The best local desserts in Singapore
There’s no better way to cap your meal than with these local desserts. By Jessica Lai
Durian Ice Kachang From Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert
This refreshing dessert is beloved for its tower of ice shavings and psychedelic hues, and we dig the treasure within, too – who hasn’t tried finding the attap chee among the red beans, corn and jelly? Originating from ice balls coated with coloured syrups sold on the streets in the ’50s and ’60s, the sweet treat has evolved into an elaborate creation packed with everything from aloe vera to peanuts. Jin Jin’s version ($2.50) adds another level of decadence: a scoop of Mao Shan Wang durian ice cream crowns the mountain. It blends smoothly with the syrup, without being overwhelming, and the finely shaved ice immediately melts in your mouth.