Date visited: 11th May 2013
I saw Nine Taiwanese Dessert House on our way down Swanston Street last weekend, so MerlinFan and I made an impromptu stop there this afternoon for some dessert.
|Black and white pearl milk tea $4.50|
|Shaved ice No.9 $10.50|
There was a heap of extremely sweet mango sauce, thick like cordial or puree. The mango flavoured coconut jelly was also tangy and really sweet. We liked having the fresh mango and neither of us detected the condensed milk. The gelato had a slight tang and the taste reminded us a bit of jackfruit rather than mango. We liked the dessert although it was really sweet - perhaps it would have been better in a dish rather than in a bowl where the shaved ice was stuck in the bottom with all the sauce on top. It was also pretty pricey at $10.50 but the amount of toppings were generous and could easily be shared between two (which MerlinFan approved of).
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