The highlight were definitely the cakes! In particular, we enjoyed the Tofu Cheesecake very much as it was quite light and not overly sweet. The Salted Caramel Cake had bailey’s in it, and was a combination of sweet, salty and bitterness from the alcohol. Drinks wise, the Galaxis tasted a bit like Ribena with lemon, while the Lattes were slightly more milky. [Total expense RM64.70]
Location: 77, Jln Kota Laksamana 3/8, Taman Mahajaya, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
We were too late to try out the famous An Pang Yong Tau Foo stall, so we decided to go try satay (sate) in Kajang. There were a few stalls with good reviews, and we opted for one located in a pit stop along the highway.
Business must be good enough for the stall to have its own dedicated air-conditioned dining area. We decided to try one of each of the seven available types of satay, which included Fish, Chicken, Beef, Mutton, Rabbit, Chicken Heart and Liver (Total expense RM10.60).
We had to wait a while for the satay, resulting in a rather cooled peanut sauce. However, the sweetened satay were not bad, and adding sambal to the peanut sauce gave it an additional kick!
Location: 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Google Maps)
We had a light break here trying out the chicken pastry, egg tart, tea leaves egg, iced coffee and milk tea. Food was pretty good, which we supposed why this place was quite crowded despite the relative emptiness in the mall. Interestingly, the tea leaves egg has a strong hint of almond flavour.
Location: LG 21-22, Da:Mén, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya., 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
This was a simple, no-frills shop but the queue was oh-wow!
We came here for a pre-dinner snack and were satisfied by the freshly made putu piring. Best eaten while still warm, we basically found an empty spot next to the shop and wiped out the putu piring, LOL! The gula melaka filling was very fragrant!
Location: 252, Jalan Tengkera, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
Coffee post lunch, we found this lovely coffee place. Still full from lunch, we opted to share a Cake set (¥1010). The coffee was definitely a perk-me-up. It was strongly bitter and rather acidic, but yet addictive. The chestnut roll was pretty OK, but we preferred the one we tried during our previous trip. It felt like time slowed down inside here! A lovely space to chill 🙂
Location: 1 Chome-9-1 Sennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0074, Japan 〒542-0074 大阪市中央区千日前1-9-1 (Google Maps)
Nearest Station: Train Kintetsu Line Kintetsu-Nippombashi Station 近鉄日本橋駅 (3 min walk)
Shanghai has no less of its share of cafes and we managed to visit quite a few during our short stay.
We typically interspersed our cafe hopping in between meals and shopping/walking. And sometimes we just happened to see some interestingly-looking cafes and just decided to try. 🙂 Such is the luxury of vacation…
In general, the cafes in Shanghai are decent but not exceptional, compared to places like Melbourne, London or even Hong Kong. Nevertheless it was still a great experience to taste the coffee in Shanghai and enjoy the great weather, atmosphere and most importantly, the company! 🙂
As we slowly made our way back to our hotel through a maze of lanes, we spotted a cafe still in operations, and so, off we went for some 牛奶咖啡 Latte (¥42), 龙井茶 Dragon Well Tea (¥58) and 蜂蜜柠檬芝士蛋糕 Honey Lemon Cheesecake (¥42).
The coffee was not bad, and I really liked the tea. The cake had a nice balance of sweet and salty, and we really enjoyed the ambience of this cafe.
We were back to Taman Sutera Utama 五福城 again! Our gang rather like this place because the Sutera Mall 五福城广场 is definitely less crowded than City Square Mall, and there is this stretch of shops just opposite the mall, for more shopping, and food. Lots of cafe within this vicinity too 🙂
There was a Teatime Combo on weekdays 3pm to 6pm (excluding Public Holidays), where you could choose pair a Mille Crepe (usual price RM9.90) with any coffee beverage (excluding Cafe Brulee series, so usual prices range from RM6.90 to RM11.90) or premium tea selections (usual price RM11.90).