Update: This restaurant has permanently closed.
The other night, we had a girls’ night to catch up over dinner. Even before we started dinner, we were planning for dessert. As you may or may not know by now, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth so it really says something about this dessert place. The name is Honey Town. I found it randomly one day after walking along Somerset St. It is a new asian desert place reminding me a lot of the ones I have been to in Vancouver, Toronto, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Basically, it looks legit. For those who follow me on Instagram, you may have remembered me posting an awesome store hours sign and this is where I took it. They have a large menu of desserts from my favourite mango sago with pomelo to almond pudding dessert, glutinous rice balls, sesame paste, almond paste and even papaya stuffed with coconut milk. This is my third time here. The first time, I had the mango sago with pomelo, of course. It was delicious, as expected. It has the perfect amount of sweet and fresh mangoes with a citrusy-bitter pomelo. The second time, I had their almond pudding dessert with fruits and that was alright. I felt I wanted more pudding and I remember the consistency being too watery. This time, I had the double-layer milk custard. It was simple but very smooth and delicious; just like the ones in Macau.
If you are adventurous and want to try something other than cheesecakes and ice cream for dessert or if you have been to one of these before in another city and hope to be reunited with the only one of its kind in Ottawa, this is the place to be.