Yes. I admit I have a bit of a chow-crush on Annas dessert house. An only partially warranted crush at that. Ive done a bit more research on the $4.50 combo at Annas 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 Id ever had before. Ive 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 thats where they get it. Their (or whoevers 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 wasnt 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 itd 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 dont actually see this on their menu anywhere but I do mean to give it a try soon.
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