Adventures in Eating & Cooking
Jeujeubee and I discovered something wonderful in Chinatown yesterday…. the Sizzling Ice Cream at A La Mousse!!
A La Mousse is this new dessert place that has replaced Audabon (the previous macaron maker from UPenn). Although I was sad to see Audabon go, I am excited to see this adorable new Asian dessert cafe that opened up in Philly. At first I was skeptical, wondering how authentic the flavors would be… but once I tasted the intense matchaness in the dessert, I was sold.
The Sizzling Ice Cream is an intense, dense matcha brownie topped with a heaping scoop of matcha ice cream (your choice of matcha, raspberry truffle, or vanilla). This comes in a stone hot pan, which the waitress will pour a milk matcha sauce in, inducing the sizzle. Mmmmmm~
As mentioned, I was pleasantly surprised by the high proportion of matcha flavor in the dessert. One of my usual complaints with green tea stuff is – where is the green tea?! However, A La Mousse did not skim, creating that unique complex flavor of roasted bitterness melted in sweet creaminess. I will definitely be back here for my green tea fix.