Saturday, February 18, 2012

Souka Bake Shop @ TTDI

The folks who operate Mukha have opened Souka, a little bakery-cafe that's loaded with enough sweet treats to energize all the inhabitants of TTDI with a sugar high.
Main entry on Mukha: September 12, 2011.

The selection _ ample & attractive _ caused us to stare dumbfounded at the counter, unable to narrow our choices. But in the end, we couldn't resist the uber-luscious carrot walnut cake & the ultra-creamy custard puff.

Even at night, everything tastes fresh; the red velvet cake was marvelously moist, though marginally less flavorsome than the best ones out there.

Scones, brownies, banoffee pies, Mars bar cheesecakes, peanut butter tarts, pavlovas, madeleines & eclairs _ the blackboard menu is bursting with temptations. Daily specials also seem to be available _ if you're lucky, there might be a richly sticky butterscotch-&-chocolate banana muffin waiting for you here.

It was nearly 9pm, but a warm tray of newly baked bread-&-butter pudding suddenly emerged to excite the surprisingly strong weeknight crowd. We had to get some to take away _ fluffy & studded with sultanas. Or were they raisins?

Chocolate chip cookies _ the cute, crunchy kind. Kids will love 'em.

Craving desserts but seeking something healthier? Drive five minutes to 1 Utama & head to the new organic outlet, Opika, for artisan ice cream. The vanilla flavor tastes excellent _ not overly saccharine, with a fascinatingly milky-grainy texture.
Main entry on Opika: February 16, 2012.

Cold food goes well with hot drinks, right? Pair the ice cream with Opika's latte.

Souka Bake Shop @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
15 Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Open Tues-Sun, noon-10pm (midnight on some Fridays & Saturdays).
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26 comments:

  1. Peanut butter tarts? Ok, we will go! :P

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    1. CK & Kenny: peanut butter are the magic words! (wonder if maybe peanutbutter might also be CK's password for email/facebook/twitter. i go check now) :D

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    2. Peanut butter... and almonds too! :P

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    3. Kenny: yay for almond lovers! yay for cashew lovers too! and probably pistachio lovers as well! but no love lost for walnut lovers. and only sympathy for macadamia lovers :P

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    4. You and your nutty love! :P

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    1. Choi Yen: that might be the perfect word! :D

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  3. Oooohhh! That carrot walnut cake looks divine! Can you believe that I never liked cake or ANY DESSERTS (except ice cream) when I was younger??! What was I thinking!

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    1. Vien: heheh, thank goodness you still have PLENTY of time to make up for lost desserts. start with the cakes! :D

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  4. Red velvet cake for me pls.

    And I believe those are sultanas. (guessing ;P)

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    1. Baby Sumo: i'm thinking sultanas too, but i always doubt myself. i wouldn't know how to explain the difference between sultanas & raisins :D

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  5. Cute shop... I would love to try their carrot walnut cake - sounds healthy =D. Where is this shop located next to?

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    1. Smitten By Food: oooh, it's just beside its sister outlet, mukha, on the same row as a thai outlet, surisit, & behind the row of pubs that includes sid's =)

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  6. Yummy.. i can walk there!! :)

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    1. Rebecca: wow, i didn't realized you're now that close to the main pub row of TTDI! :D

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  7. Better still, make your own affogato! Pair vanilla ice cream with a single shot espresso! Hahahahaha

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    1. Michelle: good idea! dump the ice cream into the coffee! :D

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  8. Peanut butter tarts and bread & butter puddings are my all time faves. I can't wait to hop over to get my sigar fix. But hang on..calories! Do I run first then eat or eat then run? Hehehe.

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    1. Missyblurkit: eat today, run tomorrow! (or eat today, run next week, heheh) :D

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  9. Omg are you serious! Let's go back there and have a velvet cake! Oh love the desserts! At least I love how they looked in this post ahahaha the real thing has got to taste delicious too!

    Ooh, you can start using ratings.... Like five yellow stars for the most impressive eating place

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    1. Rad: heheh, i'm too lazy to think of star ratings. and i think i wouldn't be able to decide how many stars to give a place. i'm indecisive that way! :D oooh, we could definitely come back here. i think this place is gonna be around for a long time (at least i hope so!) :D

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  10. i rushed there after your mentioned 'uber luscious carrot cake' as i'm seriously craving for the best.. sad.. reached there, carrot cake not available.. did try the custard puff.. very similar to the ever hyped hokkaido / osaka puff nowadays.. however, i prefer the later as the puff is softer n finer and filling is creamier and milkier..
    definitely returning to try their food again.. like the setting!!!
    thanks for the recommendation.. have a great weekend ^*^

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    1. Whoisnell: yikes, sorry to hear the carrot cake was out of stock. i was trying to get the mars bar cheesecake here too, but that was also unavailable. there are a couple of outlets at solaris dutamas that do decent carrot cakes: mz nina bakery cafe & the red beanbag =)

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  11. i love red velvet cakes and I hope I'll be able to make my way here to try this one though it didn't get a raving review from you.

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    1. Eiling: ya, i think my favorite red velvet might be at the daily grind in bangsar village! :D

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