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After meals, where do you go for desserts? Go Aftermeal loh, in Uptown Damansara. A new dessert place in PJ that is currently gaining its hype for its interesting combination of kakigori style of dessert. Been here consistently for 2 days to try out a few items. A dessert place which is quite similiar to Snowflakes. Can drop by here after on my favorite choice of Qing He Gu Korean BBQ , Mikoshi Japanese Shabu Shabu Buffet or TOMO Ramen shop which is just a stone throw away then just stroll over since parking here is a pain in the ass. Walking is my best option.

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To be here on Monday night is the best as there is much lesser people as most of the shops around the area are not operating.

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Menu is pretty direct as there are combinations sets and also some ala carte.

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The first drink that instantly caught my attention is their Classic Wintermelon Tea @ RM 9. One of the best drink I come so far as the winter melon tea is quite prominent in taste and not too sweet yet the transparent pearl gives you a suprise element as I was drinking it without any expectation. – Recommended

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Told the cashier to recommend what to have for first timer, he instantly recommend their best seller Iron Lady Milk Tea @ RM 22. RM 22 seems quite steep it is but is it worth it? Well, hats off for their signature. Love the tea taste of their kakigori, quite prominent and strong to my liking. aftermeal (9)

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Taro balls were abit hit and misses as it is abit soft and I prefer mine slightly chewy. Not too sure about you as different people have different preference. Do goes well with the kakigori snow.

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As you dig in, you will slowly discover more stuff underneath the bed of ice. Will certainly go back for this anytime.

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As I tried on the first night, my friend instantly dm me why I didnt try their sour series. Which is one of their best. On the next day, I am back again to try out this 2. Classic Calamansi Yokan @ RM 16.

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If you are a sourish person, this will be spot on for you. Not to strong sourish that make your jaw instant numb but it is decent enough for me. A bowl of like sourish lemon in it. A perfect bowl for hot weather.

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Tried their Classic Grass Jelly @ RM 16. Well, this flavour is as nice as tastes like how Snowflakes started back in those days. Strong grass jelly taste in both ice and jelly. The amount of ice and taro balls given is definately more worth it than snowflakes at the moment.

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I find it a perfect dessert in the afternoon as a great thirst quencher.  tried 3 drinks in total. Their Winter melon lemon is one of the best I come across. (highly recommended) @ RM 10

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Milk tea (according to the owner) she uses a premium ingredient and to me is quite bland. PassionFruit Tea – taste like she mix with tea as the tea taste is overpowering passionfruit. Feedback to the owner on the texture of taroballs and also both drinks. Hope they can improve along the way.

If you are craving for shaved ice or kakigori dessert, it is indeed one of a best dessert place in Uptown, PJ to hit on.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, good. do give it a try.-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Aftermeal Desserts
No. 52, Jalan SS 21/58,
Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.

Opening hours:
Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday, 1.30 pm – 11.30 pm.
Fridays & Saturdays: 1.30 pm – 1 am.
(Tuesdays Closed)

Recently I crave for Ramen again and was browsing through blogs to see where do have new ramen shop to hunt for. Stumble upon this very new shop Tomo Ramen Bar at Uptown Damansara, PJ and it seems that they just operate over here as flowers are flocking in their main entrance.

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From other blogs mentions that the founder travel to Kyoto and I think it is inspired or a recipe from that region.

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The ambiance of the shop is chic and hip, filled with neon lights. For picture purpose, at night it is a huge challenge as the red neon lights are the culprit of it. Picture will turns out red. Seating here is limited. As what you see in the picture. Once gotten well known, I guess you will need to queue.

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In the menu, “miso soymilk” certainly capture my attention as this is not the usual soup base that you will get to find and it seems its a recommendation by the Japanese waiter. In the menu also mention that the pork broth is being cooked for more than 20 hours and also the price seems quite average.

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usually will go for The classic – Tonkutso @ RM 28.90 filled with classic soup broth that been cooked for 20 hours and it is absolutely thick. Not your usual classic. Love the piggy mild after taste and it feels like a layer of pig oil had been diluted, that gives a nice layer of paint fats in your throat.

