October 30, 2010

Best Dessert in The Cayman Islands?

Instead of heading to my usual favourite Friday night restaurant of Hard Rock for the sinful brownie, I'd spotted an advert claiming that Chang's has a 50% off Starters night – so needless to say I had to give this a shot.

I confirmed the "50% off offer" upon entering the restaurant, as I've been fooled into believing restaurants had special offers on only to discover they had odd conditions:

  • You're sitting in the wrong part of the restaurant for that
  • That's only available between 4pm & 6pm – it's 6.05pm
  • You ordered the large portion instead of the normal portion
  • etc

Anyway, true enough this was indeed the 50% off night.

So for "starters" we had the spicy chicken skewers which came with a lovely tamarind sauce; The steamed (read healthy) pork dumplings whith a strong dose of mirin sauce, and the famous Changs Spare Ribs.

I've talked previously about Changs Spare Ribs being the best on the island, and indeed nothing has changed there – these baby's are huge and the meat just hangs off them. Other restaurants seem to offer large bones with thin strips of meat, but changes does the opposite – thin bones with chunks of meat:-)

Oddly enough this didn't fill us up so we asked about the "desserts" – of the three offerings the "chocolate mousse" cake sounded the most appealing.

5 minutes later one of the waiters walked up to our table with a HUGE 7 later chocolate mousse cake slice. Now when I say HUGE i mean this thing was 7 inches tall and about 5 inches wide :-o never have I actually seen such a large slice of cake in front of me. If you've seen the programme "Man Versus Food" on the Travel Channel then this is the kind of thing Adam would endeavour to record an epsiode about.

The actual slice was the best dessert I've ever tried in the Cayman Islands, yes it's better than a sinful brownie from Hard Rock, a Chocolate Brownie from LoneStar or a Caramel Cheesecake slice from Treats :-o It was a pure chocolate overdose which the two of us couldn't actually finish.

After stopping we wondered how much it actually cost – $9.50 was the answer, which might seem expensive, but it's about double or triple the size of your standard dessert anywhere else on island.

Total cost of meal? $31

My middle name is "Chang" now!

September 29, 2010

Changs, Cayman Islands

Filed under: Restaurants — Tags: — CaymanBoy @ 5:49 pm

Although Chang's only opened a few months ago it's now been added to my weekly "must eat at" list due to the great food that's the Pinoy chefs in the kitchen make! On my previous visits I've gone for the Sesame Chicken rice bowl with an egg drop soup starter, but on this occasion I thought i'd try the Honey Chicken rice bowl – yum yum! I'm starting to think that the egg drop soup in Chang's is better than that of Canton, which no tastes overly "eggy". As the restaurant always seems empty my fear for this great place is that it won't actually survive beyond Christmas:-( So my fingers are crossed that it won't go the way of "Bed" which occupied the same premises previously. On a plus side I learned that "Thank you" in Indonesian is "Terima Kasih".

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