Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fatbaby Ice Cream & Cocktail Solutions

The newborn Fatbaby is heating up KL's homemade ice cream scene, offering a cool collection of flavors now available for delivery & soon to be sold at Marmalade Cafe.

Fatbaby is the brainchild of Ng Hui Ming, who spent the last decade as an actuary in the UK before returning to Malaysia in 2012. Her first brush with making ice cream came in London, when a session on these frozen treats captivated her at a Le Cordon Bleu course that she took to learn more about baking.

Hui Ming now churns out RM25, one-pint tubs that can be picked up on advance order at Publika, Jaya 33, Sunway Giza & Empire Shopping Gallery. Starting March 30, smaller tubs will be stocked at Bangsar Village's Marmalade Cafe.

Our favorite of the bunch (eaten at Bangsar Shopping Center's Seek-&-Keep weekend market): Cornflakes, brimming with sweetly satisfying, crispy-crunchy bits that evoke Kellogg's-clogged memories of simple childhood pleasures.

Swirly salted caramel. Fatbaby has nailed the texture for its ice cream, with a lush softness that's exactly the way we like it.

Peanut butter alert! This one tastes like pure peanut butter, for better or worse.

No artificial flavoring, coloring or preservatives go into Fatbaby's ice cream; a tub of this one contains only milk, cream, sugar, eggs & hand-chopped chocolate.

Fruity flavors are available, with freshly grated coconut stirred into this Coconut Candy flavor.

Other varieties include mango sorbet, espresso, banana, tea, apple crumble & marmalade.

And for coffee addicts, this not-too-sweet ice cream is marvelous for making an affogato.

See Fatbabyicecream.com for ordering instructions. Or visit Marmalade later this month.

What pairs well with peanut butter ice cream? A Margarita, maybe. Here's another welcome initiative: Cocktails delivered to our doorsteps, freshly made to order by English mixologist Joshua Ivanovic, formerly of TwentyOne & Circus.

 Classics like the Mai Tai, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Strawberry Daiquiri & Lychee Martini are available in bottles that could each easily fill two or three glasses, at only RM76 for six bottles (that adds up to scarcely RM5 per cocktail serving). Brilliant for both convenience & cheapness.

Orders must be placed at least 12 hours in advance & all cocktails are prepared without preservatives. Rest assured, they taste the way they should, potently better than watered-down renditions at two-thirds of KL's bars.

See cocktail-solutions.com for ordering instructions.
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28 comments:

  1. wahhhh!!!! i wanna try this!

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    1. 女飞侠: hope u enjoy it, ya :D

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  2. Peanut butter ice cream...cough or no cough, I am heading in for my ice cream!

    Joshua is an excellent mixologist. Certainly looking forward to making some orders to celebrate when I am off my antibiotics!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, mark your calendar, fatbaby ice cream should be available at marmalade bangsar village from march 30 onwards. and besides the peanut butter ice cream, there might also be espresso caramel & banana ice cream to tempt us =)
      hope the antibiotics get you well as soon as possible. ya, i still have a couple of cocktail bottles left, and am looking forward to finishing them. any bartender who made his mark at both TwentyOne & Circus is definitely a man worth drinking for! :D

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  3. well, this ice cream looks special~ can give a try for RM8~

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    1. Mr Lonely: yep, if you're in the bangsar neighborhood, then it's worth checking out the ice cream, especially during the current hot weather :D

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  4. I dig cornflakes! =)

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    1. Ulric: the cornflakes ice cream here is every bit as good as i could have imagined it. pure cornflakes flavor, pleasant cornflakes crunch. my favorite fatbaby offering =)

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  5. Interesting. Would love to try the ice cream.

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    1. Suituapui: hope u get the chance the next time u're in kl =)

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  6. Hi Sean, these look and sound delectable. I love your blog, it is fascinating and fun. I would love to try the caramel one, but they all look so nice!

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    1. Linda: thank you for the genuinely encouraging and very kind words! :D yeah, it's difficult to decide which ice cream flavor to choose. we want everything! heheh =)

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  7. I would definitely go for the salted caramel first.

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    1. Baby Sumo: that's probably my second-favorite flavor here, heheh :D

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  8. Tastes like pure peanut butter? Hmmm I want to try that! :D

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    1. CK: yeah, it tastes more like peanut butter than ice cream! almost like eating frozen peanut butter that's creamy, heheh =)

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  9. wow....the salted caramel has swirly salted caramel on it. I'm obsessed! ^_^
    Eat edi become a 'fatbaby'...hehehe....

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    1. Melissa: heheh, yeah, i'm not sure how many calories are in each tub of ice cream. but ya, the salted caramel one is very attractive! :D

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  10. Wow I never imagined cocktails could become a delivery business! I can foresee the end of looking for pubs just to get an alcohol fix..hehe. Oh and testing those ice creams is going to be a good excuse to make another trip to Marmalade after so long.. =D

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    1. Adam: heheh, ya, i didn't think that cocktails could be delivered just like wine, but this is a great business idea. and the cocktails can keep for at least three days in the fridge. yeah, no need to head to the bars anymore to get our margaritas :D heheh, ya, it's been quite a number of years since i went into marmalade, but i'm gonna go to get some more cornflakes ice cream soon! =)

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  11. hhmm the ice cream sounds like they are full fat.. hehe.. might stick to cielo for my ice-cream/gelato fix :P

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    1. TNG: bangsar is now a great area for ice cream & gelato, thanks to fatbaby at marmalade and cielo dolci, which you can find at bait in telawi :D

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  12. I know what flavor I'd go for: mango sorbet. =D

    Wish that they have two types of packaging: a smaller one for people to buy home and try and a bigger one for customers who've decided that they love the taste and want to order more. It's my type of ice-cream: preservative-free and free of artificial colorings. Only thing I've to watch for is the sugar.

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    1. Waverly: ooh, interesting, mango sorbet would actually be my LAST choice, since i don't like mango and i don't really like sorbet either, heheh :D that's a good idea about the packaging sizes. yeah, i think they'll be selling the smaller tubs at marmalade and the larger ones by delivery. hope you'll enjoy it if you try it =)

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  13. Hi Sean! Many thanks for the lovely write up. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the ice creams! :D We'll be premiering Espresso Swirl (Espresso ice cream with espresso caramel sauce) at Marmalade this weekend, drop by if you feel like kickstarting your weekend with a frozen jolt! :)

    Thanks again!
    Hui Ming

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    1. HM: oooh, espresso swirl sound so gooooood! i'd better get to marmalade early, in case it gets sold out, heh :D p.s. you're welcome =)

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  14. I love how creative ice cream makers are getting now! And you can really taste the difference in quality. Apple crumble ice cream sounds like the best thing since...well..apple crumble

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: oh yeah, i haven't tried the apple crumble ice cream yet, but i feel pretty confident it's gonna be good! and ya, i love ice cream, it's one of my favorite treats, and i'm always excited about all these passionate and talented ice cream makers :D

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