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October 15, 2009

A Cheap Knock-off @ Cava

Everytime I go for drinks, I order the cosmopolitan by default. And I blame it on the four ladies from Sex and The City. There’s something I find so appealing about swilling that pink concoction of vodka, triple sec and cranberry juice. I order it so often, my friends would go, “God, not again” whenever I utter the word C-O-S-M-O-P-O-L-I-T-A-N to the waiter.

So far, I like the cosmopolitan at SOULed Out, Telawi Street Bistro and The Socials. I’ve also had my fair share of not-so-good cosmos, but the one I had at Cava, Jalan Bangkung was abysmally weak. I thought I was drinking cranberry and lemon juice. And I wasn’t having a good day – so the sad cosmopolitan made it worst. The bartender offered to add more triple sec, and while my drink tasted better, it no longer tasted like a cosmo.

The last time I was here, I had a very good molten chocolate cake (Chocolate Dream) – it was an ethereal chocolate experience for me. I ordered this with great anticipation, hoping to relive my chocolate dream. Unfortunately for me, the experience was a one-off thing; simply put, the cake was a disaster. The last time I checked, this innocent looking cake had a rich and meltingly warm bittersweet chocolate centre. Every bite was delicate, sophisticated and divine.
This time around, the Chocolate Dream was terribly prepared; it was missing all the important elements in a good cake. I used my fork and peered into the centre, hoping to find a lovely, warm molten centre. I found nothing of it at all; all I got was a dry and tasteless chocolate centre that was neither rich, bittersweet or airy. I came here for an out-of-the-world experience, but ended up with a poor knock-off.

rif sensed my disappointment, and offered to buy me a different dessert. I was so disappointed with my two orders, I decided to pass up on the offer. I don’t think my mood had anything to do with my judgement in food – it never has and it never will. Even rif said it was inedible. Maybe I should have stuck to Alexis or Delicious for desserts.


6 Responses

  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    didnt complain? i think i would have tored the waiter apart if i was served that

  2. J

    It's a pity that you had a bad time there – I guess the chef was just having a bad day? But of course that's a terrible reason – every customer should get the best treatment/ food possible despite whatever happens that day. :(

    I do hope Cava improves back to the original… I have many good memories eating there.

  3. J2Kfm

    hmm … inconsistent quality?
    they;re way pricier than Delicious n Alexis, as far as i rmbr.

  4. thule a.k.a leo

    I have already stopped taking dessert for a long time :) all my pants and jeans have started to feel too small for my waist… lol!!!

  5. BrianandRepublic

    Lol, how ironic. We did some restaurant hopping today, and wanted to find a place for dessert. We contemplated Cava, but we had the Chocolate Volcano at TSB instead.

    The texture was good, but it tasted cheap. My molten choc cake wasnt good either. I'll be doing a review on that soon. I did one on the Tea for 2 @ DELIcious, today though. Hope u take the time to check it out.

    Cheers,

    BrianandRepublic

  6. Bangsar-bAbE

    Brian – Good thing you skipped Cava. It was a waste of moolah…my dessert.

    leo – Wait till you try FBB & Just Heavenly's cakes…you can't say no one! ;)

    J2Kfm – Way pricier…I won't be going back.

    J – I was raving about the cake to rif, and when he tried it, he had the WTF expression!

    Joe – I would have…but I wasn't in the mood to argue that night. =(

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