Jl. Petitenget No.22, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia | website | map |
We spotted Dough Darlings when riding to the hotel in the taxi from the airport. It looked so good that we immediately Googled it and found that it had a 4.3 rating, so we made a mental note to check it out the next day. Dough Darlings makes their doughnuts fresh every day and focuses on interesting and unusual flavour combinations. They definitely did not disappoint. We’re just sad that we didn’t get to try more flavours.
Dough Darlings is pretty cool and very hipster, but so are most of the places in Seminyak, so it fits right in. As you come in off the road there’s a little place to sit outside behind some greeny which is where we shared our doughnut. As you step in you are greeted with a glorious sight, there was a huge selection of doughnuts with interesting flavours such as mozzarella, which they said was a best seller!?
We didn’t have any drinks while we at Dough Darlings we hear that the coffee they serve is very good.
After much deliberation and some help from the Dough Darlings crew, we decided to try the Thai Tea Creme Brulee Bomb (27.5K IDR). I’m a sucker for a Creme Brulee Doughnut. Crosstown Doughnuts in London make sourdough doughnuts and they have a creme brulee one that is my all-time favourite. So I had high hopes for this one and I was interested in how the Thai tea flavour would work.
The dough was really soft and chewy and reminded me of Crosstown’s. They say that the dough is based on brioche, a reinforced bread dough using butter and eggs, so you get a rich and tasty flavour compared to your average doughnut. The brulee top was perfect, not too sticky, which can sometimes happen and get stuck to the top of your mouth. This has happened to me before and it just not pleasant to eat! The creme filling had a subtle flavour of Thai tea which we loved, as we don’t like an overpowering tea flavour. The doughnut was a little too sweet for our liking but we understand that in Asia desserts tend to be a bit sweeter, which is fair enough.
We were pretty upset we only tried one flavour so we went back and pick up a doughnut to have back at our hotel. As we thought the creme filling was a little sweet for our palettes we decided to go for a glazed ring (you can’t go wrong with a glazed ring). We tried the salted caramel almond flavour. The sweet and saltiness of the glaze were well balanced and the almond topping gave a good crunchy texture. We liked this one better than the Thai tea flavour because you got to enjoy more of the chewy dough without being overwhelmed by sweet filling.
Awesome place to grab a sweet treat in Seminyak. Skip the dessert at your restaurant and head down here, you won’t be disappointed. We’re looking forward to trying more flavours the next time we are back in Bali, and might be brave enough to try out their signature mozzarella doughnut!
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