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Chef Special Miso Soy base Ramen 

Tomo @ RM 30.90 – chasu pork belly, nori, soft boiled egg, wood ear fungus, scallion, bean sprouts.  It is indeed a very interesting soup base. Love the thick soup base that punch with light soy, miso and pork bone soup after taste. Both are well balance and did not overpower each other. Sounds weird but taste awesome – recommended for first time order

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Spicy Jigoku @ RM 25.90

Anything spicy in ramen soup base is my second choice of order and turns out to be better than I expected. IF you love a punch of flavour in your first bite then this is the perfect bowl for you. A fragrant spicy that you must eat and slurp with care. Once over you will choke quite extreme as the spiciness level is there. One of the best among the 3 and certainly a recommended one.”

all the eggs done to perfection as you can taste a nice soy after taste and runny egg yolk is perfect! The slices of meat is torch burn that gives you a nice burnt smoky aroma.

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Finally found another ramen shop that is worthy to dine in. I felt that the portion might be a little too small compare to any ramen shop out there. Would be great if they can at least add on additional 50g of noodle to make it up.  I think that because of the long cooking broth hence that’s my justification of the slight small portion. Also I also think that they portion it small because of the broth is thick. If it is too much then I guess might be too over.

However, this place will definitely be in my top 3 recommended place. A place that worth to pay a visit. I am certainly going to come back again. Do note that, if you are not a thick broth lover, you might find this too “”geli

Some of my other favourite:
1: Menya Shi Shi Do (great bargain)
2. Menya Hanabi (didnt blog)
3. Menzo Japanese Ramen – Solaris, KL

could this be one of the best ramen in PJ or perhaps one of the best ramen in KL? Well, to me it is different level, cant really be compared as none in the market yet.

My recommendations:

  1. Soy base
  2. Spicy

*Non-HALAL

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 9/10 , pretty good ramen if you love thick broth ~ -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Tomo Ramen Bar
75, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Open Tues-Sun, 11am-12am.

Tel: 03-7733-7755

School holiday = kids are free. Well, there is one place that you can bring your kids over if you are in run for Hello Kitty x Creme de la Creme. A Hello Kitty take over on the outlet that you will be in aw for the character. From Ice Cream Cake, to drinks and ice cream specially dedicated to the character, that you will not be disappointed as this place is handpicked by Sanrio to celebreate Hello Kitty 45th year anniversary.

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AS you enter the outlet, you will be greeted with pink fridge, pink photoopp wall, and the most cute corner if you headed behind for photo opp with the huge wall.

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how cool is this.

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From the ice cream cake it self, there are 3 types of for you to choose from. Hello Kitty face itself, with the other 2 with ribbon. There are 2 different flavours. Personally like the one with the Hello Kitty face as it is more sourish and refreshing. At least 5-6 elements are in it.

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Kitty White @ RM 25 – white chocolate crust filled with Madagascar vanilla ice cream, strawberry passion fruit sorbet, passion fruit crème and crumble.

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Friendship Ring @ RM 25

Celebrating Hello Kitty’s favourite word “friendship”! Coated with chocolate and strawberry, inside there are combination of cream-cheese ice cream, strawberry ice cream, strawberry jam, peach sorbet and citrus crumble

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This cute corner will be a great photo opp.

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Christmas is around the corner and my highly recommended in this fridge is their Apple Pie Crumble. With nice aroma of spices of cinnamon, that did not overpower the ice cream yet hint of vanilla and pie butter crumble is prominent. From hot pie to cold ice cream. Lurve it.

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When it comes to drinks, there are a few:

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Sugar @ RM 18 Made from of fresh strawberries, fresh sweet basil leaves, freshly squeezed lemonade and raspberry sorbet

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 Charmmy Kitty @ RM 18 is named after Hello Kitty’s pet cat. Serving of fresh milk blended with strawberries, topped with strawberry ice cream and peach chunks.

