Posts tagged Dessert
Among the many Shaved Ice Dessert we had in Taiwan, Three Brother and Sisters’ (幸春三兄妹冰品店) version of shaved ice had the most silky smooth texture. They call it Snow Ice (雪花冰), as soft and white just like snow. The shop is located at the ever happening Xi Men Ding (西门町), with a chirpy fella trying to attract passer-by to try their famous shaved ice dessert.
“Lei hai mai hiong kong yan ah? (Are you from Hong Kong?)”, he asked when he noticed us walking towards the shop. “Wo men shi ma lai xi ya ren la (We are Malaysians-lah“), we answered. “Ooooh! Selamat datang ke Taiwan! Saya suka nasi lemak dan satay. Please try our shaved ice” he quickly changed channel. Impressive, a Taiwanese speaking Malay to us was the least expected for me lol.
Another surprising thing for us was that the shop actually had a staircase leading down to a basement seating area. And the walls surrounding it were full of writings, mostly compliments from the satisfied customers.
Being a sucker for anything mango, we had a Snowy Ice Mango @ NT$120 (roughly RM12) Throughout the entire Taiwan trip I think there were only two occasions we didn’t choose mango as the topping for shaved ice. Can’t really blame us though, even Taiwan tourism is heavily promoting mangoes in their advertisements recently.. The one with Jolin Chai and another uncle? I am sure most of you have seen it. Click here to continue reading >
Last Friday I went for an invited meal at My Honeymoon Desserts House @ Sunway Pyramid, a restaurant owned by a husband and wife team who share the same passion for the best desserts. The whole idea of coming up with their own dessert restaurant first started when they were celebrating their honeymoon in Hong Kong and stumbled on Chung Kee Desserts, which is well known for its creative Chinese desserts. This is also how My Honeymoon’s tag-line “Our Desserts, You Honeymoon” was born.
Hundreds of dessert ranging from traditional sweet soup, sweet ball, summer special, icy swallow, crystal grass jelly, sago, special granulated ice and many more are available in My Honeymoon’s menu. And like always we like to start with something light on the stomach like the pillow-shaped Mango Pancake @ RM9.
My cutting skill sucked, plus the plastic knife wasn’t exactly sharp so please pardon the mess lol. My Honeymoon insists on a 50-50 ratio of whipped cream and mango for the pancakes so customers need not worry about being shortchanged. The succulent mango was sweet, largely due to the fact that only Philippines mango, the sweetest mango in the world is used. Click here to continue reading >
Tim Pun Gor Gor is a dessert and tong sui shop at Metro Perdana, Kepong. Here, you are sure to be spoilt for choices because there are over 100 types of Hong Kong styled desserts and hot and cold tong sui to choose from at reasonable prices.
Fa Sang Wu (花生糊) @ RM3 – a little diluted to me but still quite creamy, not too sweet too.
Durian Pancake Roll, a nice treat for durian lovers. It was served cool from the fridge and a plastic knife was given to cut it. The smooth durian fillings was contrasted with strands of durian fibers, I liked it.
Fresh Mixed Fruits Noodles (鮮什果撈河) @ RM8 was well presented like a blooming flower with slices of banana, kiwi, watermelon and peach.
The noodles are not real noodles you see. They are more like koay teow shaped, frozen sweet soya bean milk with a jelly like texture that creates a slurping sound when you eat. It easily became our favorite because of it uniqueness, I don’t think this kind of dessert is commonly found.
Not all the desserts were good though. Mango Pudding (芒果布丁) @ RM5.50 was a slight disappointment due to its extremely gluey texture. Plus the mango taste was minimal, in fact almost non-existent if not for the cubes of mangoes in the pudding.
Overall quite a nice place to hang out for dessert and tong sui after a meal. The plenty choices alone is a big plus point. Lack of parking on the other hand, is a HUGE minus point.
甜品哥哥 (Tim Pun Gor Gor)
D-G-6, Jln Metro Perdana,
Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: N3 21.610 E101 64.302
Tel: 03-6251 0209
Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant in KLCC is one of the restaurant under Tai Thong Group Of Restaurants. One afternoon I saw a flyer advertising their latest promotion, which was 50% discount on selected dim sum and tong sui from 3pm-5pm.
I was immediately attracted to the promotion and went to take a look at the restaurant. It was lunchtime on a Saturday and the restaurant appeared empty. But when I returned two hours later it was full! I guess everyone was waiting for 3pm to have a late lunch or tea break lol.
We requested for the promotional menu and felt disappointed discovering the items on the 50% discount list were.. how do I put it.. ‘cheap’ ones lol. The ala-carte menu was no doubt more extensive and premium looking, same for the prices too. Luckily we were in just for a tea break. But hey it’s dim sum at KLCC so I think we can’t complain much about the price for the location and ambiance you get.
The Stir-Fried Radish Cake with Bean Sprouts @ RM8.50 was not bad at all although it looked a little underfried, because the wok hei was present. I would have enjoyed it more only if the radish cake was cut into smaller cubes before being stir fried. Smaller cubes = more flavor in each bite.
Deep Fried Shrimp Rolls with Mango @ RM9.50. A hint of sweet mango lifted the dish a little. Click here to continue reading >