I discovered this little cafe in Section 17 called Food Foundry after reading an article at the News Straits Times about their Mille Crepe. The mention of Mille Crepe had me really excited as I have been following Jason Mumbles' Mille Crepe posts but since the shop is all the way in Melaka, there was no way I could have tasted it.
Finally after begging for a slice, we managed to taste a slice and I can understand the fuss about it as it's really nice for it's light and fluffy texture. No wonder it's so difficult to get a slice of this cake at the cafe and you need to order a few days in advance for the whole cake. I have the recipe in one of my numerous cookbooks and I can imagine how back breaking it must be to make each perfect crepe. I guess if you have a great crepe pan like the one from Le Creuset it's probably a breeze.
The cafe is tucked in a corner and is directly at the other end from 6 to 10 grill at Happy Mansion. Besides the Mille Crepe, they also serve other desserts like cupcakes and cheese brownies. What's good about this place is their prices are substantially cheaper than the other cafes in town. They also offer student discounts (15%) and senior citizen discounts (10%) since the area is populated by a lot of University Malaya students.
The menu is a mix of tapas items which you can eat with pita bread, sandwiches, pastas and local dishes. They also have a lunch promotion where you can order any local dish, sandwich or pasta which comes with a free Nestea drink. We have tried a variety of their pastas and their spicy eggplant tapas and felt the food was just average tasting. Their eggplant tapas was delicious but it felt more like a chinese eggplant dish that we eat at home rather than a spanish tapas dish. Since there was a group of us eating, we had a variety of pastas: the green curry prawn pasta (RM12.90) was nice and spicy. The only thing I didn't like was it's appearance as the green curry sauce appeared to have curdled a bit in the cooking process.
Their beef spaghetti aglio olio sounded like a great idea but then it tasted like fried spaghetti with chilli flakes and the beef slices were tough.
Splashie Boy's alfredo pasta(RM11.90) looked like a nightmare with all that cream but it tasted pretty good despite it's appearance. Overall, I felt the cooked food items at the cafe were kinda forgettable but their Mille Crepe is definitely something that one should try as that was exceptional.
BG-8, Happy Mansion
Tel No: 03 - 7955 3885
(Open from 10.30 am to 9 pm from Mondays to Fridays, Open from 9 am to 11pm on Saturdays and Sundays.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
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