Molten, self-saucer, flourless, fondant... Whatever the name, indulge with Melbourne's best chocolate puddings!
If you're a choca-hol-ic, you're going to love these venues with plenty of chocolate to serve.
This world-famous Japanese restaurant does an amazing pudding while still sticking to the traditional bento box style. Entitled ‘a Chocolate bento box,’ you get a hot chocolate fondant propped in a clunky black square box. With a side of green tea ice cream and topped with a goma (gold leaf) disc, crack it and watch as molten choc floods your plate. Mouth-watering!
You’re guaranteed a serious choc pud with Luke Mangan in charge. For a flat $17, you’ll be the lucky recipient of a hot chocolate fondant with cookies and cream ice cream and has been more than once declared the best desert in Melbourne.
Who would have thought these Spanish culinary wizards could do a chocolate pudding as well? Cuanto cuesta? (how much you say?). Only $13.5 for a ‘Ganache Caliente con Turron’ – yep, a hot chocolate ganache-filled pud paired with a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream and chewy nougat. To die for!
At this Fitzroy fine-dining institution you’ll score a hot, dark chocolate, soft-centered pudding with a dollop of navel orange ice cream. A pricey $20, but it is worth every last cent.
The City Wine Shop does pretty much everything well and their chocolate fondant, which pops up on the blackboard every now and then is no exception. You’ll go straight to molten bitter dark chocolate heaven when this pudding is served straight from the oven in a cute ceramic dish on a wooden block.