NYDC, Novena Square

I met up with Ernie over the weekend for afternoon tea, or as he likes to call it, "happy time", which is really just code for chocolate and ice-cream. I picked him up and headed to the closest NYDC outlet, located at Novena Square right next to his home, which is possibly the most "unknown" and obscure NYDC branch ever. It's hidden deep in the corner pocket of the third floor of Novena Square, and little wonder why it was almost devoid of diners in the middle of the lunch peak period over the weekend. They need to do a lot more marketing to spread the word.

You'd think that with so few diners, we'd get really awesome personalized and attentive service. But no, the staff were lackadaisical and restless, mostly chatting amongst themselves. We couldn't quite seem to get their attention in getting our orders taken so Ernie had to go to the counter to place our orders instead. To get our iced waters, we had to remind them of our request. I think, with so few diners, service had inevitably become slow, lethargic and unmotivated. In all fairness, they were perfectly pleasant and polite when dealing with us.

In any case, our desserts were consistent with the standards at other NYDC outlets, the Cookie Monster Mudpie ($11.80), with layers of double chocolate chip, mocha almond fudge ice-cream and cookie chunks nestled on a Oreo cookie base. Hot fudge drizzled over the concoction and a dollop of whipped cream completed the icy block of deliciousness.

I didn't even have to tell Ernie my order and he automatically knew to get That Boney Cake ($11.80) for me. I guess I'm quite the predictable bunny with the most consistent preferences. Chocolate sponge Elmer Fudge cake served delectably warmed and contrasted with the cold scoop of vanilla ice-cream, then finished with stripes of hot fudge and chocolate chip sprinkles, this was, as usual, divine.

238 Thomson Road
Velocity @ Novena Square
Tel: 6358 4924
Open daily from 11.30am to 10pm
Website: www.nydc.com.sg


FoodieFC said...

I love their mud pies! Although some of their food (mains) need more improvements.

Bern said...

Totally man! I generally go to NYDC for their desserts only. Cheap and yummy, super value-for-money.

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