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mango love in tpe

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I have emoted at length about the mango sago of Hong Kong so when the homies said that we had to leave some stomach real estate post-lunch together for mango dessert, I was all about it. Full stomach be damned! After these two bowls made their way to our table, I suddently had all sorts of appetite left.

Mango ice cream atop a generous portion of sweet, fresh mango and mango jelly nestled nicely on shaved ice and drizzled with sweet condensed milk. Why have I spent 27 (ok, nearly 28) years on this earth without indulging in such goodness?

The second bowl included strawberries and kiwi which made for a very pretty bowl. We looked like a bunch of pregnant penguins waddling away from the Ice Monster stall. That’s how full we were.

As genius as this is, we had another super great mango dessert the night before at the night market.

I was unimpressed when these bowls came out. I mean, vanilla ice cream with mango, boba, and some half-heartedly sprinkled sprinkles? If you’re going to sprinkle you should really do it with a little flair.

One bite. Ok, it’s pretty good. Second bite. What is this? Third bite. No really, what is this? Fourth bite. Is this… milk? Fifth bite. Is this shaved milk ice?

Why yes, yes it is.

Again, why have I not had this before. Shaving frozen milk makes things really light and fluffy. Such a fun texture that goes well with the chewy boba (tapioca balls at the bottom there) and the fleshy mango.

The first dessert is from the Ice Monster stall a few blocks behind the original Din Tai Fung. We walked there from Daan MRT station (took about 25 minutes). I’d recommend a taxi if it’s raining or super hot. It’s a do-able walk but not exactly a leisurely stroll. The second dessert is from a dessert stand near the Shilin Night Market. At least, I *think* it was the Shilin Night Market. Jess or Jeff can correct me if I’m wrong. 🙂

Taiwan and Hong Kong: Lands of awesome mango desserts.


Written by joann

October 23, 2008 at 11:45 pm

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  1. That first bowl looks SO GOOD!


    October 24, 2008 at 10:38 am

  2. Hi deer, yummi picture, thank you for sharing..
    nice to meet you here.
    I’m a student and research about of the Taiwan’s Shilin Night Market, can you please help me to do a survey regarding on your view of Shilin Night Market, and the website as below as:
    Thank you for your helping, and wish you have a nice day. ^^


    April 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    • bit hard for me to understand since i can’t read chinese, but i filled out your survey for you. 🙂


      April 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm

      • Dear Joann,

        Thank you for your helping.. ^^


        April 21, 2010 at 11:36 pm

  3. how much ??


    April 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    • i can’t remember how much it was in tpe. in singapore the small size is about SGD6.


      May 10, 2010 at 11:38 pm

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