I might have missed the memo on this one, lol. Despite always ‘lepakking’ at Lisette’s, I somehow missed the existence of Planter Chin untill I saw someone posting a video of it on social media. To me, this cafe cum mini plant nursery can be classified as a hidden cafe because it can be easily missed by the unsuspecting eye.
Where is it located? Right above Lisette’s. In between Lisette’s and The Lankan Crabs, you’d see a narrow walkway. Follow that walkway and you’d reach Planter Chin in no time.
This particular side of Jalan Kemuja is always busy and at times, a mess. It is a two way road but people double park everywhere which during peak hours, results in traffic congestion. Add in the the constant flow of customers in and out of Lisette’s … which overall, makes up for a noisy, jovial environment with constant chatter. So, it came as a surprise when I found out there is a green themed cafe located in the same area that offers me complete opposite – a quiet, calm atmosphere.
Oooo yea, I enjoyed sitting here in the midst of all the greens. There is something about it that is calming, it feeds some joy to our lonely souls. Yea, I was a happy kid here. What made me even happier was knowing I was going to ‘hantam’ some pancakes yawwww.
….. they also have weekend specials. After checking out their Instagram page, I found out that it was pancakes this time. 😁
Pancakes, RM 21
This is what I’d refer to as homemade pancakes. It gives away a different kind of feeling, different from the usual professionally made pancakes. To me, this was nostalgic in a way. A good 12, 13 years ago, when I was studying overseas, my friends’ mum use to make me pancakes for breakfast whenever I dropped by. Student life wasn’t easy, its was all about not wasting money. Even if it meant eating the same bowl of noodles 4 days a week, we would do it. So, being made pancakes at that point was a luxury. One I looked forward to.
The pancakes here reminded me of that. It was eerily similar. Thick, fluffy pancakes stacked in 3s with the bottom layer burned 😁
It was always the bottom layer 😄, always. So yea, eating these pancakes were nostalgic.
I am unsure as to what they poured onto the pancakes… honey, perhaps? Its was not enough. The top layer was just enough for the top layer and whatever they sprinkled onto the plate was barely enough for the bottom layer. Due to the fact that each layer was thick, it ended up soaking up more than the usual amount of honey needed. This meant that the middle layer had little to no honey. To my surprise, eating the plain pancake was pretty easy. It was not dry. Due to the fact that the pancake was fluffy and somewhat dense, it was easy to eat. Even easier when eaten with the sliced banana and blueberries. I liked the addition of the caramelised walnuts as it provided some crunchyness to the dish. Overall, it was a pretty nice dish minus the last layer that was burned. It can still be eaten but eventually, the burned aftertaste will get to you. Minus that, it was a pretty good dish. Yea sure, I could have complained about it but I was enjoying myself here and by the time I reached the last layer, I was already full. So, I just let it be.
Would I head back here? Yes, I certainly would. The ambiance here is awesome, it provides me a temporary escape from the usual hustle and bustle of city life. Besides that, I look forward to trying their Apple Crumble next.
Address: 6a, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. (Above Lisette’s)
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm.
FB page: https://m.facebook.com/planterchin/
Signing out now, Ciao.