Can we start Monday with some awesome desserts please ?
There aren’t many places in town that has goooood dessert. Good for me is like … things I won’t take the trouble to make at home. I have to admit, being someone who knows how to bake more than just a regular cake and cupcakes, I get very picky when it comes to eating desserts outside. For some reason, I don’t do those RM 40 per souffle, or reheated chocolate fondant cake with store bought ice cream.
Having said so, I’ve recently found some nice places just to have desserts. Yala I’m weird like that, I go to places to eat desserts ONLY.
One of them is Thirty8 in Grand Hyatt KL. Located strategically on the 38th floor, THIRTY8 comprises of a 360-degree city view, restaurant, bar and lounge. It’s beautiful both day and night. THIRTY8 Lounge also serves a daily afternoon high tea which makes for an elegant mid-day treat. The menu hints at a traditional English tea featuring items such as fresh cut finger sandwiches, homemade scones and a delicious selection of fresh baked cakes and pastries combined to tempt the palate. But we were there only for the plated desserts, so we skipped the Afternoon Tea sets.
First we had the banana, pineapple and coconut crumble with vanilla soft serve ice cream. The comfort of warmed caramelized bananas, with a hint coconut would remind you, that you should be on an island, next to the beach instead. RM 18
Mille feuille, white chocolate macadamia ice cream, gianduja cream, chocolate glass tuile. It’s hard to find a mille feuille that cuts properly without breaking the entire structure. But this one, the pastry layer was brittle and flaky enough to let the knife cut through in a straight cut without deliberately deconstructing the dessert. I wished that the pastry layer was thicker so there was more crunch to it. RM 25
This was definitely the eye catcher. I’ve seen this one blogs, instagrams and all over, I must go try the THIRTY8 signature cake (RM 25). It comes in a white cake stand, with a dome lid, fogged up with dry ice. Talk about making an entrance!
Once lifted, warm caramel sauce is poured in the center of the chocolate mousse cake. It is a very attention seeking cake I must say, Haha.
Cut through, it’s a light as air chocolate mousse, layered with chocolate cake, disks and maybe some feuilletine. Very rich and decadent, especially eaten with the banana ice cream served on the side. Definitely a delight for your tastebuds
I hope they have new stuffs, or something special seasonal. They do not have that much choices but there are a few good winners to make you go back again. I would say their desserts are not very expensive considering it’s a hotel lounge.
All prices above are excluding of government tax and service charges.
THIRTY8 Restaurant and Lounge
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.
Hours (THIRTY8 Restaurant and Lounge):
Daily, 6:00am – 11:00pm
Hours (THIRTY8 Wine Bar):
Sunday to Thursday, 12:00pm to 12:00am
Friday and Saturday, 12:00pm to 1:00am
Tel: +60 3 2182 1234
In-house guests: Complimentary
Non in-house guests: 6:00am – 6:00pm – First hour MYR 10.00,
Subsequent hours MYR 5.00
6:00pm – 6:00am – MYR 10.00 flat rate