It is quite hard not to notice the nostaglic decoration of Sinpopo Brand (新泡泡甜品小吃) along Joo Chiat Road with its huge big and red signature and red metal gates. Stepping through the gate, it felt like being transformed to a eatery in the 1960s-1970s with classic Chinese oldies playing in the background.
Sny Muay Pop 4/5 Teh Peng 2/5
Ais Bor 3/5
The Ais Bor ($3.90) is a classic street dessert in which the ice is shaped into a ball with different coloured syrup. Nowadays, hardly any stalls served this anymore. A dessert that brings back a lot of childhood memories.
After a couple of decent desserts, things started to go down hill with the Chendol ($3.90). It was really bad, it tasted nothing near to the Chendol dessert. I suspected they used syrup gula melaka and the whole execution missed the mark by miles.
Tau Suan 1/5
One look at the pale looking bowl of Tau Suan ($3.90) and we knew it is going to be another disappoinment. Indeed the tau suan was so lackluster that left me doubting the sincerely of the shop with their dessert. How can they serve this sort of standard where I can get better and cheaper bowl of tau suan from any hawker stall.
Pulut Hitam 2/5
Pulut Hitam ($3.90) has always been one of my favourite desserts but I was left feeling unsatisfied. The pulut hitam was not creamy or gooey enough and was lacking some form of sweetness and fragrant.
Durian Pengat 2.8/5
The Durian Pengat ($6.90) itself was decent but I did not like the coconut milk that basically drenched the bowl of delicacy.
The concept of Sinpopo Brand is good but much more efforts is needed to raise the standard of the desserts. I definitely will not fork out that small of money for such lackluster desserts where I can have better and cheaper one at hawker centres.
Sinpopo Brand (新泡泡甜品小吃)
458 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: +65 63455034
Tue-Thu: 12pm - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 12pm - 12midnight
Sun: 12pm - 10pm
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at Dakota MRT station. Take exit A. Walk to bus stop at Blk 99 Old Airport Road (Stop ID 81181). Take Bus 10 or 32. Alight 6 stops later opposite Roxy Square. Walk to the junction of East Coast Road and Joo Chiat Road. Turn left onto Joo Chiat Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]