Thursday, October 13, 2011

Desserts at Chinatown

Singapore Day 3
Mei Heong Yuen Dessert
3:00 p.m.

After lunch at Maxwell Food Centre, we explored Chinatown where the unbearable heat of the sun got the best of us. 

We chanced upon a quaint little shop, Mei Heong Yuen Dessert, and decided to rest and recharge there. 

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert, I later learned, is actually a famous establishment that has been in operation for more than 50 years. It has received numerous awards and citations and is one of Singapore Chinatown's heritage brands.

Too bad I was simply too stuffed from lunch that I wasn't able to fully savor the desserts that we had.

Berry and Passion Snow Ice
The perfect way to beat the heat is with this refreshing dessert. I was impressed by the smoothness of the shaved ice but I would have enjoyed this treat more if we chose a sweeter topping.

Mango Roll
Note to self: Never order mango based desserts while abroad because the mangoes always taste sour when compared to Philippine mangoes. 

Glutinous Rice Ball in Ginger Soup
Not a fan of this hot and heavy dessert. It didn't help that the rice balls had a bean filling which I have always loathed.

Almond Milk Paste
We ordered another hot dessert but this one was a winner. I loved the strong almond flavors and its  thick consistency was spot on. This is rainy weather comfort food. 

Aside from Mei Heong Yuen Dessert, don't forget to drop by Lim Chee Guan when in Chinatown for the best sliced pork in all of Singapore. The lines don't lie!

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert is located at 63-67 Temple Street Singapore. It has a second branch at the basement of ION Orchard Mall along Orchard Road. For more information, click here.
Lim Chee Guan has 3 branches in Singapore. For more information, click here.

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