Dessert Story - Hong Kong and Taiwanese desserts

Typically, Asian desserts have a bad rap - not sweet, weird ingredients, textures and so on.....being of Asian descent I am partial to the odd Asian dessert so decided to give Dessert Story a go.

I am going to keep this blog short and sweet (unlike the dessert that I actually had).  Looking through the extensive menu I saw a number of different dessert 'bases' - black jelly, black rice, tofu, shaved ice and sago.  

I ordered the "Coconut Icecream with Black Rice".  Now when I think of rice in a dessert, it can be made in two main ways:

1)  In a pudding where the overall consistency of the mixture is quite thick
2)  As a 'cake' where the rice has a very sticky consistency and a nice sweetness to it (this is what i am used to)

The dish that I received was none of the above and did not look like what was presented on the menu.  The dish showed a glossy sticky rice mixture with a serving of coconut icecream.  What was presented to me was this....

Tasteless rice in a very wet mixture with melted icecream.  Very unappealing to look at, very unappealing to eat.  Now I had hoped that mine was the only bad dish, however my friends were also unimpressed with their dishes.

Don't let this one dish put you off Asian desserts altogether.  If anyone has better recommendations for Asian desserts, please leave some recommendations and we will try these out!

Overall, Mirko rates this 1/5 chopping boards.
Dessert Story is located at 118 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000.
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