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Aqua S Ice Cream Parlor

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Published June 25th 2015
Have a taste of heaven, literally
I'm sure you've heard of N2 Extreme Gelato's experimental gelato flavours and their weekly flavour changes. Well, Aqua S is a similar counterpart, but uses ice cream instead of gelato (not that we really know the difference between the two) and they change their flavours fortnightly. Having heard of this place before, my friend and I decided to give this a try.

Aqua S is inside the popular and vibrant Regent Place near Town Hall Station. It's cutely decorated with a background wall for their customers' Instagram photos and shapes reminiscent of clouds on this wall. I suppose it was supposed to represent heaven. Just wait till you see their ice creams.

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Aqua S's background wall (

Aqua S offers 3 flavours, two are changed fortnightly and one is permanent. The permanent flavour is sea salt, which was an idea that originated in Okinawa, Japan. After seeing many people's ice creams, I think the fun part definitely lied in the toppings you add, with a choice of fairy floss, toasted marshmallows, popping candy and caramel popcorn. However, we were both pretty full after eating a heavy meal, so we left the toppings for next time...

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sea salt ice cream with ALL toppings. Photo courtesy of Regent Place

Today our flavours were sea salt (duh), fruit punch and Milo, but in the past they've had numerous eccentric flavours such as tofu, taro and tea. I got a combination of fruit punch and sea salt, and my friend got a combination of milo and sea salt.

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Photo courtesy of Regent Place

The sea salt was a very interesting flavour at first, but we eventually got used to it. I had no idea what fruits were in the fruit punch, but it tasted fruity. It balanced well with the foreign flavours of the sea salt, as it was a flavour that was more familiar. This sounds like we had a negative reaction to the sea salt flavour, but in fact, by the end of the ice cream, we were both nodding our heads in approval. I also have to mention that our cones were somehow a charcoal colour, but still had the wafer texture of our "expected" ice cream cone. As expected, it had an interesting taste. Nevertheless, our focus was on the ice cream, so we both said that the cones complemented the ice creams well enough.

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our ice creams (sorry, it's not as picturesque without the toppings!)

Overall, Aqua S offered a pleasant experience for the inner experimenters in us. We're sure to come back soon and order a new flavour. This time, we'll definitely say: "Sure, I'd love to have all the toppings with that!"
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Why? To have a taste of heaven, literally!
When: Monday - Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Phone: (02) 8668 5957
Where: Shop 27, 501 George Street Regent Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $3.80 to $5
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