I came by City Vibe with H as we wanted to redeem our frozen yogurt treats that we got from Qoo10. We were quite surprised that even though Clementi was a bustling town centre, this mall that was located near to the MRT Station and next to Clementi Mall was just deserted even on a weekend afternoon.
We initially thought Frozen was just a small establishment like a quick service llaollao-style outlet but it turned out to be quite a spacious cafe with plenty of seats. The name of the cafe ‘Frozen’ didn’t just come about because of its froyo or frozen desserts but it was wholly inspired by the Disney animated film of the same name.
On the menu, we could see Elsa Snow Flakes and Olaf Fruite Castle. In the background, we could hear K-pop music and watch MTVs of South Korean pop groups on the TV screens at the back. The whole concept (if there was a distinctive one to start with) was somewhat confusing. Korean Froyo + Disney Frozen + K-pop? Certainly not our cup of tea.
What a shame the chiller display at the counter looked half-vacant and miserable. I thought we might order something extra to go with our yogurt but nothing stood out to tempt our palates.
For our yogurt redemption, we could only pick from two flavours, Strawberry Yoyo and Kiwi Yoyo so we had one of each to share.
The unique thing about their froyo was that each cup came in three layers – Korean smoothie at the bottom, Korean yogurt ice cream in the middle and fresh fruits on top. I hadn’t tried an authentic Korean smoothie before but this one tasted just like a regular slush. Texture of the ice was rather fine which I liked but I thought it was quite sweet and artificial tasting too.
What I enjoyed the most was the yogurt ice cream that had a great balance of tang and sweetness and tasted really refreshing without being cloying. Standard of the froyo was really similar to llaollao’s.
We were almost done with the strawberry one by the time this one arrived on our table.
We had the same comments for the Kiwi Yoyo and thought the froyo was the best part. In fact, we would be happier with just cups of plain froyo without the extra frills, lol. Well, I guess it doesn’t hurt to eat more fresh fruits too, lol.
The original price of the Yoyo was S$6.90 each but on Qoo10, it was sold at a discounted price of S$2.50 and more savings could be enjoyed if you had Q-points to spend. At such a price, I felt the huge portion size would make it very value-for-money. While I didn’t appreciate the smoothie as much, I wouldn’t mind coming back for its froyo if its sold plain in smaller cups. At S$6.90, I would rather get a Sanum from llaollao at the same price as it would come with 3 fresh fruit choices, 2 crunches and 1 sauce – variety was the key.
Frozen Korea Ice Dessert Cafe
3151 Commonwealth Avenue West
#01-13, City Vibe
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/frozendessertcafe
Opening hours: 11.00am to 10.00pm daily