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This take over featuring Hello Kitty x Crème De La Crème is only available from 15 November to 31 December 2019. So move your Kitty there.

One of my favourite ice-cream shop in PJ and my past write up for a 23 year old ice cream chef.

Location:
Crème De La Crème
CLDC Uptown Damansara
35G, Ground Floor,
Jalan SS21/60 Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya
(Next to Hong Leong Bank)

Operating Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 12am

It all started off with my Instagram stories as I was looking for a nice Korean BBQ place to try out. Thanks to many of that responded to it and decided to try one of your recommendations in it. Many of you suggested Qing He Gu Korean Restaurant in Uptown Damansara. I am quite surprise not many info about them in Google. I know about this shop and always wanted to try.

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By the name itself, it seems pretty confusing to me as I would thought it is a China restaurant. However, this turns out to be hidden gem of Korean BBQ in KL. Operate by a couple from Korea.

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Even premium meat that is special packed.

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By looking at the menu, I am excited as there are quite number of items that I can order. Will need to bring bigger group to try as they have a few classic dish that I wanted to try.

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Free Ice cream for all of us, which is a nice catch . .

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One of my favourite Korean rice barley drink @ RM 7. Sweet enough to my liking and quite fragrant.

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Their signature sauce is pretty spot on for both the sesame oil with sea salt is a must have ontop of your bbq meat. They are using quality sea salt.

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Rarely you get to see Cow Tongue @ RM 40 and it was a must order for me. Cut to paper thin slice and easily grill. If it is too thick cut, it might become too chewy. Perfectly cooked by the staff to medium. Just a thin slice, add onto the veggie with both their sauces is perfect! End with a sip of soju bomb especially Tsing Tao with Soju (is by far the best combination of all)

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Pork Belly @ RM 30 which is a piece of meat that I would rarely miss. A nice cut of pork belly and just look at the colour of it. Handling with care and perfectly cooked both side. Meat texture not too dense yet a nice layer of fats in between.

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Most of the banchan are pretty good, especially the pumkin honey. I had 3 of it.

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Service is pretty good even though they are foreign workers.

Great meat, great banchan and free ice cream (it is not about the ice cream). I would say that this shop had certainly grow into my top 3 recommended Korean bbq in KL. Pretty good and will certainly come back for more. One of the best Korean BBQ in KL or one of the best Korean bbq in PJ.

Good news is that now they have expended to Mont Kiara which is nearer to me. In Retail 163. 

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, so so, love the Korean BBQ here – Recommended !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Qing He Gu Korean Restaurant
Jalan SS 21/39,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor

Operating Hours: 12–3pm, 6–11pm

Tel: 03-7732 6655

There are variety of Korean dessert available in Klang Valley over the years. One of my favourite Korean dessert that I constantly visit is Beans and Beans at Uptown Damansara.

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Tiramisu Bingsu

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Signature Melon Bingsu

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Dragon Bingsu

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Sparkling Grapefruit, Hojicha Frappe, Genmaicha Latte, Butterfly Pea Flower,

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If you want something refreshing in our hot days, then go for their Sparkling Pink Grapefruit. Marinated with a little twist overnight and serve with soda to give you the refreshing buzz. Filled with Grapefruit pulp at the bottom and I finish this glass quite instantly. – Recommended. @ RM 14.60

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Butterfly Pea Flower

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This look quite gigantic when it is served. Their Bulgogi Waffle is pretty good. A bit of like Belgian liege waffle texture. Soft, airy and the marination of Bulgogi is just spot on.

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For warm food, we had Chicken Bulgogi Sandwich @ RM 15.90. Love the marination and sauces of Bulgogi. Not too strong yet pairs well with some light dressing on the top and it is a great sandwich for some quick bite.

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Croque Monsieur @ RM 15.90

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IF you are a cheese lover, then this Croque Monsieur would be your perfect choices. Generous with ingredients that easily filled your stomach after finishing the whole piece as it topped with 3 layers of bread.

