Tuesday, August 11, 2015

taste test

taste test...lemon crunch cake, carrot cake, pumpkin crunch  #thealley #diamondheadgrill #hawaii At last night's Sunday dinner, we had a taste test of the lemon crunch cake from Diamond Head Grill (DHG) versus the one from The Alley (TA..Aiea Bowl).

(Apparently the chefs at TA worked under Chef Kelvin Ro (who owns DHG), the recipes are ones that Chef Ro and the TA chefs came up with when they worked together...)

We also threw in the carrot cake from DHG and the pumpkin crunch from TA, just for extra "tastings".

The cake from DHG was very moist and light (almost like a chiffon cake) with lots of lemon flavor (bottom left).

The one from TA, dense and almost no lemon flavor (top left). It looks almost dry.

The verdict?

We'll be getting the one from DHG for an event later on this month.


K said...

Ooh yum, they all look great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post. I haven't had an ono lemon crunch cake since I ate one from Paul's Bakery in Kalihi decades ago. It was sooooo ono and I've been planning to go to the Alley for it though it's out of the way ahd hum bug. I hate to be disappointed when food turns out to be less than expected. I feel poohoo and gypped. I will one day try the Diamond Head Grill one. thanks for saving me a traffic nightmare and disappointment. -N

K and S said...

they were K!

Hope you like the DHG one N!

Take care you two:)

jalna said...

I like both!! Lemon cake is my favorite. I don't really need the crunch even.

K and S said...

Jalna, so refreshing, yeah?

Take care.