As temperatures continually rise, cool down fast with bowls of icy treats at this Jurong West dessert stall. A favourite spot in the neighbourhood, Kim Lotus Dessert sees perpetual queues for their comforting sweet treats. It helps that the desserts are priced affordably — most average at $2, and there are over 40 options to choose from. Try the Mango Ice Kachang ($2.80), which puts a fruity spin on the familiar dessert, or the Mango Sago ($3.10) if you want big mango chunks instead. The generous ingredients see the likes of attap chee (palm seeds), red beans, sweet corn, grass jelly and agar agar. Tastemakers Wei Zhi Chiang and Zhihui Lim note that even though the mountain of shaved ice had been thoroughly drenched in a variety of flavoured syrups, condensed milk and mango purée, it didn't taste artificial and wasn't overwhelmingly sweet. For something a little richer, go for the Bo Bo Cha Cha ($2.30), available both hot and cold. Bear in mind that only the hot version sees the addition of red rubies!
Avg Price: $5 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Acamas Teo