The coconut pudding pancakes (or kanom krok) I just had are odd — tasty, but odd.
Mango sticky rice is a classic Thai dessert, and it’s very, very easy to see why.
When I had the chendol from Penang Road Famous Chendol, the vendor across from it was closed because of Chinese New Year (Thanks, Chinese New Year, for making sure basically everything was closed during the bulk of my trip to Penang. Thanks. I was hoping that most of the places I wanted to try would be closed. You know, just to spice things up).
Ice chendol isn’t the most photogenic dessert ever, but man, it’s so good.
I recently found myself near the Lingya Night Market in the middle of the afternoon. I knew it would be closed, but I figured I’d walk through just to check it out.
It turned out there were a few vendors open, including a place serving up some very tasty-looking deep-fried goodies with an impressively massive line-up.
Featuring some of the ripest, sweetest mango that I’ve ever had, the mango shaved ice at Gao Xiong Po Po Shaved Ice is exceptionally delicious.
Shaved ice is delicious. Pudding is delicious. But is pudding on shaved ice too much of a good thing?
No. No it is not.
There are several street vendors in Tainan that sell freshly-fried doughnuts that they advertise as being made with millet flour.
I don’t need a whole lot of convincing to try a doughnut, especially one that’s fresh from the fryer.
Are wheel cakes the king of street vendor desserts? In Taiwan, at least, I think the answer has to be yes. Vendors selling these things are everywhere.