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Liang Liang Garden Desserts: Milo Dinosaur Ice Kachang + Mango Durian Ice Kachang At Tiong Bahru

Last Updated: February 28, 2020

Written by Stacey Hong

Tiong Bahru is home to so much good food like Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner and Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice, but as they say, there’s always room for dessert. So where can you go when you’re looking to satisfy your dessert craving (without breaking the bank)?

Liang Liang Garden Desserts

Liang Liang Garden Desserts is situated in Tiong Bahru Market on the second floor. A small humble hawker stall run single-handedly by the lady boss, Liang Liang Garden Desserts pulls off several twists on the traditional Singaporean desserts.

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When I saw the Dinosaur Ice Kachang (S$2.30) on the menu, I knew I just had to try it. Milo has always been a childhood drink for me, and I was ecstatic when I came to know of the Milo dinosaur beverage. 

A clever twist on the traditional ice kachang, the dessert came as a large mountain of shaved ice covered with generous amounts of Milo powder. 

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The thing I love the most about Milo powder is the texture of it and how it melts in your mouth once it enters. Adding Milo powder on ice kachang was a genius move on Liang Liang Garden Desserts’ part, because it tugs on the heartstrings of the millennials like me, bringing a sense of nostalgia with every bite. 

Once it melted, it unveiled standard ice kachang ingredients like attap chee (palm seeds), red beans, sweet corn, and grass jelly. I particularly enjoyed the chunks of Milo powder that melted with the ice to become a pool of chocolatey goodness. 

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I decided to try the Honey Pearl Aloe Vera (S$2.30), and I was so thankful I did. Topped with colourful jelly balls, strings of gelatin and aloe vera, the shaved ice was drizzled with honey lemon.

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Having a mouthful of this dessert was pure nirvana for me. Because it was such a hot and humid day, this dessert sure did the trick. Paired with the honey lemon, the shaved ice was cold and refreshing. The taste of lime hit my senses almost instantly, and I immediately felt revitalised and energised. With flavours close to fruit punch and rose drinks, the red and white string jellies added a nice sweetness to the dessert, along with the aloe vera.

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When I saw the King of Fruits on the menu, I sure wasn’t going to pass it up. Unlike the Dinosaur Ice Kachang, the trademark colouring for the Mango & Durian Ice Kachang (S$2.30) was visible. Resembling a glorious creamy waterfall, the shaved ice was covered with mango and durian-flavoured creme. 

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Personally, I felt that the taste of mango was subtle because it was overpowered by the durian. The blend of the ice kachang with its standard ingredients and the mango and durian creme is every durian lover’s dream. 

However, it got quite cloying after a few bites and I would recommend you share this with someone. Keep a glass of water handy too—you’ll need it if you take on this dessert by yourself. 

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My first thoughts upon seeing the Ice Jelly Peach (S$2.30) was that it was absolutely pretty. The presentation of this dessert was gorgeous, with larges slices of translucent gelatin and peaches sitting atop the ice. 

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When I dug in, I realised that it was a tad bit sour. That led me to believe that the ice was drizzled with sour plum or calamansi juice. The large pieces of jelly were a bit tasteless, but having it together with the ice was refreshing. I could tell that the peaches were canned peaches and they weren’t fresh. However, for the price, I don’t think that was a deal-breaker. 

I would say that the Honey Pearl Aloe Vera was my favourite dessert from Liang Liang Garden Desserts. You should definitely try the Dinosaur Ice Kachang as well. If you have a sweet tooth like me, I guarantee you’ll enjoy it. 

Expected Damage: S$3 per pax 

Price: $

Our Rating: 4 / 5

Liang Liang Garden Desserts

30 Seng Poh Rd, #02-75, Tiong Bahru Market, Singapore 168898

Our Rating 4/5

Liang Liang Garden Desserts

30 Seng Poh Rd, #02-75, Tiong Bahru Market, Singapore 168898

Operating Hours: 11am - 9pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 11am - 9pm (Daily)

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