Okay, so it was one of those days. After work hours, along Jalan Telawi … ugh, imagine the traffic jam and throngs of people everywhere. Usually, I’d be all up in that but not today. Having had only 3 hours of sleep last night, I’m cranky and soooo not in the mood to mingle.
Why was I here in the first place ? I had to attend a meeting which was suppose to end by 5 pm but ended got extended till 6.30 pm. Yup, right in the middle of rush hour traffic.
I had a long day, I simply wanted to grab dinner nearby, head home and sleep. I was in dire need of some place quiet, just to relax and unwind but someplace quiet along Jalan Telawi? Where? I was driving, making the rounds and eventually, I saw For Goodness Cake. Good thing I was stuck in the road congestion directly in front of this cafe or else I would not have noticed its existence. Located on the quieter stretch of this popular nightlife hub, within the same row and just a few doors away from Maybank, it seemed like the kind of eatery that could provide me with that much needed quiet.
** This cafe is located on the first floor, above Idli Only Cafe, same row and few doors away from Maybank.
Yup, this eatery provided me with plenty of quiet 🙂 I prerty much had the whole place to myself and with them ol’ school hits from ABBA, Commodores and many more playing on their audio – it sure was relaxing.
Well, as its name suggest – there was a selection of cakes 🙂 Affordably priced too, oooo my 🙂 Most of em’ below RM 10? Yesssssssssss! No fancy decors and presentations but it certainly did that that simple, no frills, homemade feel that is rather rare these days.
Room Temperature options
As all the cakes are in the chiller, no images available of the chilled cakes but you’d know what they offer from the image above.
Ooooo, and guess what – not only do they offer cakes, they also serve lunch/dinner worthy main meals.
First off, I decided to have some cakes. As much as I hoped for some immediate indulging, that was not possible. I promised my friends that I’ll get some desserts and meet them home, which explains why the desserts I ordered were all in a box meant for take aways.
After weighing my choices – I finally went with the Brownie, 6 ringgit + Rice Chocolate Cake, 8 ringgit + Sticky Date Cake with Butterscotch Sauce, 7 ringgit.
Ooooo man, the brownie, I liked a whole lot, we all did. In my opinion, it was a pleasant mix between a brownie and a fudge. The top and bottom layer was more solid, like a brownie and the mid section, was soft and gooey like a fudge. It was sweet but not dangerously so, and nearing the bottom, in the midst of the fudge, there were solid bits and pieces of ummm – I dont know? I was too busy ‘hantaming’ to notice. Hmmm, biscuit bits perhaps? or even solid chocolate pieces? I cant tell but it sure did make indulging all the more exciting.
As for the other two cakes, between the chocolate and the sticky date, I preferred the latter. Nothing wrong with the chocolate cake, it was nice and pleasant. On a day whereby I wanted something simple, I’d give the chocolate cake a go. The Sticky Date cake was da bomb. Imagine the cake all warm, moist and then pour on some of that thick butterscotch sauce all over it. Let that sauce seep in and soak the cake for a bit and then start biting into it. It sure was yummy! Loved it.
Nasi Lemak with Chicken Rendang, 14 ringgit
I specifically ordered this dish because it seemed to be a crowd favorite. I went online for a bit to check on the reviews this eatery has garnered and besides the positive reviews, the general consensus was that the Nasi Lemak here is delicious. So, is it any wonder why I decided to give it a go?
The first thing I did was get a taste of that rendang chicken. Would it taste as good as it looks? It sure did. Not only that, cutting into it – the chicken literally falls of the bone, it didn’t need much effort from me at all. It was soft yet chewy, had an awesome flavor to it. The anchovies sambal brought about some nostalgia in me, why? Lets just say it reminded me of home, it was very similar to the kind of nasi lemak sambal my mom used to make. There were plenty of anchovies, onions in it and while it was not spicy, it certainly was tasty. Overall, it was truly satisfying. I loved every bit of this dish.
Would I head back here?
Yup, I definitely would. I like the quiet, no frills atmosphere For Goodness Cakes offer. On top of that, food was good too and they offer tasty affordable desserts that wouldn’t cause a dent in my wallet 🙂 A good deal. I’d be back.
Address: 64 – 1, First Floor, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar.
Opening hours: Everyday. 10.30 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.