Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Softcore @ Bandar Sunway

Softcore delivers what its name suggests, dishing out an intriguingly diverse range of lava cakes with molten centres. This is one of Bandar Sunway's brightest, most cheerful & promising new cafes, helmed by chef Tommy, Gerald & Sham, a young & enthusiastic team whose resumes include stints at respected Singapore-based outlets like Brussels Sprouts & Original Sin.

Softcore's distinctive desserts seem set to flow uninhibitedly all over social media - you'll find elegantly plated molten cakes (made with Callebaut Belgian chocolate) with a variety of fillings & accompaniments, like this white choc cake with passion fruit jam, berry coulis & house-made ice cream (usually vanilla, but the cafe had run out of that flavour when we visited). For a surprisingly low price of RM13 nett, it's worth trying - eat the cake together with the fruits for more nuanced flavours & textures.

Other temptations include a matcha & white chocolate cake with candied calamansi, red bean paste & ice cream (RM15; also eat the cake with the accompaniments for best effect), plus cakes with peanut butter & filo banana fritter, or with salted caramel, popcorn & butterscotch, or with dark chocolate & cherry jam. Tommy's still tweaking some of the recipes to produce more playful dynamics, & of course, he also plans to steadily introduce other cakes (a salted egg yolk filling is in the works).

Encouragingly, Softcore also serves enjoyable savouries - we like this grilled cheese sandwich that's bountifully packed with tender, tasty cubes of pan-fried marinated chicken breast, balanced with a creamy mix of egg whites, coriander & sriracha mayo for a subtle spiciness - all in crusty kitchen-made toast bread for a satisfying meal served with a salad & fries for RM19. Other grilled cheese sandwiches here include fillings of braised beef brisket or scrambled eggs & button mushrooms.

Also set to be a signature Softcore success: Parmesan creme brulee (RM11), a version that targets cheese fans, tinged with thyme & a base of caramelised onions for a sweetness that complements the cheese's naturally mellow saltiness. Wash down with cold brew coffee (RM15, served with ice cream), milkshakes, tea or complimentary cucumber-citrus water.

Softcore Molten Cake Co
56, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, Selangor. Mon-Fri: 1130am-11pm. Sat-Sun: 1130am-4pm, 6pm-11pm

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20 comments:

  1. Wow, the dessert looks and sounds good to me, very pretty too, nice! :D

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    1. CK: ya, it takes a bit longer to plate than most desserts, but it's worth the wait :)

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  2. Such a unique and lovely place, Sean! The name of the place is an interesting one, and the presentations are so pretty! :)

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    1. Linda: i think a lot of customers will adore this place too :)

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  3. Nice relaxing place with great food. The staff are really nice. Love this new place. Good find!

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    1. Glen: glad to hear you're a fan of softcore too :D

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  4. Seems to be a cheery welcoming spot.

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    1. The Yum List: it definitely is :D

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  5. Softcore sure does not make it any less sinful! LOL!!! Desserts sure look seductive, very enticing. :D

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, desserts are meant to be seductive, you're right :D

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  6. I'm glad to see not just your typical chocolate molten lava cakes but one that comes with a fruity oozing centre instead! Sounds refreshing...must kiv :) I see the place is abundantly decorated with Ikea's furnishings.

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    1. Contact.ewew: ooo, my home is abundantly decorated with ikea furnishings too - though they're mostly 12 years old, heheh :)

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  7. Seem like the environment very nice^^ It will be my Next Target !!!

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    1. Amy: i hope you enjoy your visit to Softcore! :)

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  8. matcha & white chocolate cake looks promising

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    1. YS: it should appeal to customers who prefer something different from dark choc lava cakes :)

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  9. Wifey is a fan of molten lava cakes.. With so many options, she will be spoilt with choices

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    1. Leo: ooo, sounds like this would be the ideal place to take the wifey for a dessert treat :)

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  10. Had dinner with a large group one night. Another large group was also present. The two overseas trained chefs handled the catering no trouble at all. All dishes were spot on. Great place for snack or dinner party!!

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  11. oh oh molten cakes....been searching long for a good one

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