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MOOOOO – who wants milk desserts?

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This neat little shop makes desserts out of fresh milk.  Friendly service staff with a cottage-like ambience, it also has an eye-appealing huge cow at the entrance of the shop for you to snap pictures with.

Mua chee with ginger soup and peanuts – this is like nothing I’ve seen before. Mua chee is normally made of glutinous rice flour but this is special because it has a tinge of milk in it. Cut it up and eat it with a spoonful of ginger soup and you will be surprised that ginger soup and milk mua chee can actually taste quite good together. I can’t decide if I prefer this or the regular mua chee. it’s just different. So go ahead and try it. Even if you decide that you prefer plain old regular mua chee after tasting it, at least you could say that you have tried something different and unique.

Milk ice cream (original)– I love the fresh milk taste and the fact that its not too sweet. Some ice cream I have tried before is so sweet that the sweetness just overwhelms your taste buds and you can’t really savour the flavor of the ice cream . This is just nice.

Lavender ice cream –I was apprehensive when they recommended this because I have tried lavender soy milk before and it tasted like facial soup – really awful.But Surprise! Surprise! This tastes really good. It’s natural and really refreshing. I love it!

(left – milk ice cream, right – lavender ice cream)

Milk pudding with chocolate syrup – I love this too. Freshly made with milk, it’s 10 times better than the mass-manufactured one you see in the supermarket which tends to be too sweet and unnatural.

Milk mochi – really special and I felt like ordering another one. The skin is not too thick though it can get a bit sticky (use a fork). I heard from the waitress that this is the modified version of the mochi in Japan. It ha  a layer of cake in it to suit Taiwanese preference. I felt that it would taste even better if it was served colder. (like really freezing cold, but not till it’s too hard to bite)

(left- Milk pudding with chocolate syrup, right – Milk mocha)

Overall, I felt that the milk taste could be stronger, but it sat very well with my friend who doesn’t like to drink milk on its own. I guess you will love this if you don’t really like the raw taste of milk.

Written by clarine chai

June 7, 2011 at 5:10 am

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Traditional hakka Mua Chee (Qi Ba)

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Qi Ba (known as mua chee in Spore) is served with the glutinous roll and peanuts unmixed. Locals showed us how to make it – the Hakka way. Cut them into strips, roll in peanut bits then use chopsticks to slowly twist it out into balls.. Truly authentic! (Whereas in Singapore we use scissors to snip into pieces). I really love the Qi Ba in Neiwan because I find it a lot smoother and chewier than the ones in Singapore. You don’t get that bloated feeling after eating it. Awesome!

Written by clarine chai

June 1, 2011 at 8:18 am