Dessert Bowl 一碗甜品
Review written by Glutton Princess – QiQi
I’ve heard lots of good reviews from this one. In fact, I’ve actually went there once because my friend recommended it, but due to the fact that it was a full house (it was a weekday night), I never got the chance to try. Then recently my aunt brought my brother there, and quoted by him “I love the mango sago there!”, we decided to finally give it a go!
Dessert Bowl is located at the second level of a shop house, so be prepared to climb some stairs! When we opened the doors, we were immediately greeted by the smell of durian. (good news for all you durian lovers out there!) The stairs are nicely decorated with pictures that gave it a very welcoming feel. There were also small little toy houses that depict life in Taiwan (I think). When we reached the top, we found out that we were the first customers of the day. Guess who took the sofa seats?
We decided to order their Durian Mousse which is their No. 1 recommended dessert, Mango Pomelo Sago their No.2 recommended dessert, Aiyu Mango their No.3 recommended dessert and a Good Old Chendol! Let’s just say we don’t agree with some of the rankings, below is how we would rank the desserts!
No. 1 Durian Mousse
The Mousse was extremely fine and creamy, yet not too sweet at the same time. Topped with fresh durian flesh, the aroma of the real durian blended very well with the mousse. Definitely a must try if you’re a huge durian fan!
No. 2 Aiyu Mango
The Aiyu Mango I believe is made of the same mango smoothie as the Mango Sago that will be mentioned later. What differentiated the Aiyu Mango from the Mango Sago was the additional milk and jelly that gave it the extra flavour and texture. The milk gave the mango smoothie that extra sweet fragrance, and the soft jelly was a joy to munch on!
No. 3 Mango Sago and Pomelo
It says in the menu as Mango Pomelo, but we barely tasted any pomelo bits in it. This Mango sago was just a very uncharacteristic bowl of mango with ice, sago and pomelo (?). It was actually rather bland and soul-less. That said, we were thankful that the mango used did not have any fibre sticking out, neither was it over ripe, saving the dish.
No. 4 Good Old Chendol
To sum this all up in one sentence, it tastes just like the chendol you’ll get in hawker centres for $2, or even worse than some. Firstly, the ice was coarse. The entire mixture was diluted, lacking of the fragrance of the coconut milk and the gula Melaka.
Dessert Bowl got us wondering, if the Top 3 desserts recommended tastes average, what about the others, like the Good Old Chendol? (which wasn’t exactly good) While the crowd still keeps pouring in, I think it’s the ambience that you’re really paying for, and not the dessert.
Address: BOA Serangoon garden way, Singapore 555976
Telephone: 62851278 Fax: 62548140
Operating Hours: Tues – Thrus: 12pm – 10.30pm, Fri – Sun: 12pm – 12am