Whenever I chance upon a NYDC, I’d get reminded of an old classmate who really loved dining there that she’d always order the same baked rice, same pizza and same mudpie every time. This was more than 10 years ago when there was a NYDC outlet at Suntec City so it became one of our favourite after-class lunch hangout places.
Though I no longer have cravings for the same food, I do like to indulge in a mudpie once in a while.
Double chocolate chip and mocha almond fudge ice cream with cookie chunks, nestled on an Oreo cookie base with chocolate fudge and whipped cream. Sounds and looks inviting, isn’t it? I always have a soft spot for mudpies because I like the firm and dense texture of the ice cream as compared to a soft serve that melts easily. When this mudpie is first served to the table, it looks frosty on the side because it came out straight from the freezer. It takes a lot of effort to cut through with a fork as it’s really hard so I just have to eat bit by bit. I love the Oreo crunch that gives a light chocolatey flavour. The two ice creams may blend with each other but it’s the double chocolate chip one that wins in taste and flavour.
A luscious carrot cake with walnuts and cream cheese frosting. I love the generous helping of walnuts inside as well as on top of the cake though I’m not a big fan of them as walnuts tend to be quite dry but do have a rich, nutty taste to them. The cake itself is pretty light and the cream cheese frosting was just right too. It’d be nice to have thicker layers of cream cheese as the cake is a little dry.
My verdict? Mudpies rule. I’ve seen their revamped menu with some new offerings so I might give them a try the next time I’m back.
NYDC @ Holland Village
30 Lorong Mambong
Tel. 6469 2998
Opens: 11.30am to 10.30pm (Sun–Thu & PH),
11.30am to 11.00pm (Fri, Sat & Eve of PH)