Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Excellent Chocolate Banana Cake at Zang Toi West 57th Street, Sungei Wang

It may be a little surprising to some when I tell them I hate to eat cakes. People look at me and they see a glutton but when it comes to cakes... well uh... you can keep them. However that doesn't mean I don't indulge in cakes every once in a while... although it's almost exclusively chocolate cake that I take. I remember my first encounter with the Chocolate Banana cake many years ago at Secret Recipe. It caught me by surprise... the rich chocolate flavour contrasted with the unique sweetness of banana* and ever since then the Chocolate Banana cake has joined the Black Forest cake on my "edible cakes" list :)

Myself and ST have frequently walked past the Zang Toi cafe in Sungei Wang Plaza and have always been amazed by the size of their Chocolate Banana cakes. They are humongous! If I'm not mistaken they cost RM70 per cake... if you go for a single slice they will set you back RM7. Too bad I didn't take any picture of the whole cakes.


Actually I'm not quite sure what this place is called but the box says "WEST 57th St. CAFE". The address refers to Zang Toi's boutique in New York called "The House of Zang Toi"


Sure it looks like a piece of coal but it tastes great!

As if the chocolate cake wasn't rich enough they actually poured a lot of chocolate sauce on the cake before packing it into the box and I appreciated every bit of it. I did a search on Google for Zang Toi and noticed that most people have it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Maybe one day I'll sit in and try it out.

Links:
-Treasurable Memories - Zang Toi
-SHEBLABS - i crave

* I don't quite know how to explain it. Basically it's like you're eating chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate but suddenly there's an alien taste of banana and mixed together they are a combination made in heaven!

posted by wyejon at Tuesday, April 04, 2006 (permalink) |

6 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger Joan Chew

all the way to zang toi for cake eh? lol!~ The cake dont look so nice! haha!

I love chocolate banana from secret recipe!

1:51 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Honey Star

oh i can still remember my first zang toi banana choco cake!!! Super super yummy!!! Heaven. I think its more saucy and more chocolatey than the Secret recipe one.

4:14 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

joan: u have to take my word for it... zang toi's chocolate banana cake is very very good!

honey star: agreed!

6:57 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Shanker

i will try it one day!! i passed by the shop on sunday but was too full after lunch. wasted!

1:02 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous nawooz

Jon, for nice cakes...i still like the one my aunt prepares. otherwise, head on to Alexis Bistro. The one i went to was in Telawi, Bangsar. Remember it as somewhere near The Roof.

Chocolatey goodness....yummmmmmm

5:37 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger LiquidShaDow

I was trying to figure out the name of the place myself too. I tried the cake a couple of weeks back, not too bad.

11:25 AM  

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