Friday, 6 May 2016

Espresso and Matcha's Foodie Odyessy - Melbourne Day 5 After Dinner : Dessert Story

Considering how early our dinner was, it was inevitable that my confidante and I would need some sort of dessert before the night was out. On our way back to the hotel, we stopped at dessert story, which was quite a popular despite the late hour.

I really liked the cosy decor inside, which was lighted with lanterns, and had a sort of bookshelf wallpaper.

Upon being seated, we were given a menu, which consisted of a very large variety of Taiwanese and Hong Kong style desserts (both hot and cold), as well as a selection of drinks.

We ordered at the counter, and as usual, a number was provided to us.

I ordered the watermelon sago dessert, which consisted of sago in watermelon juice, topped with some extra watermelon balls. I found the watermelon juice to be quite sweet, perhaps they added extra syrup to the dish. There wasn't much sago in it, perhaps only a quarter of the bowl, which was fine because I really enjoyed the refreshing watermelon juices. 

My confidant ordered a serve of peanut and sesame shaved ice, which was drenched with condensed milk. Despite the size, it was quite a light dish, as my companion described it, it was something akin to a mix between cotton candy and ice cream. With a slightly sweet and milky base, the sesame and peanuts added quite a bit of flavour to it, which he really enjoyed.

Between the two of us, we also shared a Hong Kong style coffee, and a Hong Kong style milk tea. Both of which were very strong in taste, but also very sugary. We weren't prompted at the point of ordering whether we wanted to adjust the the level of sweetness, but nevertheless, we would have enjoyed it much more if we could.

Price Range: $ 7 - $15pp

Taste: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 8/10

Dessert Story Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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