Bingsu Cafe @ Damansara Uptown – Not a fan.

When you are in TTDI and you want dessert, the light and creamy kind – you head to Uptown.  Over the past few years, Uptown has seen a bloom in the rise of soft serves and Korean desserts like shaved ice, taro balls. There are a variety of desserts readily available at you whim, here at Uptown – all you need to do is simply decide one what kind of dessert you fancy that day.

This time, I fancied soft serve and I wanted to experience a different place from my usual at Uptown – Softsrve and Hail’s. These two cafes are my go to if I want this form of dessert but Softsrve recently revamped their flavors and the current flavors they served were not what I was in the mood for – soy and green tea. They only serve 3,4 flavors at a time and besides those two options, the only other choice was chocolate, which I have had again and again. It is nice but fast becoming a bore. Hail’s had more flavors but again – a cafe I have been to a few time. 

So, I got on to Google to find out what is interesting and came across Every Sunday. The photos taken by bloggers and individuals who has visited this cafe provided me an image of sweet yummyness, so naturally – that was where I was headed.  It only took me eight minutes to get to Uptown, however my elation was only short lived when i realized that they are not in operation anymore.  

The next dessert cafe I was interested in was Bingsu Cafe, which luckily was opened.  However, while I wanted soft serve, their specialty was shaved ice instead but since it has been ages since I had this form of dessert – why not right? So, off to Bingsu I went.

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This was a Korean influenced cafe who is big on shaved ice – the current dessert craze. Was I a fan? Hmmmm not really. The way I see it is that if I intend to have dessert on a certain day, which implies that I do not have dessert all the time due to weight maintainence  – so wasting it on a bowl of flavored, sweetened shaved ice would seem wasteful. However, since it has garnered some hype of late, I wanted to see what it was all about.

Durian Mango Bingsu, 20.90 ringgit

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Now that I’ve got a taste of shaved ice – I feel like I have wasted 20 ringgit on nothing, nada. Okay, so there was a scoop of durian ice cream on the top, which was not one of the best, just decent. That enabled me to tolerate the shaved  ice for a bit as durian ice cream + ice = ice & thick liquid durian combo, but that can only take you so far. Then there is the pieces of mangoes and thin durian slices to aide add flavor in the otherwise tasteless shaved ice. The image above may indicate that there is a lot of flavors going on but do not let it fool you. It is flavorful at first but once the top layer is gobbled up, the layers below has nothing but about 75% of tasteless white shaved ice and 25% of flavors and remnants of the mango/durian pieces scattered around. Sounds sad, doesn’t it? Yup, exactly what I felt – sad, wasted 20 ringgit for something I would never ever order again.

Tiramisu, 12.90 ringgit

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This was a good cake. However,  if you are not a fan of overpowering liquor taste in your cake, then DO NOT eat the cake prior to pouring the strawberry jam all over it. Eating it on its own was just yucky, for me at least. Yea, I am one of those who do not fancy eating my desserts wit a whole lot of liquor in it. If you are like me too, then pour the jam all over the cake – trust me, it makes all the difference in the world. Be sure to let the jam soak into the cake, give it about 5 minutes before you star biting into it. Once the jam gets soaked into the cake, it tasted good. I think the jam acts as a balancer between the sweetness from the cake and the distinct bitter taste from the liquor.

Would I head here again?

Errrm, nope. I would not. Not a fan of shaved ice and well the cake, I can get decent to good tiramisu elsewhere, plenty available at every corner in the city.

Address: No. 28, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama                                   (Uptown) , 47400 Petaling Jaya.

Opening hours: Everyday, 12 pm – 12 am.

Signing out now, Ciao.

FoodBunny

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