I’ve heard plenty of good things about Aftermeal Desserts in Damansara Utama – it’s said to be a go-to spot if you’re a fan of shaved iced treats. I know of some friends who would make their weekly pilgrimage to this dessert spot after dinner, so I had fairly high expectations of what’s coming my way.
Aftermeal Desserts is known for its kakigori so Jien and I started off with their Iron Lady Milk Tea (RM22), a crowd favourite judging from what I saw on almost every table. Tieguanyin oolong is used to create this shaved ice concoction – you get fluffy, snow-like shaved ice with a side of brown sugar pearls, grass jelly, sweet potato mochi and homemade taro.
A good combo, I thought. As the mochi and taro had a nice “QQ” texture which paired well with the light tea-infused shaved ice. It’s also not overly sweet so I found this rather enjoyable.
The Classic Calamansi Yokan (RM16) is a refreshing option for those who want something tangy and fruity. I liken this to something females would enjoy, as there’s a good balance of texture (from the passionfruit pearls, sea coconut and calamansi jelly) and tang from the shaved calamansi ice.
I prefer the Classic Grass Jelly (RM16) as it comes with taro balls, sweet potato mochi and house-special grass jelly. The texture of this grass jelly was just right – not too floppy, not too firm and with just the right amount of herbal note. If you’re looking for that typical sweet grass jelly shaved ice, you won’t find it at Aftermeal Desserts so keep an open mind.
Hot desserts are also available, like the Bentong Ginger Soup with Black Sesame Glutinous Rice Balls (RM16). You can opt to customize your ginger spicy level (light, normal or spicy) to find what works best.
I’d definitely go for spicy as I enjoy Bentong ginger and its benefits; Jien prefers sticking to the normal version so I reckon we won’t be sharing this due to our differences.
Overall, I agree that Aftermeal Desserts is a good spot to head to for an aftermeal (maybe even before!) option. The offerings may seem standard but the Aftermeal team has added their own twist so you’ll have to try it to see for yourself.
My only gripe at the moment is the crowd – it was packed to the brim before MCO and now with social distancing, tables are even more limited!
Food: 6.5/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: Definitely a spot to consider if you’re into shaved ice desserts. Try the Iron Lady Milk Tea and Classic Grass Jelly.
52, Jalan SS 21/58,
47400 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 012-646 7609