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(Closed) Blic Ice Cream Cafe (Tampines)

Western

Located at Tampines Ave 4, Blic Ice Cream Cafe serves variety of western desserts and these include ice cream as well as milkshakes and waffles.

Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 23:00

+65 67860860
$9 based on 35 submissions
Chillout (12 votes), Children/Family (9 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (9 votes)
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Hot Ice Cream Man

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The main attraction of the ice kalim shop is - the hot man. Seriously. He's a man in his 40s, not a boy, looks a bit like Tay Ping Hui, but with a broader and more masculine face. Older than Tay Ping Hui, but definitely more attractive. And when he spoke, I was blown away. I thought he's just a hokkien beng but he spoke with immaculate thick English in his deep sonorous voice. Very charismatic, sexy and friendly too.

But to tell the truth, I wanted his number only to give to Hookerlily because in my heart, there is only space for a little person. 14K brought me here because he knew I wanted ice cream after eating at Peperoni. He didn't put it that way, he just said he wanted ice cream. And I thought, he didn't even have sweet teeth, and then it took me 2 seconds to realize he was doing it for me. I can be so dense.

The next best thing, after the man, and after trying Mao Shan Wang ice kalim, Lychee Mint, and Ferrero--again 14K took two flavors because of me but he didn't say it--I think the lychee mint was so-so, the Ferrero was too bitter for my sweet heart, but the Mao Shan Wang Durian Ice kalim was the bomb. It smelt so strongly of durian that my entire breath stank. It's like more durian than ice kalim! 14K hates durian so I forced him to kiss me after I ate 4 mints and still, I think he puked a little in his mouth. I have sore throat every time after I eat durian, and today, I woke up with my throat vulnerable, that's how potent the ice kalim is. Infinitely better than the durian ice kalim at Udders.

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10 Jun 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

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15 Jun 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Not coming back

I am honestly quite surprised at the positive reviews Blic got as my own experiences at the place have been far from pleasant. The ice-cream and ambience were ok, but it was the service standard that could do with a whole lot of improvement.

I bought a few vouchers for the place as it looked quite promising and I thought it could be a good place for my friends and I to hang out in the future.

During my first visit, there were two staff at the store - a man and a lady. The man got up from a table at the side and gave my friend and I a blank expression. There was no smile and he just looked at us like he was bored and would rather be elsewhere, making both of us feel very unwelcome.

We placed our orders but because I didn't read the fine print we were limited to just single scoops and beverages. When we tried to order waffles and double scoops, the man just kept saying that it was not in the voucher and did not offer us alternative suggestions. In the end, my friend and I found a "loophole" and bought two single scoops. I just wished that the man could have suggested that instead of just saying no. He was curt and didn't say thank you.

I would have dismissed it as a one-off incident, but the second visit sealed my opinion.

I did some research online before visiting again (as I had some more vouchers left) and found out that the man who served us on the first visit was the owner. I was shocked because I've worked in the service industry and it is always, always the management/owner who has the best attitude and gives the best service.

On the second visit, I brought along my teenage cousins and sister. The same man was still there but did not smile or greet us when we went in, though the place was empty.

We bought six single scoops, but since there were four of us the man gave us four spoons. I was paying for the balance amount when my cousin came up to the counter and asked if he could have more spoons. Instead of obliging and giving it to us with no questions asked (As what many other eating and dessert places would do), the man asked in what I felt was a condescending tone "But there's only four of your right. Why do you need a few more?"

To me that was the last straw because it was just another few plastic spoons. The service was already almost non-existent and his response was unexpected. I've asked for friends' opinions and they said they will just let it slide off their backs but for me, I guess it's because it was an accumulation of all the unsatisfactory incidents that I felt angry. In the end he gave my cousin two more spoons after giving me a look.

On the way out, we saw an advertisement for a scooper for the place. The requirements include being "not male, loves ice-cream, loves to talk and loves to smile". I found the irony of the last two amusing.

In the end, I gave my remaining voucher to a friend as I didn't want to go back.
06 May 2011 • 375 reviews • 31 followers

Hot Ice Cream Man

For photos, please visit Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow.

The main attraction of the ice kalim shop is - the hot man. Seriously. He's a man in his 40s, not a boy, looks a bit like Tay Ping Hui, but with a broader and more masculine face. Older than Tay Ping Hui, but definitely more attractive. And when he spoke, I was blown away. I thought he's just a hokkien beng but he spoke with immaculate thick English in his deep sonorous voice. Very charismatic, sexy and friendly too.

