Mango Sago is a Chinese dessert that is said to have been invented in 1984 by creative chefs at Lei Garden restaurant. Sweet and refreshing, it features juicy bite-sized mango chunks, sago pearls, shaved ice and coconut milk. It’s best enjoyed on a hot day.
Where to try this Chinese dessert in Singapore: This dessert can be found on the menu at many Chinese restaurants and dessert stores in Singapore. My personal favourite is the mango sago at Tong Shui Desserts, which includes pomelo slices for added crunch.
Thanks to Singapore’s hot, tropical climate, a Chinese dessert called “snowy ice” – comprising strips of shaved ice – has surged in popularity. Countless flavours abound, from chocolate and mint to purple yam. The dessert often comes with a range of accompaniments, such as mochi balls, red bean and chocolate chips.
Where to try this Chinese dessert in Singapore: Ji De Chi Dessert, which has several locations across Singapore, has a wide variety of snowy ice flavours on its menu, including Milo, matcha and mango.
Yin Yang Paste
One of my favourite desserts is yin-yang paste, which – as the name suggests – depicts the traditional black-and-white yin-yang symbol. The “yin” portion of the dessert is made with black sesame paste, whereas the “yang” is created using almond paste. Sesame paste is said to have many health benefits, with some people claiming that it strengthens black hair. Almond paste, on the other hand, is believed to be beneficial for the skin.
Where to try this Chinese dessert in Singapore: Again, I would recommend Ji De Chi Dessert’s rendition, which is creamy, balanced and velvety smooth.
Black Glutinous Rice with Mango