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December 1, 2009

Wasted calories @ Pastis, The Gardens Mid Valley

The bad thing about shopping at The Gardens, is the temptation of sugary treats everywhere. After an appointment at Isetan, I met up with rif, who was running late for dinner. Slightly peckish, I waited for him at Pastis Cafe, and ordered their hot chocolate lava cake with ice cream, since there were many raves about it. With so many sung praises, I expected a warm chocolate cake with a centre that oozes with intensely rich molten chocolate. I peered into the centre, and was immediately disappointed. What should have been a molten centre turned out to be a stodgy blob of chocolate paste. To further add insult to the injury, the cake was dry and bordering chewy.


What was supposed to be dark, seductive and rich turned out to be an abysmal impersonation of the real thing. No amount of vanilla ice cream could fix this problem. Whoever said this was good probably hasn’t tried proper chocolate lava cake. I was terribly disappointed — what a waste of calories!

10 Responses

  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    more time in the microwave?

  2. thenomadGourmand

    hehe… another dismal discovery spurred by rave reviews.
    I guess u stopped at one?

  3. thule a.k.a leo

    it seems that there are many bad reviews coming out from your blog lately…

  4. Bangsar-bAbE

    leo – I wouldn't call it bad. Honest, yes. Afterall, I don't like telling my readers how 'divine' the cake is, when it isn't. 😉

    nomad – Yes, no mood to try the rest de.

    Joe – Yuo, they should have left it in the microwave longer. 0_o

  5. J2Kfm

    eh, but really like heaven n earth lah. frozen chocolate syrup? 🙂

  6. Sean

    yeah, i've had mixed experiences at this place too. some of the cakes are really awful, but the crepes are ok. still, i dunno

  7. babe_kl

    huh? who on earth serve choc sauce on a lava cake?? anyways to have a good molten lava cake, it has to make upon order.

  8. J

    Is ok dear…
    I know this is not the point but you can definitely afford a few extra calories… 🙂

  9. CUMI & CIKI

    seilor.. poor u! it looks so delicious.. i swear i could smell the lava 😛 lol

  10. Bangsar-bAbE

    Cumi & Ciki – Can smell the lava from the picture la…in real life, no such luck!

    J – I guess so…but so geram!

    babe_kl – Exactly! Sigh…

    Sean – I've only tried two cakes. The strawberry shortcake was alright, but this one was abysmal. Now I dunno if I wanna go back. T___T

    J2Kfm – I suspect so…

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