Desserts are almost always a separate, special affair during our blogger outings, as you probably could tell in our past trips to Checkers Deli at Hilton or Lobby Lounge at Marriott. This time was no different, and we eventually decided on NYDC since most of the other nearby places where closing for the day.
Grandma Goes Nuts, Seriously!
If for real it's not a laughing matter, but if it's a NYDC mudpie, it's awesome. The Grandma Goes Nuts, Seriously! mudpie features nougat and macadamia nut ice-cream on an Oreo base, accompanied by (breathes in...) almonds, peanuts, marshmallows, hazelnut syrup, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. A guaranteed sugar shot, this would drive anyone high, courtesy of a crazy grandmother.
The Apple Crumble was sweet but lacked the X-factors of natural-tasting (caramelised) apples and a truly crisp crumble layer. Do choose to have a scoop of French Vanilla ice-cream as well to complement this - hot crumbles are really best eaten with ice-cream :)
Big O Cheesecake
Many people seem oblivious to what "The Big O" actually means in American slang, but I would leave it to you to look it up on Google. Or, I can quite simply say that the Big O Cheesecake wasn't much of an aphrodisiac and couldn't possibly give you The Big O. Decent but not mind-blowing.
I thought the Goldmine Cheesecake sounded promising - cheesecake with "chocolate chunks and slathered with irresistible chocolate fudge topping". Sure, it tasted great, but only when you hit "gold" (the chocolate chunks) at the bottom, but these were few and far. In the end, it didn't turn out too differently from the Big O Cheesecake.
A house favourite, the Boo Boo was smooth and chocolatey, but can get too rich after a few forkfuls. Best to share. Or perhaps, get a scoop of vanilla ice-cream to accompany this macho dude.
$10.95 for the Grandma Goes Nuts, Seriously!
$6.95 for the Apple Crumble and a scoop of French Vanilla Ice-Cream
$6.95 for the Big O Cheesecake
$6.95 for the Goldmine Cheesecake
$5.95 for the Boo Boo
* Prices subject to the usual 7% GST and 10% service charge.
Orchard Wheelock Place, #02-19.
Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.