After 3 consecutive meals of spicy Szechuan cuisine, we needed a palate cleanser of sorts. Since we were on the quest to find the best Water-Boiled Fish, it made sense that we would also look for the best Mango Sago on the same night. It brought us to the nearby Bubble Fruity after some tongue-numbing Szechuan peppercorns. For a Thursday night, the place was packed (like a can of sardines) and bustling with activity. Not that it was too much of a stretch because some walk-in closets have more space.
We were able to snag the last table and proceeded to get 4 items to share including the aforementioned Mango Sago with fresh mango option (a $6.00 surcharge) that brought the grand total to $11.00. Thickened by real mangos, the "soup" was naturally-flavoured and sweet. However, the whole thing was compromised by random ice crystals. Despite this, it was a worthy bowl of Mango Sago though. Actually, my favourite dessert was the Black Sesame and Sesame Soup. It was thick and smooth while completely aromatic. There was only a mild sweetness which didn't overwhelm the other flavours.
As much as the Sweet Mung Bean Soup was fairly decent, I have a bias towards this type of dessert. Maybe it has to do with it being served after nearly every Chinese meal (or the red bean variety). But to be fair, this featured a restrained sweetness that I personally prefered. Texturally, the beans had been cooked down naturally without being subjected to a blender. Hence, there was some chewiness from the husks to go with the slightly chalky soup. Lastly, we had the Glutinous Rice Balls sitting in a very sweet syrup. Soft and pillowy, the rice balls were awesome, but I would've liked to have the ones filled with black sesame. Overall, I thought the desserts were decent while the prices didn't break the bank.
- Not comfortable to sit for a long time
- Rushed service