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If you love something different and willing to explore yet classic, then I am recommending this Injulmi Honey (Muar Chi texture). It is a Korean dessert muar chi base sandwich, topped with peanut powder, almond flakes, where muar chi is warm, chewy and quite a good combination of flavours. Love the powdery peanut.

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Choco Bingsu top in the list as one of their best seller. Chocolate craze fans will love this as it is filled with chocolate powder, chocolate pieces, cookies and almond flakes. Every bite is filled with chocolate. @ RM 17.80

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My typical preference is their Kongi Bingsu (soy Base). I love anything with Soy base.  @ RM 16.80

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Greentea Bingsu is  my next favourite as I love the taste of it. Not too strong yet pairs well with it. @ RM 17.80

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Beans N Beans bingsu currently top in my bingsu list as it leans towards milky and very snowy texture, soft yet melt in your mouth type.

What to order for first timer: Green Tea Bingsu, Injulmi Honey (Muar Chi texture), Chicken Bulgogi Sandwich, Pink Grapefruit, Sparkling Pink Grapefruit.

Rate it as one of the best Korean dessert in PJ. It could be others also. Do recommend me.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, one of my fav place !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Beans N Beans Damansara Uptown
107, Jalan SS 21/1A,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: +603-77328288

Operating Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 3pm – 12am
Fri: 3pm – 1am
Sat: 10.30am – 1am
Sun: 10.30am – 12am

It seems that our local dessert scene is gearing up a notch. It it is good that seeing local talents are getting more creative in dessert scene. I am impress with Creme De La Crème, at Uptown Damansara / SS21 (next to Hong Leong Bank) will be the latest addition into the industry. It is also that the pastry chefs are trained directly under Cristy Tania (a famous dessert chef in Melbourne – as I known her through Masterchef Australia in 2015/2016 season) if I remember correctly. She is also hail as one of a dessert queen.

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There’s a total of 18 delightful ice cream flavours. Some of them will be seasonal and some will be a twist of local flavours. From Musang King, Pandan Kaya Toast, Barley Lime, Teh Tarik to Limau Assam Sorbet and more. Each flavour is created using 100% all-natural, fresh and wholesome ingredients.

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Most of the ingredient are prepare from scratch and fresh.

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Their Petits Gateaux are handcrafted and quite a good technical skills there. Therefore you will see layers of elements when you cut through it.

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I am sure this wall will be one of a insta worthy wall.

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Best of all, the ice cream starts from RM 10.90 which is very reasonable.

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For the weekend, I get to do their tasting platter. Very unique combination of flavours. Not only that, as the chef carefully pair the ice cream flavour with its cone base. There are 4 flavours too.

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Madagascar Ash Our answer to a healthy dessert! A low GI treat that’s perfect for those looking for a sugar free option, well-suited for those with diabetes. We use high-quality natural Madagascar vanilla beans and premium bamboo charcoal powder. – one of my favourite.

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Their Petits Gateaux (Ice Cream Cakes) indeed a pretty one. Not and easy task to create such desserts. Looks pretty, but will it taste good? (This is the question we often ask ourselves.) The technicality of it will usually take a few hours to days, depending on the complexity of flavours that they are adding in. I can safely say that, among the 8 ice cream cakes in the display, each of them have at least 5 elements to it.
Price wise – I find it reasonable as it falls in between RM 18 – RM 25

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This would be one of my favourite -Easter is coming soon, hence Bunny @ RM 22, consist a unique mix of coconut, mango, calamansi, pineapple, lemongrass and passionfruit.. Contrasted with a deliciously-crunchy chocolate hazelnut feuilletine base. A nice layer of flavour that did not overlap each other. A bit of fluffy, crips and mild chewy coconut meringue is a nice ending.

