By Kiana Koh
New dessert cafes have been popping up here in Singapore, and the novelty of new desserts has won over many hearts. But what about those who prefer to keep theirs traditional? That is when Mei Heong Yuen Dessert comes into the picture!
Mei Heong Yuen Dessert is a little stall that has 7 outlets in Singapore and they serve traditional varieties of pastes and steamed egg puddings.
I visited the one at Clementi outlet together with my family and the first few things we noticed were the white marbled tables and the entire shop. The whole stall was welcoming and open, which felt comfortable!
The menu is pretty simple and concise! The first row down where the pictures are bigger are the traditional pastes, with the exception of the first dessert which is a Mango with Pomelo Sago.
Traditional pastes dessert originated from the Cantonese culture, and are made out of their respective ingredients (almonds, for almond paste). They have a soupy consistency and are beneficial for one’s health!
My mum ordered the mixture of Almond paste and Sesame paste, my aunt and grandma got the Almond and Walnut paste, and Walnut paste respectively. I love almonds, so I went for the Almond paste.
For the pastes, you can actually choose 2 flavors and mix them, the price is still the same SGD 3.50!
We also ordered the 3 colored cakes, which is just a combination of carrot, pumpkin and yam cake.
Top left: Walnut paste, SGD 3.50
Top right: Almond and Sesame paste, SGD 3.50
Bottom right: Almond paste, SGD 3.50
Bottom left: Walnut and Almond paste, SGD 3.50
3 colored cakes: SGD 3
The prices are cheap and the quality of the desserts are top-notch. The almond paste was not too sweet and it was also quite filling surprisingly! It may look like a small portion but the portion was quite big!
The colored cakes I did enjoyed, especially the carrot cake. The cakes were all savory, and I think it is best eaten with chilli, if you can take spicy food.
For the price of SGD 17, you get 4 bowls of pastes and a plate of 3 cakes. Isn’t that worth it? If you want a taste of authentic, traditional desserts, do visit Mei Heong Yuen Dessert!