Wednesday, February 22, 2012
"Blooming Prosperity" at Tian Tian Yuan
Do you always choose the same thing whenever you're at a Chinese iced dessert stall? I like to study the entire menu board of psychedelic colours, but still end up settling for what's familiar. Mostly because attempts at trying other things usually make me wish I'd stuck to my favourite choices.
But yesterday, on a whim, I chose this 富贵开花 (S$2) - which practically says "Blooming Prosperity"! It's a medley of more than 10 ingredients - coral weed jelly, basil seeds, chin chow, aloe vera, attap chee, QQ tadpole pearls, orange pearls, young coconut, rose jelly, other jellies, and some artificially green strips that tasted like artificial green mango (but it was tasty). Lots of ice, pandan syrup and a lime to boot.
I quite like this. Plus the name is a hoot!
TIAN TIAN YUAN
30 Seng Poh Road
#02-15 Tiong Bahru Food Centre and Market
Tel: Ms Cheng 9126-8548
Open 11am to 11pm; closed Wednesdays
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