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Alcoholic

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Jiu Zhuang Xiaolongbao infused with Single Malt Whisky (?!?) from Jiu Zhuang, a Chinese dim sum bar tucked deep in Dempsey forestry. Essentially soup dumplings gone all Eyes Wide Shut-esque libertine debauchery, with the whisky striking with an arresting fumes-y, throat-drying vengeance. 4/5 Jiu Zhuang Block 6C & 6D Dempsey…

TNT from Non Entrée Dessert Cafe. There is enough kinetic energy from all the fizziness from the raspberry poprocks and yuzu form to power a small fart, whilst elsewhere the pistachio sponge smells all masculinely nutty, the lychee sorbet and marinated strawberry basil lend a playful sweetness to the proceedings,…

Christmas Cake from Mad About Sucre – aged brandy, apricot, cranberries, currant, citrus peels, vanilla light rum sauce, and rum chantilly cream. Essentially the gustatory equivalent of seeing your familiar friend of many years in (ahem) naughty and slightly inappropriate Santa attire for the first time. The alcoholic fumes diffuse…

Gianduja Parfait from Karafuru Desserts – hazelnut soufflé, chocolate pudding, hazelnut and orange crisp, dark chocolate curd, candied orange, curaçao sauce. In contrast to the sketchy cultural appropriation of the Matchazuke, this parfait understands the orange/chocolate dynamic and plays up their chemistry well without unnecessary pandering. The orange elements fare considerably better…