When we talk about local dessert shops in Singapore, Ah Chew Desserts, Mei Heong Yuen, Ji De Chi and Dessert First are some of the front-runners.
There are also other newcomers such as Jin Yu Man Tang Dessert Shop at East Coast Road and Chow Zan Dessert worth taking note of.
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Chow Zan Dessert is newly opened at North Bridge Road, located near Heng Long Teochew Porridge and opposite Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato. The name “Chow Zan” is a colloquial term which means “extremely good”.
The humble-looking dessert shop brings about a selection of traditional hot and cold desserts – some with modern twists, ranging from White Chendol ($4.00), Mango Sago, ($4.20), Black Sesame Paste ($3.50), and Peach Gum with Milk ($4.50).
(Peach gum is the resin from peach and Chinese wild peach trees, branded to be “natural and healthy” and allows collagen to be quickly absorbed into the human body.)
Looking at their menu, some of the other recommended items include Red Bean Paste with Orange Peel ($3.50), Eight Treasure Cheng Tng ($4.50), Ginger Milk Pudding ($4.00), Red Green Ruby with Sago ($4.00), Mango Sticky Rice ($6.90), and Chilled Brownie ($5.00).