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October 19, 2009

Donut Empire – Every bite rings a moment?

There are times when I put myself (or more like my mum makes me) through a strict eating regime, which comprises rolled oats, celery & choy sum juice, organic vegetables and free-range eggs. And there are times I indulge in greasy food followed by desserts – the sweeter, the better. I was at Pusat Bandar Damansara picking up some wine at a nearby supermarket, when rif and I spotted this donut outlet with no visible name.Curious, we peered into the window stand and saw an array of decent-looking donuts on display. Being the curious cats we were, we bought half a dozen (6 for RM10) to try. I noticed a few people in the shop surfing the net — so I’m assuming there’s free WIFI. Tastewise, I was not impressed with the donuts at all. They were a far cry from the donut kings — Krispy Kreme, Big Apple & J.Co.Firstly, the donuts were neither light or cake-y. I found them to be denser than the ones I usually eat, but not as dense as Dunkin Donut. While they tried hard to impress with colourful toppings & pipings, I wasn’t sold.

Silly Mon – White chocolate with cinnamon sprinkles

The white chocolate glaze tasted like palm oil and was overly sweet, in a cheapo way.

Wang – Mango glazed donut with mango custard filling


This was a sorry attempt to mimic the mango flavoured donuts from J.Co & Big Apple. I really didn’t like the mango custard — it was all sugar and flavouring.

Choz O’Latte – White chocolate & latte flavoured donut


Of the lot, I liked this best. The latte cream filling helped mask the unpleasant taste of the white chocolate, so I tasted more coffee than chocolate. I wouldn’t mind having this again, if I’m desperate and there are no other options for me.

Latte Hill – Premium dark chocolate, cinnamon powder & coffee cream


I thought this donut looked pretty, but it tasted disappointing. They claim the chocolate is premium, but I seriously doubt it. This tasted like the cheap cooking chocolate available at supermarkets.

T’Misu – Coffee cream donut with cheese custard filling


No to this as well. I found the filling more cream then cheese — you know those plastic tasting whipped cream from the can? Imagine THAT with a mild cheese flavour.

Choz O’Cream – Dark chocolate with butter cream filling


By the 4th Donut, we were struggling to finish this. This was better than the T’Misu, but I still found it on par (or slightly below) with the donuts from local cakeshops.

I don’t think I’ll eat this again. The donuts are not good enough to justify the extra inch on my tummy. So…back to their tagline “every bite rings a moment”. Uhhhh…not for me!

Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 6/10
Taste: 2/10 (halal)
Verdict: Do yourself (and tummy) a favour and stick to the other famous donut chains.

Donut Empire
Pusat Bandar Damansara
(two doors away from McD)

http://www.donutempire.com.sg/


9 Responses

  1. fatboybakes

    oh dear, nothing worse than getting stuck with all those unwanted calories!

  2. taufulou

    looks good but the taste dissapointing huh~
    will banned this in my list then..

    and finally got a chance to meet up with you at the dinner~ :)

  3. J2Kfm

    nah … this one ciplak one.
    think saw this in some jusco outlets back then.
    personally, i'm all for Big Apple. even more than JCo and Krispy Kreme.

  4. babe_kl

    ugghh sugar overload

  5. SimpleGirl

    for my eyes only!!!!

  6. Yuhwen Foong

    So sweet… Looks scary. :P

    I went back to Danau Desa for Korean, but the one on the other end..on top of a convenience store… I thought it was better! At least the side dishes and the pork belly. I had 4 Korean dinners last week.. Can you believe it?

    Making back for lost time.. (* The bird food I nibbled all week during pageant week)

  7. ai wei

    oh-oh… sounds so bad!

    am a fans of BigApple :)

  8. peachesandcupcakes

    luckily i didn't try it when i saw it in Tropicana City mall.
    bigapple/jco/krispy kreme are the only donuts i go for now.. but once in awhile.. lol

  9. Bangsar-bAbE

    peachesandcupcakes – Don't bother with those donuts. Really a waste of stomach space.

    ai wei – It was dreadful. Stick to big apple!

    YuhWen – Nak Won is it? I've heard about it too…we should do lunch/dinner there soon!

    SimpleGirl – Hahahaha….yup!

    babe_kl – Wasted calories…I could have eaten a nice cake at Alexis. =(

    J2Kfm – Very ciplak!

    taufulou – Nice meeting you that night! Sorry ah…had a lot of things on my mind, so I might have seemed a bit "drifted".

    FBB – Yes…it was poor judgment on my part. =(

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