Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Nadeje Mille Crepes @ PJ 3 Two Square

One of Malacca's best-known brands springs a sweet surprise: Nadeje, whose mille crepes have become near-legendary since 2006, finally branched out this week into the Klang Valley, opening in Petaling Jaya's Three Two Square.

There's no need now to make that two-hour drive to my southern hometown's Mahkota Parade: The complete spectrum of Nadeje's treats can be purchased in PJ, exactly what this cake shop's three outlets in Malacca/Melaka offer.

Customers can choose a slice of, say, tiramisu mille crepe, let it sit for several minutes & have their patience rewarded with pleasure-rich layers of butter-soft creaminess; immaculate in terms of texture, subtle & not too sugary, taste-wise.

There's a flavor for everyone, from praline mille crepes constructed with hazelnut paste & crushed caramelized hazelnuts ...

... to this liquor-laced one, studded with raisins preserved in rum for a week. Most cost RM9. 

Caffeine lovers might appreciate this slice's aroma of roasted Italian coffee ...

... while fromage fans may admire this sweet-salty cross between cheesecake & mille crepe. 

Nadeje's most decadent temptation: Double Chocolate, with dark choc cream & choc chips. 

Back to basics: The original that started it all for Nadeje, with sumptuously smooth house-made custard cream & Tahitian vanilla bean mix. Thoughtful touch: Ice packs keep the crepes cool for takeaway orders.

A visit here should include Nadeje's Nama Donuts, launched last year. Thin sponge cake thickly topped with creme caramel in flavors like Gula Melaka & Green Tea.

Nadeje operates 11am-10pm in a secluded corner of Three Two Square. But there's little doubt that Nadeje's legion of fans will flood this cafe soon.

Nadeje Cake Shop,
B-01-01, Dataran 3 Two Square, Jalan 19/1, Section 19, Petaling Jaya.
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49 comments:

  1. Dang! I was in 3 Two Square today and I did not spot this!

    Not had Nadeje for almost 2 years...hopefully this will be yummy - did not have the best impression when we visited Malacca's outlet then.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, the outlet's tucked away at the back, near one of the basement parking exits, obscured from the main road ... my favorite flavors for nadeje's mille crepes are probably the rum-raisin & tiramisu, heh =)

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  2. I really like Nadeje's mille crepe, will need to give this a try.

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    1. Baby sumo: yeah, nadeje mille crepes have quite a lot of admirers. I hear this cafe was packed on opening nite! =)

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  3. wah, PJ got open o~ i only tasted it when i was at Melaka one day trip that time~

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    1. Mr lonely: ya, nadeje in malacca gets a lot of customers who visit from kl and other states. It's nice that we can now enjoy all their cakes here in PJ =)

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  4. Goodie...try them once when I was otw to Legoland...not bad! =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, it sounds like Nadeje gets as many visitors as A Famosa in malacca! :D

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  5. Crushed caramelized hazelnuts - that's for me. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: i'm an almond lover, but if i can't have almonds, i'll happily take hazelnuts =)

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  6. Good good, no need to travel so far to taste that! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, convenient for me, since i rarely return to malacca anymore =)

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  7. that looks to be a very nice selection.

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    1. KY: quite a good range of 18 different flavors of mille crepe :D

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  8. finally here ~ hope the queue not too long

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    1. Jolie: heheh, i think it should be not too bad, since it's open 11 hours a day =)

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  9. So is this one opened by the original guy (baker) or the lady partner? :D

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    1. Ciki: well, everyone behind the counter appeared to be male, heheh =)

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  10. This is good! Nonit to drive all the way to Melaka only can try them. Summore need to crowd with ppl esp. during peak season :-p

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    1. Melissa: ya, i hear the malacca branches can get quite swamped during weekends sometimes =)

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  11. Foresee there will be crowd on weekends and peak hours. Haha.

