[Updated 17 July 2020]
Ah, desserts. Who can ever say no to them? Velvety soft cheesecake, cute as a button cupcakes, heartwarming freshly-baked cookies, delightful melt-on-your-tongue cold treats, melted chocolate on warm brownies - just the thought of these delicious treats is enough to make one salivate. If you have a serious sweet tooth and are making it your life mission to scour for the best desserts in town, this one will be perfect for you. Read on as we've picked out the best places where you can enjoy various halal desserts in KL. Happy dessert-hunting, my fellow dessert lovers!
No desserts list is complete without an entry of heavenly delicious cakes and that's exactly what you'll find here at Souka 😋 Initially tucked away in a small corner inside Mukha cafe in TTDI, this low-key bake shop has ventured out to a bigger venue at a shop lot in Subang Jaya. Specialising in vintage and classic cakes, their famous offering has to be the red velvet which has been praised as one of the best, if not the best, in town. Rich, soft, and luscious, with a generous heap of cream cheese frosting, this is one treat you wouldn't want to miss!
Other bestsellers are the salted caramel chocolate cake, the hummingbird cake which is a banana-pineapple spice cake with cream cheese frosting, and the meringue-dessert pavlova. They also cater for parties and functions, be it at their space or your chosen venue. Not only will they provide you with their delightful sweet offerings, but they will also set up the dessert table complete with table decorations for you.Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 53, Jalan SS 15/5a, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Opening Hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM (Hot food kitchen closed on Tue) Contact: +60 01 7661 8528 Website | Facebook | Instagram
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There's no denying that cupcakes are cute and yummy. These adorable-looking little treats are just the perfect bite size of happiness and arguably the best cupcakes in town! A veteran and longtime purveyor of delightful cupcakes, Wondermilk started off as a humble online business based on its founders' own home kitchen. As they gained more and more avid customers, they opened their very first cafe at Uptown Damansara and since then has branched out to other parts of Klang Valley.
Pretty-looking and delicious, their selection of cupcakes are diverse with amazing flavours such as their signature Foxy Red Velvet and their bestsellers Salted Caramella, Choc Marshmallow Surprise, and John Lemon. They also have cupcakes which are inspired by local flavours such as Pandan Gula Melaka, Gula Hangus, and Apam Balik. Fluffy and moist without being overly sweet, this is one finger-lickin' dessert 😎
3. Cendol Borhan Gombak
Nothing beats the feeling of having something cold to quench your thirst and soothe your dry throat on a hot day. And a favourite among Malaysians for such a cooling dessert is none other than the much-loved cendol.
For cendol lovers, Cendol Borhan is a well-known and familiar name, especially for those who reside in Selangor. This humble roadside stall is popular with the locals for its cheap and delicious cendol. What makes theirs particularly stand out are their homemade green cendol strands which quite literally melt in your mouth. Pair that with finely-shaved ice, thick gula melaka syrup and flavourful coconut milk and this is one refreshing dish you'll keep coming back for 😉
Aside from the usual regular cendol, they also offer different toppings for your cendol such as sticky rice (pulut), yam, sweet corn, and the crowd's favourite, durian. While you're at it, try their savoury dishes such as curry mee, laksa, bakso, and rojak as a complement to your sweet dessert!Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Daily 10am - 7.30pm (hours may be different during prayer times and on Friday) Address: Kampung Permatang, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Contact: +60 01 9661 8481 Facebook
If you're searching for more cooling desserts in your quest to beat the notorious Malaysian heat (and to seek for the best desserts near you), head over to Sangkaya for the best coconut ice cream in town!
Inspired by the Bangkok Chatuchak-style coconut ice cream, their entire menu is made up of coconut, hence their slogan, "Nuts about Coconuts". Their coconut ice cream has been praised for being creamy and rich in flavour and the secret behind this is the use of fresh coconut milk.
Pick your choice of ice cream served in a husk, cone, cup, with cookies, as a coconut shake, or together with cendol. For every order of their signature menu (husk), you're entitled to 3 free toppings of either corn kernel, toasted coconut flakes, peanuts, cereal, corn flakes or chocolate sauce. If coconut isn't your flavour, they also have other ice cream flavours such as chocolate, gula melaka, kaya, green tea, and teh tarik.
Halal Status: Halal-certified Address/Opening hours: Click here for a list of their branches and opening hours. Contact: +603-8938 9889 or +601-6448 9405 or email [email protected] Website | Facebook | Instagram
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5. Street ChurrosStreet Churros is a chain of stores that sells, you guessed it, churros. Freshly-fried upon ordering, you can have these crispy, golden-brown Spanish doughnuts served with a topping of your choice, be it cinnamon, chocolate or cheese. Street Churros also has dipping sauces you can opt for, or why not try one of their filled churros, with fillings such as chocolate and custard? If you're looking for another delicious pairing, you could also have your churro with a side of ice cream! It's the perfect mix of warm crispy churro and creamy ice cream 🤤Best of all, the franchise has grown so popular it now has several outlets throughout KL (including at malls such as One Utama, IOI City Mall, Sogo, MyTown, and even KLIA2!), so it'll be easy to get your churro fix. Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Address/Opening hours: Click here for a list of their branches and opening hours. Contact: Via online form Website | Facebook | Instagram
A fan of traditional Malay desserts? Make your way to Sepiring then, where they pride themselves in serving only the best authentic Malaysian dishes, from starters to desserts. Going by the slogan, "Uniquely Malaysian", this eatery aims to provide homegrown meals from all corners of Malaysia to reflect its' colourful heritage. Savour their wonderful Malaysian desserts such as bubur cha cha, ABC (ais batu campur or mixed ice), durian crepe, sago cendol, and pulut hitam with tong yuen (glutinous balls with fillings).
