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Singapore Eat: Mei Heong Yuen Dessert (味香园甜品) @ Chinatown

Looking for after-lunch desserts or a place to get out of the heat when sight-seeing in Chinatown? Go for some traditional or iced desserts at Mei Heong Yuen Dessert (main shop), located along Temple Street in the heart of Chinatown.

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert (味香园甜品)

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert serves both hot and cold desserts, including light snacks, from traditional glutinous rice balls, rice dumplings and various other Chinese desserts to snow ice (ice shavings). They have so many varieties that you will not be able to try all of them on just a couple of visits.

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert Menu

Their super-fine ground sesame paste, almond paste, walnut paste, etc, and glutinous rice balls in ginger soup are signature desserts to go for. My favourites are the range of ground paste and have tried a different one on each visit.

On the last visit, I tried the walnut paste and osmanthus jelly. The walnut paste is not too sweet and the osmanthus jelly has a pleasant sweet scent and mild osmanthus flavour.

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert walnut paste, osmanthus jelly

Some other traditional desserts that I have tried includes the water chestnut cake, mango rolls, lemongrass jelly, glutinous rice balls in ginger soup, etc.

Water chestnut cake, sesame paste and mango rolls
Water chestnut cake (left) and sesame paste & mango rolls (right)

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert’s wide range of snow ice are hot-sellers in the hot and humid afternoons. Apart from the fruity series, there are also snow ice with mocha, chocolate, black sesame, etc. I have tried their snow ice a couple of times when I could not stand the afternoon heat.

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert Snow Ice Menu

The almond & sesame snow ice (杏仁芝麻雪花冰), with glass jellies, can be considered as traditional dessert with an icy twist. The natural tastes of the ingredients are intact and not diluted as expected from shaved ice — don't wait until it is fully melted.

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert Almond & Sesame Snow Ice

Mei Hong Yuen Dessert has expanded over the last few years to having 10 outlets across Singapore. If the main shop is crowded, the nearest alternative is the outlet at Basement 2 of Chinatown Point shopping centre, also in Chinatown.


63-67 Temple Street, Singapore 058611

Opening Hours:

12pm to 9:30pm | Closed on Monday

*If a public holiday falls on Monday, the dessert shop will close on Tuesday instead.

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