Lab Made Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Laboratory
Shop G42, G/F., Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Lab Made has been the talk of the town for the past few months, with its unique methods of preparing ice cream through the use of liquid nitrogen. Although its original store in Tai Hang was a bit too far off for me to visit, I was lucky enough to have been able to try out some Lab Made ice cream in TST on its first official business day. Located below the steps of Knutsford Terrace and adjacent to Miramar Shopping Centre, there were quite a few passer-bys who stopped to get a scoop of ice cream, or merely just watched the preparation of the ice cream being made out of curiosity.
^The servers worked their magic by incorporating liquid nitrogen at -196℃ to freeze the ice cream. This meant that the ice cream was made on the spot in a matter of minutes.
Lab Made claims that through this method, smaller ice crystals are produced compared to those in conventional ice creams, resulting in a smoother, creamier and fresher taste. However, both my friend and I failed to taste the difference of both the texture and the freshness of the Lab Made ice creams compared to those in other parlours throughout HK.
For a pretty steep price of HK$39-44 a scoop, I was expecting something special which would make this particular ice cream experience memorable , other than it being made in an unorthodox way. Instead, it seemed more of a gimmick than anything else, although I have to say that the flavours were definitely very inventive and it was really nice to see Hong Kong-style desserts being incorporated into frozen treats.
P.S. Apologies for the poor quality of the photos! I only had my phone with me that day.