Directly translated from the Hokkien term ‘bo beh zao’ which means ‘incomparable and in a league on its own’ – in the horseracing context – the premium gelato store No Horse Run could quite possibly be a dark horse in the fancy ice cream parlour scene in town. The only thing, this whimsically named store is located nowhere near the CBD bustle – but right in the heartlands that is Yishun.
Still, with unique offerings like strawberry basil, Fleur De Cao dark chocolate, green apple Yakult, black sesame, lemongrass pandan, sea salt Matcha and more. On top of that, there are some premium flavours like the Cereal Mai Pian which tastes exactly like cereal and milk and the rich and slightly smoky Burnt White Chocolate. The store also serves hot waffles – which comes in two flavours: classic buttermilk and the shop's signature pandan gula melaka – to go with your ice cream choices making it a complete meal.
No Horse Run was started by two friends Jason Lee and Chia Jia Ho and have shared that they aim to marry contemporary trends with local nostalgia – hence the fun flavours you find on the menu. The pair have also put thoughtful touches around the store like the old-school rooster plates and special sauces in nostalgic flavours like milo and caramel.