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New podcast – Min Chai, N2 Extreme Gelato

August 25th, 2015  |  Published in Podcasts


Min Chai was an “unhappy accountant” before a tragedy inspired him to change the course of his life and open N2 Extreme Gelato. He had zero experience and friends even warned him against going ahead, but his one-of-a-kind way of making flavours soon led to four-hour queues at his first store.

Min’s flavours can be wonderfully attention-seeking (such as Ferrero Reveal or Chinese Couch Syrup), cheeky and controversial (think 2 Girls, 1 Cup) and straight-up great (Buttered Popcorn, Tease Ma Malt). He’s even collaborated with everyone from Christina Tosi to Young Henrys.

He talks about the intense highlights and lowlights of running N2 Extreme Gelato and also shares some of his favourite places to eat and drink (such as Cho Dumpling KingChing Yip Coffee Lounge and Hakiki Turkish Ice Cream).


You can listen to this episode on iTunes or download it via RSS or directly. And monumental thanks to everyone who has so generously spread the word about this podcast or left a rating or comment in the iTunes store – it makes all the bleary-eyed editing and uploading worth it!

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