Odd title, isn't it? "Confusingly amazing" - okay, fair enough. "Snow mountains" - you mean, to eat?
Yes. Yes to all of that! Dessert Story is a franchise started by three men all with a pretty adorable passion for Asian (more specifically Taiwanese and Hong Kong) home-style desserts. Apparently, a passion so grand that they have over 100 items on their menu.
Initially, I was a little bit judgemental about this chain, to be honest. A rouged up dessert franchise that I'd see all around the city offering what I thought was just shaved ice? Cheers, I'll pass. But thank all the goodness in the Universe that Shiv took me here after our dinner at Shimbashi, because I have now been very appropriately set straight and put in my place.
To drink, I ordered Mango Coconut Jelly with Diced Mango. Years ago, a friend took me to get something similar in Hong Kong that had tiny glutinous rice balls instead of the usual pearls or jelly. With no hesitation, I can say it changed my life. I yearn for the same creamy-coconut-tangy-mango-sticky-rice-stuck-to-your-teeth combination constantly.
And while incomplete (no sticky rice!), this was a lovely reminder of that.
Plus, I always find that when given too many options, I get a bit overwhelmed. So a bit of direction was very welcome.
We shared two bowls. The first, Peanut Snow Ice with Black Sesame and Crushed Peanut. Did good things happen? Great things happened.
It was confusing!
It was amazing.
It felt like eating whipped velvet butter. Or your favourite downy blanket in food form. It tasted beyond magical.
Love and glutinous rice balls,
195 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne CBD, VIC 3000
+61 (3) 9650 7776
P.S. Sorry, but I forgot to make note of the prices! I will say though that it was well-priced, and the servings were quite large too.