Ice Bowl SS2, PJ – Original Taiwanese Desserts

The current desserts fad; or more specifically ice-based desserts is insane.

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Though I’m not a fan of the “mango lolo ” , snow ice or taiwanese desserts like Snowflakes, I find myself unable to avoid it, especially so when you’re out with friends, for it has been become a routine (almost like a yumcha culture now), to head to Snowflakes for the after-meal chat.

Eventually I got addicted to the ICE.
Yes, ice. Especially after a long or scorching hot day, a nice icy & sweet dessert does help to cool the system/temper down. Truth to be told, I don’t really fancy the toppings, though I admit that the beans, taro balls & peanuts, sweet potato etc is pretty nice. But it was really the flavoured ice that got me hooked.

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I have always lamented that there is no Snowflakes within the 5 km vicinity of my home & wondered why isn’t there any such outlet in the congested SS2 commercial area.

Hence imagine my glee when I found a “Snowflake copy” outlet newly opened in SS2, along  Jalan SS2/63 (same row as KTZ). I hopped over as soon as I could, and while I was slightly disappointed that the prices were not lower; I was pleased that the desserts here tasted marginally better.

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It’s hard to actually describe the differences but I’ll try. For starters, the ice seems finer. And there are subtly more pleasant flavours in my overall bowl of Ice Bowl.

To give them credit, the menu is not 100% similar. Ice Bowl has their own signatures such as the egg pudding which was a nice option from the usual beans/taro/pearls.
Another is their SAFE EGGS – which is used in their egg pudding as well as the RAW egg that you will get if you order the Special Moonlight Milky Ice RM6.00.

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Raw egg!

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To allay your fears about contamination, Ice Bowl only uses these “SAFE EGG”s, but don’t put the blame on me should anything goes awry with your tummy! Haha..

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Ice Bowl’s menu.

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The concept of the orders are the same; choose a base for the ice – which is grass jelly or green bean ice, then pick your toppings from the A-F  combo.

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Set A: Taro + Red Bean +Pearl

Set B: Green Bean + Lotus Seed + Pearl

Set C: Sweet Potato + Barley + Pearl

Set D: Black Glutinous Rice + Kidney Bean + Pearl

Set E: Peanuts + Red Bean + Pearl

Set F: Taroball + Pearl

Another Ice Bowl special is the brown sugar base, and you can choose up to 4 toppings for the price of RM6.90/bowl.

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Mine: Pineapple, Peanut, Red Bean, Grass Jelly. (RM6.90)

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Taro balls, sweet potato, grass jelly, pearl. (RM6.90)

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Next is their Soya Tauhu series; which nothing new when compared to Snowflakes. Still, I would sample it soon to check out on the bean curd texture. Perhaps that would be another post.

For HOT desserts, Ice Bowl offers a small selection of Black Glutinous Rice & Red Bean combos.

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This is the Green Jelly Ice (mung bean flavoured based ice) Green Bean + Cream + Set Toppings. RM6.50
I find this a bit filling, as it is green mung bean based ice and not empty flavoured ice per se.

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You can opt to have it with the cream too.

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Special Moonlight Milky Ice RM6.00 – (Safe Egg Yolk + Red Bean + Cream )
I personally find ONE yolk a bit little, and for my next bowl I certainly would ask for double yolks! Hahah.. What changes the dessert is the added creaminess from the yolk; think sweet & icy & creamy all in one spoonful. Bliss! :P

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So there you have it. Another Taiwanese desserts place to check out.

Next I’m going to have to try ZenQ (Sunway Pyramid) & UFO, (also SS2) for comparison! Who’s with me?? :P

Ice Bowl
Jalan SS2/63 (same row as KTZ).
PJ.

Below: Brightly lit & spacious seating space (unlike ahem.. a similar outlet that’s so cramped).

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Roomy, open area for payment & dessert pick-up counter.

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I liked the fact that all the ingredients are displayed at the counter & you can watch while your orders are being prepared.

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Very friendly service staff too.

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Comments ( 49 )

  • Miss Adriennely says:

    ee how is safeggs not an ordinary egg! Rebecca you’ve been eating so many weird foods lately lol.

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    LOL! I have haven’t I??
    Errm.. maybe the egg is pasteurised in a more stringent environment & is specifically targeted for raw consumption?? Heheh

    Anyway, would you eat it raw with the ice bowl??

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  • Benson Leng says:

    Wau… The egg part seems very adventurous and “dangerous” LOL!!! :yahoo: :wacko:

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Hey Benson!
    I challenge you! Come we go eat a bowl each! :P

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  • Michelle chin says:

    people may hate me for this but the desserts here looks so much better than the ones at snowflake!

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    It does doesn’t it???
    But there are still some of my friends who are hard-core “Snowflakers”!!

