72 Kingsway
Glen Waverley, VIC 3150

I have mixed feelings about impromptu meals out. On one hand, any food is good food, unless if it’s bad food. But on the other hand it almost definitely means that I won’t have my camera with me, so when a particularly photogenic food item comes out, my level of angst is roughly that of an OCD sufferer with their faces pressed under the putrescent waters of obsession.  
So anyway, the plan was to see the new Pixar movie, Brave, with my sister last Tuesday. Except when we rocked up the tickets have all but sold out, so we scratched that plan and decided to treat ourselves to Dessert Story instead. And it just so happens that it’s happy hour every day from 12-3pm across all stores, where everything on the menu is 15% off – SCORE.
Mango Sago in Coconut Milk ($5.5)
The first dessert we had was the Mango Sago in Coconut Milk ($5.5). Even though it’s served in a bowl, it’s more of a sweet and rich coconut drink with small chewy pearls of sago. The scoop of mango puree floating in the middle was a refreshing, fruity addition to the tropical flavours. We both enjoyed this immensely.
Mixed Pudding with Grass Jelly and Pearl ($5.5)
The other dessert we had was the Mixed Pudding with Grass Jelly and Pearl ($5.5). Shiny, quivering slabs of pudding in jewelled hues were splayed over a bowlful of shaved ice that was drizzled in sweet, herbal syrup. Each spoon was a textural playground of crunchy ice and slippery pudding and chewy pearls. Unfortunately the puddings lacked a little in the flavour department; my sister and I agreed that the milk pudding tasted a lot like medicine, but overall this was still quite a successful dessert. 
And just so you all know, the prices I’ve listed in this post are before the 15% discount, so our bill actually only came to $9.35 for both desserts, which is really really good, considering our stomachs were sloshing with excess dessert by the end.   
Rating: 14/20 – making friends with asian desserts. 

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Asian  Cheapie Lunch (Under $15)  Dessert  Glen Waverley  Victoria 

Comments (13)

  • love2dine

    on 15 August 2012 @ 12:53 pm:

    Another amazing post. I love the way you write about things

    • ming

      on 16 August 2012 @ 02:26 am:

      Aww thanks so much, I wish I had my proper camera with me though :)

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    on 15 August 2012 @ 11:31 pm:

    I'm so excited a new Dessert Story is going to open up at Doncaster Westfield :) Best place to go when I miss HK style desserts ~

    • ming

      on 16 August 2012 @ 02:53 am:

      I actually spent ages shying away from Asian Desserts because you know how in an asian household, it's just a constant rotation of black sesame, red bean, and green tea? I'm so glad I gave dessert story a go though, SO YUMMEH.

    • Libby @

      on 18 August 2012 @ 01:38 pm:

      Wahhhhhh?! They're opening up one in Shoppo?! This is great news. I also heard that they're opening up a Zara store in Doncaster too. Yay, GO DONNY!

  • leaf (the indolent cook)

    on 17 August 2012 @ 01:57 am:

    Oh thanks for the tip on the 15% discount! Works out nice and affordable. I've only been to one of these dessert places so far.

    • ming

      on 17 August 2012 @ 05:05 am:

      Just make sure they do give you the discount; they did it without me having to ask this time but the last time I went with the boyfriend, he said they didn't take 15% off the bill for him - I hope it isn't because he was the only caucasian in there :S

  • Libby @

    on 18 August 2012 @ 01:57 pm:

    I still haven't been to Dessert Story even though I walk past the city one every other day :(

    The mango sago in coconut milk definitely sounds like my type of dessert so I will be sure to check it out when I'm in the city tomorrow :)

    • ming

      on 19 August 2012 @ 06:43 am:

      I hope you're checking it out now and going 'mmmmmm!' :P

  • theragingcook

    on 20 August 2012 @ 09:23 am:

    I prefer Meet Fresh hahaha, a lot more flavour!!!

    • ming

      on 20 August 2012 @ 01:25 pm:

      I have issues with the name 'Meet Fresh' - so easily misread as Meat Fresh and from there on it's all downhill :p I do plan on giving it a go sometime though, now that Dessert Story has gotten me into HK desserts :)

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    on 22 August 2012 @ 11:49 am:

    That is seriously cheap! I didn't know there's a discount during those hours...must make it there again for some cheap pre-dinner desserts. :P

    • ming

      on 22 August 2012 @ 02:33 pm:

      Then post-dinner desserts :p

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