A little background: Cobo House is an establishment where art can be tasted, experienced, as well as appreciated, and it’s also a collaboration with Janice Wong, two-time winner of Asia’s Best Pastry Chef at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant.
My visit: I was excited about the opening of Cobo House by 2am: dessertbar since I have read so much about Janice Wong’s intriguing desserts. So my girlfriends and I decided to venture here on a Friday night to spoil ourselves with some edible art!
We started off with the Cheesecake made with Bailey’s and passion fruit blanket topped with a malt ice cream. This was an instant crowd-pleaser. The cheesecake was soft and light. The Bailey’s flavor was well complimented by the heavenly malt ice cream.
Following was their house specialty, Cassis Plum which was comprised of elderflower yoghurt foam, choya granite and yuzu pearls. Sadly, the stellar presentation did not match the taste. We found it too sour and lacked a sweet element to balance it all out.
Next up was the Chocolate H2O which featureed 65% dark chocolate, Evian, salted caramel and Koiho yuzu sorbet. The chocolate was rich and luxurious and the yuzu sorbet added a tang that helped cut through the rich flavor of the chocolate.
We ended our night with the Shades of Green. This was another popular dessert within our group. The contrasting flavors and textures of the pandan, coconut and pistachios were deliciously compelling.
Verdict: The desserts at Cobo House certainly looked better than it tasted. It was good but I definitely expected more considering the fame and the price tag.
Happy eating 🙂
G/F & 1/F, 8-12 South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, Western District
852 2656 3088