Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lucky Dessert at Sunway Giza

Lucky Dessert

Sunway Giza has been the place to be for Friday chillouts, family dineouts or just grocery shopping recently. My initial thought of the place is that it tries to recreate another 'The Curve' but would need some really good tenants to attract people here instead. I think the occupancy rate is slowly but surely improving with more and more food and drinking holes opening up such as the ever packed Movida, Fullhouse, The Beer Factory, Bola Bistro, Overtime, etc. Recently to join in the Giza family would be a dessert house from HK - Lucky Dessert.

A quick Google search on Lucky Dessert tells me that it's one of the 'must-go' dessert shop besides the mass Hui Lau Shan or Honeymoon Dessert. Thriving on the concept of healthy dessert where fruits is the main ingredient, we were told that fruits are sourced as closely as they can get from the same suppliers of the HK outlets, but due to certain import restrictions, sometimes ingredients are locally procured. The menu is extensive, so you'll certainly be spoilt for choice!

Mango Roll - RM12

Don't be fool by the simplicity of the name as this was pretty good and an excellent choice to 'wow' us where first impression does matter especially for desserts! The Mango Roll has real mango chunk enveloped with glutinous rice roll and finished off with grated coconut.

Mango Wrapz - RM10

This was supposed to be a Durian Wrapz but it was changed to mango instead. I don't think anyone is a stranger to this dessert as we've seen it elsewhere but I must commend that the big package packs a punch, mango chuncks and whipped cream... mmmm, need I say more? Just a shame that it's not durian filling.

Trinity Mango Delight - RM11

Still on a mango-mania, we proceeded to the Trinity Mango Delight which is a combo of mango, pamelo and sago (yes, I notice that they rhyme!). Nothing out of the ordinary as this is now widely available in many chinese restaurants too.

Italian Herb Jell-o - RM13

If you're puzzled with the name, so was I. It turns out that the name 'Italian' is after the long strands of herb jelly made to resemble pasta. Great name but didn't match up with the taste as the herb jelly taste was too overpowering, the milky broth was bland and the fruits were just wrong to be there. I would rate this a 'Miss'. More tasting work needed to improve on this one!

Trinity Durian Delight - RM11

Being a durian lover, I love this! It's my favourite dessert for the night. The only difference from the Trinity Mango Delight is instead of mango chunks, this has big chunks of fresh durian flesh. Who knew durian will go so well with pamelo and sago? I was told that the durians are sourced locally as Malaysia is known to have one of the best produce. On the flipside, those who only likes durian mildly will rate this as overpowering.

Durian Krisp - RM15

I'd rate the presentation as excellent to pass off as something you'll get at a fine dining restaurant, but warm durian in a filo pastry? I like my king of fruits to be cold. So, it's a 'Miss' for me on this one too.

Purple Rice - RM8

Last on the list was Purple Rice dessert which is essentially made up of black glutinous rice and corn. While I think my mom will like this kind of dessert, I find it too boring and filling.

Overall, there are some hits and misses, hopefully in due time they will be able to find a balance between presentation, taste and price as I find it a little steep especially if it's just fruit based desserts. Thanks to Suan from Lucky Desserts for the invite.

* This is an invited food review

Lucky Dessert
C-11-G, Sunway Giza,
Jln PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara,
Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-6148 3798
(same row as 1977 Chicken Rice)

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]
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