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I have always had a sweet tooth since a young age in fact, I think all my teeth are addicted to chocolate. Maybe it was all the kool-aid and lemonade we drank as kids or maybe its because chocolate is a natural aphrodisiac. Funny that around two years ago I was at a point when I would crush soft baked chocolate cookies when ever I could at night. At times I would eat just the raw cookie dough for breakfast. Shhh… Don’t tell anyone because most people thought I ate super healthy at work. Before we get into this post I advise you to grab something to fuel those emotional brain cells. Me?.. I just finished a banana, spinach, soy milk and cocoa smoothie with ice. Incredible! Now lets get into it!
Blue Diamond in Chiang Mai: Officially one of my top favorite places to eat dessert. Recently I went there with my friend Caroline and we crushed two plates back to back Drake style of the most amazing mouth watering cakes, pies, and brownies. Warning: Do not read further with out eating!
The Restaurant / Bakery is located on the North Eastern corner of the Old City right on the corner. When you walk in you’ll immediately see a ton of fruit stacked up followed by a lot of pastries. Now, I’m no expert but growing up with a father who ran a Bakery since we were like 7 while working for Entenmann’s for 25 years, I know a few things about baked goods. Come At Me Brah! Caroline has trained as a plant based chef in many places around the world such a California and France. Once you walk past the register you’ll see the clear glass refrigerator packed with tons and tons of treats.
WOW! Eyes lite up as we stared at all the treats behind the glass. Both looking at each other she ask’s “well what do you want” and I responded with “All of them”! After ordering a whipped up creamy soy milk we sat down with a plate of food. It was good vibes with some deep convo and a good aambiance of a small waterfall on the patio.
The basic run down was the Cinnamon Roll which is a trade mark here and will leave your cavity screaming for room temperature water. lol! Don’t freak out I’m just saying the taste is literally the perfect soft, gooey, sweet type dessert you’d expect. To continue clockwise the next was the blueberry muffin very moist sort of felt apart which i enjoyed. I don’t remember what the second muffin taste like so… don’t force yourself to try it. The coconut ice cream we put on top of the brownie. That’s the tin foil wrapped thing in the back that looks like a brick of cocaína. The ice-cream was simple tasting with a nice creamy flow that melted fast on top of the soft brownie. A slight crisp nut crust with a soft center made it a solid combination. Moving toward the apple crumble pie, which was similar to the coconut cream pie, great flavor but soft crust not flaky firm. No hate, I honestly reminded my self that we came a the end of the night so this could effect the freshness. The chocolate cake was great, loving the marshmallow dollop with the thin layer of chocolate icing and a few hard chocolate shingles on top. It was dark, a deep chocolate you cant mess around with, grab a soy milk and don’t worry about the GMO.
The Winner of Plate #1: The Cinnamon Roll followed by the brownie ice cream combo. Caroline on the other hand was really into the coconut cream pie up front.
Advancing to the next round the following day we didn’t hesitate to fill up another plate. There were some major disappoints here so lets get them out of the way. The donut, the croissant and the chocolate croissant. All using the same breads and ingredients so the flavors were the same. I think the chocolate croissant would have a better chance if it was cooked all the way and was fresh out the oven. We had four muffins here which all brought different directions to the dish. First the passion fruit icing slightly tart muffin and was probably the most moist but yet a subtle over all flavor. The chocolate banana was a bit dense but i enjoyed the simple flavor. The carrot cake was weird because they used like black raisins or something and I wanted more carrot and much more icing. The sugar muffin was well, a sugar muffin. The deep chocolate brownie reminded me of a Lara bar or cliff bar, like something you can through in your backpack and snack on at work. It was basically chocolate, dates and nuts, simple but hardy. What blew my mind was the rich gnash chocolate caramel twix, toffee type square. You can tell I loved it because I remembered exactly what it was. To end this plate were two little chocolate peanut butter candies which literally is 1000x better then a Reese’s pieces.
The Winner for Plate #2: For me it was 100% the twix brownie followed by the little chocolate candies. I think I’d bump that chocolate muffin up the rating if I had more of the coconut ice-cream. Caroline’s pick was the passion fruit cupcake.
All in all this place also has a good hummus sandwich and plenty of organic options for soaps, herbs and seasoning. This is my go to top notch spot for that sweet tooth fix at night and it always has me feening for me so be careful. I didn’t mention the service because as 99% of Chiang Mai’s restaurants are top quality service with polite and friendly help. Don’t mess around go here and pick the winners of plate 1 & 2 now because you wont be disappointed.
Sugar is life!