You know what you’re getting when your order a brownie sundae or apple crumble. But what can you expect from a dessert with “sex” in the title? I’ve encountered a few desserts with fun names — or envelope-pushing ones, at least — while eating in and around Sydney or simply scanning restaurant menus. I give props to the creators for coming up with names that do more than just describe what’s on the plate.
We tried Ms. G’s modern Asian restaurant in Potts Point after seeing the owner’s version of Bomb Alaska replicated on MasterChef. We made sure to save room for another much talked-about treat he designed: Stoner’s Delight. Presumably, it’s a collection of all the sweet things a pothead craves after a few tokes. I’m talking peanut butter, pretzel bites, crunchy chocolate squares and ice cream. Delightful indeed.
Better Than Sex
You can find this dessert at House Thai restaurant in Surry Hills. It’s a monstrous slice of toasted brioche with pandan ice cream and syrup. It’s perfect for two people.
Aussie Nuts and Bush Honey
This one cracked me up when we stopped at the Smelly Cheese Shop on a wine tour to the Hunter Valley last weekend. It’s a gelato flavor with — you guessed it — nuts and honey, but what a way to describe it.
Bite the Pillow
An enticing lead-in to this mix of lime tapioca curd, lychees, lemon marshmallow and grapefruit-flavored granita. You can find it at Universal Restaurant in Darlinghurst.
What desserts with fun names have you tried on your travels?