Dessert Story, Adelaide

Hooray for another Asian dessert place in little old Adelaide. I went here 1 week after they were opened, dragging my partner in crime L along ;) Loving the decor of the place, especially the red lanterns on the ceiling.

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The milk snow ice with crystal jelly and mango juice with popping pearls is absolutely perfect for summer. You may be asking wth is popping pearls? My thoughts exactly when I read it. The pearls contain a sweet liquor encased in a thin film so when you bite it, pop! The snow ice just melted in my mouth, oh so good. It was super fluffy and sweet, just imagine a gelato and a shaved ice having a baby – that’s just what you would get. Definitely a must try for super sweet tooth like myself :D

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Milk Snow Ice with Crystal Jelly and Mango Juice with Popping Pearls ($10.90)

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The snow ice is made from a penguin machine, how adorable looking is it?

penguin shaved  ice maker

Hmm when I first saw the sago dessert, I was very unimpressed by the presentation. It just looked like things thrown randomly on it, no way did it look like anything on the menu. The sago dessert was very bland and just tasted like coconut milk. Nothing spectacular – weak green tea flavoured ice cream, little mango syrup and a ton of coconut milk. I probably could make this myself at home.

Mango Pomelo Sago

Mango Pomelo Sago in Coconut Milk with Green Tea Ice-Cream ($7.90)

I’m very glad Dessert Story opened up – we need more Asian dessert places around! Especially since the alternative is Sugarbowl *shivers*. Probably not the most authentic and best tasting food around, but it is the number 1 Asian dessert place in Adelaide.

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 3/5

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4 comments for “Dessert Story, Adelaide

  1. aymesnation
    October 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    nice to know people are reading about your posts. one of my friends read about your dessert reviews on some weekly magazine, you mentioned it earlier on one of your posts…

    anyway, have your tried by blackbird on king william road?

    • ionlyeatdesserts
      October 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      awww that’s so nice to hear, I hope there are ppl reading haha :) I haven’t tried by blackbird yet, really wanted to before I left but didn’t find the time. I def need to go when I get back. Have you had a chance to try it yet? XD

  2. October 26, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Not cheap then? Might be worth it for nostalgia value anyway. I’m guessing they do a decent cendol and a bubur cacar? Those 2 would be the deal-breakers for me :)

    • October 27, 2012 at 9:47 am

      nahhhh not cheap but I don’t think it was too expensive for Adelaide. I haven’t tried either of those 2 at Dessert Story but I only usually get the cendol in a Viet restaurant eating pho :D

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