The best local desserts in KL

Ais kacang, tau fu fah and kaya roll: The best neighbourhood treats in the city and where to get them

For ice balls soaked in gula Melaka syrup, smooth pandan layer cake, full-bodied durian ice cream, delicate tong sui and more, we show you the best local desserts in KL.

Cendol at Rojak SS15 Subang Jaya
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Cendol at Rojak SS15 Subang Jaya

Slithery green cendol, coconut milk, sweet corn, red beans and gula Melaka slosh around in a bowl of shaved ice as the stall owner churns out one after another to a long line of customers.

RM2

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Subang
Durian ice cream at Inside Scoop
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Durian ice cream at Inside Scoop

The cult creamery’s durian ice cream – dense, full-bodied and velvety – is the king of fruit-based ice cream.

From RM9.50

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Bangsar
Kaya roll at Yut Kee
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Kaya roll at Yut Kee

A three-generation-old recipe, Yut Kee’s kaya roll is the ideal teatime snack. Fluffy and filled with sweet and grainy kaya, the rolls are made in batches and pair well with the local black coffee.

RM1.10 per piece

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Bandaraya
Ais batu campur at Ah Keong's ABC & Cendol stall
Photo: Daniel Chan
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Ais batu campur at Ah Keong's ABC & Cendol stall

The ball of ice hides the usual cincau, kidney beans, corn and cendol, topped with gula Melaka syrup and sirap. This stall next to 7-Eleven behind YMCA has achieved a cult-like adoration.

RM3.80 (small)

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Brickfields
Marble cake at Bakeri Joy
Photo: Hizwan Hamid
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Marble cake at Bakeri Joy

Thick swirls of cocoa enhance the richness of this deeply comforting teatime treat, which immediately ameliorates the effects of stress. Order a cup of Hainan tea while you’re at it.

RM1.20 per slice

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Kelana Jaya
Pandan layer cake at Regent Pandan Layer Cake Shop
Photo: Daniel Chan
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Pandan layer cake at Regent Pandan Layer Cake Shop

Crowds come to the 40-year-old Regent Pandan Layer Cake Shop for the pandan layer cake – smooth alternating layers of pandan jelly and pandan sponge.

RM1.90 per slice; RM45 per 1kg

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Klang
Sago gula Melaka at Mum's Place
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Sago gula Melaka at Mum's Place

The sago gula Melaka here uses house-made sago, sweet gula Melaka, and fresh coconut santan, which is creamier and richer than usual.

RM6.30

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Damansara
Tau fu fah at Taman Cheras wet market
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Tau fu fah at Taman Cheras wet market

Previously manned by an old couple, the soya bean stall (make sure it’s the one opposite the fruit stalls) was taken over by their children, who now crank out twice as many bowls of tau fu fah. Go for brown sugar, every time.

RM1.20

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Cheras

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