Restaurant: Tracy Dessert
Location: 3255 Highway 7 East, Unit 29, Markham, ON L3R 3P9
Price Range: $
*Note: Cash only
After having dinner at Aka Teppan (review here), my friends and I decided to visit Tracy Dessert as it was located in the same plaza – First Markham Place. I apologize in advance if this post is a bit shorter compare to others. I find it hard to describe Asian dessert.. It just…good LOL Beware, don’t come here and expect good service. Most of the time the servers are rude, but I’m willing to overlook it due to cheap desserts and inexpensive prices.
FYI: If you don’t know what to order in Tracy Dessert, most of their mango desserts are usually safe choices. If you are still unsure, it’s okay, that’s what my blog is here for, just order the mango sago ;).
As you can see, Tracy Dessert is a tiny place and it can get very crowded at night. The place is very clean looking and I actually enjoy their decor, reminds me of old Chinese dessert shops lol.
Other than dessert, the store also sells assortments of savoury dishes, and most of the items are under $10. To be honest, I can’t comment on those dishes as I never tried them. There are so many restaurants in First Markham Place (or fmp for the uptown kids), that I don’t feel the need to try the savoury dishes in Tracy Dessert. If you tried them, let me know your recommendations!
My friend ordered this and I really enjoyed it (thanks for letting me try it!). It is basically a bowl of sweet, creamy mango that has been blended, then mixed with tiny pearls of tapioca, and topped with chunks of mango. The mango puree isn’t soupy, nor does it have the texture of a smoothie. The tapioca helped to thicken the mango puree and luckily the mango chunks were a bit tart, which makes it a perfect blend of sweetness and tanginess :).
My other friend ordered this dish and she really enjoyed it. In my opinion this dish was a bit sweeter than others due to the condensed milk, but nonetheless it was still good. Also, don’t order this if you don’t like grass jelly. I understand it’s a love it or hate it ingredient. If I have to describe it, it basically has no taste and is a bit bitter, it needs a lot of help with something sweet.
Quick note: apparently my friend came back to this place a few days after, the “milk” was super sweet and he got the “not-in-season” mango, aka super sour. So imagine eating something that is super sweet and super sour… a very bad combo that almost made him vomit. Also, my friend eats super super sweet stuff (to the point I’m worried he might have diabetes..jk) and he complained this was too sweet? Something must be wrong lol.
Lastly this was my choice of dessert for the night. The mango pudding wasn’t too sweet and honestly, it didn’t have much mango flavor… I don’t know if they mixed up my order but I definitely think this wasn’t a mango pudding, unless I’m doing something wrong here and I am not supposed to taste the mango? lol. Anyways, I still enjoyed it and the kiwi added some tartness and balanced the entire dish. Again, the sea coconut jelly is probably another love it or hate it ingredients. The consistency is very .. unique as these were a bit harder than normal jellies, and they add a touch of sweetness to the dish. I also like adding it to dessert as it provides a refreshing aftertaste.