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Friday, November 12, 2010

Phoenix Dessert - Alhambra

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A few months after my dad's friend's daughter's last visit, our dinner at Viva Madrid - Claremont, she moved to SoCal. We stopped in for a quick dessert at Phoenix Dessert in Alhambra. Unlike the other Phoenix Food Boutiques in Alhambra and San Gabriel, this location obviously only has dessert. But if you specifically want Chinese puddings, pastries, or jellies, Phoenix Dessert has a better selection than the Phoenix Food Boutique restaurants.

Mmm. Chinese puddings. Mango, durian, taro, red bean, black sesame.

It's a pretty small location with just a few small tables indoors and outdoors, and a bar.

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It's right next door to Phoenix Inn Chinese Cuisine, and in fact, the window opens between both locations. Dessert orders at the restaurant are fulfilled by Phoenix Dessert, with the waiter ringing the bell whenever a dessert order is ready.

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The selection of jellies.

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And pastries.

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That day, we both opted for steamed milk with fresh mango and tapioca pearls.

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Buy the steamed milk from the refrigerator, and the waiters will add the mango and tapioca at your request.

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I started coming to the dessert location more than three years ago when my childhood friend wanted warm red bean pudding.

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Chrysanthemum jelly with wolfberries.

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Black rice and taro pudding.

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Durian pudding? Or mango pudding? They both look the same to me.

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Taro pudding with taro chunks.

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Black sesame pudding.

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Or hot black sesame pudding if you wish.

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Or black sesame with almond jelly.

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A variety of green tea, rose, and other puddings.

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Mango cheesecake.

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And pecan tarts.

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Desserts range from $2.95 to $3.95, a great price to try a variety of Chinese puddings and pastries. Every single one of the items pictured are my favorites and all are tasty.

If I want to linger and chat, I go to Phoenix Food Boutique, but for just dessert, I go to Phoenix Dessert.

Phoenix Dessert
220 E. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91804
11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

1 year ago today, sugarcane juice and Vietnamese fetal duck eggs at Hot Vit Lon Long An - Westminster (Little Saigon).
2 years ago today, Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Base Stew).
3 years ago today, the most amazing Indian ice creams at Saffron Spot - Artesia (Little India).

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