Category Archives: Dessert

The Dessert Kitchen, Melbourne

105 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
Victoria, Australia
03 9671 3907
The desserts look very, very pretty and that’s about it. I tried 3 and they definately did not leave me craving for more.
At an average price of more than AUD10.00, it is a very dissapointing experience at this new dessert joint, which opened not too long ago. Because it is new, do expect to join a long queue before you get a table.
This place makes me appreciate more the desserts served at other competing Asian Dessert joints.

Tofu With Hokkaido Red Beans (Sweet Tofu, Red Bean, Mini Rice Ball, Chestnut)

The texture of the sweet tofu (Douhua) is definately one of the worse ones I tried so far.



Ujikintoki Traditional Japanese Style Dessert (Gree Tea Syrup, Mini Rice Ball, Red Bed, Vanilla Ice Cream)

All I tasted was plain shaved ice without much flavour or sweetness to it. The other components of this dessert did very little to rescue the bland taste overall.



Japanese Style Chocolate Brownies

 I would relate this to mochi with filling. The skin is too thick for mochi and the filling of chocolate brownies are like pieces of hard chocolate.
Food: 4-5/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 4/10
1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent

Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar NYC

Shop 136
Level 1 Emporium
287 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000
Victoria, Australia
03 9020 4338
I am caffeine intolerant, so chocolate is my only comfort indulgent. Came here using a Groupon voucher (AUD 27). Apparently this meal costs ~AUD55 without the voucher. The dessert tasting platter is pretty average and the drinks are not worth what they cost. The staff are not attentive even when the shop is pretty empty (4-5 tables occupied). I had to do a shout-out to grab their attention. Even the staff who served us took the wrong order of our drinks. The experience is disappointing when I had high hopes for this chocolate bar. My favourites are still Koko Black, followed by Max Brenner.
Shop front

Shop front

CBNY tasting plate + 1 scoop of ice cream

Left: New York Brunch (orange, banana, strawberries & blueberries) Right: Vanilla milkshake

Left: New York Brunch (orange, banana, strawberries & blueberries)
Right: Vanilla milkshake

4-piece chocolate box (take away)

4-piece chocolate box (take away)

Food: 6/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent