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More on Anna's Dessert House

joypirate | Jul 12, 2004 12:11 PM

Yes. I admit I have a bit of a chow-crush on Anna’s dessert house. An only partially warranted crush at that. I’ve done a bit more research on the $4.50 combo at Anna’s dessert house and I have this to report. In your combo you can choose as your first item any of the following:

Black & White Sesame Paste
Sweet Walnut Soup
Sweet red bean paste w/lotus seeds
Sweet green bean w/porridge & herbs
Sweet Cha-cha beans w/coconut
Sweet potato w/white fungus
Sweet soup of lotus seeds, bean curd sheets & egg
Taro & sago soup w/coconut milk
Sago soup w/coconut milk

Then you either get clay-pot pudding or cheung fun (pork, shrimp or beef) to complete the combo. The cheung fun is much better than the clay-pot pudding, I feel. The clay pot pudding is actually firm sweet potato pudding on a stick w/red beans suspended in stasis. You get 3 sticks of pudding. Very heavy and not very good. The walnut soup is REALLY good and unlike anything I’d ever had before. I’ve also got the soup of lotus seeds, bean curd sheets & egg in my crosshairs.

They get some of their food next door from that Coffee House. Or, I assume that’s where they get it. Their (or whoever’s they are) fried shrimp dumplings are AMAZING and filled w/shrimp (versus some sort of paste) and little strips of mushroom & ginger. Only a so-so dipping sauce. They said, “we get the dumplings from next door” and pointed towards the coffee house, but I wasn’t sure if they meant ‘literally’ next door, or ‘next door’ as in, quite close. I was unable to get the name of the restaurant to verify, and I thought it’d be weird to follow the girl who went to fetch my dumplings.

They also make ramen for you, though not in a way unlike the way most of us make ramen for ourselves. They have a big vat of beef broth they dunk the square of dried ramen in, though they do have nice big pieces of roast beef in the broth that they serve with the ramen. I don’t actually see this on their menu anywhere but I do mean to give it a try soon.

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