If you prefer savoury dessert, try their yam cake. Soft yet dense with flavourful bits of yam in every bite, it's best enjoyed with the homemade chili sauce that comes with it. There's also their Penang rojak - an assortment of fresh local fruits and vegetables doused in rich homemade shrimp paste. Be warned though that it is slightly spicy so for those who can't handle the heat, eat with caution 🔥While you're there, give their one-of-a-kind Gula Melaka Latte a try! Sweetened with coconut palm sugar, this East-meet-West fusion of a coffee is deliciously creamy with a hint of caffeine. For a more stronger buzz of caffeine, order their Gula Melaka Affogato - vanilla ice cream drizzled with Gula Melaka, served with a shot of espresso to pour over.
7. Salon du Chocolat
Chocolate fans, this one is for you. Serving a variety of chocolate staples from brownies to crepe, pancake, waffle, and chocolate drinks, this chocolatier is every chocolate lover's heaven. Priding themselves in providing only the highest quality of chocolate for their chocolate creations, you wouldn't be disappointed with any of their offerings, be it in portion or taste. If you're looking for recommendations, try their waffle stick - waffle on a stick (the name is pretty explanatory) with the chocolate of your choice (be it dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate) generously slathered all over it.
Another customers' favourite is their brownies in a cup - mini pieces of brownies drizzled with chocolate of your choice on top. Their brownies are served warm and not overly sweet as to complement the sweetness of the melted chocolate 🍫
For a bit of chocolate indulgence, their Salon Wrap should do the trick. This wrapped crepe dessert is stuffed with either strawberry or banana (your choice) and puffed rice cereal and topped with organic rose and the sinfully thick layer of your chosen chocolate. This is one big dish so bring along a friend or two to share it with!Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM Address: Click here to see the different outlets Contact: +60 01 4222 6566 Instagram | Facebook
8. Hui Lau Shan
Calling all mango lovers! Get your fix of mango-themed desserts at this popular Hong Kong chain. Hui Lau Shan has been around in Malaysia for a while, but did you know that the brand (which has several outlets at malls throughout KL) is actually halal-certified?
Choose from any of their deliciously refreshing chilled mango desserts, such as the popular Mango Chewy ball or Mango Sago. Another favourite is the Mango Coconut Ribbon - a yummy bowl of icy mango slushie topped with mango cubes and coconut ribbons. If you can't choose which of the many delectable desserts, you can also try the Mango Romance or Mango Feast - platter-style dishes with a little bit of everything!Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM Address: Click here to see the different outlets Contact: +6019-977 1868 Facebook | Instagram
9. Cake Jalan Tiung
For die-hard cake lovers, you won't be disappointed with any selection of cakes here in Cake Jalan Tiung. Freshly made every day, the people at Cake Jalan Tiung take their cakes very seriously, and only 10 cakes are made per day for each outlet to ensure quality so do come early to avoid disappointment.
The cakes here are made on rotation; the head baker will change the cakes on display based on preference so do keep in mind that you won't get the same type of cakes upon each visit. Do visit their social media pages for a list of cakes for the day.
Don't leave without having a bite of their Creampuffsaurus, a crisp shell overflowing with chilled vanilla bean custard goodness inside. They only have these at their Seksyen 9 branch on Wednesday and weekends so time your visit wisely!
Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: Shah Alam Seksyen 4 Branch: 31, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah J 9/J, Seksyen 9, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor Shah Alam Seksyen 9 Branch - Menara Naza, TTDI, Ground Floor, No. 11, Jalan Judo 13/45, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor Opening hours: Shah Alam Seksyen 4 Branch: Tue-Fri; 11AM-6PM, Sat-Sun; 10Am-6PM (closed on Mon) Shah Alam Seksyen 9 Branch: Tue-Sun; 12PM-6PM (closed on Mon) Contact: +60 01 2878 7258 Website | Facebook | Instagram
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10. Dujour KLFor a cafe with a little bit of everything, Dujour KL may just be the one you're looking for. You might think of it as a French cafe, but they're all about celebrating local flavours in everything they prepare. While their desserts vary from time to time, you can treat yourself to chocolate brownies, lemon bars, British bread pudding, and more. And what better way to complement your sinful desserts than with a cup of flat white. That's a weekend treat right there! Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers. No alcohol or gelatine are used during food preparation, and all of their chefs are Muslim. Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-7PM Address : B-G-01 and B-M-01, The Hub SS2, Seksyen 19, Jalan Harapan, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Contact: +603 7931 3717 Facebook | Instagram
And there you have it, 10 places to get the best desserts in KL. As always, there are more to be discovered in this food paradise so leave a comment below if you know any other good desserts in town!