Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Chinese Dessert - Part 2

Ah Chew Desserts 阿秋甜品

Located along Liang Seah Street and is normally crowded in the evenings - Ah Chew Desserts. So we will mildly satisfied after Ji De Chi, so we crossed over to Ah Chew.

Durian-Mango Pomelo Sago Dessert, 榴莲杨枝甘露

What better to compare then to order the Durian Mango Pomelo. In contrast to Ji De Chi, this was way cheaper $4.80 v $6.50. Alas, this was an even bigger disappointment. Mango plus durian is really a potential diarrhoea mix for the weak stomach. In fact, it tasted more like mango sago with durian pulp. The most annoying thing about this dessert was the small ice cubes which you would end up chewing half the time.

Waterchest nut with egg, 马蹄蛋花

After two durian dessert, we opted for something mild - Egg drop with Chestnut. Fen had 2 comments after eating this. 1) Too Starchy 2) Too diluted and chestnut too chunky.

My overall verdict based on the durian puree at least, Ji De Chi is a clear winner but I would certainly be back to compare more desserts between them.

Ah Chew Dessert Ptd Ltd
1 Liang Seah Street
Singapore 189022
Tel: 6339 8198

Operating Hours -
12.30pm-11.30pm (Tue-Fri)
1.30pm-11.30pm (
Closed on Mondays


ladyironchef said...

I always confuse between Ji De Chi and Ah chew, i thought they are the same! lol

Anonymous said...

yes ji de chi is a clear winner! I go there every sat! :D Please try the sesame paste with tauhuay, the tauhuay is super smoooooth! Do not try the HK cafe Crystal jade, their sesame paste is overly starchy

Fen said...

LIC: They are definitely different. In fact, there are at least 4 different dessert outlets selling a similar range of desserts along Chinatown (not including the Tong Sui stalls in markets and food centres).

Anonynous: Ji De Chi used to be my favourite for Yin-yang (sesame + almond paste) and Mango Pomelo Dessert among the 4 outlets I have tried along Chinatown but that was 2 years ago... Not sure have they maintain their standard... particularly when they have shifted out from their first location at Upper Cross Street...

Talking about Upper Cross Street, I do miss Chew Kee Soy Sauce Chicken noodle.

White Fairy said...

I favourite is Yin-Yang too! I remembered that last time I went Ah Chew it wasn't a very pleasant trip. The almond paste was too starchy, like ma chiam eating glue..eek!

Crystal Jade HK Cafe sux. They charge me $1 per tang yuan for my dessert.

Fen said...

So far the desserts I had at Ah Chew are not as memorable as Ji De Chi but surprisingly, Ah Chew is so much more crowded...

Wow, second person to comment on Crystal Jade HK, I thought the food served in most of their eateries are pretty good...

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