The few times i've been to pa pa ya, i normally have the chocolate ball on fire as my dessert.
this time, since i was accompanied by a vegetarian, went for a fairly simple eggless dessert with the vanilla panacotta.
now, i know the spread in the picture doesn't look anywhere close to simple but then i think you got to blame the description section on the menu for that.
in the centre is the ice cream which i guess was frozen in nitrogen to give it that rock like texture.
on the right is probably the best panacotta that i've had till date.
on the left is the strawberry and matcha cheesecake, the texture of which was amazing - the matcha green tea is a bit of a trending ingredient in desserts lately, and i can see why - the flavours of the matcha green tea provide the perfect balance to the sweetness in most desserts.
you then have a wonderful looking spread of caramelized dry fruits coated in the colourful meringue - something you won't enjoy if you have it by itself, but it blends magically with the rest of the elements on the plate
lastly, you have the lovely and acidic raspberry sorbets (small red domes) which just cut through the sweetness of the rest of the ingredients making the dish so amazingly balanced.
it's a risk to have so many items on the plate, especially desserts, where at times you could feel a massive overload of sweetness but i think the folks at pa pa ya have got this b**g on. the attention to detail is immaculate and i am yet to be disappointed by a dish which comes from their kitchen.