By Grace is a dessert bar run by Grace and her boyfriend Gio. Grace is in charge of brainstorming all the ideas and creating the taste of the desserts while Gio works on the techniques, especially the Sous Vide method that he specializes in as he was previously a chef in Singapore.
By Grace is in fact, the only dessert bar in JB serving molecular desserts, so it is definitely a must-visit for my fellow sweet-tooth friends.
The interior of the dessert bar, very colourful but I felt that it was too dimly lit at night, almost couldn’t see the elements on my dish haha. For my second visit, I was their first customer at 5pm, and I had to carry the plates outside to take advantage of natural light. Embarrassing much. 😛
They even have a Sylvanian Families collection! Was so excited over this as this was my childhood obsession haha.
By Grace’s menu. Their desserts are categorized into Explosion and Molecular. Explosions are basically a molten cake with ice cream, while Molecular desserts utilize the principles of sciences to develop desserts that are presented in new and interesting ways. I definitely prefer their molecular desserts, but you can order the “Galaxy” or “Five Element”, if you want to try both their Explosion and Molecular.
On a side note, I really hope they would come up with a proper menu, noting down all the elements, so that I don’t have to keep calling Grace over to ask her what I’m eating haha. Together, Grace and Geo have created more than 200 desserts, so do take note that their menu changes once in a while. 🙂
Earth (RM 21.70)
Colourful plate makes me happy. 🙂 This is the most aesthetically-pleasing dish among the ones that I ordered, and it also comprises the most number of elements. It is a Jasmine mousse with strawberry & tomato sorbet, served with orange meringue, Uji matcha crumble, charcoal crumble, Uji matcha caviar, chamomile caviar and chocolate twigs.
According to Grace, the sorbet was made using the Sous Vide method, to extract the purest and most concentrated form of strawberry extract. Yes, the taste of the strawberry was quite distinct, but I felt that the taste of tomatoes was too overpowering, so the sorbet was a bit on the sourish side. The caviars didn’t contribute much to the taste of the dish as the flavours were too mild.
Metal (RM 23.70)
Frozen gojiberry parfait, salted caramel ice cream, yuzu curd, dehydrated white chocolate, maple syrup powder. This, is what I call the epitome of molecular desserts, adopting so many techniques in molecular gastronomy, yet everything just worked perfectly together.
The frozen gojiberry parfait was just the right consistency and knowing that gojiberry is a superfood, was another plus point for me. The salted caramel ice cream matches really well with the gojiberry parfait, surprisingly. It was magic in my mouth, an explosion of flavours. A must-try dessert in By Grace! 🙂
Wood (RM 21.70)
Chocolate mousse, roselle & orange sorbet, feuilletine, charcoal crumble, edible rocks. This really brought me into the woods…
Better view of the chocolate mousse, which was hidden by the crumble. Love the super light chocolate mousse, well-balanced by the slightly sour roselle sorbet. The feuilletine and charcoal crumble also added a great texture to the dish. A chocolate dish can never go too wrong. 😉
Organic Soy & Sea Salt (RM 17.70)
Arghhhhh, the plating. As compared to By Grace’s molecular desserts, this explosion dessert is definitely not on par, in terms of both presentation and flavour. This is a molten soy cake paired with a sea salt ice cream. I am very particular about the type of soy that I drink, and was disappointed when I tasted this molten soy cake, it just didn’t taste like organic soy to me. Also, the sea salt ice cream was way too salty for my liking, a hint of sea salt would definitely be sufficient.
A lot of By Grace’s ingredients are carried all the way back from Spain, as they value quality of their desserts. They also hold private dining events once in a while so do look out for such events on their social media. Looking forward to try their other molecular desserts and new creations in the future. 🙂
By Grace (Sweet Treats)
93, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Tel: +607 333 7773
Mon to Sat: 5pm – 1am