Edmonton is one of those places that desperately needs some dessert places to open up. Look how well places like Scoop n Roll and 80 Flavours do in the summertime. I’m calling it now, there’s a market for this year round.
What’s this have to do with Dessert Island? Tucked away, just on the outskirts of Chinatown, is a Hong Kong style dessert house that screams hidden gem. It’s located right beside Fuqing Lanzhou Noodle (see here and here). Just go a block south of Lucky 97 Supermarket.
The inside is small but cozy with a couple tables and couch to sit on. I like how they have a little picture flipbook on the table for you to peruse. Everything is made to order and it’s cool that you can see the mother/daughter combo making your dessert right in front of you. I’ve visited a couple times now and while the service has been great both times, very friendly and genuine, it’s been pretty empty. Hope they get busier!
Drawers of Asian candy to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours. Their hours are pretty random but generally, it goes as: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (4:00pm-9:00pm), Friday and Saturday (4:00pm-12:00am) and Sunday (4:00pm-10:00pm).
Mango supreme snowflake ice ($13.50)
We were pretty stuffed from dinner next door so we decided to share a dessert. I let M decide and that was a wise choice because she picked a winner. The mango supreme was divine. Soft, fluffy shaved ice piled high with a generous scoop of mango ice cream, fresh mango pieces and drizzled with condensed and coconut milk. Rich, creamy but still delightfully refreshing.
Red bean green bean & jelly cooler ($5.95)
Jboi wanted to try out one of their drinks and went with the red bean green bean combo. He said it tasted a lot like beans. LOL, thanks for the insight bruh.
I’ll be back to try their eggette waffle cones next time as we’ve barely scratched the surface of Dessert Island’s desserts. This is the perfect after dinner spot if you’re downtown or in Chinatown. Seriously, just go. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
SD Dessert Island
10824 – 97 Street