Stressed is desserts spelt backwards, and if that isn’t convincing enough to indulge in a moment of pure culinary bliss, then you are a lost cause my friend. Desserts are the way, fullstop.
Here’s 7 desserts you should seriously treat yo’ self to.
1. Souffle at Franco’s
Franco is known for their awesome culinary marriage between French and Japanese cuisine, so it’s only appropriate they serve the amazingly fluffy French souffle’s in Vanilla, Matcha and Chocolate variations. Their chocolate souffle is a must-try for chocolate addicts, as they’re laden with rich gooey chocolate goodness!
Their souffle’s (RM17.80) puff up light and airy above their cute clay pot, and a gentle little poke will reveal a gooey meringue interior. Trust Franco to create little utopian baked goods, as the restaurant was converted from a bakery.
Address: Lot 146, Ground Floor, Old Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm
2. Gourmet Doughnuts at Chequers Bakery
A friendly neighbourhood cafe in Taman Tun Dr Ismail has been taking doughnuts to a whole new level, and their sweet gourmet doughnuts is everything.
Chequers Bakery’s doughnuts are blanketed in frosting and rich glazes alike, but what stuns are their creative freshly-baked selections. Lemon Poppy Seed sees a delicious pairing of white chocolate and lemon icing finished off with poppy seeds and mint leaves. They also take on local flavours – their Pandan Gula Melaka is essentially a Malaysian version of salted caramel thanks to the salty gula melaka caramel with oats set atop (RM5 each).
The bakers behind Chequers interestingly put a lot of emphasis on the dough of their doughnuts, using cake dough and chai seed dough to set themselves apart from the usual yeast dough. The result? Much better texture. Afterall, they are gourmet doughnuts. Their menu of doughnuts are set to change now and then, but for now this newly opened bakery are just getting started. Psst, they also have pretty kickass savoury doughnuts, like BBQ Beef Ribs and Mac-&-Cheese!
Address: First Floor, 153, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 8am-8pm daily. Closed Wednesday.
Credit: Finding Fats
3. Matcha Lava Cake at Softcore
Softcore’s molten lava cakes have sweeped across social media, and for good reason: slice the cake exterior, and molten liquid goodness oozes out. Their Matcha Lava Cake deserves special mention, because, c’mon you can’t beat a gooey matcha encased inside a matcha cake now can you?!
Their cakes (RM15) are perfectly accompanied by a scoop of ice cream, usually vanilla. Oh, and salted egg yolk lovers, don’t miss out – Softcore does salted egg yolk molten cakes, complete with fried curry leaves, cornflakes and vanilla icecream for a true medley in your mouth.
Address: 56, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Subang Jaya.
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 11pm Daily.
4. Sweet Appam at A Li Yaa
A Li Yaa’s little known secret is their killer Sweet Appam, a dosai-style shell filled with thickened coconut milk and palm sugar inside a idli-style pancake. The rice pudding is forgone, and a crisp cone is opted instead. Think Indian/Sri Lankan crème caramel.
Their sweet appam that features just the right amount of sweetness with a touch of bitterness is the perfect ending to A Li Yaa’s Sri Lankan cuisine. Their appam’s come served plain, with egg or sweet. Apparently, their sweet appam comes with a dash of gula melaka!
Address: Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 2. Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm
5. Honey Toast at Haraju Cube
Bread lovers will be in for a total treat.
Haraju Cube at Empire Damansara, has been making waves on Instagram and Facebook for their beautifully styled Japanese honey toast. Haraju Cube offer a mind-boggling 18 types of toast, from the sweet such as Azuki Match Honey Toast and Bana-Choco Honey Toast to the savoury, Ham & Cheese Sliced Toast and the Mayo Egg Sliced Toast.
But, their Honey Toast is the real deal here. Served in 9 flavours and priced between RM22.90 to RM32.90, you get delicious thick toast, laced with whipped cream and decked out in your flavour of choice plus a scoop of an icecream flavour of your picking. To eat these heavenly bread creations? Cut one edge of the thick golden brown buttery toast box-like conception to reveal tiny pieces of toast drenched in honey inside (talk about toast inception).
Address: 103, Level 1, (Above Texas Chicken) Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Tue-Thu : 11am to 11pm; Fri-Sat : 11am to 12am; Sun: 11am to 11pm; Close on Monday
6. Salted Egg Yolk Cronut at Dotty’s Pastries
The salted egg bandwagon is taking off, and Dotty’s Salted Egg Cronut is ticking all the right boxes. What’s a cronut? Well, any good foodie will tell you it’s what heaven gifts you when a croissant and doughnut are crossed together.
The mighty puff pastry is filled with runny salted egg yolk filling and trickled down with the delicious liquid. You can even pick out tiny chunks of egg yolk!
If salted egg yolk isn’t your thing, their RM11 cronuts are also decked out in other flavours: Salted Caramel Peanut Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Come early to avoid disappointment – the hype is real for their cronuts!
Address: 20-G, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun, 8am – 6pm
7. Bungeoppang at Aboong Malaysia
Aboong Malaysia has just landed on our shores in SS15 to serve all your Bungeoppang (Korean carp cakes) cravings. It’s an insanely good combo of hot waffles and cool frozen yoghurt. Wanna know how good? Apparently, lines are known to stretch all the way outside the cafe!
Bungeoppang are basically hollow waffles filled with frozen yoghurt, wrapped in paper for a quick on-the-go snack. You can choose between a regular sized waffle (RM10) or a large (RM12). Oh, and you can opt for Nutella filling (+RM1) or top it all off with refreshing Mango Froyo (+RM1)
Address: 49 Jalan SS15/8a, Selangor, 47500
Operating Hours: 11.00am to 11.30pm daily