Ever since my failed attempt at attempting their version of the crushed ice dessert at the smaller shop on Rathburn, it was only fitting to visit their Heartland location to verify their making 3rd place on the list. Pulling up just shortly after 1 PM on a quiet, but blindingly bright Sunday afternoon allowed me to grasp a better understanding of their popularity in the area.
I was definitely taken back that the lunch hour lineup spanned the combined length of the display counters. Nonetheless, the queue did not faze me; I stepped into line and took advantage of freshii's Wi-Fi (they were located next door, as was Bubble Tease).
(Admittedly, their dishes are plated rather nicely - something atypical of Filipino family-run restaurants.)
Ten tiny spheres were enclosed in the first: Fish Balls that had been priced at four dollars. I stabbed one using the included toothpick; it was on the soggy side and tasted somewhat deflated. Without opening the dipping sauce container, the lid was closed and the box was returned to the bag. Perhaps I'm simply accustomed to the springy, well-textured fish balls purchased for hot pot dinners, but I don't think I'll be trying this dish a second time.
It was also accompanied with a tub of sweet, starch-thickened sauce with peanut influences, though the rolls were definitely flavourful enough to be devoured solo.
That being said, Something Sweet 4 U has earned a special place in my heart for their Fresh Lumpia and friendly service. I anticipate dining within the spacious purple restaurant at a later date, and hopefully trying some of their other dishes as well!
(My only recommendation would be to allow customers to pay with credit – debit and cash aren't always the convenient forms of payment.)