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A literal translation of “sugar water”, tong shui comes in different varieties that suit the taste of many, making it a perfect supper dish, or even as a sweet treat after a meal. Imagine satisfying your sweet tooth late at night with a bowl of piping hot or icy cold tong shui, nothing better! We came out with a list of tong shui places that open till late night in Kl and Klang Valley so the next time you’re craving for a bowl of yummy tong shui, you will know where to go.
1. Hong Kee Dessert
If you like authentic and traditional tong shui, try Hong Kee! Passed down for generations, this humble stall serves a wide selection of tong shui, from the classics to the traditional ones that are rather hard to come by. With so many flavours available, it can be quite difficult to decide if you do not have what you want in mind. Here, you can even customize your tong shui by mixing two flavours together, while the price would remain the same.
Address: Pasar Sentosa, Jalan 17/27, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 3:30pm – 11:30pm
2. Restoran Ruby
Operating for more than four generations, Restoran Ruby is confident in their store’s offering, calling themselves the “King of Black Sesame Paste”. Their range of sweet paste varieties is traditionally made using Kan family’s secret recipe, which has been passed down for generations since 1888. Try their best-selling thick and creamy black sesame and peanut paste, which are served fresh and hot. They offer the best of both worlds – Cha Wu, by serving both black sesame and peanut paste in a bowl.
Address: Jalan Landak, No. 32, Jalan Kancil, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am – 12am; Sunday: 12pm – 12am
(Closed on Tuesday)
3. PMK Dessert
PMK serves not only a good variety of tong shui, but also traditional kuih and snacks that are rather difficult to find elsewhere, making it a great place for a light meal and snacks. Their black sesame paste has just the right consistency, not being too gooey or too sweet. Some of the dishes they serve are steamed glutinous rice, Taiwanese bowl kuih, sticky rice, yam cake and many more. What’s better? Their prices are reasonably fixed, appropriate for the portion served!
Address: 43, Jalan Kancil, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 3pm – 12am (Closed on Tuesday)
4. K.T.Z. Food
K.T.Z., short for Kei Tak Sek, means “remember to eat” in Cantonese. You will be spoilt for choices here as they serve legendary desserts, no matter cold or warm that are sure to soothe your stomach. There are old-school tong shui like black sesame paste and red bean soup, and also modern ones like the double-boiled honeydew with ginkgo nuts and double-boiled winter melon tea. Try their tong yuen, which will burst out releasing sesame paste when you bite into it, wow!
Address: 22, Jalan SS 2/63, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12pm – 1am Daily (Except Wednesday: 1pm – 1am)
5. Soon Kee Herbal House
Soon Kee serves simple yet heart-warming herbal dessert, especially during hot weather. They serve all kinds of tong shui that are beneficial for your health, such as the lotus seed & lily bulb, ginkgo & barley, white fungus, honeydew sago, and so many more. Their signature, however, is the ginseng & bird nest and cordyceps & snow frog. With smooth and fine toufu, the longan toufu tong shui is a must try!
Address: 70, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/6b, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm (Closed on Sunday)
6. Leong Seng Dessert House
Leong Seng Dessert House has satisfied an abundant of hungry customers’ sweet tooth over the decades. They serve varieties of tong shui that you can scoop for yourself, and then pay later over the counter. Other than that, there have also snacks and finger food like yow char koay, fried mee, fried meehoon, curry puff, radish cake and many more. This open spaced tong shui place is often flocked by patrons so be sure to be there early to avoid disappointment.
Address: Taman Indah, 43200 Cheras 9 miles, Selangor
Operating Hours: 6pm – 11:30pm (Closed on Friday)
7. Poon Kee Dessert
This dessert eatery is a family owned business since the 1950s, with furnishing beyond simple with, proving that simplicity is key. Their popularity shows no sign of waning, as customers continue to flock this restaurant for their fill of authentic tong shui. Despite its achievements, Pook Kee has managed to uphold its standards which first attracted its regulars.
Address: Jalan Temenggung 5/9, Bandar Mahkota Cheras, 43200 Cheras, Selangor
Operating Hours: 10:45am – 11pm (Closed on Wednesday)
8. Sweet Hut
This tong shui place uses fresh and premium ingredients to create desserts. Their menu changes seasonally with surprises guaranteed for every visit. Other than the traditional warm tong shui, they also serve modern ice cream desserts, perfect if you want to have a taste of both worlds.
Address: 39-1 Jalan Kuchai Maju 8, Kuchai Entrepreneur Park, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 12pm – 1am (Daily)
There you have it, foodies – 8 amazing tong shui places in KL and Klang Valley you must try, if haven’t already. You can also check out these supper spots in KL and Sea Park if you’re in the mood for an adventure.
However, if you want to skip the hassle of eating out, you can always order via foodpanda and have your supper delivered to you in no time.