You know that appetite-busting, dream-killing phrase? Whether in the quaint upper echelons of the Parisian elites or the humble apartments of the Brooklynites middle class, gracing our tables aside from the sweet comforts of family is the dinner table staple phrase: eat your vegetables! Aside from not giving it much thought at best and completely ignoring it at worst(sorry, mom), I took it upon myself to traffic in a new, more foodie-friendly movement: desserts-at-all-hours-of-every-day(fine, the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but you get the point). I can’t promise you long-term happiness. But what I can (reasonably) suggest is the best sugar high, short of shooting up with an injection of pure, refined glucose…that is until the sugar high takes a nosedive leading into a quick nap. With the recent entry of Frozen by Ken, there has never been a more appropriate time to indulge in your wildest dessert fantasies. Warning: Existential health debates prohibited.
When an establishment drops a motto – in the form of a red neon-lit sign – parsing the philosophical quandaries of life itself, you know(or you should) this to be a frills-free, high-stakes type of dessert shop. No matter the origin – whether spawn from the musings of a philosopher who’s honed his craft for many years or the spur-of-the-moment, pleasure-seeking intentions of a newly-minted 5-year-old – like mindless sheep to slaughter, the only illogical thing to do is indulge. “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first”. And so it shall be. Will do, Frozen by Ken.
Who’s It For: rebellious youngin’s with a knack for flouting dinner table conventions(ice cream for dinner, anyone?); eager parties willing to tempt onset diabetes…because like potato chips, one is never enough; and people who enjoy sweets in moderation(as if that’s even a thing)
Key Attributes: norm-shattering, locally-inspired ice cream; infinite permutations of stacking, begetting multiple return visits; aesthetically pleasing AND brimming with the smoothness of a baby’s bottom(for those who has actually been in contact with one, of course)
Recommendations: do yourself a flavor(get it? ice cream flav…ors) and unburden your dull palate with the resident Malaysian ambassador of the bunch, Mosqow(double whammy combination of pandan and kaya ice cream). It’s the oddly well-kempt, decidedly well-behaved little brother to the more rougher-on-the-edges, bad boy and overall rebellious older sibling, The King(durian ice cream structurally outfitted to mimic the shape of a durian). So, full disclosure: I hate to sound like that slick, cool kid who’s got way too many friends and pretty much likes and is liked by everyone but most of what Frozen by Ken is dealing is on point. To say any less of them would be a disservice. To say any more would be disingenuous. Which is to say it’s really really great but not perfect. Then again, perfection isn’t a thing.
Venue: Frozen by Ken
Address: 6, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2856 8289
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