Ever since Snowflake’s inception in SS15, I have always of heard good things about their dessert. From their first outlet, now to their 4th outlet in Kuchai Lama, Snowflake has really grown so rapidly that I had to pester Saucer to bring me there just to see how good it was. Finally, opportunity presented itself one night when we were having dinner at SS14, which meant Snowflake was just a stone’s throw away. Of course, we went there soon after, only to find the place to be fully packed, on a week night!
Fully packed at Snowflake
Situated on the first floor along a row of quiet shop lots (at night), one wouldn’t expect the place to be so packed but this was indeed the case of “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, for we had to wait for a few minutes to get a table.
Description of the ingredients on the wall
Ordering is by self-service, so there was a queue at the cashier. While waiting for your turn, perhaps you could take some time to read more about the owner Jimmy and how he started Snowflake in the first place. 🙂
History of Snowflake
Ordering might be confusing if it’s your first time, so it’s good to take a good look at the menu while you’re queuing. If you opt for Snowflake series, you can choose either Grass Jelly Series, Taroball Series or Soya Ice Series. The main feature for each series:
- Grass Jelly = Shaved Grass Jelly Ice + Grass Jelly on top
- Taroball Series = Shaved Ice + Yam and Sweet potato Taroballs on top
- Soya Ice = Shaved Soya Ice
After choosing the series, you could choose one of the 5 sets as toppings. If all else fails, and you can’t be bothered to choose, there’s always the Bestseller to fall back on. 🙂
The menu (from Snowflakes Fcaebook page)
After ordering, we were given a Beeping UFO, which I suspect uses RFID to inform you when your order is ready. Once it’s ready, the UFO will blink with bright red lights and vibrate, a signal that you should go and collect your order from the counter. I saw this similar concept being applied in Seoul during my previous visit, and thought it’s a smart idea to avoid clutter at the counter, and to reduce manpower.
Saucer was the one who did the ordering while I waited at the table, and he ordered Grass Jelly Series with Set 1, which had Grass Jelly + Green Bean + Lotus Seed + Pearls. He knows I love Green Bean, so perhaps that’s the reason he chose this set. That, or he was just too lazy to choose and simply picked the first choice from the toppings. 😛 Anyway, of all the toppings, I loved the Pearls the most! They’re so smooth, chewy and cute! 🙂 These little balls certainly proved to be a delight to eat, so much so that Saucer kept pinching them off from my bowl. 😛
Grass Jelly Series with Set 1 toppings = Green bean + lotus seed + Pearl (RM5.90)
The bowl of dessert was also huge that I found it quite a challenge to finish it all by myself, especially after a complete meal of dinner. Still, no one’s rushing so I took my own sweet time sipping into the finely shaved ice flavoured with grass jelly. I found comfort that the whole combination was not overly sweet, just – right.
Plenty of ingredients
Green bean and grass jelly
As for Saucer, he ordered the Bestseller which consisted of Grass Jelly + Grass Jelly Ice + Taroballs + Creamer. I must say, those taroballs are damn addictive! The orange-coloured ones were flavoured with sweet potato while the white ones were flavoured with yam. Add in some flour and magic, they turned into these gorgeous balls of comfort. Nice to chew and complemented the grass jelly ice well. Again, this was pretty huge in portion with lots of grass jelly on top.
Bestseller = Grass Jelly + Grass Jelly Ice + Taroballs + Creamer (RM6.50)
Grass Jelly Series with Set 3 Topping = Red bean+Peanut+pearl (RM5.90)
Many might not get how a simple shaved ice dessert like this could gather such a huge crowd, beats me even. I guess it’s the fact that you get to customize your own toppings, that the ice was extremely fine-shaved, that the taroballs and pearls were chewy and addictive, and that it’s big enough for sharing! I actually went back for a second try barely a week later, for I missed the chewiness of the taroballs! 🙂
What the 4 of us had
Little pearls of goodness
After having a taste of it, I can now see why there’s always a huge crowd and a long line at the counter. In fact, I now proclaim myself as a fan. 🙂 If only they have a branch in Puchong…
Snowflake Taiwanese Dessert Secrets
Snowflake Taiwanese Desserts Secrets (Opposite Asia Cafe, along Starbucks)
No.61A, First Floor,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Tel: 017-623 8966
Business Hours: Sun – Thur (1.00pm – 11.00pm), Fri – Sat (1.00pm – 12.00 midnight)