SELANGOR, Malaysia – ‘Tis the season for indulgence, and we’re unabashedly claiming Damansara Uptown as the dessert capital of PJ. A cursory glance at the square will give you an idea of just how much is on offer; and it’s almost impossible to choose just one.
So here are five ultimate dessert destinations you can go on a walking tour of Damansara Uptown for.
Coconut Ice-Cream at Superthai
This is one that’s easy to miss as it’s hidden on the first floor. Superthai does an excellent take on modern Thai food, but it’s all to easy to forget about dessert. If you need an uncomplicated, yet excellent, serving of Coconut Ice-Cream (RM10, USD2.45) to cool off in this heat wave, you couldn’t pick a better spot. Made in-house and topped with nuts, syrup-coated water chestnuts (akin to what you’d find in thap thim krop), jackfruit, and raisins, this is a scoop of heaven we simply can’t pass up.
Waffles at softsrve
Right next door, you’ll find softsrve, the incredibly minimalist and Instagram-able cafe. While you could just drop by for ice-cream, we highly recommend opting for the pairing with waffles.
We’re partial to their Mango Passionfruit Honey Waffle with Oolongcha Ice-Cream (RM18, USD4.41) as it strikes the perfect balance between sweet, tart, and satisfying. Of course, you get to pick your preferred flavour of ice-cream, but oolongcha is by far our favourite.
Chocolate Cake at Fat Spoon
Fat Spoon is an Uptown institution, and the kitschy decor never fails to feel welcoming. If you’re looking for comfort food at its finest, a slice of rich, decadent, old-fashioned Chocolate Cake (RM16, USD3.92 per slice) will do the trick.
The moment they lift the dome off the cake you can smell the rich chocolate permeating the air. This is decidedly one for sharing because it is just that densely rich.
Butter Egg Tarts at TK Bakery
There are egg tarts, and then there are Butter Egg Tarts (RM2.20, USD0.54 per piece). TK Bakery does carry regular egg tarts, but their butter varietal is that much more creamy, custard-y, and flaky. We are under no illusions that eating an entire box of six will shave years off our life, but it’s entirely worth it.
Bingsu at dal.komm
You may think you’ve had bingsu, but you are sorely mistaken until you’ve gone to dal.komm. What can only be described as a cauldron of dessert, their offering is the size of a small infant.
It doesn’t stop there either. Each of their four varieties comes topped with an entire dessert of its own. Pictured here is the Lemon Dazzling Bingsu (RM28.90, USD7.08) where a slice of lemon cheesecake sits atop the mountain of shaved ice and candied lemon peel.
We adore the fact that dal.komm serves up fruit-flavoured bingsu as it’s far less cloying. The only flavour we love more than lemon is their Grapefruit Bingsu. We highly recommend that this be shared among a minimum of three adults.
Which dessert joint in Damansara Uptown is your favourite? – The Binge