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  • nikel says:

    Nice.. have to try it very soon :good:

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Yes, do try & tell me what you think!!

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  • Chong says:

    Nice location although I seldom go to SS2. Hehe. I bet there’ll be some crowd from KTZ due to overflow effect. And that egg yolk in a cold dessert seems a lil too bizarre to me. Haha

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  • Sean says:

    oooo, i wasn’t even aware of an ice-based desserts craze! i’ve heard of snowflake, but i always thought it was more of a beverage place. but any dessert with an uncooked egg in it sounds tempting enough to try! :d

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Yup! So will I be seeing you in SS2 soon? :p

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  • Augustdiners says:

    Ohhh I’m absolutely nuts about snowflakes but this one might just drive me insane since I have a thing wit pudding desserts! Can’t wait to try woohoo!

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    I find Snowflakes too sweet for me!
    The pudding was ok, eggy, wobbly.. not very strong taste of egg tho..

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  • Thristhan says:

    They seem to be very humble at the portion of ingredients that they give. And for that price, it’s pretty affordable.

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    All these Taiwanese desserts places are priced at RM6.50 -+
    I wish they start having a price competition soon ;p
    Hehe.. better for our wallets!

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  • Isaac Tan says:

    looks nice. Not a big fan of desserts though, but nice share! “I am not an ordinary egg” either! :)

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    LOL!.
    Well, I heard ZenQ was really bad?? :P

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  • JoinMe says:

    Hi rebeccasaw,
    Kindly be informed that this post has been reprinted on JoinMe.com.my, thanks. ^^
    P/S: We have put your name and link credit back to this article.

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  • Choi Yen says:

    I want this! But…how about the queue? :wacko:

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    The best part??
    NO QUEUE!! :)

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  • kianfai87 says:

    lol I saw red bean like filling up the bowls! Must be delicate by looking at it hehe :P :good:

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Haha.. you should try next!

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  • Simon Har says:

    quite similar concept to Snowflake but the egg yolk is special! :wacko:

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Yup yup!! At least it is not entirely copycat!

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  • Simon Seow says:

    ah, Snowflake has got competitor now

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Snowflakes has more than one competitor!! :P

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  • stefanie says:

    I prefer this place than snowflakes.going to try zen q soon

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Same !! I prefer here too! But I heard that ZenQ is really bad. Do let me know as I don’t go Sunway that often and might not have the chance to try it out

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  • David Tee says:

    U should try ZenQ desserts at sunway Pyramid. is worth a try.. nice.. ! my current fav

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Really? I have heard not so great reviews from my fellow bloggers about ZenQ though… wht do you like about it?

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    David Tee Reply:

    My all time fav is their red bean grass jelly.. And alwiz take away their barley series for my mom.. ^^

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    hmmm red bean grass jelly.. Don’t think I tried that before. Time for a re-visit! :P

  • Lisa Choi says:

    Oh wow there’s so many new dessert outlets to try out! Have tried Snowflakes, Ice Bowl, UFO and also ZenQ! But I guess my fave pick would still have to be ZenQ.. Haha I may be biased in taste but I think its much better! :d Love their Pearl Milk Tea too.. yummm…

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    ZenQ is your fav??? I’m surprised. The bloggers that went there few weeks back told me it’s not really good ;P

    Hahaha… maybe i should drop in ZenQ soon…

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  • CS says:

    Hi, Icebowl got new look now and more new desserts, amber jelly, mango ice, etc. very nice!
    See their fb. Facebook.com/IBDesserts

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Oh really! I wonder if they have that Sandakan dessert! I so wanna try that!

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  • vs38322 says:

    Buy one free one promotion finish?

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    What promo??

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    vs38322 Reply:

    last two week buy one free one any item promotion.But i went yday no more promotion.

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Oh I didnt know about that!

  • kit says:

    So upset by the dishonest service. Y to have promotion when u r not proud of it.
    The cashier never tell me that they have buy 1 free 1 promotion n let me spend my groupon @ normal price. Till the end I saw a leaflet half hidden at the counter n asked. Then only he told me abt the promotion.
    So upset….some more go so frequent.

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Oh? Well, if there are 2 promo happening at the same time, and since you’re already using your groupon promo, I doubt you can qualify for the “buy one free one”.

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  • Mr Ricky says:

    Sound Good To Me And Do like Get In Touch
    With Owner Of Cafe Kindly Please Contact Me
    At 6016-2836739.Thank you.

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    U mean YOU want to get intouch with the owner of this cafe?

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    Mr Ricky Reply:

    Morning Ms Rebecca Yes Regards To Business Proposal Thank You .Regards
    Ricky.

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    rebeccasaw Reply:

    Oh ok.. hope I can get him then..

    Mr Ricky Reply:

    Thank You Rebecca n Happy Weekend….

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