Dopa Dopa Creamery 🍨

Hello sweeties!

After our pasta and pizza meal, we did a 5 minute walk to Dopa Dopa Creamery, an artisanal gelato cafe. I always forget how gelato is different from ice cream. (Generally gelato uses more milk and less cream.)

There were flavours like Houjicha, Ferroro, Mango Pear Sorbet and Lychee Oolong with Raspberry Bits. We went for Pistachio and Green Tea Toasted Rice on cones.

Roasted Pistachio: 5 STARS PLEASE! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 
So far this is the nuttiest pistachio ice cream I've tried! I dislike mild pistachio tastes! I rate this nuttier and yummier than BoP and Tom's Palette! (Haven't tried Creamier yet T_T Update Aug 2021: We've tried it and still prefer the Dopa Dopa one because it's less sweet! Creamier's one is indeed... creamier and the pistachio tastes is not as pronounced as Dopa's.)

This is their Signature flavour, that they describe as 'toasty and robust'.  I agree completely. It's made using their home-made nut paste. I wish gelato didn't melt so fast though hahaha.

If I had to nitpick, ir would be the cone that was a let down. The cone is a premade one (saw the brand in their kitchen). It has a nice crunch but its cloying sugar taste really detracts from the lovely ice cream. I think we're gonna go for the cup the next time. 

Green Tea Toasted Rice 🌟 🌟 🌟 
This is basically like genmaicha. As you know, I love teas like this and Houjicha, so this was pretty good too! It came kind of flat and oddly shaped though LOL. Giving it 3 stars because it was lovely but did not leave a deep impression. 

Side note: Whenever I eat cone ice creams, I always think of Cornetto and their chocolate filled cone bottoms. If I ever have an ice cream shop, I will fill all my cones with chocolate like that haha! Anticipating and finishing off ice cream with a chocolate bottom is such a joy in life.

A single scoop is $4.30 +  $1 for premium and $1 for cone. Our total bill was $12.60.

When my freezer is freed (lol) of other ice cream (Merely's Butterscotch! Andersen! Magnums! and Acai), we'll be back for Pistachio. It's such a treat!

We were wondering if the name 'Dopa' means dopamine?

They also serve gelato in croissants. I don't know how that would taste like actually. If the croissants are hot, the gelato will melt super fast! And... if the croissants are room temperature, then they may not be crispy, which really detracts and wastes the fine layers of a croissant, in my humble opinion. But I guess don't knock it before you try it? Haha.

Looking at this croissant photo makes me want to try another trend: croffles! (Croissant x waffles) 

The cafe is cute, bright and stylish. Nice place to hang out after a meal. You can't linger now due to Covid-19, so you get 30 minutes in the cafe. That's actually okay because gelato melts quick lmao.

The staff was young and friendly. We enjoyed our time here and hope to be back.

Till next time!  

Dopa Dopa Creamery
29 South Bridge Road
Singapore 058665
(Clarke Quay MRT)

P.S. And if you have pistachio ice cream reccs, please share. Thanks~