Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Melina

So many tempting types of honey-sweet, guilty-pleasure treats are showcased here, but a language barrier and the lack of a clear menu kept us from knowing how to narrow our choices.

Baamieh (Persian egg cake) & pistachio butter puff. Starchy and sugary, with all the aromas that swathe Middle Eastern desserts (a hint of yogurt, a splash of rose syrup, a tinge of nuttiness).

This beautifully illustrated menu that explained nothing ...

... and an Arabic-to-English dictionary were our only real guides to ordering.

Iranian Swiss rolls? We'll return sometime to investigate. Ermmm, or maybe not.

Sufficient cookies for an open-house feast to feed a multitude!

Not sure how Melina ever finishes selling its wares, since the outlet is often empty.

Melina Persian Confectionery,
Iranian Fine Pastries & Cakes,
Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, 60480 Kuala Lumpur.
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18 comments:

  1. wat a special bakery!
    The pastries there all look so unique^^

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  2. Xjion: oh yeah, if you enjoy middle eastern pastries, this place seems to have it all (and more!) :D

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  3. This beautifully illustrated menu that explained nothing !! cute la you:P Woah! The Baamieh & pistachio butter puff! is the puff anything like baklava?

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  4. ciki: heheh, thanks =) oh ya, the puffs taste very similar to baklava. but they're very tiny ... two bites and it's gone! :D

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  5. Persian cookies? That's something new! The Swiss Rolls looked kinda.. scary though.. hehe but let me know how they are if you decide to try them :P

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  6. iamthewitch: heheh, i'm also scared to try! because the sugar content for all these pastries seems way too high! :P

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  7. i'm scared. most middle eastern desserts are very sweet cos they are supposed to go with coffee or tea...

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  8. michelle: heh, ya, unfortunately i don't really enjoy drinking coffee or tea much =)

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  9. i do hope that he can finish selling all those delicacies!

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  10. Eiling: yeah, it'd be a shame to have too much leftovers!

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  11. That's a whole lotta pastries if no one buys any... :P

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  12. lfb: a whole lot of ants might be happy! :D

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  13. Or the workers if they get to tapao the unsold pastries home. (Though their family members might get jelak of sweet stuff for months afterwards...)

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  14. lfb: there seem to be no workers! one guy, possibly the owner, mans the entire outlet. i sympathize with him if he has to do all the baking too :D wonder if i could get HIM to do a mangosteen puff :P

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  15. Given the lack of patrons, I bet he'd be glad to! :P

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  16. lfb: yay! a middle eastern mangosteen puff! but it'd be so shameful that an iranian dude can make a mangosteen dessert but malaysians can't :P

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  17. Gosh so much to choose from! So mind boggling o.O

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  18. Babe_KL: ya, too many choices! And all packed with sugar, heheh =)

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