Stepping inside Aqua S feels like walking through a cloud. Not because of the sky mural painted on the wall (though that helps), but thanks to the fluffy pillows of fairy floss that envelope its signature ice creams.
A quick look at the cups and cones of creamy blue swirls and it’s easy to see where the “Aqua” comes from. The “S” on the other hand stands for sea salt soft serve, the permanent flavour on offer. Owner and self-confessed “dessert hunter”, Jennifer Lam, first fell in love with the flavour while visiting Okinawa, a small Japanese island famous for its sea salt. Although the original was plain in colour, Lam decided to make hers blue.
Out of the three soft-serve flavours currently on the menu, sea salt is the only permanent fixture. It can be enjoyed by itself, or swirled together with one of the other two flavours which change every fortnight. Previous flavours have included lemon tea or biscotti.
The real fun starts when you add toppings. Choose from popping candy, flame-toasted marshmallow, caramel popcorn and fairy floss. Or if you can’t decide, opt for the all-you-can-eat option, which gives you a taste of all the toppings with a dark-chocolate waffle cone.