In the mood for some dessert, I headed down Holland Village way. It has the usual TCC, Coffee Bean & Co and then I stumbled across this place, NYDC which translates to New York Dessert Cafe.
It was busy, which in my book is always a good sign. The signature colour red is big and bold, large booths line one side of the wall, pop art pictures adorne the walls and there is a buzz of chatter.
The counter at the front houses delicious looking, waist increasing, calorie rich desserts, which for me are hard to resist.
The menu is somewhat playful and in the end I chose the traditional New York cheesecake. Well, it had to be right?! The last traditional New York cheesecake I had was from Eileen's Cheesecake in Little Italy, lower Manhattan. And my goodness, their cheesecake is amazing by the way!
Back to this NYDC cheesecake in Holland Village, Singapore. It was offered with ice-cream, but I politely declined. I don't need more calories on top of the cheesecake and my waistline would not have been a happy one, let alone a good-looking one...
The cheesecake arrived dutifully in good time; a drizzle of sweet mango coulis with the cheesecake on top, but almost ruined by the childish looking dollop of cream with a sprinkling of 'hundreds and thousands'. Seeing as this place also caters for children, I guess they have to make it appeal to all ages.
The biscuit base was thin and sponge-like which is how I like it. The cake itself was creamy and smooth, and the taste of it really took me back to the days when I used to eat up cheesecake galore on my trips to New York.