Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Hyacinth Cafe @ Saville Melawati

Start with a spinach-ricotta quiche (RM12), then celebrate the birth of this new baked-fare parlour by Kak Yani - best known as The Kitchen Guardian, one of KL's most respected cake makers - by sharing hefty slices of the Russian-inspired Medovik layered honey cake (RM12; this one is baked by Yani's friend, Tortebylinda), classic British Victoria sponge sandwich (RM15), & a Rose Pistachio cake that targets local flavour preferences (RM15). There are reasons Kak Yani's reputation precedes her, & you'll taste them in these treats - sumptuously moist but still crumbly, dense yet nonetheless delicate, skilfully balanced with a crowd-pleasing craftsmanship - that'll linger pleasantly in the memory, now available in a peppy, sunshine-inundated space that's poised to sell out routinely.

The Hyacinth Cafe by The Kitchen Guardian
G-3A, Saville at Melawati, 2 Jalan Kolam Air, Taman Desa Melawati, Kuala Lumpur. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 11am-4pm.

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8 comments:

  1. Luckily this place is far from our home, otherwise I will be fatter and fatter. Hahaha. Did you try the coffee?

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    1. CK: heheh, nope, didn't try the coffee - nowadays i don't drink coffee everyday, only a few days a week :)

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  2. I thought the Medovik layered honey cake is toasts with butter, a high stack of toasts with butter to be precise, hehe :P

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, you're right, different people might perceive that cake quite differently, heheh :D

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  3. Love the name...and the blue & white plate. Rose pistachio looks good.

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    1. Suituapui: yup, i haven't thought about the hyacinth plant/flower in a very, very long time! :D

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  4. Beautiful cakes, it's good that they offer some not so common flavors to avoid direct competition

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    1. Ken: yep, there are thousands of cake recipes out there in the world, so it'd be nice to see cake makers move away from red velvets! ;)

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