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    1. Chong: heh, maybe at least for the next few weeks, and then it should settle down. especially since customers can also head nearby to food foundry in section 17 for mille crepes too =)

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  12. Quite frankly, it's about time they open one in the Klang Valley :P (Which I'm guessing is based on the number of people who bungkus them from Malacca to bring back to KL/PJ). I only tried it once on the way back from JPO one New Year's Day...

    But the location (urgh): I am not a fan of 3 Two Square because of the limited parking options - that's just me though. Could be in a more obscure place :P

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    1. Lifeasacynic: yeah, i guess it's still a bit of a risk for them to open in the klang valley, but here's hoping they'll do well, and maybe we'll see some nadeje outlets open in pavilion or mid valley =)

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  13. Tell me you didn't eat all of those yourself...

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: heheh, i didn't eat every single bite of those (but i did have at least three or four bites of each flavor, heh) :D

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  14. Nadeje is a must visit when I'm in malacca. Have to try this one now that's it's nearer to home. :)

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    1. Bangsar Babe: yeah, i left malacca in the mid-90s, so i missed the nadeje craze when it stormed malacca. but i'm glad they did well enough for them to spread their wings to the klang valley :D

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  15. yst just visit ... no place for serve .. just take away...

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    1. ♥薇敏。天空♥: hope you enjoyed the mille crepes! =)

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  16. Looks tasty for a cake lover like me! =) I just hope that it's not as sweet as other places...

    Btw, Sean, are there any landmarks around? I'm pretty bad with that part of PJ roads; didn't even know that there's a 3 Two Square here.

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    1. Waverly: the sugar level tasted just right for me, but I guess that's quite a matter of personal tolerance, heh =) ooh, this is very near the jaya 33 mall. It's essentially down the road from jaya 33, but across the road. I'd recommend checking for it on google maps =)

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  17. Only concern is crowd =( Wonder if I can call to book and pick up one slice xD

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    1. Isabel: good question! but i think the crowds shouldn't be too bad. at least not as bad as myburgerlab's crowds, heheh =)

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  18. i can only say "oh, oh, oh" lol in anticipation to go and get one

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    1. NekoHime: okie! crossing my fingers that the mille crepes will live up to your expectations :D

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  19. Oh? They've finally branched out of Malacca, I see. Gonna compete with their former chef at Humble Beginnings?

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, there probably are enough mille crepe lovers in the klang valley to keep everyone in business :D

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  20. OMG !! Nadeje is in PJ !
    So happy to see this post,
    definitely will give it a try
    when back to klang

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    1. Sasa: thanks for commenting, and i hope you enjoy the mille crepes. good news for us =)

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  21. Do they have gula melaka flavor? That's one of the best

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    1. Su Yee: oh yes, the gula Melaka flavor is available for both the mille crepe and the donut :D

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  22. Oh wow!!! I've been hearing about Nadeje since FOREVER but never been able to try the original one in Melaka. (However I've tried Humble Beginnings in Bangsar, which most people said is run by their original chef)
    Can't wait to drop by. Looks like it'll be swarmed with large crowds of KL and PJ fans. :)

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    1. Hweii Chiee: yeah, i think the good mille crepes in the bangsar & pj area now are at food foundry in section 17, humble beginnings and nadeje. hope you enjoy nadeje's flavors :D

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    2. Ooh, thanks for the suggestions. You should really check out Dreamz bakery in Kota Damansara as well. I love their Rum & Raisin mille crepe! Cheers :D

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    3. Hweii Chiee: oh yeah, dreamz is good, thanks for that. love their rum & raisin one too http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com/2012/08/dreamz-bakery-cookie-box-kota-damansara.html

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  23. yeah. no need go Melaka long distance to eat this. XD.
    thanks for sharing.

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  24. I think people who love cakes will definitely find themselves in this shop. There are many varieties to choose from, but if you ask me, I want to try all the cakes that are displayed on the stand. Haha! The next time I go to 3 Two Square, I'll surely visit Nadeje. It's something that I shouldn’t miss! :D

    Clint Shaff

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  25. I had tried the crepe before, but personally more prefer the crepe of FOOD FOUNDRY is Sec 17.

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