5 Must-try signature desserts in Kuala Lumpur

In the sunny, tropical climate of Kuala Lumpur, sometimes all you need is a little dessert to help you forget about the heat and stress that this little city can bring. Whether you need something more to fill your tummy after a meal, or just a little snack during teatime, you’ll definitely be able to find something around you. With a dizzying array of local and international treats keeping the whole place “eye candy” worthy, here are the must-try signature desserts in town.

1. Cempedak Ice Cream @ Inside Scoop

Inside Scoop is an ice-cream parlour that comes up with unique creations fresh every day. The dessert served here is highly raved by the public because of the excellent quality and burst of flavour that you’ll experience when you order a scoop of their amazing ice-cream variations. Apparently, they serve pretty spectacular waffles too, so sit down and enjoy a plate to yourself.

Address: No. 9, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur57 Jalan SS22/19, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya

2. Coconut Ice Cream @ Sangkaya

Coconut ice-cream is a tropical treat that we all definitely know how to enjoy. For a start, order the Signature Sangkaya, a bowl (or rather, coconut shell) featuring three scoops of their famous ice-cream complemented with fresh coconut shreds. You are also given six different options of toppings that you can refill to your heart’s content.

Address: No. 80, Ground Floor, Jalan SS21/39, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

3. Pavlova @ Alexis Bistro

The Pavlova at Alexis Bistro is arguably one of the best in the country, pleasantly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just as it should be. Fill your mouth with a bite of fresh cream and fruit that’s going to taste better than you can imagine. The melt-in-your-mouth texture is so addictive, you’ll be back for more.

Address: No. 29, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

4. Cendol @ Limapulo

Experience the full monty of Malaysian cuisine at Limapulo, one of the few restaurants to remain serving 100% authentic Nyonya Peranakan food. And, as any true local would know, desserts of the Nyonya kind are the ones missing out on would be a cultural travesty. Nothing compliments the spicy rich santan curries better than with a cold gula melaka treat afterwards.

Address: No. 50, Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur

5. Sago Gula Melaka @ Old China Cafe

Drop by Old China Cafe, one of the longest lasting Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur for a real 1920s Malaysian experience and watch how life used to be back in the black and white era over a cup of tea or some local dishes. The sago gula melaka treat is a must-have; and the gula melaka is served separately, meaning you can add as little or as much as you like as you dig in.

Address: No. 11, Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur

P/S: People flock to these places after their meals, which probably means you won’t want to miss out on them yourself!


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