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Food Photo Thursday: Merry Moo Ice Cream

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Note: Every Thursday, post a food photo: it can be of what you’re eating, what you want to eat, etc. It can be shot with any device, from a mobile phone, tablet, to a regular camera – point & shoot or SLR. It’s all up to you but it must be YOUR photo, no ripping off of somebody else’s work. And please include a short description. We want to know what it is and where to eat it too, if possible.

This week, I’m focusing my camera on what may be the creamiest of all artisan ice creams.

This is a great year for people who love ice cream. Beginning with Sebastian’s, the one who blazed a trail for others like him, there are now several artisan ice cream makers who wish to offer that perfect scoop. And offer it they do with high-quality ingredients and low overrun in flavors that are as imaginative as they are traditional. I’ve tried almost all of these artisan ice creams and I have my favorites among each of them.

My food photo for this week is that of ice cream from Merry Moo. I admit, I’m a sucker for the name and its logo: what a cheerful cow that is on the front of each pint! This is perhaps the creamiest ice cream compared to the other artisan brands I try and at times, it’s almost too creamy. What I like about this brand however is that it offers a streamlined selection of flavors that are done purposefully. Kelvin Ngo, the main man at Merry Moo, is very serious about customer feedback – I should know, he and I have a long conversation about his ice cream. And I can’t help but think that someone who calls himself the “Chief Ice Cream Officer” is very dedicated to customer satisfaction.

I like Merry Moo’s French Vanilla that’s velvety and lush and speckled with seeds from the vanilla bean. The Coffee Kahlua is just begging to be soaked in a shot of espresso, so potent and strong it is. I wish the Butter Pecan was more buttery, if you can believe that. But my favorite of all is the Sea Salt Caramel. A color that reminds me of sugar heated gently to a burnished brown with the resultant flavor, it’s just salty enough to make me savor and sigh in satisfaction before saving yet another spoonful for another day.

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Merry Moo
merrymoo@ymail.com
0917. 528 9590
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/Merrymoo.icecream

32 Responses to “Food Photo Thursday: Merry Moo Ice Cream”

  • This pork chop from Delicious Kitchen is, in my opinion, the best pork chop I’ve ever had. It’s a must-eat place for the family when in HK.

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    Lori Reply:

    Wow, this does look good! It reminds me of the porkchop in Tasty.

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    Richard Co Reply:

    This is the porkchop Eat Well “tried” copying but failed.

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    sandee Reply:

    This one requires no sauce. It’s “tasty” on its own hehe. I like Tasty’s as well. In fact, I always order pork chop noodles when I eat there, aside from the steamed dumplings.

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  • Hi Lori,

    Thanks for the article :) We’re elated to know that you enjoyed our ice cream. We’re eager to hear from your readers as well on what they think of our ice cream. More power to your blog! :)

    Regards,
    Kelvin
    Chief Ice Cream Officer

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    Lori Reply:

    Chief Ice Cream Officer,
    I hope they’ll let us know too! Thanks again for your ice cream. :)

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  • Wow, sea salt caramel. I think that would go nicely with this White Chocolate Macadamia Brittle Cheesecake from Kitchen’s Best.

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    Lori Reply:

    Guia,
    I agree. And this dessert is one of my all-time faves.

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  • Orange Spice Cookie
    Royal Icing
    Hand Painted
    “Not Quite Mona”

    Currently eating one while I’m finishing painting the others.

    Happy Thursday Lori! x

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    Lori Reply:

    Charisma,
    What a beautiful cookie this is! You’re so talented. Could you make one with my face on it? Haha.

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    K Reply:

    Be careful what you wish for ;)

    Charisma, I recommend you use Lori’s avatar and highlight the beauty mark. :)

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    Lori Reply:

    K-
    Haha, that’s too funny.

    Charisma Reply:

    Thank you Lori! Just finished painting…a hundred and two pieces! I’ll make you some with your face/portrait.

    K, will do! :)

    Charisma Reply:

    Thank you Lori! I am working on a hundred plus of similar cookies for a shop’s opening…and all the while telling my insane self, (maybe every after a couple of cookie) — this is crazy!!! =D

    I’ll make you some with your portrait. :)

    And yes K, thank you for the suggestion, I won’t forget the beauty mark. :)

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    Lori Reply:

    Charisma,
    I’m most flattered you even took me seriously. Looking forward to seeing them when they’re done.

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    Charisma Reply:

    Here it is!! Hope you like it! xx
    [img]http://dessertcomesfirst.com/useruploads/Lori.jpg[/img]

  • Chocolate custard pudding with caramel, from Chez Karine. Caution: this leads to greed and gluttony.

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    Lori Reply:

    Jesse,
    Looks like a really deep caramel…

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    Jesse Reply:

    No, the caramel sits at the bottom, like in an uninverted leche flan.
    [img]http://dessertcomesfirst.com/useruploads/JMT_1130.jpg[/img]

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    Lori Reply:

    Wow, that’s a different caramel altogether. Such a beautiful amber.

  • Hello, Lori! Here’s my food photo — the garlic creme brulee from Krazy Garlic. I like it, but some of my friends hate it with a passion. It’s one of those polarizing food items, I think.

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    Lori Reply:

    It appeals to me, I think I’d like it. Yet another reason why I should go to Krazy Garlic.

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  • Hi Lori!

    I had Nasi Goreng from Toast Box. Simple but very comforting. Too comforting that I felt I wanted a nap after eating. Lol.

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    Lori Reply:

    How was this, Aji? It looks like a very small portion. Of course since you were at Toast Box, I assume you finished your meal with a good cup of Kopi? :p

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    Roni Reply:

    I love Toast Box! Hihi ;-)

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    Aji Reply:

    Hi Lori!

    Yes! I had a cup of Kopi O with my meal. Delicious!

    The serving was substantial and filling. I have not tried authentic Nasi Goreng so I can’t compare. But, it tasted good despite not having enough kick from the chilies.

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  • Caramel, Strawberry and Cheesecake Crepe
    Mother’s Crepe
    Mall of Asia

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  • latest item we tried from BrewKus.. their wild mushroom cream pasta! Creamy indeed!

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  • By the way, we’re experimenting on a new flavor for this weekend in Mercato Centrale.
    Feel free to post your guesses in our Guess the Flavor post at Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/Merrymoo.icecream

    First three to guess correctly wins a free scoop! :) Good luck!

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  • Hi Lori,

    Here’s a photo of the ice cream I shared with my husband 2 nights ago (1/2 gallon is so easy to finish in one sitting):

    I was shocked to find that Magnolia sells this flavor in the US, but deprives everyone back home of it. A friend made it into a milkshake. So far, I’ve only found it in a Filipino (not Asian) supermarket across the street from my office.

    And I haven’t seen another brand that has this flavor.

    :)

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    Lori Reply:

    sigh-
    I assume you’re not based in Manila? I agree it’s shocking that Magnolia wouldn’t sell this flavor in Manila – it would do so well, I assume – but there are so many other factors to consider. Thanks for sharing this photo.

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  • “Chief Ice Cream Officer” made me remember MarketMan and his “official title”… i think it reads like “Zubochon Executive Officer” or something akin to that :)

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