Friday, May 23, 2008

EATZ: Ji De Chi (记得吃) Desserts

(Ji De Chi)
8, Liang Seah Street #01-03
(or 46, Upper Cross Street #01-02 )
Tue-Sun: 10.30am - 10pm (Closed on Mondays)
There is hardly a need for introduction of this very popular traditional Chinese dessert house. "Ji De Chi" is one of the better stalls that serves a good bowl of "Black Sesame Paste", "Mango Pomelo" or "Hashima" (Frog's fallopian tube). Apart from a wide range of traditional desserts in hot and cold to choose from, Ji De Chi also serves traditional Chinese kuehs.

Water-Chestnut with Sago

Small crunchy bits of sweet water-chestnut with sago and fluffy egg served chilled.

Water-Chestnut with Herbal Jelly

Similar to the water-chestnut with sago, this dessert comes with herbal jelly (龟苓膏) served chilled.

Pumpkin, Carrot and Yam cake (kueh)
S$1.50 each

Traditional savoury steamed kuehs with real chunks of soft pumpkin (golden), white radish (white) and yam (purple), topped with white sesame and fried shallots.

There has been an increasing number of traditional Chinese desserts stalls sprouting up in the Chinatown area. "Ji De Chi" (记得吃) is one of the popular stalls that had a decent league of foodie fans. The stall that I visited is along Liang Seah Street (opposite Bugis Junction), where the famous "Ah Chew Desserts" (阿秋甜品) is located as well. Despite the stiff competition, both dessert stalls thrive as Singaporeans yearn for a taste of 'grandma's home-made' desserts.
The desserts at "Ji De Chi" are reasonably priced and benchmarked against competitors. So it all boils down to taste. I have tried both dessert stalls along Liang Seah Street and "Ji De Chi" definitely deserves two thumbs up. The desserts served are suitable for weight-watchers and the health-conscious. So anyone can just indulge without feeling any sin.

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1 comment:

Laurens said...

i is gian pumpkin cake & Water-Chestnut with Herbal Jelly