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The Hub in SS2 seems to be the new flock of F&B joint with tons of cafe are now fully operating in this new area that creating a long beelines among your favourite cafe. I have read quite a few reviews on Flakes in The Hub SS2 and decided to give it a try.

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This is one of a cafe in PJ that famous for is their croissant. Their sweet series seems to be quite tempting.

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Under this new norm, it took us 30 minutes to get a spot here over the weekend.

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It is full house, and it is quite noisy where the ceiling is low and no carpet in between. So be prepare to talk louder than another table. weekdays will be peaceful here.

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Try one of their sweet series – Pistachio. RM 9 if not mistaken

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It seems that their signature is avocado and egg mash. Nothing to shout about, where you can just grab a croissant of the shelf and make it at home. RM 23 if not mistaken

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For their pulled beef series and caramelize, onion is also the same. (RM 18 if not mistaken)

Both 3 of the croissant is not flaky as many written out there and also quite disappointing. It is bad to read reviews that create high expectation and come out with disappointment.

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Overall that I find the croissant series is so so only over the hype that had been created. Not flaky, fragrant and seems like bake twice. It could be not my choice of croissant and of course to many of you out there. this place is out for me. Certainly there are better cafe in PJ.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10, okok la, very so so only !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
B-G-06, The Hub SS2,
19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan,
Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor

Tel: 012-558 8490

Operating Hours:
Mon – Fri : 10am – 6pm
Sat – Sun : 11am – 6pm

It is not easy to find nice Nyonya Kuih maker in KL. I was introduce to this home made nyonya kuih by @Kuih.Co that had only recently starting off their business during this CMCO period. They made their kuih in the morning and quality of freshness is there. I order 2 batch of kuih, one for my bro in law family and one for my parents. The gift pack turns out to be pretty good! They are made fresh in the morning.

you can watsapp them to place order and get menu from them too. +60 17-685 7898

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*Baba Platter:*
comes in 30pcs (you can pick the selection yourself base in watsapp)  – RM 62 included rattan basket and ribbon

*Nyonya Gift box*
4 type of kuihs – RM 23

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nicely pack with cling wrap.

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Upon opening up the cling wrap, immediately it is burst with the fragrance of kuih.

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Kuih dadar is good. The brown sugar coconut is not too sweet yet fragrant to my liking. Skin not too thick as how I like it.

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Kuih Talam is equally good too.

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Ohhh i must say, I am a big fan of onde onde and this is reallllllly goood! A bit that will burst into your mouth with its gula melaka. do not even think of cutting into half, it had to be one ball 1 mouth! If they can reduce slightly on the sweetness then perfecto!

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Kuih lapis is like the wobbly “boink boink” version.

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Kuih Kochi is spot on. Love the stickiness of it yet the pandan fragrant of the kuih is quite prominent.

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One of my favourite classic , Rempah udang : not many can it right. this is just nice.

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my dad’s favourite. Ang Ku kuih. Whenever he buy nyonya kuih, this is a must have. Just slightly thicker to my liking.

Overall, it is a great platter to have and with such nice display and quality of kuih at this price, I am appreciating this. One of a nyonya kuih delivery to your door step in KL or PJ.

A place to gather with your friends yet fancy coffee and cakes over a conversation? One of the place that is serving for pretty cakes is this The Champignons Cake shop in EkoCheras Mall. It is also part of Taste by Champignons.

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Lead by this young chef Kingsley Kwoh whom has vast experience overseas that is now bring you his technique and flours to our table.

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Just look at the cake offerings. It is just too pretty. Their cake frontage change 4 times a year and it is theme according to seasoned.

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Getting a chance to try all the flavors and I am certainly too happy, as I am a cake lover.

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Some of you might find that the pricing is slightly high but then when you cut open, just look at the amount of time and work that he have done to the cake. Then it is justifiable. Each of the cake consist of at least 4 elements or 4 different flavours.

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Their signature cake :  Elderflower @ RM 20 – Elderflower Whipping Ganache, Pink Guava Jelly, Guava compote, Sponge and Biscuit.

As for this cake, you can see that it stars from the base, then add on another 5 layer on top. With the top shell, its hand pipping, then follow by colour spray and finish with special sugar sprinkle. This cake takes 2 days to complete.

A nice balance of flavour where the confusion of elderflower gives us an impression like lychee, yet a hint sour bitter is the guava compote and a perfect cake to go with long black.

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For this, just look at the chocolate tampering for  the Flamingo 2.0 @ RM 20 – Red Berries Whipped Ganache, Apple and Lime compote, Vanilla Sponge, Biscuit.

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i find this very adventurous – Tropical Bar @ RM 19 – Exotic Mousse with Banana Confit, Lime Whipped Ganache and Banana Cake. a hint of banana cake flavour yet with the chocolate with hint of pandan is quite interesting – one of my personal fav.

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i vote this Aloha as a generic or universal flavour. I believe this is easily accepted by many of you. @ RM 20 – Yogurt mousse, Pineapple Jam, Mandarin and Pear confit and Orange. Soft, airy, mid sour and fragrant end. I believe this will even goes well with white wine.

