For a bowl of classic, old-school Tong Sui to be enjoyed in the late afternoon, visit Shan Jie Dessert House (姗姐甜品屋) at Siam Road of Georgetown. The newly opened dessert specialist can be found opposite to the famous Siam Road Char Koay Teow; occupying a space on the upper floor of a shop lot. The interior decor is simple... with basic tables and chairs; the heat-intolerant might be disappointed with the lack of air-conditioners, it gets pretty stuffy in hot afternoons. On the menu, it offers timeless local Chinese Tong Sui (expect to see Red Bean Soup, Mung Bean Soup, Bee Koh Moy, Sweet Potato Soup and Glutinous Rice Balls etc) at wallet-friendly prices.
Hot Mochi with Peanut and Sesame Sprinkles (Rm 4.90)
Bee Koh Moy with Vanilla Ice Cream (Rm 4.90)
Glutinous Rice Balls with Osmanthus Soup (Rm 6.90)
Shan Jie's Hot Mochi is a popular item, with freshly cooked Mochi (Japanese chewy Rice Cake) beautifully coated with Sesame and Peanut Sugar. Each order requires a minimum wait of 15 minutes. We expected the taste would be quite similar to Muar Chee (local delicacy) but it was not quite the case. Something was missing and we suspected it was because of the Peanut Powder, it gets pretty monotonous towards the end. Equally disappointing was the Glutinous Rice Balls with Osmanthus Soup. The Glutinous Rice Balls with fillings were not cooked thoroughly, certain parts were pretty hard to be chewed. The Osmanthus flavor was rather muted as well, as though we were having ordinary sweetened soup. Bee Koh Moy with Vanilla Ice Cream was okay... though we would prefer thicker Coconut Milk with bolder salty essence.
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Business Hours: 3 pm to 10:45 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact Number: 6014- 349 3001
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