Thursday, February 2, 2012

Snapshot: Red Tea Jelly with Longan at Changi Village

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Red Tea Jelly with Longan, Changi Village Red Tea Jelly with Longan, Changi Village
Red Tea Jelly with Longan, $2

If there's one thing that I subconsciously love about this island city, it is our wide selection of affordable desserts. I swoon over macarons and crème brûlée, but our most humble offerings are plenty heartwarming. I'm probably biased since I grew up with them, but a hot bowl of pulut hitam or almond paste really is all I need sometimes. In an odd way, I feel blessed that our desserts generally go for no more than three dollars, especially since desserts in Hong Kong are frequently priced above char chan teng mains!

Red Tea Jelly with Longan is relatively new to me, actually. Before I met M, I've never heard of it. But it's one dessert that is close to his heart, so it's been on the table every time we visit Changi Village ever since I knew him. To me, it's like a new age version of ice kachang, which is really a good thing since I don't dig all the ingredients in the original, but I'll be hard pressed to find faults with longans, condensed milk, red tea jelly, crushed ice and drizzles of syrup. Nothing mind-blowing, but so satisfying! Especially on a hot day like the ones we've had intermittently this past week. I'm totally craving for it right now.

Mei Lin Yin Pin
#01-40 Blk 2 Changi Village Road,
Changi Village Hawker Centre, Singapore

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