I thought would go hand-in-hand with the ice-cream and the egglet waffles. So there you go – Pocky Sticks. As for the ice-cream – being someone really picky with the flavours, I set my sights on the Earl Grey & Fig. It was a tasty flavour, as expected of Earl Grey. Abby and I agreed that the Buttermilk part of the egglet waffles tasted better than the Red Velvet portion of it. The Red Velvet part had a little too strong a taste? The Buttermilk part was simply yummy.
Another shot since I chanced upon a lamp at the corner of the store which lit up the egglet waffles with a glow. I had to kneel down on the floor to get this snap, and of course got totally judged HAHA.
Just me from three different angles with my egglet waffles. Couldn’t decide on one to put so just insert all three. Make use of the photos Abby took for me, all while munching on her own egglet waffles HAHA. And yes I know my arms looked super awkward there (evident of their owner).
When we initially arrived at the row of stores where Lickety was, I had to admit that the artisanal bread shop next door totally caught my attention first. Being someone who likes bread a fair bit, I was immediately attracted to how aesthetic each product looked and was displayed. I was totally distracted by the looks of the food that I didn’t even notice the prices HAHA. But according to Abby, they weren’t expensive. Can consider checking out this store when you’re there as well. Subsequently I was trying to snap photos of the breads, all while over the top of a guy’s head (he was sitting at the table right in front of the display window). Got judged again but anything for good pictures of food yeah? And I just found out that both this bakery and Lickety are owned by the same person.
Lickety is located at a very artsy fartsy place – near Haji Lane. Hence, a lot of tourists could be seen around this area. Many artistic walls and architecture as well (pardon my close to zero vocabulary when it comes to things regarding the creative aspects). We would have stayed to snap more pictures of this location, but it was sweltering hot today for some unknown reason. One could almost see the heat simmering from the ground and from your own skin.
Location-wise, it is not very near Bugis MRT station – though it is the closest. One can possibly walk there, though this weather really puts people off. Even though we drove there (we wanted to walk there initially), the heat was already killing us. However, there wasn’t much difficulty in trying to locate the place. You can park on the road (Arab Street) right next to where Lickety is – 34 Bussorah Street. Bussorah Street is a no vehicle stretch of road, which explains why. Walking there from the train station would probably take around ten minutes. And did I already mention that Lickety is halal and Muslim-owned?