Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Singaporean desserts

Consumed by locals in Singapore, these unique desserts are nothing like you’ve ever had before. From aloe vera jelly to black rice, these unusual delicacies give a new meaning to our common understanding of the word 'desserts'. But it sure is worth a shot. Do share your thoughts if you have already tried any of these or if you'd like to.

Refreshing ice jelly with aloe vera and lime juice – Surprised? Well, you are sure to be once you taste this. Made from actual aloe vera pulp, this watery ice jelly just melts in the mouth. It is light and truly refreshing.

Chilled cream of mango with sago pearls, pomelo and lime sorbet - A refreshing concoction of mango puree and pomelo, this yummy dessert is served with lime sorbet. Prepared with perfection, this dessert has a beautiful blend of flavours that play a subtle medley in your mouth.

Bubur Pulut Hitam with coconut ice cream – A very popular dessert, this sweet delicacy is prepared with black glutinous rice, lightly salted coconut cream and palm sugar porridge, served with coconut ice cream. An intriguing mix of textures and tastes, this dessert is sure to take you by surprise.

Bubor ChaCha – Known to be a Singaporean favourite, this medley of sweet potatoes, yam (taro) and coloured tapioca pearls in the form of solid, jelly-like squares, cooked in sweet coconut milk offers an unusual taste. Even though it may seem like it doesn’t suit the Indian palate, it is interesting to experiment with this unique dessert.

Coconut Or Nee - A traditional Teochew dessert prepared with warm yam paste, ginkgo nuts and coconut milk, it comes beautifully set in a cylindrically carved coconut. This thick, milky dessert is mildly sweet and goes well with the ginkgo nuts.

Location: India Jones, Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Featured in Youth Inc. magazine

Youth Inc. magazine did an article on bloggers in their February issue. Thanks to Travellerstories.com I found a humble mention in it.Here it is.