Ah Chew Desserts 阿秋甜品 – One of the Best Local Desserts

I used to work in the Bugis vicinity. Many times, female colleagues would look for their ‘chew-ge’ after lunch, jokingly saying his papaya dessert would make their skin smooth. Working in the corporate world came with a high level of stress, and somehow what ‘Ah Chew’s treats had become my comfort food.

This dessert shop hidden among a row of eateries at Liang Seah is really a treasure. Do you know it used to take up just half the space, with the rest being taken by a Indian newspaper seller.  Fast forward a few years, and the treasure has finally been undiscovered through word of mouth. Just look out for the never-ending queue of people eagerly waiting to have their sugar fix.

With yellow menu tags hanging behind the counter, hard ebony wood furniture, and Chinese paintings adorning the store’s walls, the décor goes well with the offerings and would remind many of dessert stores found in Hong Kong and Taipei. Be prepared to brave the heat for a seat.

Some of the recommendations include: Rock sugar white fungus with papaya ($2.50), Red bean paste with Lily Bulb ($1.80), Mango Sago and Pomelo ($3.80), Yam with Sago ($2.00), and Fresh Milk Steam Egg with Red Bean ($3.00).

Rest assured that the Mango Sago and Pomelo is made of fresh fruits as I have seen the staff cutting the ingredients on the spot. In this variation, a touch of coconut cream is added on top of the usual evaporated milk, giving it fragrance and extra texture. The sweetness of the ripe, juicy mango chunks is complimented by the refreshing, citrus pomelo pulps that bursts and crunch at every mouthful!  Just like Hong Kong’s ‘Hui Lau Shan’.

The Fresh Milk Steam Egg is so smooth that it trickles down your throat. You have the option of having it coffee-flavoured, or red bean-flavoured which would give it some bite.

For local favourites, the Yam and Sago was inspired by the owner after a trip to China. If you can forget about your calorie count, the yam is velvety and tasty, and the coconut milk does not have a sour aftertaste. Thinking about it already puts a smile on my face.

Ah Chew Desserts, #01-11, Liang Seah Place 1 Liang Seah Street S(189022) Tel: +65 63398198
Opening Hours: Tue–Fri: 12.30pm – 11.30pm, Sat–Sun: 1.30pm – 11.30pm (Closed on Mon)

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10 Responses to “Ah Chew Desserts 阿秋甜品 – One of the Best Local Desserts”

  1. Edna
    June 2, 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    FACI!

    You can try the dessert shop at Temple Street which is near people park’s macdonalds. It was recommended by many celebrities and I’ve tried the mango pudding, black sesame, peanut and almond paste. It was fabulous and it made me keep going back for more!

    Go try it someday! =)

  2. June 2, 2008 at 6:30 pm #

    Yes Edna, how did you find me?

    Well, I think you mean 味香园 at Temple Street right? Tried their walnut and almond paste several times. It’s not bad, quite creamy, and always sold out!

    But I prefer Ah Chew a little more for their more ‘cooling’ desserts. =)

  3. JO
    June 3, 2008 at 9:59 am #

    I prefer 记得吃 , although some people may find it a bit too commercialise… the outlet at 8 Liang Seah Street is usually quite crowded. They have another outlet at 46 Upper Cross Street.

  4. kecokele
    July 9, 2008 at 9:26 am #

    a group of us went down for our regular sugar fix but the shop has closed down. even its signboard was gone.. though 记得吃 had a fairly big crowd.

  5. July 9, 2008 at 10:10 pm #

    Hi guys, I managed to msg ‘Ah Chew’.

    In his exact words, he said “Sorry that there is no notice outside the shop. We have taken up another unit next to the existing one n r under revonation. Renovation will be completed by this week. Sorry for the inconveniences.”

    Let’s look forward to a new and better shop! :)

  6. Tony
    August 8, 2008 at 5:44 pm #

    I went to try their dessert last week after they reopen. I found the standard is dropped and three of us dessert are super sweet.

    My friend blame me recommend me their wrong place for dessert.

  7. WIFI
    August 26, 2008 at 11:36 pm #

    I went last week but the standard still remain.

    What did you take?

  8. lita
    August 16, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    y ur shop dont hv pics of desserts ?

  9. Foodaholic
    June 11, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    Where is this place located?

  10. November 21, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Liang Seah Street, just next to Crystal Jade

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