Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tong Pak Fu @ Paradigm Mall

Hubby and I, we're not much of a dessert goer, so it's really very rare to find us huddling in any dessert joint. I suggested to hubby to try this place out because I came across some good reviews about it, and these dessert outlets are popping up like wild mushrooms across Klang Valley. Malaysians definitely have a sweet craving when it comes to all these desserts.

Saturday evening, and the queue at Tong Pak Fu was ridiculous. I speak for myself, and I can tell you, I won't queue for the sake of desserts, no matter how great they are. So we opted to try the place the following day in the afternoon, no queue, no fuss.

Their menu was pretty extensive. Lots of dessert choices to choose from, good for those who adore desserts. Their Snow ice range was probably one of their signatures desserts, so we decided on a Black Sesame Snow Ice, and an order of their Glutinous Rice Balls with Black Sesame + Peanut Toppings.

Black Sesame Snow Ice - RM 9.80 (large)
The Snow ice dessert was a fairly generous portion (albeit it being the price of a standard meal in a mall). The ice had a strong flavour of black sesame, and it's interesting how they had layered the ice to look like sheets of paper, one on top of the other. The dessert came with some starch white balls, too sticky to my liking though, and the strawberry I felt, was a weird combination.

Glutinous Rice Balls with Black Sesame & Peanut Toppings - RM 4.80
Now this is a pretty unique dessert. The 'tong yuen' is a a more chewy variant and it's not sweet. Coat it with the ground black sesame and peanuts, and the you've got yourselves a chewy fragrant 'tong yuen'.

There was this aunty sitting next to us, and because the tables were positioned so close to each other, I could here every word in her conversation with her family. She sounded like some regular in these dessert joints, recommending types of desserts to order. And when her orders came, she was jumping for joy and was REALLY happy to see her dessert.