But to tell the truth, I wanted his number only to give to Hookerlily because in my heart, there is only space for a little person. 14K brought me here because he knew I wanted ice cream after eating at Peperoni. He didn't put it that way, he just said he wanted ice cream. And I thought, he didn't even have sweet teeth, and then it took me 2 seconds to realize he was doing it for me. I can be so dense.

The next best thing, after the man, and after trying Mao Shan Wang ice kalim, Lychee Mint, and Ferrero--again 14K took two flavors because of me but he didn't say it--I think the lychee mint was so-so, the Ferrero was too bitter for my sweet heart, but the Mao Shan Wang Durian Ice kalim was the bomb. It smelt so strongly of durian that my entire breath stank. It's like more durian than ice kalim! 14K hates durian so I forced him to kiss me after I ate 4 mints and still, I think he puked a little in his mouth. I have sore throat every time after I eat durian, and today, I woke up with my throat vulnerable, that's how potent the ice kalim is. Infinitely better than the durian ice kalim at Udders.
10 Mar 2011 • 57 reviews • 17 followers

Out of way for ice-cream lovers

This ice-cream stall is located below a HDB flat along Tampines Ave 4. It is certainly meant to attract the kids and residents around that area. Having said that, this ice-cream parlour attracted me from Pasir Ris to try.

I am an ice-cream lover myself and I like to try ice-cream of innovative flavours. There are quite enough flavours for a small shop like Blic though I will hope there are more. They have the classics and Premium flavours with some of it alcholic ones. I eventually tried sea-salt malt and black sasame which taste very different.

The ice-cream is soft enough, not too sweet and not too overpowering flavour. I purchased a pint back home but was told that I cannot mix 2 flavours in it which is a bit unfortunate because I want bring home to my wife to try some of their different flavours.

I was there in the evening and small pocket of students were enjoying their gathering. Nice and spacious place for bigger groups. I believe the rental should be lower than shopping centres and thats why they can have so many seats in the shop.

Hope the owner will keep up the good work. I will visit you again...

12 Nov 2010 • 11 reviews • 0 follower

Blic Ice Cream Cafe

Every neighbourhood can sure do with its own ice cream parlour, and Tampines is no exception. Ben and Larry's Ice Cream, or more popularly known as Blic, is a chirpy orange parlour found along Tampines avenue 4.

The Food:

There are just so many flavours to choose from! You name it, they (almost) certainly have it: Double Choc, Ferrero, Dino Milo, Lychee, Coffee, Rum & Raisin, Banana Peanut Crunch, Green Tea, Black Sesame, Seasalt Malt, Mentos Chocolate Ball, Baileys, Mango, Strawberry Chunk and the list goes on.

After much fuss, we settled on the Chunky Peanutella. The lethal "heaty" combination of peanut and nutella was so thick that it tasted like the real peanut butter stirred with nutella and accompanied by bits of peanut. We wondered how it would have tasted with some bread but was too distracted by the premium scoop of Mao Shan Wang ice cream.

The older folks would've given us a chiding: "What? Peanut, nutella then Durian? You want to fall sick is it?" But, but… the creamy rendition of Durian King here is my favourite – it is a must to get a scoop of this everytime I come here! Ultra rich and creamy, Blic's Mao Shan Wang is comparable to Udders, if not better.

Last but not the least, we found out that SCaM – soursop, calamansi and martini – is no scam. A very unique combination that seems popular with the fruit lovers and the girls, the concoction is sour, sweet, and dry all at once.

Like we said, there are just too many flavours to choose from. So ask for a sampling at the counter before you commit to the few precious scoops you can wolf down or pay for! The rather steep prices are divided into two: $5.20 per scoop for premium choices and $3.20 for the classics. Double scoops goes for $4.80 (classic), $7.80 (premium) and $6.30 (mix). They offer sidekicks such as waffles, brownies and milkshakes as well.

The Mood:

Expect plain but cheerful orange walls with very simple furniture. Powerpoints are also available, which adds another reason to why Blic is so popular among the students, especially those from nearby Temasek Poly. What's more, there's free flow of water and and napkins at the self-help station.

If you are driving, make sure that you park legally. The popularity of the coffeeshop nearby and of course Blic often causes congestions and frequent appearance of our favourite "Fatimah's".

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