Molten Me is a dessert cafe specializing in everybody’s favorite, the molten cake. The place created quite a name for itself in Dubai as a highly rated spot to get gooey, decadent molten cakes, and has recently opened up two branches in Kuwait. There is one in Tijaria Tower in the city, and another one just opened it’s doors last week at The Dining, a cozy little dining complex in Abu Al Hasaniya.
We were invited to the opening night in Abu Al Hasaniya, for a tasting of their molten cakes along with the new savory menu they have rolled out across their branches. The menu is small but varied with a focus on salads, sandwiches and pastas. They have also added some breakfast options to the mix.
We started off with a Quinoa Fruit Salad and a Pumpkin and Goat’s Cheese Salad.
The Quinoa Fruit Salad had a base of quinoa and rocca, topped with fresh strawberries and pineapple. It was very light and refreshing. The Pumpkin salad also had a base of rocca, topped with walnuts, mild goat’s cheese and very well seasoned pumpkins. It was the perfect light start given the heavy mains and desserts to follow.
We also opted for a strawberry and cranberry drink each. I don’t have more details on the flavors (and I can’t seem to find it on the menu online), but the drinks were very refreshing. Hubby especially liked his strawberry drink, he even mentioned how good it was two days later!
For mains, we had the Mushroom & Chicken Rigatoni and the Pesto Chicken Spaghetti. The rigatoni was creamy with lots of mushrooms and well cooked chicken. The pesto spaghetti was a little dry, we felt it could have done with more of that flavorful pesto, and maybe the addition of some broccoli or sundried tomatoes to add more flavor. The chicken here was also well cooked. I’d definitely order the rigatoni again.
While we were having our mains, the waiters were also giving out little samples of their sandwich menu. The two items that impressed most here were the Philly Cheese Steak (this was incredible!) and the juicy and flavorful Lemon Chicken. The Muffaleta, a salami, turkey ham and cheese sandwich, was a bit on the dry side, and the Halloumi was too salty for our taste.
Before dessert we also had a chance to try the Pistachio Pancakes and Red Velvet waffles from the All Day breakfast menu. Both were delicious, but the Pistachio pancakes stood out for their unique flavor and fluffiness, served with a not too sweet white chocolate sauce and berries.
Finally, we ended our meal with their signature molten cakes.What sets their molten cakes apart is the fact that you can choose your own base and filling flavors. So that weird flavor combination only you like? Yep, that can be turned into a molten cake here! Hubby ordered a sensible milk chocolate base with a Kinder filling. I ordered a red velvet base with a hazelnut sauce.
Initially, I was a bit underwhelmed because the cake base seemed to have too mild of a flavor, but when the sauce started coming through, it just balanced the cake perfectly. Usually, desserts become too sweet halfway through, but this one was just right because the light sponge was the perfect backdrop for the rich sauce. Both sauces were excellent, and I could dig into any of those right now! The only gripe I’d have is that the cake is quite small for the price, especially given the molten cake competition out there.
Overall, we left the place feeling happy and satisfied. If you’re looking for a pretty, cozy place to catch up with friends and have some good, reasonably priced comfort food, this is the place for you.
Disclaimer: we were invited to try the menu and we did not pay for the food. However, all opinions are completely my own and were not tainted by the complimentary sugar rush 😉