Okay, before I get into the details, I just wanna say that I am certainly heading back for more.
Now, going into the details ….
Today was one of those days whereby I actually planned beforehand where to have lunch. I had a few hours to spare and was planning to try out 2 cafes. The first one was Big Canvas Cafe, a week old eatery in Cheras. If that ended up being fulfilling and wholesome, then the second cafe will be visited later on or the next day. I am sure you know how it goes, lol.
Today however, there was no later or tomorrow, I ended up visiting both cafes, one after another but there is a reason why. So, at Big Canvas Cafe, due to a reasonably, understandable circumstance (The reason why will be covered in the next post specifically on this cafe) – they had a limited menu. Naturally, this meant that I did not get to try the items I wanted to. If I were to have visited them tomorrow though instead of today, I would have been able to order what I wanted but not today. As a result, my friend and I ended up having to share 1 dish. Good thing was – that dish was super awesome, bad thing was – one plate alone did not fill us up. We didn’t want to order the same dish again and opted instead to head over to the other cafe …. and who was this lucky Num. 2 eatery on our list?
Chi Fan yawwww. Yup, the one located at Taman Melawati. I got to know that they serve Mee Calong and couldn’t wait to try it out. So, here we were, driving from Cheras all the way to Taman Melawati, which took us 30 minutes, by the way. Man, we were excited, we did the whole works – checked the information online just to make sure the shop was open (which indicated that it was), had an interesting playlist on Spotify to ensure a smooth and relaxing journey and soon enough, we arrived, yay!
Are you guys seeing the image I was seeing ? CLOSED? Shop was CLOSED ? Disappointment laced with a sense of loss , my exact feelings. My friend did not give up, we parked right outside this eatery – which by the way had plenty of vacant spaces, got down , went to the front door and took a peep inside and sure enough – it was closed. There was no one and no lights were one.
After sulking for about 5 seconds, we decided to look around and see if there was anything else that piqued our interest and guess what – there was yawwwwwww. Just a few doors away, located on the same row as Chi Fan is Miss Ellie Tea House.
From the outside, it looked closed up ? Hmmm, how do I explain this … Well, most eateries has a front that allows its customers to look in ? Yea, well this eatery had none of those. The only way you can know what is going on inside is via the front door and that too, not a whole lot of space to peep in to. Interesting, no?
and once you head in though – a totally different story. It was warm, cozy and very inviting. The owner was around and she exudes a motherly feel and she greeted every single customer that entered her eatery. She took time to mingle with returning customers and asked question about their day so far and where they were from to new customers. I do not know how to explain it but it felt like she was inviting us to an extension of her own house. Makes sense?
The cakes looks delicious, don’t they ? and pretty cheap too. Naturally, I could not resist and decided to give one of their cupcakes a try.
Ohh, right, before that – the Menu first.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cuppie, 5.50 ringgit
This was yummy. It tasted more like a brownie as oppose to a cupcake – not that I am complaining. When you get to the middle part of it, as soon as you dig in, there was caramel oozing out. Overall, the cupcake was not too sweet. It was just right. A lil bit of saltiness and a lil bit of sweetness.
Bangers & Mash, 17.50 ringgit
Okay, if you guys have visited the UK, you’d most probably heard/know of Bangers & Mash. They take their bars seriously over there and this dish in particular is served in almost every bar. To find a relatively good cafe/restaurant locally that serves Bangers & Mash is kindda hard to come by. The one served here though – YUMMM ! Really good stuff. The mash potatoes were as smooth as butter and literally melts in your mouth. The chicken sausages – da bomb. Soft, meaty, chewy, tasty. I couldn’t ask for anything better.
Pair of Scones, 10.50 ringgit
We had this last and I must say – it was a perfect ending to our lunch date here. They had 4 kinds of scones to choose from – Plain, Chocolate, Raisins and Oats. We opted for the plain and raisins. It was good. Just as scones should taste, add in the strawberry jam + whip cream, very nice indeed. Loved it.
Would I head here again?
Most definitely. I am definitely coming back. Looking forward to trying the other items on their Menu.
Address: No. 7, Jalan H3, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Tuesdays – Thursdays, 10 am – 7 pm. Fridays & Saturdays, 10 am – 9.30 pm.
Sundays, Mondays Closed.
Signing out now, Ciao.