Friday, February 1, 2013

Kay Riches & JC's Pancakes


Checking out two outlets at Citta Mall, kicking off with Kay Riches.


Eastern comfort food's the cornerstone of this welcoming restaurant; this bucket of rice with braised seafood's like a successful cross between Chinese fried rice & paella.


Shang Mee stewed with seafood in Chinese rice wine soup. Being liquor-lovers, we'd probably have liked the flavor of the wine to be more potent in this.


Mercifully though, wine is available at acceptable prices by the glass here.


Next up, JC's Pancakes, which serves steaming-hot, 'apam balik'-style creations.


The guiltiest of pleasures, stuffed with bananas, peanuts, egg & cheese. Nice mix of sweet & savory flavors, crunchy & creamy textures.


About 20 varieties are available. Peanut butter alert: Chicken floss with peanut butter sounds like a turnoff to the uninitiated, but one bite & you might be hooked for eternity.


JC's Pancakes also has a branch at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus.




Kay Riches & JC's Pancakes,
Citta Mall, Ara Damansara.
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28 comments:

  1. What a great flavor combination. I love it!

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    1. Cquek: yup, creation concoctions!

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  2. Chicken floss and peanut butter! Till I check them out...I just fixed myself a lil sandwich with Crunchy peanut butter and pork floss with a yummy result. Yes one can easily be hooked as I contemplate making another sandwich of the same!

    I must say the ingredients that JC's pancakes seems a little odd sounding when combined but I can certainly imagine the yumminess!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, I was feeling quite skeptical about how it would all taste, but I guess I should have trusted the folks who created these treats! And it looks like peanut butter's a really versatile ingredient that goes surprisingly well with so many things, heheh :D

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  3. Very unique pancakes!

    It does look a lot like apam balik eh? Stupid question: Are they using a similar base to provide a twist on pancakes?

    It sure works, I'll love to try that. I like the idea of PB and floss! :D

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, the base tastes pretty much exactly like apam balik. Really good base too, with the right balance of crispness. And they're quite generous with the filling. Lotsa floss, lotsa peanut butter :D

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  4. Haha, I like how you described the peanut butter pancake. Nice one...this pancakes somewhat reminds me of Indonesia murtabak.

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    1. Sycookies: thanks! heh, there's a definite asian-ness to these tasty pancakes! :D

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  5. Would love to try the paella. Pancakes look more like crepes - the crispy kuih kapit type.

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    1. Suituapui: ya, it's like a chinese-style paella, kinda :D ooh, kuih kapit, one of my family favorites =)

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  6. I love crispy style pancake so much! I usually eat a lots in Penang. :)

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    1. “追食富迪”: heheh, writing this post made me think of taking a trip to penang :D

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  7. Ooh that does look interesting. I might just be tempted to try the floss and peanut pancake. Sweet and savoury often make a surprisingly good match.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, if it had been peanut butter on its own, or just chicken floss on its own, it would have been just OK. but combine the two, and we get gastronomic magic! :D

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  8. This reminded me of Pg - the ba chang kueh :)
    Pg stalls does offer the varieties too.
    Happy Feb Sean! :)

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, a little taste of penang in ara damansara, that's nice! :D and ya, hopefully this will mark a very good month for all of us =)

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  9. I like the look of the Chinese paella! I can already imagine myself licking the bowl clean! hehe

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    1. Iamthewitch: yaaa, it's definitely one that the rice addicts among us can really relish! :D

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  10. The cripsy apom balik is one of my major weaknesses!!! I have to have a few (fine, a lot! HAHA) whenever I'm back!!!! I've got to say, the chicken floss & pb actually sounds really appetizing to me!!!!!!! :P

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    1. Vien: apam balik was one of my childhood favorite afternoon treats back in malacca too. used to have it maybe once a month or so, heh :D ya, when i saw chicken floss & peanut butter as an option, i knew that was the one to order =)

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  11. Wooo...Peanut butter + Chicken floss = delectable!

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    1. Pureglutton: oh yeah, if i ever see this combo again in an apom balik, will definitely order it! :D

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  12. I like Chinese noodles cooked with rice wine. ;-)
    The pancakes @crepe sounds nice...sweet & savory!

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, whenever I see a rice wine preparation at Chinese outlets, I try to order it :D and ya, the pancakes are good for both people who enjoy sweet stuff as well as people who prefer salty flavors. Two in one =)

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  13. There are a lot of peanut butter in your post recently, I like! hahaha.

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    1. CK: oooh, you're right, i didn't realize until you mentioned it. hahah, ya, peanut butter three days in a row ... peanut butter gelato at omg ooh my gas, peanut butter burger at crayon, and peanut butter apam balik at jc's pancakes :D

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  14. The guiltiest of pleasures, stuffed with bananas, peanuts, egg & cheese. . . HOLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
    I GUESS THAT'S THE GREATEST COMBO , EVER. EVER EVER !! Holy, too bad I don;t have a car, else I would drive there immediately after reading this postjust to have the pancake,(im serious) ugh. feel like biting the screen eh....;(

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    1. Eunice: ooo, hope u get the chance to visit citta mall sometime soon! Bananas, eggs & cheese & nuts are such a strange combo for me, especially the bananas! Heheh but it looks like you are adventurous enough to try it :D

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