Late last year, a friend of mine told me about Passionflower opening in the CBD with flavours like Thai milk tea, black sesame and azuki red bean… mmmm what beautiful sounding flavours! This would be Melbourne’s flagship store, cleverly situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD close to Chinatown. And just like the original store in Sydney, Passionflower in Melbourne quickly became hugely successful. Every time I grabbed an ice cream from here, even in winter, all the tables were always full and there’s always a queue for takeaway ice cream.
I sought to compile a tasting-list of all the flavours I wanted to try here. Took me 9 months to complete it. Partly because some of the flavours I had weren’t enjoyable, and partly because I don’t venture into the CBD that often. But here it is, my Passionflower Report at last!
I’ll tell everybody now that I don’t do sundaes. I like my ice cream just as it is, in big big scoops, sitting on a waffle cone. That’s why I love Jock’s Ice Creams and Sorbets in Albert Park so much, the scoops are generously big and the flavours very satisfying. At Passionflower, you can sit down and try a number of really indulgent sundaes, but this report will not be covering that. I’m certain there are many other dessert freaksenthusiasts who have already covered this territory.
I find it easier just waltzing in and grabbing my usual two-scoop waffle cone. Most of the time, I find myself getting the “premium flavours”, which costs $0.50 more per scoop.
Someone else had this, judging by the cuffs in the pic, I think it’s Ees. I don’t recall him gushing about these flavours, but think he preferred the sticky rice. So why is he seeing a white boy then?
Maybe it’s my palate, but I thought the avocado tasted rancid. I actually plucked it off with my fingers and threw it out!! The black sesame was okay, just wished the aroma was more out there. I preferred Lix Gelato’s black sesame, it’s darker and more fragrant.
I had trouble finishing the coconut flavour. It had a slightly unpleasant smell, like how coconut oil goes bad when it’s been left festering in the bottle for too long. And as you can see, I had the taro yet again, mmmmm…