After reading an article from Straits Times a couple weeks ago on this new Japanese soft serve ice cream, Uzumaki (meaning "swirl") located at the basement of Bugis Junction, I could not wait to give it a try and finally I did!
While trying to find the place, I actually walked past the green make-shift stand at first. Anyhow, I managed to find it - it is right across Corochan, and got myself a wasabi soft serve in a waffle cone.
There was a promotion going on for wasabi flavor (u.p. $3.50, now $2.80) but really, I chose that because I was intrigued by the sound of "wasabi ice cream". Besides the waffle cone, you can get your ice cream in a cup or a regular cupboard-like cone.
As with most Japanese products, the way the icecream was served was rather interesting. The server will take a cup of ice cream of your choice, peel off a sticker at the bottom to reveal a hole, place it in this contraption and press down to squeeze the icecream out of the hole at the bottom, into the vessel of your choice and creating a swirl at the same time.
I must admit the artificial green hue was slightly disturbing initially but once I got past that and tasted the ice cream, I thought it was really was good! It was surprisingly sinus-clearing (I did not think I can still attain a "kick" out of the wasabi in icecream) and the cone was also a rather creative and localised take on our Chinese New Year love letters, very crispy and slightly flaky (in a good way).
This made a good post-lunch dessert though I was definitely stuffed in the midst of eating it. But it was quite good to let it go to waste so I still ate it all up, albeit too slowly. A really unique offering and I recommend it as a definitely must-try for all icecream and wasabi lovers!