I came to know of another Tong Pak Fu dessert house in Mid Valley Megamall, which sells Taiwanese ice desserts as well. However, though this Tong Pak Fu in Penang and the one I am about to blog in this post only share the same name and centered on Taiwanese desserts and the connection ends there.
They are not the same nor are their menu/desserts the same either.
After lunch at The Gardens in my previous post, we wandered around and stumbled upon this place or rather, I was introduced to this place which everyone wanted to try after our experience with the dessert house in Penang (read about my first visit here)
Flipping through the menu, I knew then that this is totally different from the one in Penang; as for one, most of their desserts revolve around the theme of mango, and even durians (good news for mango and durian lovers, sorry, durians just ain't for me).
It was really crowded at that time; well, almost everywhere is crowded in the metropolitan city on weekends anyway and for the second time that day, I had to wait to be seated.
Thankfully it was not that long of a wait, as we were quickly ushered to our table.
Simple and clean interior of the shop which is almost similar to an IKEA showroom :-P
We ordered our desserts from the menu, and it was a plus point that they mentioned the waiting time for some of the desserts (which probably required more time to prepare) to let the customers know ahead of time. There are many desserts, besides just mango-themed alone and they even have the traditional hot desserts and also double boiled nutritious desserts for the beauty-conscious :-)
There were many varieties and it seemed that they were also famous for their snow ice which kind of attracted my attention from the many orders at the other tables.
Mango Snow Ice (MYR8.80)
The snow ice looked like they were layered crepes lying atop each other and it was indeed a delightful sight (or at least, it was for me:)
Served with chewy QQ balls and aloe vera, I think, and it melted quite soon, but hey, this is a tropical country and our room temperatures can be quite high too.
Look, it's melting!
Yes, I was extremely interested in the strawberry grazing the top of the tiramisu :-P
Another snow ice ordered by me; Matcha Green Tea Snow Ice (MYR8.80)
Yes, I just love the combination of green tea and red bean with ice very much, and I was curious if this would be as good as their ice blended drink.
Melting fast too in our room temperature, and I was just so anxious whether it would just melt or crumble all over the plate and make a mess on the table, haha :-D
Chilled Mango Sago Creme with Pomelo (MYR8.80)
You could choose for it to be served either in a bowl or a cup, and I clearly remembered hubby requesting for this to be served in a cup, and it came in a bowl!
Sighs, and I clearly remembered stating/repeating that we wanted a cup when we made our order, oh well.
A Western Dessert this is; Mango Napoleon with Vanilla Ice-Cream (MYR10.80)
(This required 15 minutes for the preparation as stated in the menu)
This seems to be a rather popular place among the young and the old, and I can see the growing trend of dessert houses like these; particularly popularizing the concept of Taiwanese desserts.
Prices can be quite steep, or at least it is to me and the portions are alright.
It is not really fair to compare the two Tong Pak Fu as they serve totally different things, but personally, I would vote for the one in Penang as their desserts suit my preferences more.
What say you?
A sweet post towards the weekend so that you can have a sweet and enjoyable weekend!~ :-)