Now here's a reason for going to Warisan Square. They have opened a branch of Big Apple Donuts (frankly, never heard of it before) and when I was there last night, there was a long line even at 9:30. But all entrepreneurs be warned. KK is notorious for The New Toilet Syndrome: whenever there's a new restaurant, everybody in town will be there. Two months later, nobody's there except flies.
I'm not sure how to rate Big Apple donuts. I think I'm both disappointed and happy with them. Credits first. The donuts were very fresh, straight out of the fryer. They were hand-decorated and beautifully done too. The toppings were good (there are more than 20 varieties, including durian; look for it in the pics) and the price is very reasonable at RM2.30/US$0.63 each or RM22/US$6 for 12. Best of all, the donuts aren't overly sweet. Now, although I like my donuts very soft, these were so airy soft (it's an Asian thing again. Airy cakes. Airy breads. Airy hairstyles.), the sugar glaze toppings tasted hard and stale against them. I still prefer Dunkin' Donuts (although I don't know if they are still good because I haven't tasted one in years because we don't have one on this Robinson Crusoe island), which are soft yet substantial enough to balance the glaze. You get your $'s worth with Dunkin's donuts but between 3 of us, we ate 11 Big Apple's before feeling full. This was after a late dinner. I was also disappointed with Krispy Kreme donuts in Melbourne. It's one of those over-rated things. Krispy Kreme donuts tasted so ordinary and look so colorfully cheap and machine-made, I thought I was eating in a 7-Eleven. The place did look like a 7-Eleven too.
Anyway, do check Big Apple out and let me know what you think. Go easy on them, because I'm told donuts are the worst thing you can eat, even worst than fries because of the transfat and sugar.
Big Apple is located between Esprit and Roxy at Warisan Square. Btw, if you, like me, has not been to the Square recently, be prepared for another cheap, crammed shopping mall like Karamunsing Komplex.