A while back I wrote about this amazing little ice-cream parlor in Shanghai called Pree. Here they make ice-cream to order, so it’s always fresh, and they use Swiss Michelin starred chef’s secret recipes. When I was there I not only tried the truffle and Sichuan pepper ice-cream, but also the rose & lychee one.
Rose water is very strong and perfumy and can be overpowering quickly. Lychee also has a perfumy quality, and it’s no wonder the two mix very well. Although it’s a little difficult picking up the lychee notes as the rose is so overpowering. I did like the ice-cream as it was super soft and silky, and although strong, the rose did taste really nice. The addition of crystalized rose pedals made for a nice extra touch as well.
Fear Factor – 0 / Taste Test 8