Monday, June 11, 2012

Fru-T-Pop @ Hartamas

It's easy to feel one's heart melting for this cheerful, charming popsicle pit stop, one of 2012's nicest new nooks.

Fru-T-Pop peddles in popsicles that it calls "fruits on sticks" _ preservative-free, gluten-free and dairy-free  _ handcrafted completely with fruits, without added sugar, water or coloring.

This family-run cafe favors local farmers as far as possible; the price of RM4.90 per stick might seem steeper than the average aiskrim potong, but the natural flavors of Fru-T-Pop's creations ensure they're refreshingly worthwhile.

One's banana and coconut, the other's dragon fruit, rosewater and grape. Both make for the perfect pick-me-up for these hot, humid afternoons. Other flavors, which differ from day to day, include mango, pineapple, watermelon, strawberries and lychee.

Fru-T-Pop also serves healthy, hearty flat bread wraps, a real steal for RM9.90 each. The Mexican one is filled to bursting with creamy avocado, peppers, tomatoes, coriander, sour cream and cheddar cheese.

The Indian one, stuffed with boiled kampung chicken eggs, tofu, cashew nuts, red onions, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, curry paste and mango chutney (phew!).

All wraps are accompanied by a house salad, hot sauce, olive oil and raspberry vinegar.

Cameron Gold Blend tea with saffron and organic honey. Only RM3.90.

Weekdays are calm here so far, with a Coldplay CD playing softly as customers stroll in and out, curious to see what popsicle flavors are available. But strong word of mouth should kick in soon.



Fru-T-Pop,
22, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8 (next to My Elephant Thai Restaurant),
Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Open 10am-5pm, closed Sundays.

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32 comments:

  1. Popsicles n wraps...wat a great combination imo =)

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    1. Ulric: a cool combo, in this case! :D

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    2. Haha...u hit d bullseye there :D

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    3. Ulric: i hit the sweet spot, in this case! :P

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  2. I like the deco and the colour of this place, should go and snap some photos, hehehe.

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    1. CK: oh yeah, I think you'll be able to shoot many beautiful photos here! Lots of sunshine and colorful decorations. And the food is nice to photograph also, heh =)

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  3. This is such a cute cafe! But why izzt closed on sunday?

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    1. Smitten by Food: ooo, I think it's a day of rest for the family. And some of their workers want to go to church :D

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  4. i would like a mangosteen flavored one. hehehe

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    1. Michelle: omg, i totally agree! and a ciku-flavored one too! :D

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  5. cold popsicles on hot days! What could be better? Wonder if they will have savoury ones next. =D

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    1. Drops of Contentment: wow, savory popsicles would be quite a challenge! maybe guava flavor, infused with sea salt :D

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  6. omg! the decor is soooo cute, hartamas has too many interesting restaurant

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    1. Slee: oh yeah, it's worth hopping around from cafe to cafe at hartamas. and this is definitely one of the neighborhood's coolest, cutest cafes :D

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  7. What a cute place. Go for fiery Thai food and then stop by for an ice cream later! ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: nice idea! i hope My Elephant will allow customers to order these popsicles from next door! :D

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  8. This is not expensive at all if compare to the G-stick :P

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    1. Choi Yen: true! though i wonder if maybe G-stick is more expensive since it's gelato and its ingredients might cost more. hmmmmm =)

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  9. So colourful! I could use a popsicle or two each day. Crazy hot weather!!

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: true! even in the air-conditioning, i can feel the heat getting to me. wish i had a freezer full of popsicles! :D

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  10. I'm in hot Malacca right now. One of those popsicles would be heaven at this moment. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: oooh, my family in malacca always complains that the weather there is hotter than it is in KL! wonder why that's so =)

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  11. Lol the deco looks so cute...
    Bring me back to kids world...yup I love to eat Popsicle..
    That time we call it ice cream potomg

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    1. Simple Person: yeah, the deco here is sooooo good. i love it :D oooh, i must admit, i wasn't a fan of ice cream potong when i was a kid. i preferred cornetto ice cream, heheh :D

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  12. hey i really like the colours. so bold, so colourful and it does attract a lot of attention!

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, the colors are so vibrant and vivid! it's better in real life ... my photos can't capture the brightness of the place :D

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  13. This place is so awesomely happy! Happy food and happy colours. I wonder if I should incorporate these colours for our home's current makeover project?

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    1. Missyblurkit: you're right ... i was thinking that if i'm ever feeling sad and down, i should revisit this place, and maybe, hopefully, i'll feel better! :D
      your home's makeover project sounds exciting! =)

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  14. I would love to have that "fruits on sticks" . Looks so refreshing!

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    1. Melissa: they taste as good as they look! :D

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  15. colorful.. i like! remind me to wear dull colors whn i go. otherwise.. eye sore! LOL

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    1. Ciki: heheh, your dress sense is impeccable! you'll be a sight for sore eyes :D

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