Saturday, 12 September 2015

Travel Log: Lab Made Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Factory (Repulse Bay Part 2)

Hello! So I was supposed to type this up last night but it just got too late on. Three posts in one night is a fairly unrealistic goal, especially when the internet keeps dropping off. Anyway, this travel log is a part two to yesterdays post as the Lab Made ice cream place is just along from the Tin Hau and Kwun Yum temple. It's a nice way to chill after observing the statues and walking along the bay. 

Of course, it's not the only place to sit and chill on the bay - there's a mix of cafés, restaurants and bars within the Pulse shopping centre. It is the only ice cream place though, apparently it's Hong Kong's first ever handmade liquid nitrogen ice cream factory - a mouthful, I know! It is pretty impressive when you sit back and think of their freezing process, besides, the ice cream there is yummy!

I'd always wanted to try liquid nitrogen ice cream, it's fascinating. I remember watching something that Heston Blumenthal did with liquid nitrogen, he always does things in such a bizarre way. It really interesting to watch them because they make everything fresh and use the liquid nitrogen right at the counter. The ice cream is frozen at -196℃ using the liquid nitrogen, it's done so just before serving so it's done to perfection.

Unfortunately, the shot slightly above was the best image I could get of them making it because of the sunlight streaming in from the windows. What you can see, however, is how ultra modern the interior of the place is. It just adds to that sheer scientific theme of the ice cream parlour. The staff even wore shirts that looked like lab jackets, which I thought was a really nice touch. Speaking of the staff, they were really friendly and didn't harass anyone like many people do when you sit down in their café.

I ordered one of their newest flavours - salted caramel and chocolate. It consisted of the most tasty and creamy ice cream (which I'm told they actually use less of because of the process), chocolate chips and broken pieces of salted crisps. It sounds weird but it was delicious! 

Thanks, yet again, for reading my most recent travel log. I hope you are all enjoying my discovery of Hong Kong as much as I am. This afternoons post will be about a flea market, if all goes to plan so until then... bye!

4 comments:

  1. I have never tried this and I live in Hong Kong, I should give this ago.

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    1. You really should! It's so yummy! Oh, and different too. Before this I'd never tried anything made even remotely like it. X

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  2. You looks so beautiful. Love your dress and make up. Would visit this placed.

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