I dont know about you guys but of late, I have been seeing lots of images and short clips tagging Licky Chan. From those images and clips, I’ve deduced two things. One, Licky Chan sells/offers dessert that is mainly of the ice cream variety and two, the cafe itself is rather colorful, aesthetically pleasing. It was fair to say that with these two point in addition to positive reviews were good enough to entice me for a visit and so, here I was.
I do not know if this was a weekend special or a daily occurance but it was full house. There was literally a line extended up to the entrance. Good thing it moved fast.
Licky Chan is located in the same area as Tapestry and Joloko, it is just 2 doors down from Gavel Coffee and a minute walk away from The Row. If you are familar with the area, you’d know of the ol school charm this particular area exudes. Like the others, Licky Chan too is set up in an ol’ school colonial shoplot, though there is nothing old about it once you enter. Inside, there are pops of color everywhere .. bright pink, bright blue, bright orange – totally fit to feature in your insta feed. Lets not forget the televisions decked out from floor to ceiling in one room and another room with colorful balls in it. Certainly hip and happening, folks. There are 2 floors. The Ground floor is made up of the ice cream counter, a tattoo parlour and some extra space with some eye catching color. The top floor is made up of more colorful and interesting corners.
The Ground Floor
The Top Floor
The color scheme here sure is eye catching. It pops in a way that screams ‘look at me’ and I for one loved it. Okaylah, not just me. Judging from all those pictures online, lots of folks did too.
As mentioned before, it is all about the ice cream here. They offer you both alcoholic and non alcoholic dessert. The regular question asked here is “how adventurous are you?” I was adventurous all right, tried a few of them booze infused ice cream and it was very good but I ultimately settled for two scoops of the alcohol free version.
***With the crowd and my excitement, I forgot to snap a picture of their Menu. However, I’ve attached something helpful I found online. This picture is not mine, photo credit belongs to Azyln Balqis.
Monkey Business, RM 9.80
If you fancy something non alcoholic, sweet, creamy and flavorful, then this could be the one for you. Monkey Business is all about Banana Bread, Pecan and Dates. I dont know how they do it but you’d be able to taste all the flavors in it. Very nice, I liked it.
Sweet Dreams are made of Cheese, RM 9.80
For cheese lovers, this would be a dream. It was made up of 5 cheeses, blueberry, walnut and honey. From the combination itself, you’d be able to tell that this is not going to be all sweet. The blueberry as well as bits and chunks of chewy cheese provided a tangy, sour-ish taste which somehow complemented the sweetness. As someone who prefers desserts that aren’t too sweet, this scoop of ice cream hit all the right spots.
Overall, I had a great time. Depending on the time of your visit, it could get crowded. Crowded to a point that it could get stuffy as the place is somewhat small despite occupying 2 floor. So, if you want to take pictures in peace, without anyone being in your space and in your shots, may I suggest visiting early? Or somewhere after 3 pm? Or later at night? Licky Chan opens till12 am after all. However, if the crowd does not bother you, then visit anytime I suppose. Anyways, I had fun here, the ice cream was really good, the building interior was a beauty. I’d be back soon.
Address: 24, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 12 pm to 12 am.
Contact Num.: 03 2602 3515
Signing out now, Ciao.