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Gelato 2.0RM 19 Chocolate Truffle Mousse, Kalamansi Curd, Milk Chocolate Kalamansi Ganache, Brownies and Chocolate Coating

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Coconut 2.0 @ RM 20 -Coconut Whipped Ganache, Pineapple and Mango Compote, Coconut Sponge, Coconut Gianduja And Chocolate Coating. The tempering and mix of this chocolate is quite technical. The coconut husk cant be too thick, where it cant be break. Oncey ou cut open, it is like a treasure in side.  anice balance of coconut that is not over powering yet can taste on the chocolate and pineapple.

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WE end it with macaroons.

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Now 50% off with second piece purchase. Quite worth to explore

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Oh no, we actually end with Home made sausage @ RM 19. This is pretty good. Love the slight grill on the skin and the flavour in it is petty good.

As for the cakes, my personal recommendation would be:

  1. Elderflower
  2. Aloha
  3. Tropical bar

Location:
The Champignons Cake shop
Lot No. G31,Ground floor EkoCheras Mall,
No.693, Batu, 5, Jln Cheras,
Taman Mutiara Barat, 56000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-9134 9288

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

There are alot creative juice flow during MCO period. Chef now do have times to do some experimenting. The chef at Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar at Bangsar had come out with a few creative dishes to entice our healthy palate.

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I am pretty sure some of you are experiencing food like me. Suddenly why this dish taste so good. Cause we have been eating healthy during MCO. (not sure bout the rest of you, but I am definitely one of them)

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Now this RMCO period for Malaysians, I believe many of you have already start your cafe hopping and dining outside. I am definitely one of them.

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Lets start off with fried chicken. This is Sriracha Fried Chicken @ RM 20 : Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Sriracha Aioli

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This platter is actually rather interesting. With the “tepi longkang leaves” being decorated on the top do give it an aesthetic look it needed.

Bao Basket (Fried) serve in 5pcs Assorted @ RM 35 : Buttermilk Chicken, Prawn Katsu & Fish Tempura

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Kimchi Cheese Croissant @ RM 26: Kimchi omelette, chicken sausage, mozzarella, mushroom ragout, feta, crispy shallots, coriander

Among all the dishes, I find this dish is the most interesting of all. Or the one that suits my palate. Chef is quite generous with ingredients that makes it look like huge croissant.

Taste is pretty spot on, yet unique that have its own taste feature. Freshness of parsley do give it a slight much crips yet sour bitter after taste as you bite on the buttery bread. Very interesting. It is a dish that worth to order to check it out. Remember to squeeze on the lime.

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Not adventurous yet want to have something classic? Their Pink Tropical Smoothie @ RM 18 is very healthy. After I did the croissant, I finish nearly the whole bowl of this. So refreshing. Filled with Dragon Fruit, papaya, Greek yogurt, granola, coconut flakes, nata de coco, caramel

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Salmon Benedict @ RM 30 :Hash Brown, smoked salmon, summer salad, sweet potato mash, butter bok choy, poached eggs, hollandaise

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Panna CottaRM 23 : Yakult panna cotta, coconut, granola, elderflower, watermelon, tropical fruits, strawberry banana ice cream

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Apple Pie Toast @ RM 18 : Brioche, puff pastry, apple jam, caramelized apple, vanilla ice cream

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Upperhouse is indeed well known for their dessert and they are now exploring more into brunch items.

Location:
Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar
27-A Jalan Telawi 3,
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
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Operating hours:
Mon – Thu, Sun (except Wed), 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat, 11am – 11:30pm

Tel: 011-2872 0083

How is MCO for everyone? Today mark the first day of partial lift up for MCO and there are tons of people out there. Getting your favourite cake could be a hassle then just be like me. I ordered mine last week through CakeRush. After 40 days I am quite craving for cakes and ordered burnt cheese cake. The online placement order got it delivery to my house.

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Was introduce by my friend over this website Cake Rush and I am quite satisfied over the quality I am getting. Burnt Cheesecake at RM 108 for near to 1kg. 

It is more like a website that gotten a few bakers onboard.

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Cake texture is perfect. soft and airy, yet cheese taste is quite prominent. The burnt taste on the top is just nice. Did not over do it.

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I am satisfied with my afternoon tea with my chill coffee. There are tons of temptation in the website with the kind of choices you will be getting.

Check them out. www.cakerush.my

One of a cafe that making its hype over the past few months for its cakes and coffee is this Kooky Cream located in The Hub, SS2. This area is like a new F&B hub that is booming with many eateries and bar.

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There are variety of cakes for you to choose from which are all made fresh on the day.

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Kooky Cream (4)Trying out Mango Cheese cake – turns out not my favourite as the texture is quite unique for me.

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we had Latte and long black just to kill some time over here.

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cafe is not huge but constantly full over weekend.

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If you are creative enough, I am pretty sure you can find nice angle for instagram. I think I will come back again to try other item. One of a new cafe in PJ, maybe also if you are looking for dessert in PJ to hunt for, this might be suitable for you.

*PORK FREE

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, it is alright! -Stamped- is

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Kooky Cream
Lot A-G-02 The Hub SS2
19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan,
Seksyen 19, 46300
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours:
2pm – 12am (closed Tuesday)

Tel: 016-773 7358

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