On a glorious Sunday evening, after having a great meal, I decided to go to 'Les célébrités' at the Nikko hotel and I left there, greatly satisfied. Well, I am a bit eccentric to go there only for dessert but I have a sweet tooth although the main courses available (Sashimi, Indian curry, Sushi...etc) had a very hynoptic appeal to me, but I already ate my main courses prior to going there, regrettably for me.
Having said that, the dessert selection is amazing there - there are many pastries, panna cotta, sweet soup, ice cream, and more cake variety than you can find in a cake shop. Moreover, if you are health conscious like me, you might also try the fruits that are also available next to the dessert stalls. I had strawberries and although the caster sugar and whipped cream are not provided, if you asked the waiter, he/she will kindly acquiesce to your request - please do not get me wrong, because the strawberries were sweet and it is only my personal habit of eating strawberries with some sugar for dessert that prompted this sugary excess:
Strawberry with frosting
The sponge cake was lightly sweet but had an excellent flavour, while not being too dry, but rightly moist and literally crumbles in the mouth:
The great thing about the coffee shop there, lie in the abundance in variety for the desserts and I managed to uncover a little known but tyranically deliciously pleasant Malaysian dessert, "the Ban Chang Kue" - the chef will add any side ingredients (peanuts, fruits, sugar...etc) to your liking and the taste is absolutely supreme as the crispiness coupled with its sweet nature makes this a great dessert comparable to a pancake but so thin, crispy yet soft:
Ban Chang Kue
Mixed fruit Sago
As I had a sweet craving, I accompanied the Ban Chang Kue with ice cream - on some days I went, there were Häagen-Dazs but today, an apt replacement in the form of Movenpicks was available, and I promptly chose chocolate, strawberry (yes, more strawberries), tiramisu and Vanilla.
On a side note, the table setting is very elegant and the waiters are very professional in setting the layout in a classy way:
Finally, for all my sweet consumption, I ordered herbal tea that sealed all the pleasant sweet food that I ate without remorse:
Desserts,Ban Chang Kue,Ice cream,Sago soup
Table Wait Time: 3 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 28, 2011
Occasion: Anniversary Other Ratings:
Value for Money 5