Do you like unique flavours, mixes, concoctions and choices when it comes to your dessert options? Then Dessert Story on Gouger Street in the heart of Adelaide city is not to be missed! On the Dessert Story website they state that "Dessert Story brings you the best of Taiwanese and Hong Kong home-style dessert. Our desserts are handmade using the freshest natural ingredients ensures that we bring you the delicious and healthy Asian desserts. Our aim at Dessert Story is to bring Asian Dessert Culture to deliver something new and fresh in people's life so that they can enjoy with us, a modern twist of this traditional food."
The desserts, available on the full colour menus, couldn't be more exotic looking – filled with shaved ice or coconut milk, beans or nuts, fruits and syrups – something is bound to catch your eye. There are lots of cold dishes, such as their Snow Ice and Crushed Ice series, perfect for the summer season, but there are also interesting hot dishes, such as Peanut Soup if you're feeling adventurous. If you've never had tofu, black glutinous rice or taro then this is also the place to start your love affair with these unique foods. The dishes sit on the 'fairly large portion' side of the fence, so there's no fear of not getting your money's worth or still feeling empty afterwards. There is also a selection of drinks available.
The service is polite and prompt and the atmosphere is one of enjoyment and awe – especially for those who may not have experienced dessert quite like this before. While the shop is not very big, there are quite a few chairs and tables inside and outside, but in the evenings it can get quite busy. So be prepared to stand in line if you're keen. The staff makes sure that people cycle through fairly quickly, but they are open until quite late into the evening as well – 2am on Saturdays in fact!
Dessert Story is located at 118 Gouger Street, Adelaide (right where the Central Markets are). While their website has the Adelaide store as 'coming soon' and the Facebook page doesn't have any real information available – it is definitely open for business. If you're after the opening hours, your best bet is to head into the store in the afternoon or evening and ask a staff member or ring their interstate phone number - but it will be well worth the dessert adventure!