Haato & Co. @ Clarke Quay
By Editor | Updated on March 28, 2016
Means “love” in English, Haato will make you fall for its authentic Japanese-inspired gelato flavours. If you like the sound of green tea with red bean, milk tea, yuzu, or black sesame in your creamy dessert, then this could be the best gelato place for you. Located by the Singapore River at Clarke Quay, Haato will make a perfect hang-out place for you and loved ones.
Japanese-style gelato: Recipes and techniques used are derived from Japanese cuisine which means that the gelati taste lighter, less sweet, and the consistency is more pure than its Italian counterpart. But of course, the Italian touch doesn’t disappear completely as the classic flavours are still mainly inspired by Italian gelato such as French vanilla, strawberry, chocolate hazelnut, and rum & raisin.
Thick, velvety and natural: A good gelato is hard to judge by its cover unless you’re a connoisseur. So newbies can only rely on their sense of taste and a bit of sense of sight. The gelati and sorbets at Haato are generally thick and velvety as an authentic one should be, while some are infused with real fruits such as strawberry, banana, mango, and melon. Most colours are rather dark relative to the fruit/nut flavour, which means the gelato maker must have put in extra effort to only use natural ingredients.
Waffles are comparable to the best local ice cream parlours: If you thought of Creamier upon reading waffles, then you might want to give Haato a try! The waffle is thick, soft on the inside, and has crusty edges, a perfect match to the soft and smooth gelato. It can also be topped with certain syrup flavours depending on your order.
Offers breathtaking views of the Singapore River: Dining in Haato at The Central can give you the best seat to watch the activities around the Singapore River as they come by. You must dine-in alfresco to enjoy the view and feel the cool breeze, while eating your stress away with a cup of gelato. This place can definitely give you a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Haato & Co tries to get healthy with their menu. You can choose among gelato, sorbet and yogurt options, all of which are lighter in terms of fat content than ice creams. Most of the flavours are either fruit- or nut-based that are usually mixed with water or milk and then slowly churned until it achieves the right consistency before getting it frozen. Other sweet delights are also available like waffles, cakes, pastries, and coffee.
– Green Tea
– Lychee Sorbet
– Yuzu Sorbet
Being located along the Singapore River at Clarke Quay, Haato & Co. has a relaxing and laid-back ambiance, which makes it a perfect place for a low-key afternoon. There’s an alfresco dining that can accommodate up to 30 persons. So whether you want to treat your visiting friends for these delights in the night or just savour the gelato all to yourself, you can do so at Haato peacefully.
Average Price/Pax: S$5
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301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza, Unit 03-44
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