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Al’s Diner

Add:204 Xinle Rd (close to Donghu Rd)

Time:9am-12am

Credit Cards Accepted

2017-06-19

Best known for its pancakes, Al’s Diner has another specialty — Gracie’s Ice Cream. A selection of 16 flavors is on offer every day though there are more than 20 flavors in total. The recipes of hand-crafted ice cream are all developed by the restaurant’s co-owner Gracie.



You can find many new flavors here. The two most popular flavors are Malt, Sea Salt & Chocolate and London Fog. The former tastes just like the mashed chilled Maltesers. The sea salt is strong enough to balance the sweetness. If you prefer pure indulgence of sugar and cream, try its Half Baked Cookie Dough, which will possibly remind you of your childhood — licking the back of the spoon and mixer bowl. London Fog is made of Earl Grey tea. The strong tea flavor is hard to ignore, creamy yet light.


Balsamic Strawberry & Buttermilk is made of fresh strawberries instead of frozen ones. So you possibly may get a scoop in different shades every time. The innovative combination brings out the freshness of the red fruit, adding a hint of Italian balsamic vinegar.


Four flavors are available now as dairy-free options: Mango Coconut, Orange Sorbet, Lemon & Almond Sorbet and Strawberry Lemonade. For those who love creamy taste, its Coconut flavor is a perfect substitute.


A single scoop costs 30 yuan (US$4.4) and two for 50 yuan. Waffle bowls and bamboo cones cost extra.Ice cream tubs are for sale, 90 yuan for a pint and 30 yuan for a cup.


The 12 flavors include those that are not available for sale by scoop, such as Black Sesame & Honey and Miso Caramel.


Recommend: Balsamic Strawberry & Buttermilk, Malt, Sea Salt & Chocolate