You will not expect to find any good food in Katong Shopping Centre, but surprising there is a very decent dessert shop at the basement of the old shopping mall. This building is renowned for its numerous maid agencies, internet cafe, snooker place and some clothing shops cater for the older generations. It was by accident that we find this place as we were helping our friend to look for a domestic helper.
So what is good? We ordered the Sago Gula Maleka ($2.50), Steam Egg Pudding ($2.70) and Grass Jelly Drink ($2.60). Check out the menu below.
The Sago Gula Maleka was served small desert bowl. The Sago is green in colour, topped with brown sugar syrup (gula melaka), and coconut milk. To show the customer they are using fresh coconut, they put fresh coconut meat shavings on top. The sago is crunchy and does not stick to each other. It brown sugar has the right sweetness that goes well with the creaminess of the coconut milk. For you to prolong the enjoyment, they give you a teaspoon to slowly devour the dessert. Unique and Yummyyyyy!!
The Steam Egg Pudding is soft and smooth, with a little hint of ginger and sweetness. While the grass jelly drink is served with longan. The best part of all is they put just enough sweetness on each of their desserts.
The furnishing of the shop is simple. As only one to two person running the shop, service will depends on how busy is the shop. The owner is very friendly. Overall, it is truly a hidden fine. We'll be back for more to try other desserts.
Food & Drink: 8/10
Ren Ren Desserts
865 Mountbatten Road
B1-66 Katong Shopping Centre
Tel: 9117 8228
Mon – Sat: 1pm – 8.30pm
Sun: 1 pm – 7pm
Closed alternate Tuesday