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PDX: Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw is the ice cream representative for Portland. And with Portland being weird and all, S&S is slightly different compare to other cities’ representatives. The ice cream culture in Portland seems to emphasize on the tasting experience – everyone is encouraged to taste all the flavors before narrowing down their choices. The ice […]

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PDX: Bijou Cafe

Food halls have been on the up and up in recent times. To be honest, they are just reskinning of food courts, but the change in name, and upgrades in the food offerings are attracting the masses to them. I grew up primarily in Malaysia and Singapore, and food courts are never desirable. They might […]

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Adamstown, PA: Boehringer’s Drive-In

Adamstown, located between Reading and Lancaster, seems like a sleepy town. The road that connects those two cities acts as the main street, which to the untrained eyes, look like the usual rusting old American cities with a dying population. This is the capital of antiques shops, where there are dozens of malls, each filled […]

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NYC: Amorino [short]

Amorino’s, an Italian gelato chain, famous for their macaroon-gelato-flower cone. We got it after dinner at the Dutch, and Michael insist that I should get the large. This is huge! Some of the flavors on the petals are¬†Dulce de Leche, Chocolate, Caramel, Stracciatella and Hazelnut. Delicious and smooth. Can’t wait to go back.

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Champaign, IL: Jarling’s [Short]

My parents used to tell me of this ice cream shop that only opened during the summer. That’s not true on 2 accounts – they sell custards, and only closes for winter. But that’s besides the point, because this place is famous among the people of central Illinois, so much so that my parents who […]

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Mattoon, IL: Burger King [Short]

The first rule of business – if someone has a great product, copy it. That’s what most businesses did back in early 20th century. Similar products, similar brand name. To protect those who come up with the idea, we introduced copyrights and trademarks. Now, I do not know if that’s good for society and mankind […]

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Island Creamery, Singapore.

Ya let’s pretend like it’s 04, Like I’m eating Ice-cream off of styrofoam trays, Trying to be the next student coming out with an A’ (level), Hoping for A’ certificate to ignore my pain. Island Creamery used to be my go to ice cream parlor in Singapore, back in my high¬†school days. Even though I […]