Monday, January 16, 2012

Mz. Nina Bakery Cafe

Is Mz Nina Bakery Cafe at Solaris Dutamas somehow linked to Malaysian dance-pop songstress Mizz Nina (this is a take-oh-oh-over)? Houston, we have no idea.

From Eggs Benedict & nasi kerabu for brekkie to chicken roulade & grilled lamb rack for dinner, Mz Nina applies the something-for-everyone approach to its menu. But we homed in purely on its prominently showcased pastries & cakes for this visit.

Bread, baby, bread: snowy-mountain cinnamon rolls & nutty cobblestone buns (RM3.80) , all fresh & fragrant enough to make their birth-oven proud.

Fruit pavlova, filled with more mousse than meringue (we kinda like it better this way) & finished with perfectly ripe, plumply juicy berries. Cakes cost about RM16 per piece.

Dark-milk-white chocolate cake. Uber-creamy, ultra-dreamy.

A hybrid of mille-crepe & Mississippi mudcake, with a buttery cocoa richness.

Carrot cake. Not one of those desserts that's easy on the eyes but flat-tasting on the tongue. Beware: a fat slice of this supplies both visual & oral stimulation.

Mz Nina is a liquor-free zone, but there's coffee in all its incarnations to fan the buzz.

Let's keep the sweet stuff swirling for a little longer; Mz Nina isn't Solaris Dutamas' only venue for carrot cakes. For comparison, head to The Red Beanbag for its lemon cream-topped version, densely packed with carrots, pineapples & raisins. Moist & complex.
Earlier entries on The Red Beanbag: December 12, 2011 & December 20, 2011.

The true treasure trove of sugar at Solaris Dutamas is nevertheless Ben's Independent Grocer inside Publika. Can't get more saccharine than hand-molded, sticky-finger chunks of sea-salt caramel fudge by British confectioner Burnt Sugar.

Also at Ben's: G-Stick gelati _ pistachio, rocky road & banoffee _ a sumptuous, upper-crust repackaging of the ice-cream-on-a-stick adored by adults, adolescents & ankle-biters alike.
Earlier entry on Ben's Independent Grocer: October 23, 2011.


Mz Nina @ Solaris Dutamas,
D2-G3-9, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
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41 comments:

  1. Ayayayaye! I would rent a room in that bakery and be fat!! Yummmmm

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    1. Rad: heheh, you have a slim frame, so you can afford to put on a few more pounds! :D

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    2. I actually don't mind to gain a few pounds hehe especially on those cakes. Gosh they look yum!

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    3. Rad: better a few pounds than a few kilograms! :D

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    4. Umm a few kilos would be fine too actually heheh

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  2. Hi Sean! Thank you for dropping by at Mz.Nina. We are organising the official opening soon and you are definitely our special guest. Hope to see you then.
    Ps... Mz.Nina is not related to Mizz Nina in any way.. But I do enjoy listening to her songs though ;)

    Regards,
    Nina

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    1. Nina: great job on the cakes; will try to return next month to try the savories! :D thanks for the mizz nina clarification. i hope she visits your cafe someday and enjoys your food too! heheh =)

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  3. I do think that d Dark-milk-white choco and d Mississippi mille-crepe mudcake agrees with me :D

    Btw, when r u going back for their main offerings? :)

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    1. Ulric: ya, try the mississippi mudcake if you visit this cafe. i think you'd enjoy it! :D i probably won't be back until after all the chinese new year celebrations are over =)

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  4. Very good idea on repackaging of the ice-cream-on-a-stick (looks familiar on the orginal)...

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, ya, it does give a familiar feeling, though the taste is more luxurious =)

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  5. The sea-salt caramel fudge does look tasty. Oh but so sinful, given that Chinese New Year is just around the corner and there are plenty of feasting to be had.

    I guess just one bite wouldn't hurt... ;)

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    1. Kenny: one lick leads to another, one bite begets the next, and soon you'll realize your tongue can't get enough of it! ahem :P

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    2. Clever. I swear you are getting wittier and wittier with every post. Meanwhile I scoffed down some stroopwafels for brunch just to compensate. :P

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    3. Kenny: ooh, then u must see tomorrow's post. heheh =) wow, i actually dunno where to get stroopwafels in KL. i assume not at a cafe, but purchased from a good grocer like ben's. unless, gasp, you're IN AMSTERDAM NOW!!! :P

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    4. Besok punya post lagi clever? Wow.

      P.S. Nope. A friend brought it back from The Netherlands as a gift for me. I've such nice pals. Yay.

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    5. Kenny: oooh, i wonder what a friend from malaysia should bring from KL for a friend in the netherlands =)

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    6. Uhm, muruku? Vacuum-packed roti canai? :P

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    7. Kenny: ooo, i know! pineapple jam tarts! bet they'd lurve that in amsterdam (or anywhere) :D

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  6. I think i might be going to the red bean bag soon! hehe.

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    1. Michelle: hope you enjoy it! order their french toast, ya! :D

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  7. aww Mz Nina also sells mille crepe? seems like such cake is getting more n more around Klang Valley

    Latest: CNY Buffet; Eat ALL You Can!

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    1. Fish: i'm a fan of mille-crepe, so i'm always happy to order it! heheh =)

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  8. I also thought the same -- whether it's related to the singer Ms Nina. Lol.

    You finally got your hands on G-stick, did u try the CNY flavour?

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    1. Baby Sumo: oops, CNY flavor? yikes, didn't notice it, but maybe they hadn't launched it yet during our most recent visit, which was about a week or more ago :D

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    2. They have mandarin flavours, saw them on Facebook :P

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    3. Baby Sumo: ah, thanks for the info. i'll be at publika sometime this week, and i'll try to drop by for a taste of the mandarin flavor :D

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  9. I saw the G-Stick gelati last weekend. Was very tempted to try! Any good?

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    1. Smitten: not bad! i kinda prefer the usual gelato in cups, cos those are pure and simple, but this one is an interesting twist =)

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  10. Looking at all the cakes and sweets' making me drool!!!!! (seriously getting a sugar rush from just looking at the pictures!) And that rocky road gelati stick looks like a chocolate bar!!
    btw, how did you had the reply function on your comment section?? :D

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    1. Vien: oooo, the new reply function came on automatically. i didn't have to do anything at all! :D

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  11. I love Red Bean Bag, heir almond french toast is my favourite! Yummy!

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    1. CK: oh ya, let's hope they keep the french toast on the menu FOREVER! :D

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  12. Does tis place serve good artisan breads?

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    1. Rebecca: nope, i think it's just regular bread here. looks well-made, but not the special sort =)

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  13. looks like solaris dutamas has too many food options. I don't think I'll ever get to try all these outlets.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, i think there must be more than 100 eateries here by now! and maybe there'll be 150 in a few months time :D

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  14. ice cream...with this crazy weather, ice cream is such a must. they look delightful and the flavours are certainly tempting. reckon i need to run round the block a few rounds to burn off the sugar!

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    1. Missyblurkit: the weather really is crazy! it's suddenly pouring this afternoon :D

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  15. Hi..

    Is your food halal?

    tq

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  16. only RM16 for hi tea buffet. I enjoyed it before

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