Traditional Oriental desserts created with the modern consumer at heart.
Contributed by Dannon Har
I was ambivalent when I first stepped into En Dian Xin Oriental Desserts. It looked like just another Hong Kong-style restaurant serving drab food, but I was astonished and delighted to find that, contrary to my past experiences, the desserts here left me satisfied yet wanting more.
For starters, I began with their best-selling Mango Tango as well as their Green Tea Almond Cream with Azuki Beans, to sample their variety. The menu made choosing an easy task, as the pictures provided good representations of what were to come. When the desserts were placed on the table, they looked every bit as appetizing as, if not better than, they did in the menu.
The Mango Tango came with a sizable portion of mango cream topped with delicious chunks and bits of mango, watermelon and pomelo. The first spoonful of it tantalized my taste buds with a plethora of flavors. It was sweet, sour and had that welcome tinge of bitter. The pomelo sacs made all the difference as the little bits of fiber added a pleasant texture to the mix. Freshness emanated from every aspect of this dessert, and my mouth instantly yearned for another serving.
The Green Tea Almond Cream with Azuki Beans was served warm. A mouthful of the cream sliding down the throat was a wonderful sensation while the green tea fragrance, though subtle, emerged from the cream. The azuki beans however, pushed the level of sweetness a little too high for me. The lingering almond aftertaste was the winning attribute of this dish.
|CN PHOTO: Dannon Har
En Dian Xin serves main courses, herbal drinks as well as snacks in addition to their trademark desserts. The classic contemporary Chinese dishes they offer go well with their desserts, and they also have set meals that appeal to the budget-conscious.
With a team of attentive staff and owners who value customer satisfaction, coupled with prices that don’t stress the wallet, En Dian Xin definitely warrants a second visit, if only just to try their Hawthorn Roselle Konnyaku Jelly, rumored to be as good for the body as it is for the tastebuds.
En Dian Xin Oriental Desserts
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily