[Alcohol served] Licky Chan is not the first ice-cream parlour you would think about bringing your grandma to (although you definitely should).
“Licky be puttin’
it down with the dopest licks
in town; ‘dem chill vibes.”
– a TKM haiku
Hello, Licky Chan
The space in this old colonial shophouse is really hip, with the interior designer making the most of every corner. Head upstairs and you will see neon-lit corridors that either lead to a corner decked with analogue TVs from floor to ceiling, or to an outdoor cement tub for you to get knee-deep in a bed of colourful plastic balls.
Unique ice-cream shop in KL
There’s nothing conventional about the ice-cream flavours as well. We counted 21 flavors – some boozy, some vegan – but all very left-field and unexpected. We sampled a few – but our taste buds eventually settled on two.
Down to Monkey business
First – a scoop of Monkey Business in a cone (RM9.80). It’s non-boozy, very creamy with bits of banana bread, pecan and dates. If you love bananas, you’ll love the richness of this – but it did get a little too rich for us after awhile.
I’m Guana(bana) enjoy this
Hence, the Guanabana sorbet (RM14.80) in a cup was the perfect counterpoint to the creamy Monkey Business. It was very refreshing with lovely citrusy-notes from soursop and pineapple with a hit of flavour from real curry leaf bits at the end of each bite.
Licky Chan menu and prices
With an array of interesting flavours (and names) on offer – we took some time sampling them. The staff were super-friendly and accommodating – always offering suggestions and thoroughly explaining the different flavours. Do check out the menu (see above) before you check ’em out.
Boozy cakes and cocktails
Founded by the same team behind Chocha Foodstore and Joloko, Licky Chan sources its milk from grass-fed cows in Pahang, and also offers vegan flavours. Boozy cakes and cocktails are served here too – well, that’s what happens when a bartender opens an ice-cream shop too.
Have a lick, take a poke
Licky Chan shares the space with a tattoo parlour – The Poke Guy – most convenient if you wanna get some ink with your cone.
Tip: Go early on a weekday to beat the crowd. We arrived at 12.15pm and were one of two couples enjoying the space for a good half an hour before more people streamed in.
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What’s cool in Chow Kit?
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Our top recommendations in Chow Kit
Here are some of our recommendations in the area.
- Our favourite Nasi Padang in KL is Nasi Kapau! We recommend the Ayam Pop and Dendeng Lambok Lado Ijo.
- Kingu Kongu is the newest and hippest Izakaya-style restaurant in town, but without the booze.
- Check out Tapestry for some good brunch in a chic setting
Licky Chan & The Poke Guy
Address: 24, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 12am-12pm daily (Closed on Mondays)
Phone: 03-2694 1100