Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Ice Monster, Subang Jaya
Red Bean & Sweet Potato Ice with Milk
I nearly melted in the heat of the afternoon, literally. It was a hot, hot day. There wasn't a better timing than this to try out this new dessert shop in the neighbourhood, Ice Monster. Apparently, Ice Monster is a hugely popular dessert chain specializing in snow ice desserts in Taiwan. This outlet in Subang Jaya has only just opened for a few months with a simple menu of mainly fruits-based and beans-based shaved ice desserts (not unlike our local "ais kacang") and ice-creams.
The fruits-based desserts look healthy and yummy heavily featuring the ever-popular mango, as well as kiwi and strawberry. But what caught my eyes were not these but the more traditional choices such as Red Bean with Yam, both being my favourites.
Red Bean & Yam Ice with Milk
I love the fact that they were generous with the red beans. The cubed yams were rather sweet although not candied. I suspect they soaked it in syrup beforehand. Evaporated milk was then drizzled all over. However, I was a little disappointed with the texture of the ice. I was expected very finely shaved ice, almost powdery that is like a trademark of "snow ice" but this was just like the ordinary "ais kacang", perhaps a little finer. Another similar offering is the Red Bean and Sweet Potatoes (pictured on top) where cubed sweet potatoes replaced the afore-mentioned yams. Too similar to pass a different judgement.
Although I was expecting to be "wow"ed but ended not, I still enjoyed the icy desserts which provided such a refreshing relief from the killer heat of a typical afternoon. I guess I should try their fruits-based desserts next as they seem to be very popular with the patrons at this outlet.
Ice Monster (*Outlet closed*)
No. 26, Jalan SS15/4D, Subang Jaya (same row as McD and Burger King)