Where to get your sugar fix in Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur has introduced me to some desserts that I had never even heard of, let alone tried, before my trip to this city. Oolong ice cream, hojicha shaved ice and mochi to name a few… If you’re familiar with these desserts, then you’ve probably travelled Asia a lot more than I have. From shaved ice to soufflé, these are the best desserts I found to satisfy my sweet tooth.


New Chapter by the Owls, Kuala Lumpur

Waffles at New Chapter by the Owls
If you're even slightly partial to waffles, then this place will be heaven on earth for you. They have a whole menu dedicated to waffles with everything from classic flavours to Asian-inspired options. I would highly recommend the waffles topped with strawberries, blueberries, early grey ice cream and coconut flakes or the matcha waffles topped with oranges, pistachio, black sesame ice cream and red bean cream. Whatever you order you'll leave with a satisfied tummy.
Calvary Convention Centre, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, Taman Teknologi Malaysia, 57100
Monday to Friday: 10am to 10pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10am to 11pm

Softsrve, Kuala Lumpur

Soft serve at Softsrve
If you’re after soft serve ice cream in KL, then there’s only one place to come. This ice cream parlour offers a selection of incredible flavour combinations such as cereal milk with fresh strawberries or popping candy with a toasted marshmallow. Every ice cream is served on smoking dry ice which makes for a very dramatic photo.
Jln Radin Bagus 8, Sri Petaling, 57000
Monday to Sunday 12pm to 11pm

Wild Sheep Chase, Kuala Lumpur

Soufflé at Wild Sheep Chase
Locals flock here from all over the city for the famous soufflé made with real vanilla beans and kampung eggs. Light, fluffy and served with a syrup and sorbet of your choice, it lives up to the hype. I would recommend pairing their soufflé with their early grey milk tea or oolong milk tea which comes as a frothy, sweetened version of the tea.
1, Desa Business Park, 6, Jalan 1/109e, Taman Desa, 58100
Tuesday to Wednesday: 12pm to 8pm
Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 10pm

Kakigori, Kuala Lumpur

Shaved Ice at Kakigori
Ever heard of a Japanese shaved ice bar? I certainly hadn't before my first experience at Kakigori. It basically involves a mountain of fluffy, cloud-like ice flavoured with fresh fruits or Japanese flavours. Most people order the Japanese classics such as matcha or hojicha and pair it with their matcha rolls. I ordered the watermelon flavour which was incredibly light and refreshing on a boiling hot day in the city.
25, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tuesday to Friday 2pm to 10pm
Saturday to Sunday 1pm to 11pm

Foret Blanc, Kuala Lumpur

Ice cream at Foret Blanc
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how adorable this dessert is? Foret Blanc is the place to come for adorable desserts in the shape of polar bears or unicorns. A strong sweet tooth is necessary to enjoy these as they are particularly sugary.
49-G, Petaling Utama Avenue, Jalan PJS 1/50, Taman Petaling Utama, 46150
Tuesday to Wednesday: 1pm to 9pm
Thursday to Sunday: 1pm to 10pm

Whimsical, Kuala Lumpur

Cotton Candy Affogato at Whimsical
This dessert blew my mind! A scoop of coconut gelato sits inside a nest of cotton candy which breaks as you pour the shot of espresso over it. While this is their signature dessert, Whimsical also serves up a whole host of desserts and gelato flavours.
D2-G3-05 Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Monday to Friday: 11am to 11pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11am to midnight

Merchant's Lane, Kuala Lumpur

Pandan Roti Jala at Merchant’s Lane
If you fancy sampling a Malaysian dessert, then opt for the pandan roti jala at Merchant’s Lane. By way of a translation this dessert consists of pancakes flavoured with the tropical plant pandan and is served with kaya toast ice cream and melted cheese. Yes you heard right, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 11:3am to 10pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9:30am to 10pm


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