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Wan Mei Dessert Review: Snow Ice With 24 Toppings To Choose From In Katong

17th April 2023
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Wan Mei Dessert has snow ice with 24 toppings, cheng tng and more at Katong

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Here at Eatbook, we usually have two, sometimes three, food shoots lined up one after the other. So when there’s a dessert place assigned as one of those shoots, as was the case with Wan Mei Dessert at Katong, I rejoice, as I won’t have to stuff down more mains and other filling dishes than my stomach can take.

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Wan Mei offers traditional Chinese desserts for the most part, but it offers a few interesting things as well, such as its highly customisable snow ice. It comes in seven different flavours, and you can choose one of 10 different syrups and three of 24 toppings. Some of those toppings, such as the mango hor fun and xiao man tou, certainly catch the eye.

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Food at Wan Mei Dessert

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Naturally, the Wan Mei Snow Ice Set ($10.90) was the first thing we ordered. This was my permutation: matcha flavour, milk syrup, and the Oreo crumble, mini mochi, and xiao man tou toppings.

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Once mixed together, it’s far from the most aesthetically pleasing dessert, but I think it worked out nicely. The matcha flavouring tasted pretty good, even if it didn’t have a particularly strong tea taste, and the syrup added a pleasant milky quality.

Texture-wise, the contrast between the chewiness of the mochi balls and the crunchiness of the xiao man tou and Oreo crumble made the dessert a joy to eat.

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Up next was the Yuzu Ice Dessert ($5.90).

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The bowl consisted of yuzu-flavoured ice shavings, mango bursters, and lychee jelly. Together, they made for a yummy blend of sweet and sour, and a balanced one at that. Of course, the aromatic and tangy character of yuzu shone the brightest here, but that may be because the mango and lychee flavours were far more subtle.

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Finally, we decided to get a hot dessert to top things off—the classic Cheng Tng ($4.90).

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Unfortunately, this one was a bit of a miss. Longan, ginkgo nuts, barley, and the other ingredients you’d expect to find in cheng tng feature here, but it was too cloying for my liking. Perhaps more longan flavour and less sweetness would have made this better balanced. But to those with a sweet tooth, this may be just right for you.

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Ambience at Wan Mei Dessert

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In terms of size, the place is on the smaller side, with just a few tables inside the shop, and a few others outside it. But what it lacks in spaciousness, it makes up for in good looks. The oriental-style interior that features an emerald, white, and brown colour palette is certainly appealing, and I couldn’t help but stare at the gorgeous In the Mood for Love poster placed near the counter.

Wan Mei Dessert is not the most conveniently-located shop, however, as it is an 11-minute bus ride away from Dakota MRT Station.

The verdict

Wan Mei Dessert is a decent spot for traditional Chinese desserts. And thanks to its highly customisable snow ice and stylish interior, it’s also a good place to check out with friends and even snap a few pictures for the ‘gram.

For a famous cheng tng stall to check out, read our Ye Lai Xiang Cheng Tng review. For a Pojangmacha-style eatery with Korean fried chicken, check out our 88 Pocha review.

Address: 11 East Coast Road, #01-14 The Odeon, Singapore 428722
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 12pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 8884 9248
Website
Wan Mei Dessert is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Photos taken by Ke-ian J Leong.
This was an independent review by Eatbook.sg.

Wan Mei Dessert Review: Snow Ice With 24 Toppings And Cheng Tng At This Katong Shop
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    Wan Mei Dessert Review: Snow Ice With 24 Toppings And Cheng Tng At This Katong Shop - 7/10
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Summary

Pros
– Wan Mei Snow Ice Set was fun to eat and highly customisable
– Yuzu Ice Dessert was refreshing and balanced

Cons
– Cheng tng a little too sweet

Recommended dishes: Wan Mei Snow Ice Set ($10.90)

Opening hours: Wed-Mon 12pm to 10:30pm

Address:
11 East Coast Road, #01-14 The Odeon, Singapore 428722

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