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/

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Comments

  1. fatboybakes says:

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

  2. 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. 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. ugghh sugar overload

  5. SimpleGirl says:

    for my eyes only!!!!

  6. Yuhwen Foong says:

    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. oh-oh… sounds so bad!

    am a fans of BigApple :)

  8. peachesandcupcakes says:

    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 says:

    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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