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Desert Desserts? Never!

Desert Desserts? Never!

Mostly raves, plus a couple of rants about the assortment of sweet treats I have tried.
Veronica Phua
Veronica Phua
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For the sweet of tooth, this is great for wrapping up (heehee - geddit, geddit? 😜) your meal here. The "pillow" is made from the same dough as their pizzas, so you can expect a really good crust.
To make it, Chef Matteo first spreads a generous amount of Nutella over the dough. He then adds almond slices, before fashioning it into a charming four-cornered form with some stretching and folding. After letting it bake in the oven for about 5 minutes, he takes it out, pops on a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and throws crumbled frozen raspberries, more almonds and fresh mint leaves all over. These, as you can imagine, go very well with the piping hot crunchy crust and melting gooey chocolate within.
Do take note that this is one huge ass dessert. So unless the Nutella Pillow is the ONLY thing you plan on eating at Atmastel, I recommend you order it to share. Of my party of four at lunch that day, two of us couldn't finish our quarter.

Pumpkin, let alone pumpkin seed, is something I don't automatically associate with ice-cream, let alone a sorbet. But that's exactly the dessert you'll get if you choose the lunch set menu at the spanking new Blackwattle restaurant.
For a sorbet, it was unexpectedly full, rich and smooth - creamy, almost. The mildly sweet bitters meringue and citrusy dried mandarins brought extra dimensions, elevating the pleasure of tucking into this.

On my way up to an appointment at my regular manicure place, I suddenly spotted the newly-opened aRoma Gelato located just below it. So in I went and bought some gelato I did. Not just the above cup with the pistachio flavour but a takeaway box crammed to the brim with a trio of hazelnut, more pistachio and a fascinating mascarpone with dates and walnuts as well. I couldn't stop myself once I had a taste of this Italian brand's gelato which is really thick and smooth, slightly sticky, and boasting serious intensity of flavour. There's also a few fruity choices for those who crave something refreshing rather than rich.
I was chatting to the friendly gentleman who served me and he shared that his boss is the master franchisee and they plan on opening a second outlet in Plaza Singapura soon.

I seem to be on a pistachio streak of late.
There's the Instagrammable and delicious pistachio ice-cream dessert from @bacchanaliasg, and the "best-use-of-nuts-in-chocolate" (my opinion) pistachio bar by #barreinfernale's from @hellochocolateasia. I also learned recently that @bopgelato's does an insanely good pistachio flavour. Then suddenly, just the other day, I stumbled upon this pistachio cake at @mooseheadkitchenbar too.
Baked in-house, it's fluffy and light in texture yet it contained a respectable amount of flavour. As creme fraiche, honey and lime zest were part of the squad, the taste of the pistachio did ebb and flow as I ate, depending on how much of these trimmings were scooped up by my fork. But I didn't mind that one bit because everything was very good!

Meet the chocolate that got me hyperventilating in excitement when I discovered it via Instagram Stories. I immediately visited www.hellochocolateasia to place an online order for French Master Chocolate Maker François Pralus' creation because I'm greedy like that 😂.
Pistachio, in whole and paste form, make up the bulk of the 160gm bar, while its exterior is covered in slinky dark 75% chocolate that's equally divine.
This piece of heaven doesn't come cheap at $35 a bar. However, I feel it's edible luxury worth splurging on if you love pistachios like I do.
Besides purchasing it online, you can also visit into their booth inside On Peddar on level 2 of Scotts Square.

