Tuesday, August 18, 2015

REVIEW | Sweet O'Clock

Although we're still a little confused about summer in Toronto this year, there are days where I would love for nothing but a nice cold drink on a patio and there are days/nights where I wish I could crank up the heat in my house. For those hot and sweaty days, there's really nothing like a cold drink or a cold dessert to cool you down - I'm talking about some Taiwanese crushed ice desserts and milk teas!

Sweet O'Clock is like a mix of a sit down dessert space and take out. If you're looking for a quick drink, take out is probably your best bet but if you're looking for one of the desserts, we would recommend grabbing a table to sit down and enjoy the desserts as fresh as they can be.

They specialize in Taiwanese desserts and hand make all their taro balls, which is a must try if you've never had it before.

One of their signature dishes is the Supreme Mango Crushed Ice. At first glance it just looks like chopped mango and ice cream but it's all on top of shaved ice...which may not sound like a lot but it's shaved milk so it was actually the perfect combination of flavour and texture. 

I would not suggest ordering this as take out as the crushed ice becomes difficult to eat as its melting and turns into a soup. This dish is definitely best to eat when its freshly put together. 

Another favourite was the Signature Herbal Jelly with handmade taro balls. 

Strawberry pudding and Taro Slushie

The taro slushie was delicious and it's definitely one of the better ones I've tried around the city. The strawberry pudding was tasty but didn't really feel like a drink to me.

Avocado Crema and Sweet O'clock milk tea 

Both of these drinks are a must try. Anything with avocado in it is a love-at-first-taste and the crema was done extremely well. 

All their classic signature dishes are great. Their menu has a lot of variety and things you can change so I'll be back to try more!

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Our meal was complimentary but opinions are our own -

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