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Forest Log @ RM 25  a blend of Miso Caramel and Banana Ice Cream with salted butterscotch sauce. A cake that give me the feeling of Alice in Wonderland. Maybe because of the mushroom. This is one of the most complex flavours combination compare to the rest. By looking at the description you might want to skip it. For me, I am totally impress. The complexity of flavors pairs very well, miso is not too strong, as give you a hint of fragrant saltiness, nice fresh banana flavour which is not too overpowering, yet hint of caramel ending and sweetness from butterscotch is just perfect. The base give you a nice little crips as the end as it needed. A nice build up layers of flavours.

Remark: It is advise to eat this cake last (as pretty strong in flavour) if you start with this then the rest of the cakes flavour will be much tasteless 

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To take nice pictures, believe this will be one of a crowds favourite. Who can resist a Unicorn @ RM 22? For a refreshing one, it is coated with white chocolate, crispy meringues and Madagascar Vanilla ice cream inside. Infused with Lyche and Raspberry sorbet!

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This is not your typical dimsum. It is inspire by chef favourite dish and created into dessert. An Asian inspired flavour (more towards Japanese profile). As you cut open, you can see the layers of ingredient in it. Longevity fills with from green tea sponge cake as the base, black sesame as second layer,  lemon curd as third layer, green tea ice cream as fourth, yuzu compote as fifth and white chocolate as the outer crust as sixth.

Those of you love Japanese flavour profile, you might want to give this a try.

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Instantly when I see this jar, it is definitely Beauty & The Beast inspired @ RM 25. 63% Dark Chocolate and Magadascar Vanilla Ice Cream, morello cherry sorbet, dark choclate crumble, cherry chocolate brownie, almond nibs and dark chocolate dip.

profile: slightly bitter and sour

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Da Bomb @ RM 25. A blend of 63% Dark Chocolate ice cream meets pure creamy Madagascar Vanilla ice cream in just the right balance. Melt-in-your-mouth hazelnut ganache that oozes the right amount of sweet and bitterness. A little mini bombs inside give you a hint of saltiness to tone it down. Love it as your tongue is dance in the rain. -Recommended to chocolate lover. Gonna be chocolate overdoze.

profile : bitter and salty

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Lady Pearl @ RM 22.

A mix of Strawberry and Madagascar Vanilla ice cream combines with Dragon Fruit Strawberry sorbet to bring out the fine flavours it has to offer. Adding some texture into it, a little crunch of crumbles, soft red almond sponge and a passionfruit crémeux. I quite like it cuz of the sour profile.

profile: sour, bitter, sweet salty

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A cone of RM 10.90, I will definitely be back for more.

Going Bananas – Using the ripest of fresh local bananas which are first pureed and made into an ice cream base. We then swirl in homemade salted butterscotch. To create a complementary crunchy texture, candied hand-roasted walnuts and hand-baked dark chocolate crumble are added.

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I am not a fan of chocolate but their WEISS chocolate is a must try. Love the silky Smooth texture and a punch of bitterness in your palate. A chocolate ingredient that not many people use. Cookies and cream, is a whole new level as you can taste some crumbs.

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For such a super hot weather that we are encountering this few months, then Their Unicorn drink is a drink that you should not miss out. A total thirst quencher and very refreshing. Topped with fresh dragon fruit sorbet and a mix mixture of sour profile in it. Love the glass too.

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If you are keen for a take away, then you can opt for it as it is nicely pack up in a jar.

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She is following the footstep of Melbourne dessert trend at the moment, whereby a dessert must have, bitter, sweet, sour and salty. Using quality ingredients and for a 25 years old dessert chef, I am totally impress. Definately top in my list as a must visit for a ice cream cake shop in Kl or Ice cream cake dessert in PJ.

My 3 personal recommended cakes if you love to try:

  1. Bunny
  2. Lady Pearl
  3. Forest Log (for strong adventures palate)
  4. Da Bomb (for chocolate Lover)

The outlet only starts operating for business from 18th March onwards.

-recommended

Location:
Crème De La Crème
CLDC Uptown Damansara
35G, Ground Floor,
Jalan SS21/60 Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya
(Next to Hong Leong Bank)

Operating Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 12am

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