Mei Heong Yuen Dessert
Mei Heong Yuen Dessert has it roots connected to the iconic FARMER BRAND groundnuts, and is the brainchild of Connie and Clara Lee, daughters of Mei Heong Yuen’s founder. It specializes in different varieties of pastes and steamed egg pudding. Cold desserts like the mango with pomelo and sago is a sure winner for quenching desiccated throats with the tangy blend of cool mango puree, pomelo and sago. The Snow Ice from Taiwan is another refreshing cold dessert that comes in thin smooth mouth-feel sheets that reminiscent fine powered snow. Mei Heong Yuen Dessert is selected as one of the favourite restaurants in Asia. It is recognized as a recommended choice in the Singapore “Ice Kachang” category as part of CNNGo’s Best Eats 2010 Awards.
Commonly associated to the established Farmer Brand peanuts that we often see in NTUC, Mei Heong Yuen offers a dazzling array of desserts, from hot to cold, and they are top in taste and quality. Must-trys include their Peanut Paste ($3) which uses their very own Farmer Brand peanuts to create a paste that is smooth in consistency and having a swoon-worthy nutty fragrance that does not overwhelm. If you desire a cold dessert, their Mango Snow Ice ($5) was pretty good too. With flavored shaved ice and sweet mango cubes, it was perfect for cooling down on a sweltering hot day.
As they say, there’s always room for dessert. So even if you have eaten your fill of food elsewhere, as long as you’re in Chinatown, just drop by to end off your meal on a sweet note! It’ll be worth it.
I LOVE their snow ice dessert series. Before I first tried their snow ice, I thought that it would taste like the crunchy ice that can be found in ice kacang, but the snow ice here is surprisingly soft and fluffy! Being a matcha lover, my favourite flavour is definitely the Green Tea Snow Ice hands down. The green tea snow ice melts quickly to leave a cooling and pleasant aftertaste in my mouth.
This shop serves one of the best desserts in town, at prices way cheaper than other similar dessert places. I'll always stop by for a bowl of dessert whenever I'm in the vicinity, no matter how full I am, because there's always space for dessert, especially delicious and cooling dessert.
I am a keen walker, but walking in Singapore can be a sweaty and heaty business, so often I stage my walks so that I end up (after two hours or so) in Temple Street. I go there so often the staff greet me like family. So maybe I am biased.
I know they serve hot desserts, but for me, the snow ice is king. I've tried them all, even the durian, and I have to say: there is nothing can hold a candle to it for pleasure: not ice cream, not frozen yogurt, not soy bean curd, nothing.
Am I biased? Possibly. But I make a point of taking my overseas friends there. Typically, they taste, roll their eyes, look at me in shock and say something like: "Magnificent! Why can't we get this in Australia?
Why not indeed.
I didn't trate the ambience. Why not? Who cares when the desserts are as good as this. Is the place popular? IN the past two years it has expanded from one to two to three shops.
Are there any other places in Singapore as good? There is a place in Leang Seah which is pretty close, and I once had a marvelous dessert in the AMK mall, but this place remains my pick. Get there before it all melts.
I favour their hot desserts over their iced ones and I usually order their yam paste dessert and almond paste. Their aromatic almond paste is served fresh and hot, and its silky texture felt amazing as I savored every mouthful of the hot dessert. To me, their almond paste is one of the best in Singapore. Those aside, their shaved ice desserts as well as their chinese cakes have proved to be popular with customers. The shaved ice desserts are served in generous portions and is perfect to enjoy on hot days. I especially like their green tea snow ice!
I would recommend only to visit the branch in Chinatown - that is the original store. The standard of their desserts is lacking for their ion orchard branch, so stick to visiting the one in Chinatown. They have expanded their branch in Chinatown and it is easy to find seats in the air-conditioned area of the store.
I tried the green tea snow ice and durian snow ice. The green tea snow ice comes with red beans, and the snow ice was so good, it melted in my mouth the moment it entered. However, I would have liked the green tea flavor to be a little stronger. It was a little too mild for my taste. As for the durian snow ice, well, it tasted like…durian.
Would definitely visit it again for the snow ice. Looking forward to try the sesame snow ice and the mocha flavored ones next time around.
A microcosm of inflation in Singapore, prices have expanded along with the surface area. This hasn't stopped the endless flow of customers. The demographic has changes somewhat though: little old ladies have been replaced by yuppies and tow kay types. A very Singaporean success story indeed...
The standard of the f & b has dropped somewhat, but everything is still very edible on the whole. I recommend the dumplings and the mango pomelo dessert. It is unfortunate that styrofoam isn't banned in Singapore, because that is what the dumplings get served up on. Shame on you, MHYD!
Business at this diner is brisk but getting a table may be a challenge especially during peak hours and hot days. But the diners don't normally take too long a time (as it's can be noisy and fast-paced) and securing a table should be expected within 10-15min. Service is quick but don't expect 5 stars dining. Just order, pay in cash, and the orders should come in good time.
Star items include the iced mango dessert, mango with pomelo and sago and (personally) I liked the Chendol too....
Eat with friends and family for an even better taste. It's a happy food after all. (^___^)//
They also serve a variety of desserts ranging from traditional favourites like beancurd skin with gingo nuts to modern hits like mango pudding and snow ice, which is similar to ice kachang but the "ice" is extremely smooth and milky.
Service is also quite fast, even during peak hours. Do also give their savoury dishes like Cantonese rice dumpling and chee cheong fun a try, which are delicious and value for money.
A word of advice from me would be to bring some tissue paper along, as some desserts like the snow ice can get quite messy and the shop charges customers for tissue paper.
I love their Chendol Snow Ice, as they give you a whole bottle of black sugar syrup, then you just add onto the ice depending on your threshold for sweetness. I peronsally like it really sweet so I add plenty of syrup. Whenever I go around that area, I will take some time to Mei Heong Yuan for their Chendol Snow Ice.