I’m not one for excessive sweets. In fact, certain types of sweets and flavourings makes my head hurt. Usual suspects are grape, melon, strawberry (sometimes), basically anything too artificial-tasting.
So when Cake Avenue invited me to the tasting session for their new dessert menu inspired by classic American diner foods of the 60s and 70s, I was a little bit scared and skeptical. Would it be too sweet? But if I don’t try, I wouldn’t know yeah??
Alphabet Soup was first item served.
AND I WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY.
Firstly, it really looked like Alphabet soup!! And everyone at my table had already tucked into half their servings when I arrived (slightly late! Oops!) and they were raving about how good it was. This lycee mousse with lycee and raspberry chunks was really delicious and well-balanced. Highly recommend trying this.
The Matcha Unicorn, was a little too sweet for my liking. I think it could be topped with more matcha powder. But very photogenic, obviously. Do check out their other flavours – Blush (Strawberry) and Sunshine (Mango & Vanilla).
Diner Sliders – dark chocolate ice cream ‘burgers’ sandwiched by vanilla butter cake ‘buns’, served with raspberry sauce, masquerading as ketchup, and passionfruit sauce disguised as mustard. I really appreciate the little detail of white sesame in the top ‘bun’. Without thinking too much about it or realising, I finished the entire slider. Yums! The slider is also served with a side of fries (seen in lower picture).
Another one worth trying, and possibly my favourite of the lot, The Great Con-Dog. Made to look like a corndog, this warm dessert filled with sweetcorn custard is crusted in bread crumbs and fried *slurps!* I think I like it most because it is both sweet and savoury. Served with strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
The last item was the Nachos Dulces. Dessert nachos anyone? This was probably the most interesting of the lot. The nachos are actually a crispy flatbread. And the dish is served with chocolate mousse, peach, strawberry compote and pistachio ice cream, playing the roles of ‘beans’, ‘cheese’, ‘salsa’ and ‘guacamole’ respectively.
This menu is available from 1 September 2017 onwards.
Cake Avenue is located at 33 Lorong Kilat #01-01/02, Kilat Centre, Singapore 598132 (nearest MRT: Beauty World)
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