Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mei Heong Yuen - Ion Orchard

I don't know why but Snow ice seems to have taken off really really slowly in Singapore. It has been around for quite long (at least for the last 3 or 4 years? or longer?) already, and yet, in a country which is always sunny, its not as popular as I would have expected it to be. Hopefully, that will change soon since Mei Heong Yuen, one of the more popular snow ice stalls has set up a branch right in the heart of the Singapore's main shopping district. Mei Heong Yuen's signature mango snow ice, which is a towering yellow mountain of fluffy, slightly milky ice, topped with lots of mango sauce and diced mango.The almond and sesame ($6) is really interesting to look at, since it's stripey like a zebra. It's topped with some almond flakes. I thought that the almond taste was too mild, and the black sesame was very overpowering. Nonetheless, it's an interesting change from the usual mango snow ice. Green tea with red beans ($6) is another hot seller at Mei Hong Yuen. The green tea is rather icy and watery, and it's not milky like the mango ice. The green tea is sweet and bitter at the same time, and the sweet red beans go really well with it.
Though the portions here are really generous (for one person), it's still less than the portions I got from the Chinatown branch. Perhaps it's because the last time I went there was eons ago. But I have a feeling that it's cos of the higher rent in Orchard... But since it's much more accessible than Chinatown (Temple Street), I'll definitely be back for more mango ice.

Mei Heong Yuen
Ion Orchard
Basement 4, near all the food stalls

3 comments:

SistaFood said...

There is this Summer Frost at east coast rd which taste really good! Black sesame and peanut butter flavour is the best of all. And they give generous amount of toppings! You may want to check it out! :)

gourmandtales said...

i love this!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Accordign to Summer Frost's website, they have a new outlet at *scape mall too. Good news for us.. more choices in orchard! =)