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ZenQ Desserts

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by Carrie Tong (subscribe)
Carrie Tong studied the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) at the University of Sydney, and is currently seeking employment.
Published January 7th 2012
ZenQ Desserts is one of my new favourite haunts. If you follow my articles on WeekendNotes, you'll know that I am a huge fan of matcha. Matcha plays a big role at ZenQ Desserts. You can have matcha as shaved ice, as snow ice, and as a pudding as well. Whoever thought of matcha as a pudding flavour is a genius - personally, I haven't tried it, but the idea is incredibly inventive and the taste must be incredibly unique.

Exterior of ZenQ Desserts Chatswood

What I always order at ZenQ Desserts is the Matcha Snow Ice with Red Bean (except I always ask for no red bean with my order). The snow ice at ZenQ Desserts is different to the shaved ice - the shaved ice is simply blended, whereas the snow ice is served as an artistic creation of many folded layers (I presume that a special machine is required to make the snow ice desserts at ZenQ Desserts). The matcha snow ice at ZenQ Desserts is sweet, creamy, and to eat it is like eating a huge portion of slightly too icy ice cream. I find it delicious.

Matcha Snow Ice with Red Bean at ZenQ Desserts

There are also many other things to try at ZenQ Desserts. I haven't been adventurous enough to try anything other than my favourite dessert, however. The huge portions of honey toast look rather tantalising, and you often see an order of honey toast being whittled down by at least a few customers at a time. The honey toast is also temptingly advertised in a huge advertisement inside the Chatswood store. I have also heard that the barley soup at ZenQ Desserts is a great option for those who don't like desserts that are too sweet.

Barley Soup with Grass Jelly Topping (Own Order) at ZenQ Desserts

If you're ever around Chatswood Westfield or Macquarie Centre, do try ZenQ Desserts. It is a fantastic place to have dessert if you love Taiwanese desserts or matcha.

Interior of ZenQ Desserts Chatswood
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Why? Fantastic Taiwanese Desserts
Where: Shop 223, Chatswood Westfield; Level 4, Macquarie Centre
Cost: $4 - $16.80
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