My friends and I decided to have dessert after dinner and we decided to come to this place. I've been here several times before and have been quite pleased each time. We were greeted by the male owner, and he sat us in on one side where there's a long table for 4. Because there were 6 of us, we asked if we could pull another small table over to accommodate all 6 of us. He didn't want to do that, and instead, he told us to just put 2 chairs at each end of the table. He was a little pushy when he came to us ordering as well, and didn't look too pleased when we told him we wanted to wait for the last two people in our party to arrive before ordering.
They didn't have a large selection of dessert on their menu, but they had the most popular ones, which we were fine with. Most of them were only $4, which was cheaper than a lot of Chinese dessert places. We ordered the mango sago, hot black sasame soup, hot cashew soup and 3 of us (including myself) ordered the mango pomelo sago. My friend who had the black sesame soup said that it tasted like it was made from a powdered, but it said on the outside window that it was made from scratch. Don't know which was true, but for $4 it wasn't too bad. The portion sizes were pretty good for what we paid. Both the mango sago and my mango pomelo sago had little "frog's eggs" (not real of course, it looks a little like sago but with a black dot in the centre, and hence the name), which we thought was quite neat because the texture was a little crunchy, and it kind of "popped" when we bit into it. The taste was good, but there was too much sago for our taste and the pomelo in my dessert was frozen, which we found a little strange.
Despite of the not-so-perfect service and the frozen pomelo, we will be back whenever we feel like having Chinese style dessert.
Food: my b/f had the durian flavored sago F17 and boy was it stinky! just how he liked it! ha! i had the sweet herb tea w/ egg F23 and i really enjoyed it. very good quality ingredients like logan, lotus seeds, etc. really does taste like homemade desserts. these are the same couple that use to sell chinese desserts at the night mkt. i missed them and am so glad they opened a shop!
Service: run by husband and wife. when we got there it was fairly late in the evening and he looked beat! very soft spoken, tired, but polite. we actually got the wrong dessert at first and felt bad about returning it but he acknowledge the error and replaced it promptly.
Value: most desserts are $4. the portions are honest for this price. def larger portion than at the night mkt.
Ambiance: fairly plain. no comfy seats or decor but clean.
Overall I would def return when in the mood for some yummy Chinese desserts!!
I think it's time for a review for this place! First off, they are a family-operated small business, every time I've visited there is a husband and wife collaboration, they speak very little English (I'm Asian and understand Chinese but it's still not my first language if you know what I mean) so he greets me kindly but wearily because it's usually pretty busy. His wife takes a few orders but is usually cooking in the back, something I love about this place because everything feels so homey!
The place feels like it's been decorated with cheap bright Ikea furniture but the food comes out as if your own mother's made it, you can tell it's home-made! They've got a small menu selection mainly specialty Asian desserts, bubble tea and some snacks which are decently priced. I love their mango/grass jelly/sago combo it's so tasty they use such fresh mangos (but most of their bubbletea is powder unless you ask for fresh fruit). Give it a try!
HEY! nothing wrong with bright Ikea furnitures!!
That aside, I agree with the homey-ness! The service is solid, the husband gets the job done efficiently when it is not too busy but that as far as services go.
The food comes out very quickly and for the many times i have been there I have never had anything to complain about. It is not top quality food but for a snack-shack it is up there. I enjoyed everything I have had there. The fresh mango+grass jelly+sago is definitely one of my favorite all time desserts. The best part is it has "fresh" fruit in it so you dont end up feeling you are eating something unhealthy. The fresh mango slush is very very tasty as well!
The price is not cheap for the fresh items but it is acceptable. If you live close to the area and you are just looking for a small snack this is the place for you!