SINful delights at SINpopo

Finally got to visit this place! Journeyed to the east to check out Sinpopo BRAND, have been intrigued by its interior and decor… but I stay in the West so I’ve kinda been postponing the visit.

As you can see, totes rocking the old school charm with wooden benches and marble top tables, tin boxes, mosaic floors, vinyl records etc etc. It was also pretty quiet when we went (after having dinner nearby at Fei Fei Wanton Noodles). Again, apologies for not taking down prices, I was too excited lol!

You Tiao with Prawn Paste – we’d initially wanted to try just the desserts, but who could resist deep fried, crispy dough fritters dipped in savoury, sticky hae-ko??? Seriously too shiok.

Our table of desserts! There were 4 of us okay, don’t judge. And yes, we did finish everything.

Clockwise from top left:

Atap Chee ice cream, Gula Melaka Jelly, Sago Gula Melaka, Pulut Hitam with Coconut ice cream, Durian Pengat and Ais Bor. (Yes, AIS BOR, spelt that way.) (The rest of the spelling… I anyhow hantam.)

Brief rundown:

Atapchi/chee(??) ice cream – I think it’s probably the same stuff you get from the $1 ice cream uncle. Except they’ve topped it with pink atapchi, and they’re really generous with it. So with every mouthful of ice cream you get to bite into a thick, jelly like, sugar syrup coated atapchi. I have no idea what the english translation is.

Gula Melaka Jelly – texture was very very soft and smooth, went brilliantly with the coconut milk. Now and then you bite into the crunch of the gula melaka sugar bits (never cook properly?) not sure if it was done on purpose but yes, it lent it some texture.

Sago Gula Melaka – was the most bland of it all, we had to ask for extra gula melaka. Not impressed by this at all, don’t bother!

Pulut Hitam – Don’t think you can really go wrong with this dish. I liked it a lot cos my grandma used to cook this and I grew up eating it! The coconut ice cream makes it an interesting blend of cold and hot.

Durian Pengat – for hardcore durian lovers, this really wasn’t pengat enough – ha! It was like a bit “diluted” and thin, though you could really taste durian pulp in there, I’ve had better.

Ais Bor – was also very excited to try this because last time my ah ma was a street hawker who sold this! Last time I heard there was only ONE atapchi inside, so when the kids bought one to share and broke it open, they’d always wish the atapchi was theirs. But don’t worry, this ais bor got a lot of liao. Besides the normal stuff you find in ice kacang (red bean, corn, jelly…) there was a surprise element – yoghurt bursts!

We came to a consensus that save for some subpar dishes, everything else had some pleasantly surprising elements – whether it was chewy atapchi, crunchy gula melaka, hot and cold pairings, yoghurt bursts… and then Nina pointed to the sago dish and said “ya this one also surprising!” Then we all looked at her like she gila, before she continued, “I eat already surprised got no taste.”


Ok go soak in the old school atmosphere! And bring Mama Papa KongKong PoPo to reminisce on old times and indulge in some sweet treats.

P.S. There’s a dog cafe and a trampoline park in the area too.

Sinpopo Brand 新泡泡甜品小吃
458 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427671
Tel: +65 6345 5034

Opening Hours
Sun – Thu: 12:00 – 22:00
Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 00:00
Eve of PH: 12:00 – 00:00

One Comment

  1. I find their Ais Bor pretty interesting and only then I knew how popular this was back in my parents era!! Haha.

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