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Since it was our first time here, we decided on the 3 mini platter ($7) for the variety and paired it off with a scoop of ice-cream ($3). We opted for the "safe" flavour - hazelnut, peanut butter and white chocolate. The molten cakes tasted alright but not impressive to me. Maybe my expectation was too high but I thought since this place specialises in molten cakes, then it has to be the best to be sustainable. The taste should be one that everyone will think of this place if they want molten chocolate mah.. Somehow, it tasted the same just like those selling in the other cafes. *Shrugged* On a good side, the size of molten cakes are just nice to enjoy the flavour, yet not too sinful. Great for ladies out there!
(For a full review with more pictures, see: http://thehungrygeographer.blogspot.sg/2012/07/3-inch-sin.html)
Popped by 3 Inch Sin for dessert, and tried two dishes.
(1) Hazelnut Molten Lava Cake
This was absolutely fantastic. The warm, rich, intense melt-in-your-mouth lava was to die for. Though it was a tad too sweet (do share it with someone instead of getting one on your own), this is still definitely worth ordering!
(2) Chamomile Dream Tea
Pretty good complement with the Hazelnut Molten Lava Cake, since it took away some of the sweetness.
Would definitely pop by to try some of their pizzas, sausages and coffee another time.
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- The Shop
The shop offers more than 10 molten chocolate cakes with interesting flavours like Cherries Jubilee, White Chocolate, Bitter Orange, Raspberry, Peanut Butter, Lemon etc.
The small and casual L-shaped cafe & dessert bar has about 10-12 seats by the side, and 2 long tables right at the end.
They also have ice cream to pair with your cake and other pastries like muffin, scones etc
- The Food
Ice Chocolate @ $5.50
This indulgent drink served with thick dark chocolate sauce and topped with coco powder. The chocolate sauce did add fragrance to the drink, but coming from a super chocolate lover point of view, this drink isn't obscenely rich, but the sweetness was just right.
Original Molten Cake (70% dark chocolate) @ $6.50
The cake was soft, moist and not too sweet. Valrhona chocolate was rich and luscious. The center was thick and sticky, it will be utter satisfying if the centre was more ooey-gooey.
Cherries Jubilee (alcohol) @ $7.50
Same type of chocolate as the Original, except there were whole cherries in the molten cake.
I likes the distinct kick of alcohol in the cherries and the subtle cherry sweetness, however the centre was too creamy and thick. Personally, I will prefer a liquid lusciously melted centre oozes out of the warm cake (like molten chocolate cake from Pietro Ristorante Italiano!).
- My Opinion
I stumble upon DanielFoodDiary post on this cafe sometime back and decided to bring Lena (also a chocolate lover) to try the Baileys Premium Molten Cake and Royal Chocolate Cake.
We went there with excitement but was filled with disappointment as both items was not available for the day! We were curious why the highly raved cakes are not available on a daily base. The staff said they don't prepare all types of cakes everyday to prevent wastage as customers don't buy them everyday and we just have to try our luck because she don't know which day it will be available.
Feeling even more disappointed, we walk away to look around for other cafe. But after awhile Lena decided to try the Original molten cake because she can't stop thinking of the oozing chocolate. This time a different staff was on duty and we asked why the Baileys molten cake and Royal chocolate cake was not available, and she said it was sold out.
We were there around 3.30pm, so which staff is proving the correct info? I think it's best that you call before heading down to avoid disappointment.
For a more detailed review with pictures, please check out http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com/2012/02/3-inch-sin-millenia-walk.html
3-inch sin, a dessert cafe borne out of the passions of a brother-sister duo, first started out at Cluny Court specialising in molten chocolate cakes made with premium Valrhona chocolate. They've since expanded their repertoire of cakes offered, mostly still chocolate based, and added a few light bites into their menu and opened another outlet at Millenia Walk.
The cafe at Millenia Walk is very quiet (it's probably got something to do with the fact that there's very little foot traffic on a Saturday afternoon), and has a very appealing homely and casual feel about it.
1) Raspberry Molten Valrhona Cake ($6.50) with French Vanilla Bean Ice-cream ($3). They've got like 11 different flavours of molten choco cakes! The raspberry provided deep fruity notes to the bittersweet chocolate, while the comforting vanilla ice-cream contrasted well with the richness of the warm molten chocolate.
2) Mini-Me ($4.50) a super dense chocolate cake slathered with dark Valrhona couverture chocolate. Despite the seemingly richness of the cake, this managed to stay balanced and nuanced. We also added a scoop of the French Vanilla Bean Ice-cream ($3) to the lush confectionery
3) Mushroom, Bacon & Cheese Sandwich ($7.50) salty crisp bacon with shitake and button mushrooms, cheese and lettuce finished off with toasty wholegrain bread. Simple and wholesome straightforward stuff.
Oscar Wilde proclaimed that “I can resist anything except temptation”. I totally embrace the notion of giving in, especially when it’s in the form of chocolates. The irony was, I felt I’d sinned not because I yielded to temptation, but because I ingested wasted calories.
I waited with anticipation the arrival of my cup of hot chocolate ($4.50), but it elicited an unceremonious “meh…”. Kinda milo-y, only thicker and definitely nowhere near my idea of a spectacular hot chocolate. Moreover it’s thoughtless to serve the drink in a cup without any proper handle.
The lost in the blackforest (55% dark chocolate mousse, kirsch soaked cherries and a generous topping of chocolate shavings on three tiers of chocolate sponge – $7.50) was moist and not too sweet. The flavors didn’t particularly stand out, not even the alcohol. K remarked there wasn’t any magic of being “lost in the blackforest”.
Caught by surprise, I nearly laughed. My makan kaki is hardly critical of food unless it’s downright inedible or given sufficient prodding on my part. In this case, I suspected the outburst had as much to do with the name as the quality of the cake.
As for the signature 3″ molten cake (70% dark chocolate cake – $6.50), we chose mint out of the 11 different fillings. The fluffy light texture was enjoyable, while the valrhona chocolate was rich and luscious.
However, we were still searching for the elusive mint flavor almost halfway through the cake. We even thought maybe we were given the original by mistake when we finally found it. Towards the bottom of the ramekin. So faint its existence was questionable, and we each had only a couple of small mouthfuls.
No doubt the experience was less than satisfying. But considering the price point, I may overlook the imperfections and yield to the molten cakes again. Only the molten cakes.
Note: Prices are nett.