Sunday, September 25, 2011

Snowman Dessert (糖伯府) @ Cantonment Road, Penang.

With the recent mushrooming of Hong Kong Dessert in Penang, business gets more competitive, the well-known dessert outlet at Raja Uda has also further expanded their business into this humble island. The demand for dessert has obviously increased a lot for Penangites, this can be seen with all those newly opened dessert outlet such as Bikkuri Station at Bukit Mertajam and Lucky Dessert in Queensbay Mall. The craving of dessert after a scrumptious meal might be one of the factors that contributed to this. Snowman dessert's first branch was opened few days ago and its situated just right opposite to the Pos Malaysia and Maybank at Pulau Tikus. The place was full with people probably due to the well known reputation of its quality dessert, however, those dessert are slightly over-priced in my opinion. Some rants over the poor services provided to us that night, I do understand that they are still new and they are facing some problems or so but they do really need to improve on their services as in the food takes unusual time to reach to us (they were just dessert ?) and we were not informed about some of the menu were no longer available due to high demand. It sort of irritated us as the waitress kept approaching us and asking us to change our orders. 

Snowman dessert has a lot to offer their customers, in fact, I was in dilemma on what to choose instead, most of them are very attractive and nicely presented. They do serve bird's nest (燕窝) and Hashma (雪蛤膏) too as in they are preparing them together with those fresh and colorful fruits. As for chocolate lovers, there is this chocolate steamboat available too. Snacks like Hong Kong Dim Sum and some Taiwanese snacks are available too to satisfy your appetite.

Mango Mini Rice Ball (芒果小丸子,Rm 7.80) The portion was okay and obviously their mini rice balls refer to glutinous rice ball instead, they were included into something like freshly blended-mango-juice. Some freshly chopped mango cubes were added too, the dessert was not sweet at all and it has successfully preserved the flavor of mango. Definitely a must-try for mango lovers. 

Sea Coconut With Soya Bean Curd Pudding (海底椰豆腐花,Rm 5.80) As you might wonder, what was those milky white liquid ? It was coconut milk. The combination looks odd to me at first as I have never thought of mixing coconut milk with Soya Bean Curd Pudding, the taste turned out to be quite okay, at least it was not too bad (should be good for those who adore coconut milk). The freshness of the coconut milk can also be clearly  tasted. The soya bean curd was not shabby to me smooth yet, not too sweet. 

Honeydew Sago (蜜瓜西米露,Rm 5.80) The taste for this honeydew sago was quite normal and average to me (the honeydew flavor was quite strong). I would have expected more but it was still nevertheless, satisfying. It would be even better if they could add in more honeydew cubes as there were only 4 of them in total. Portion was decent considering the price.

Mango Mixed Fruits Ice Cream Louye (芒果亮晶晶捞嘢,Rm 12.80) The word "Louye" comes from Cantonese dialect (捞嘢) which means mixing something together with sauce. The mouth-watering set comes with some freshly cut fruits, namely honeydews, kiwi fruit, mangoes, strawberries, watermelons and topped with a generous amount of Nata De Coco and some home-made jelly which tasted like coconut juice. The "sauce" provided was quite similar to the Mango Mini Rice Ball set, gently pour the mango juice on top of those fruits and they are ready to be served. Its rather fun to play such mix-and-match with all those fruits, somehow I found out watermelon actually does not match with mango based on my liking. 

In my opinion, no doubt Snowman's dessert are very delicious but they are slight at their high price so it would be ideal if they could have slightly reduced their prices. I would definitely go back and try other dessert out.

Taste: 6.5/10
Price: 6/10
Parking: 5/10
Service: 5.5/10 (based on my experience)
Service Charge: Yes (10%)
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 37D, Jalan Cantonment 10250 Penang. (Directly opposite to Pos Malaysia and Maybank)
Address (For Raja Uda outlet): 42-A-1, Jalan Raja Uda, Pusat Perniagaan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang.
Business Hours: 11:00am until 1:00am (daily)
Phone Number: 604- 226 0955