Tag Archives: Malaysia

A Taiwanese dessert with a difference

13 Nov

The first time I was taken to Snowflake I didn’t appreciate it. It was late, I was tired, and I had no idea what black beans and taro were doing in my dessert.

Then I went back and gave it a second chance. This time the combination of shaved ice with chewy toppings including glutinous rice, tapioca pearls, taro balls won me over. Perhaps it’s just a novelty factor. Perhaps it’s just so darn cooling in the tropical heat. Perhaps it’s the fact it feels like quite a healthy treat.

I can’t imagine rustling one up when I get back to the UK. But perhaps I’ll take back some of the elements of a Snowflake; ice instead of icecream (sorbet?) and flavourful glutinous rice in Asian inspired cakes or good old British rice pudding. Think I’ll be keeping beans in the main course for now though…

Afternoon Indian Tea

8 Nov

Let’s start like we mean to go on here.  Afternoon tea.  Not just a kitkat and teabag moment either.  Proper sit down and savour the moment high tea, Indian style.

So not everyone’s working in Malaysia and able to pop out for such treats on a Monday afternoon. But the principle is still the same. Eat cake. Eat scones. Eat ridiculous cucumber sandwiches if you really want. Consider it an exercise in good time management as you’re probably not going to need dinner. Enjoy!