When the weather is sweltering hot and the sun is blasting heat at you constantly, a cold dessert is always welcomed. Even though it is not hot, sweet desserts are always good after feasting on all the savoury oily food in Taipei. Yu Almond Dessert is located in the Ximending area serving a wide variety of dessert made from almond.
Some of the popular items include almond pudding, almond milk drink and the shaved almond iced dessert.
Yu Almond Dessert offers take away as well eat in option for both the pudding as well as almond milk drink. Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss. With so much benefits, any kind of almond dessert will be great.
The stall sells packed almond biscuits as well as sweet almond nougats. We wanted to buy instant almond powder to make almond milk but was informed that the almond powder is only available later in March.
The stall has mainly counter seating and only a few table seating.
The almond milk drink comes in both hot and cold versions. The hot version is warm and not too thick and most importantly not too sweet. The drink is very fragrant with strong almond taste which is also very refreshing. Unlike some other instant almond drink with mothball taste, this almond drink taste very authentic.
We also tried the limited edition red bean almond pudding which tasted a lot more like soy bean curd as the red bean taste over powered the almond taste.
The almond shaved ice dessert was the queen of them all with fluffy and light shaved ice as soft and fluffy as fresh snow. The ice also had strong almond flavours which melts in your mouth. The entire bowl was just fantastic. I would return just for this bowl of shaved ice dessert.
Address: No. 105, Hengyang Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Operating hours: 10.30 am to 9.30 pm
Nearest Station: Ximen Exit 4