When I was knee-deep in peanut butter research for an article I wrote on WeekendNotes, a little birdie (Chanel from Cats Love Cooking) told me about a certain peanut butter dessert at The Dip. Naturally, I was determined to prioritise a quick dinner date at The Dip, solely to try the Peanut Butter n Jelly Sandwich.
I won’t lie, we also tried the nachos, the chilli fries, the burgers (including the delicious kangaroo and macadamia burger), the hot dogs and the pulled pork sandwich, but let’s not digress. This blog post is devoted to the finger-lickin’ desserts at The Dip.
The hotly anticipated Peanut Butter n Jelly Sandwich ($10) is an assembly of peanut butter ice cream with strawberry jelly and toasted brioche. There’s also a thick praline shard that’s protruding out of the ice cream. Crunchy and yummy, it adds texture to the soft and impossibly creamy peanut butter ice cream. The brioche bun is charred to to the point that there’s an imposing smoke-like flavour, which I approve of.
We also try the Ice Cold Guac ($10), which marries sweet avocado ice cream with strawberry salsa and waffle chips.
With our Indonesian (and half-Indonesian) backgrounds, we’re both no strangers to sweet avocado dishes. The downside of that familiarity is that we expect more from the ice cream. It lacks that punch of avocado. I do, however, like how the dish is cleverly plated to resemble guacamole with salsa and corn chips. Nicely done.
The Dip at Goodgod Small Bar
55 Liverpool St, Chinatown