Monday, January 6, 2014

Moody Cow Dessert Cafe @ Transfer Road, Georgetown, Penang.

At the junction to Transfer Road and Dicken Street in the heart of Georgetown, one could easily realize the presence of this newly opened dessert cafe. Nestled within an old heritage building, Moody Cow Dessert Cafe serves some of their carefully crafted home-made desserts just as the name would imply. Choices for desserts are aplenty in the cafe and they share one common feature- Gigantic in portion; sharing is highly recommended. However, the selection and types of cakes are quite "safe", I would personally prefer my cakes with a touch of uniqueness, you will agree with me if you are as adventurous as me. The snug cafe has limited seats and advance reservation is recommended should you are coming in a big gang. Other than desserts, the place serves some pasta dishes too.

Moody Cow Dessert Cafe is next to where Ye Wei Vietnamese Food was previously located, facing the bustling road of Dicken Street as well as Transfer Road. 



I was intrigued by the presentation of Cheezy (Rm 16), lashings of Mascarpone Cheese and Canned Peach layered on top of a cake-base and finished with some Marshmallows. The Canned Peach adds a slick of sweetness to the buttery soft and tender Mascarpone Cheese, and further strengthened by the cake-base found at the bottom. However, the dessert appeared to be too "cheesy" for me as though the dessert lacked of a sourish tinge to boost my appetite albeit it possessed the right balance of sweetness. It might be too surfeit and flat to be finished by one. I'd prefer some fresh fruits like Strawberries to be added, for an additional sour-note to whet up the appetite. 


Moody Rum (Rm 12 for 2) comes in a sphere-shape, there were two choices available- One rolled with crushed Peanuts and the other one encased in a White Chocolate sphere. The filling was a moist Chocolate-ball infused with Rum. The addition of crushed Peanuts granted an interesting crunch to the boozy Chocolate Rum Cake and no, it was not sweet, in fact, it ends with a hint of Chocolate-bitterness. On the other hand, the White Chocolate comes with a discernible saltiness, rather quirky and playful in terms of flavors but it did not impress me. Overall, I thought their desserts are quite "standard" and "safe" in terms of both flavors and taste, however, they deserve the compliments for skillfully maneuvering the sweetness in the desserts.  

On our second visit, we had some of their Pasta dishes- Spicy Tuna Aglio (Rm 18), Bacon & Mushroom Carbonara (Rm 18) and Mussels/ Seafood Spaghetti (Rm 24) which all turned out to be beyond amazing, spaghetti was cooked till perfection and reasonably seasoned, the only gripe was the portion, which was insufficient even for a petite eater. Other options for their Pasta dishes are Black Pepper Beef Spaghetti (Rm 22) and Mussels/ Prawns with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce Pasta (Rm 24).


Ratings:
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap) *Gigantic Portion*
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Non-Halal

Additional Information:
Address: 170, Transfer Road, 10050, Georgetown, Penang. 
Business Hours: 2pm to 12am. Opens Daily. Dinner starts from 7pm.
Contact Number: 012- 313 8865

170 Jalan Transfer, Georgetown, 10050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia