Desserts At Snowman Tang Bo Fu, Pulau Tikus – When you think of stressed, try reverse the alphabet and you will get D-E-S-S-E-R-T-S, yes, it’s desserts! Everyone does has a sweet tooth which has a strong interest towards desserts and sweet thing. It basically just put a smile on someone’s face.
Snowman Tang Bo Fu is a desserts house that serve Hong Kong desserts and was originally from Raja Uda, Butterworth. Now, they have expanded their outlet to Penang Island, located on the busy neighbourhood of Rat Island – Pulau Tikus.
I went there on a fine afternoon with my brother and his friend to enjoy some icy cold desserts as a getaway from the hot and humid weather of Penang. The interior of the place is quite similar with the on in Raja Uda, it’s smaller, yet still able to house a mini band stage and also a sofa for better chill out experience.
Tang Bo Fu (mandarin) or Tong Pak Fu (cantonese) was a Chinese scholar, painter, calligrapher and poet of the Ming Dynasty, who basically is a famous Chinese from the ancient time. Now the name is used as the restaurant name which the word Tang, is changed into another Chinese word which means sweet.
I ordered myself one of the top 10, icy Honeydew Sago (RM5.80). The blended ice does really contain the taste of the honeydew and it’s accompany by healthy and cold honeydew fruit cutlet as well as the sago filling. It’s a simple desserts, yet, it’s sweetened the mouth and mind.
Next up is a Soya Milk With Sesame Paste Sea Coconut (RM7.80). A mixture of the sesame paste into the blended ice and soya milk turns a special combination into something delightful. The presence of sea coconut keeps the mouth busy with crunching the healthy fruit.
This is Mango Toufa with New Zealand Natural Ice Cream plus Mango cutlet (RM12.80). The toufa is very smooth and it taste like pudding but it’s more fragile then pudding. It break and explode once you place in the mouth. Somehow, the greentea ice cream felt weird in the desserts bowl.
We also ordered a finger food to accompany our desserts afternoon. The fried wantan was mouth watering and the skin was also very crunchy. The meat filling tasted a bit salty though.
Overall, the pricing at Tang Bo Fu is rather above average Penang’s desserts price. The desserts are nice, just doesn’t really satisfied with the pricing. Kuala Lumpur’s KTZ has a better pricing food and more choices.
Snowmam Tong Pak Fu / Tang Bo Fu @ Pulau Tikus
37D Cantonment Road,
Business Hour: 11.00am – 1.00am
Snowman Tong Pak Fu / Tang Bo Fu @ Raja Uda Butterworth
42-A-1, Jalan Raja Uda,