It's got nothing to do with that infamous Cecilia Ahern romance novel, but PS Tokyo is a love letter to Japanese flavours and culture. Its claim to fame is the hojicha and matcha soft serve flavours using tea imported from Uji, Kyoto. You can also add toppings to your soft serve for RM3 each, but you're really better off enjoying the ice cream on its own to savour the rich tea notes.
Regular, RM10.90; mini, RM8.60
For some drama to your Instagram shots, the ice cream at Softsrve is served in another cup of dry ice to keep it cool (get it?), but the Damansara Utama joint has more to offer than just theatrics. The first to bring in cereal milk soft serve inspired by New York's famous Momofuku Milk Bar to KL, Softsrve is always coming up with new 'pop-up' flavours available for a limited time only – past flavours include root beer and teh tarik with pisang goreng, so watch their Instagram closely to see what's new.
Soft serve from RM9-13
Launching with only two soft serve flavours and a variety of toppings, Hail's now has a full dessert menu featuring waffles, chocolate lava tarts, pavlova and hotcakes, but the star of the show is still the pink peppercorn soft serve. Dress up your ice cream with toppings like green tea marshmallow, meringue stars, vanilla crumble, salted caramel popcorn, French butter cookies, gula Melaka, lemon curd and more, or have it plain.
RM9 per cup
After opening to much fanfare in Singapore, Taiwan's famed soft serve joint Honey Creme has finally landed in KL – just in time to join the soft serve craze that's sweeping over the city. Touted as an 'organic, premium soft serve', Honey Creme is best known for its variety of toppings including honeycomb, cotton candy affogato and popcorn.
Soft serve from RM9.50-16.50
You’d be hard-pressed to find soft serves that are as good and wallet-friendly as those being served at this Japanese chain store, which is now mushrooming across the Klang Valley. There are two regular flavours – vanilla and matcha – but we say go for the latter; it’s soft, creamy and not overpoweringly sweet, allowing the subtle green tea notes to shine. They do serve seasonal flavours like Hokkaido Melon and Cheesecake that sell out within weeks, so it’s worth checking back on this place from time to time.
RM2.90 per cone