Yesterday, colleagues and I went to PGP Residences food court for lunch. The last time we came here was probably in 2008. We noticed that many of the food stalls have changed.
Lunch was so so, but we thought that this dessert stall was a mini highlight of the lunch. It sells only desserts.
Our colleague, “Mrs Jiao Sou Fu Ren” ate very little and we asked her if she is on a diet? She said no… She is having a small lunch because the desserts stall has caught her eye.
So while we were finishing up lunch, she came back with things to let us try. Yam and Sago. $1.20 We tasted it and though hey, it’s not bad.
But what got us interested was the other dessert that she was having. It was called Vietnamese Ice Kachang. $1.80
You know the ‘three colour’ or ‘four colour’ dessert (not sure of the name, but in Melbourne previously, I remember we order it by calling it 3 or 4 colour), it is usually very fakingly bright and colourful. But this ‘natural colouring’ dessert looked kinda pale.
We noticed Mrs JSFR was enjoying her drink/dessert and we asked her if she thinks the rest of us will like it. She said “Yes!”. So off I went to queue up and bought 3 more cups of it.
The cup is actually quite big and it is quite filling! The lady put in about 5 or 6 tablespoons of red beans in it, top it up with corn custard and then chendol. After that she added a layer of ice and then covered it with coconut milk.
After stirring it, we enjoyed it. We realised why we liked it. The coconut milk is not plain old coconut milk. She scooped it from another dessert that she’s selling. It was a banana dessert that has coconut milk sauce on it. Ah…
We were so so full. Maybe the next time we are here, we shall have a mini portion of lunch and enjoy the desserts. (and maybe try other things that she sells)
OMO [One (wo)Man Operation] so it might be a bit slow. Patience needed. 🙂
PGP Residences Air Conditioned Food Court
National University of Singapore.