Dylan Ooi, an R&D engineer developing iPhone lenses stationed in Zurich, Switzerland, discovered the deliciousness of Italian gelato while on vacation in 2007 at Como Lake in Northern Italy.
The flavours, texture, and health benefits of the gelato inspired Dylan, a homesick boy far from his family and hometown in Penang, Malaysia, to create gelato with representative flavours of each Asian country.
After years of extensive research and financial investment to perfect the balance of gelato for each flavour, Dylan introduced his products to the Singaporean market in 2010, gaining recognition for its quality and innovation and expanding throughout Asia.
Today, Dylan is a multiple award-winning gelato master, a brand ambassador for a century-old Italian company that produces gelato-making ingredients, and a gelato consultant chef for various entities in Asia.
Dylan remains committed to using premium, natural, and authentic ingredients to provide the best possible experience for consumers.
– My, Gelato, Journey –
There’s a reason why I am still here after all these years. Down this long arduous path with heart filled with home sickness. I want to make your face light up, I want you to recognise my craft and passions, I want you to taste deliciousness with every mouthful of my frozen desserts.
The purpose of my creations is for you to indulge. Take note of all the lingering, exquisite asian flavours. Recognise why I am here, understand the road travelled being a purposeful one. Far from beginning but also so distant from the end of my gelato journey.
Written by the THE NOVEL ENCOUNTER