The 5 Best Chinese Dessert Places in Singapore
Leaving room for dessert is a golden rule for eating out in Singapore.
For those who fall in love with Chinese dessert, our island is your heaven.
From traditional to modern, there are sweets to make both the old generation and the young happy.
From cold to hot, there are choices for the hot humid days as well as the cold rainy days.
Just make your way to Liang Seah Street in Bugis, a dessert mecca in Singapore, to satisfy your sweet tooth at one of the three big names in the field, Ah Chew, Ji De Chi and Dessert First. Or head yourself to a convenient outlet of Honeymoon Dessert in shopping mall to quench your thirst with a bowl of grass jelly and ice cream.
Mei Heong Yuen Dessert with its vast selection of shaved ice is an ideal destination for those around Chinatown area.
And now, it is time for indulging!
- Wide collection of unique snow ice desserts: There are approximately 20 flavour options. Imagine! Sheets of shaved ice are piled up over one another to create a mini-tower that can be shared between two persons. You may think it sounds like your usual Ice Kachang but you’ll be surprised to realise that the flavouring of your choice has already been mixed into the ice sheets itself. It is also worth mentioning that the consistency is comparable to ice cream for its creamy taste. Apparently, this is how Mei Heong Yuen differs from the other Chinese dessert shops in Singapore.
- For a bowl of traditional Cantonese paste dessert: Looks rather plain as there are no other mixes put into the dessert but unarguably healthy and can satisfy the older generation, nonetheless. Peanut paste is a crowd favourite, while Walnut, Sesame, and Almond pastes can give customers something to think about. These traditional paste desserts are made of healthy ingredients, served in soup consistency, and the portions are good for one person.
- Cakes and dumplings are worth exploring: If you like to challenge the status quo, dare to try the Cantonese dumplings with an icing dip. It’s an odd concept but it might be a great game-changer for you. Other interesting selections include Chee Cheong Fun, Mango Rolls, Pumpkin Cakes, Carrot Cakes, and Glutinous Chicken Rice.
- Over 100 desserts to choose from: Probably Honeymoon has the most expansive menu out there. You will definitely be spoilt for choice, from traditional hot and cold desserts to tofu pudding, sago, grass jelly, durian special, snow mountain and snacks. This place is perfect for people who couldn’t last a week without a bowl of new Chinese dessert.
- Multiple locations to satisfy your unexpected sweet tooth cravings: Don’t be surprised if ever you run into a Honeymoon Dessert outlet in Bugis area or in Vivo city as this dessert house does have multiple outlets all over the island. The stalls are conveniently located in popular shopping malls so after enjoying a sumptuous lunch or dinner, you may sweep off the spices and salt on your taste buds by indulging in its delicious desserts!
- Grass Jelly with a scoop of ice cream: This combination is one of the most enjoyable ways to indulge in dessert at Honeymoon. The naturally bitter grass jelly was made great with a scoop of sweet ice cream! The happiness doesn’t end there as you can always choose your favorite mix from a wide range of grass jelly style desserts, from fruit juice, vanilla, to red bean mixes.
- Double boiled bird’s nest (S$25) poses to challenge the guests: Want to know how far you’re willing to go for desserts? Try this flavour out! Made from the birds’ saliva, bird’s nest dessert does sound repelling at first, but thank goodness, Honeymoon has perfected this dish by combining with other ingredients that makes it very palatable to the human taste. Definitely for foodies with brave souls out there!
- Unique fruit pancake rolls: Honeymoon’s pancakes are like no other. The fruit is stuffed right into the belly of the cream filling, ready to explode and melt in your mouth. Three options are available (banana, mango, and durian), and an eggy coating will hold these fruits and cream fillings inside. But this kind of combination may not be for everyone, especially for those who don’t enjoy overly sweet desserts.
- Real ceramic bowl sets and decorative pieces from China: What better way to prepare your Chinese dessert than to put it in an authentic ceramic bowl? Also, from the façade to the dining area, everything looks old-school Chinese art décor, a scenery that can take your mind away from the highly urbanised Singapore even for a bit. This definitely adds authenticity to the experience of eating cold or hot Chinese desserts.
- Best mango sago with pomelo in town: Mainly because of how the two fruits are blended perfectly together to make a soup, which charms the teens and young adults. Other ingredients like cream milk, bits of ice, and sago balance out the sweetness and sourness of these fruits, making mango puree and pomelo pulp a match made in heaven!
- Hashima desserts for the adventurous: Exotic yet exciting dishes are ever-present in Chinese cuisine, even in desserts! A bowl of hashima dessert is typically filled with dried fatty tissues of edible frogs plus some sweeteners. Ah Chew offers the closest thing you can get to the authentic taste through their hashima-inspired desserts. Yes, you do have quite a few options to select from!
- Classic Hong Kong style desserts with a range of hot & cold selections: What can be more heartwarming than the taste of comfort food desserts after a perfect meal? With typical hot and cold desserts on its menu (beancurd, sesame and almond paste, and mango with pomelo sago) Ji de Chi is an ideal place to indulge in traditional, homely Hong Kong style desserts.
- Dessert specialties from various parts of Asia: Ji De Chi brings a variety of luscious desserts from Asia under their new product range. Nothing seems to beat the heat better than a bowl of irresistibly creamy snowy ice, a specialty of Taiwan. Want to know how sawdust pudding, a delicious creation from Macau, tastes like? Try it at Ji De Chi and feel a piece of heaven with its creamy, yet airy texture.
- Amazing delights beyond the regular desserts: Want to dig into something more than shaved ice or beancurd? This place offers a variety of delicious snacks too. Nonya Rice Dumplings, Mango Baked Puff Rolls and Durian in Sticky Rice Roll are just some of the dazzling offers on its extensive menu.
- Outstanding Durian with Pomelo Sago: This thick, creamy dessert comes with a generous scoop of pure durian in creamy bittersweet durian puree. Topped with pomelo sago balls, it is nothing but sheer delight for the senses.
- An impressive range of irresistible cold and hot desserts at affordable rates: With as many choices as traditional warm desserts (black sesame paste with tang yuan and homemade bean curd), crispy waffles topped with ice-cream and snow ice delights in popular flavours such as chocolate, mango and honeydew – it will be hard to order just one.
- A paradise for durian lovers with a variety of super luscious durian desserts: Made from real D24 durians, the rich and creamy durian creations at this sweet place will nourish your durian love. While Durian Shaved Ice is the most popular choice, you can also pick your favourite among Durian Snow Ice, Durian Sago with Pomelo and Signature Durian Waffle.
- Signature Soya Beancurd Pudding: This traditional silky smooth dessert is one of the most sought-after items at Dessert First. With just nice sweetness level and offered at reasonable price (S$3.50), this delicate creamy delight will make any dessert fans satisfied without destroying their pocket or body shape.
- A great late-night dessert place: If the sweet craving hit you late at night, head to this lovely dessert place. You can enjoy your sweet treats till 2:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. For other days, 01:00 is late enough?