A few days ago, I saw Chef @peeneysmalls' Instagram post about the Big Poppa Sundae that he'd created at Potato Head Folk. It triggered an instant craving in me which I'm happy to report, got satisfied today.
I have long been lamenting the lack of a good sundae in Singapore but this is qualified to fill that void.
In the tall glass was vanilla ice-cream (housemade, no less), espresso caramelised banana, hot salted butterscotch, banana jelly, roasted walnuts, coco nibs and chantilly cream. So it's a classic flavour with a twist. And can I just add: CHANTILLY CREAM IS LIFE ❀

When the Head Chef approaches, bearing a jaw-droppingly gorgeous dessert of this calibre, it is imperative to nod and say "Yes please", no matter how stuffed you feel. Failure to do so will only lead to regret because the "Sicilian Pistachio Parfait" is supremely gratifying in every way.
Yes, it is visually very pleasing but let me just say, this is a dessert created for much more than Instagram worthiness. Your tastebuds are the true lucky ones.
That green ring is an intensely fragrant (if I could underline and bold those words, I would) pistachio ice-cream covered in a thin layer of crisp caramelised white chocolate. Upon serving, a sauce made of berries is poured into the hole in the middle. That sauce, along with the lime sorbet and fruit components are part of what makes this masterpiece such a pleasure to indulge in.
Please note this is part of the daily Chef Tasting Menu which is priced between $120++ and $230++ depending on how many courses you pick.

Their tiramisu comes in a big block and the sponge fingers are well saturated in coffee so it's really moist. There's a sufficient amount of alcohol and mascarpone to keep me happy as well.
Actually, as I was quite full from the pizza, my initial plan was to get the tiramisu to enjoy later at home but the staff explained that they don't do takeaways for any of their three desserts. So we ended up having it at Bottega itself with a cup of black coffee. It was a satisfying end to our meal.

Every visit to Birds Of Paradise Gelato Boutique is a game of chance. What you are in the mood for and what they have at that moment do not always coincide. But on my most recent drop-in, they did. Hooray!

H O S T E D
Available as one of the four plated desserts in the Weekday Afternoon Tea menu at Regent Hotel's revamped Tea Lounge, its gorgeousness is enough to turn other apples green with envy.
Head Pastry Chef Alex has not forgotten the importance of being beautiful inside as well. So he has it filled with a heart of iced yuzu apple compote, yoghurt espuma, hazelnut molasses crumble, olive oil sponge and vanilla fromage blanc sorbet.
Prior to the dessert finale, you'll be served three tiers of goodies which includes two kinds of freshly-baked scones, scrumptious ham and gruyere quiches, and an assortment of sandwiches. You also get to enjoy two drinks of your choice. The selection of teas is impressive but the coffee (using an exclusive blend from @commonmancoffee) rivals it. I had a pot of Flowering Earl Grey followed by a Pourover Coffee and both were excellent.

If you have not tried the Genmaicha Parfait, I suggest you scurry on over asap because it won't be around beyond this Sunday (2nd Sept), if not sooner.
My order, pictured above, appears bigger and greener than what this parfait normally looks like because I had topped on Matchaya's signature matcha soft serve. The genmaicha flavour is the lighter green one squashed in the cup. I loved having both at the same time as it allowed me to taste and appreciate the difference better. In comparison to the slightly bitter matcha, the genmaicha has a toasted aroma and a gentle sweetness. So it would sit well with those of you who find matcha too intense for your liking.
What's more, the list of other yumminess in this parfait is long. There's genmaicha warabi mochi, crispy genmai rice, Okinawa kuromitsu in foam and syrup form, and last but not least, salted cookie crumbs.
I think I just convinced myself to make a trip down for another one of these before stock runs out.

Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique has a queue that doesn't seem to cease until the sign on their door is flipped from "Open" to "Close". Even then, it doesn't stop latecomers from gazing through the glass with deep longing in their eyes.
I notice their flavours tend to spark healthy debates with everyone eagerly expounding on why such-and-such are their favourites (it's never just one). For me, the White Chrysanthemum and the Lychee & Raspberry have called out loudest during my recent visits. On my radar to get next are the Chocolate and the Strawberry & Basil. Had a tease of both and I can't wait to dig into proper big scoops of them.

About Veronica Phua
Veronica Phua

Veronica Phua

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Can't cook to save my life but boy, can I eat! 😄 (I pay for all my meals unless otherwise stated)

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