If you have yet to discover or check out Momolato, located at Blk 3021 Ubi Ave 2, it’s about time you gave some thought to it. Ex-investment banker and now chief ice cream designer Sharon Tay, who founded the company after she became weary of the rat race, has once again put Singapore on the gelato world map with her submitted creation to the Gelato World Tour 2017. Her artisanal gelato flavour, called “The Asian Story”, was selected as a finalist for the competition out of 1,800 participants after 3 years of tasting (we’d like to volunteer to be a taster).
Tay had previously won the Asia-Pacific leg of the tour, and is now headed to Rimini in Italy next month where she competes with 36 other gelato inventors. Over three days, the public will taste the various creations submitted and vote for their favourite. A technical jury will also participate, comprised of journalists and gelato experts. The winner of the earlier edition of the Gelato World Tour were Sam and John Crawl of the Cow and the Moon in Sydney.
Tay’s concoction comprises familiar Asian flavours, with coconut milk and palm sugar lined with homemade palm sugar caramel variegate with sea salt, and flakes of savoury sweet bean curd. All traditional Asian dessert dishes spun into one gelato flavour. Other participants include Cielo Dolci from Malaysia, Arita Society in Japan, Arte Dolce in Colombia and Gelato D’Oro in Chicago. Unsurprisingly, the largest country contingent is from Italy, with eight entries.
If you’re headed to Italy between 8-10 September, you might want to swing by the Gelato World Tour, which will host a number of food related activities and showcase Made in Italy products. Foodies, take note. Meanwhile, you might want to check out the intro video below.