Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Dough! Bakery & Cafe

Happy Mansion is a familiar name to cafe-hoppers. Sometimes, I wonder if it is because of the cafes that bring happiness to the place or it is because the place is a happy place that attracted the cafes there.

From when the first cafe opened there, Happy Mansion progressively had more cafes popped up. One of them is Dough! Bakery and Cafe, which is known for its croissants and sourdough bread.

I visited on a Sunday with my usual makan kakis. We ordered a croissant and a waffle to share. The chocolate croissant that we tried lived up to its crispy and flaky name. Dark chocolate was in every bite, which left us feeling satisfied. We also appreciated the plate that it was served on.

Although the chocolate waffle looked really rich, it was not overwhelmingly so. We enjoyed it to its last drip of chocolate.

Despite it being late arvo, we still had a good amount of natural lighting. They had a few potted plants around, too, which added to its cosiness.

With the fragrance of good coffee and freshly-baked pastry, we quickly made plans to visit together again to try their main meals.

It gets really crowded on the weekends. We drove round the block four times before we found a parking spot. Be prepared. Also, as there are still people living in the low-cost flats above these trendy cafes, be respectful and not park in places where you ought not to.

B-G-7, Happy Mansion Block B, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
M: +6016-647 2775; E:
Daily 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, September 10, 2022

The Ice Cream Bar Malaysia

There have been many local brands that make really impressive ice cream flavours in recent years and one particularly caught my attention when I realised their online presence, The Ice Cream Bar Malaysia. Why? Because I like eating ice cream and because they make ice cream that contains alcohol. Yumsss...

One night, the bestie and I made a trip out in search of dinner and set out to the nearest branch for dessert. We ordered a set of three scoops (note that ice cream with alcohol would cost more than "normal" flavours) - Bacardi Chocolate Crunch, Absinthe Frangelico and the classic Rum and Raisin.

My favourite was the Rum and Raisin, perhaps because I am familiar with that flavour. The other two flavours had their distinct tastes, but because I was less familiar with the two blends, I did not enjoy them both as much - this is not to say that they were not tasty.

The bestie and I quite often lament about how we lack a proper ice cream parlour where we live. Although The Ice Cream Bar opened a new branch in nearby Puchong, it is still not exactly right smack where we are. We sometimes talk about how we should establish one in our area to fill in the gap (cos if I am complaining about a lack of such a place, that would mean there would be other people like me, right?). Sometimes, our conversation on this topic would be so serious that we would talk about types of ice cream machines, types of alcohol and chocolate to mix in, even what furniture to have in our imaginary ice cream cafe.

So in the meantime, we shall just continue with the non-imaginary ones to fix our cravings.

The Ice Cream Bar Malaysia EFB | IG