Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wafflemeister @ KLCC & Coffee Etc @ Oasis Ara Damansara

Waffling over where to wander for waffles? Here are two possibilities.
 
First up, Wafflemeister, the first Malaysian outpost of a London-based business that specializes in handmade Liege waffles.
 
I waffle, therefore I am? Sounds exactly like us!
 
Wafflemeister's offerings are OK, supplying a reasonably rich chew, though punishingly priced. Simple to spend north of RM30 per person on a waffle & a beverage.
 
The counter-argument might be that the ingredients here fall under the 'premium' label, with Belgian choc fudge, Italian-style gelato & fresh whipped cream (lots of it!) used for both waffles & milkshakes.
 
For less extravagant occasions, check out another newbie, Coffee Etc at Oasis Ara Damansara.
 
No monkeying around here; Coffee Etc's team is eager to please.
 
So it's a toss-up: The Belgian waffles here won't cost much more than RM10.90 per serving, but the vanilla ice cream & blueberry jam toppings are significantly humbler. The waffles themselves are nonetheless pleasant, with a warm crisp to them.
 
Coffee Etc's coffee? No real complaints; works fine to curb caffeine cravings.
P.S. Sean's away Nov. 7-14 in a mystery location 8,765 kilometers from KL where Maxis charges an unconscionable RM48 for 20MB of data roaming. Daily blog entries have been scheduled in advance & will be automatically posted, but apologies as comments can only be replied far later.
 
Wafflemeister Malaysia
Level Three, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Coffee Etc
Oasis Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. Open through early evening, except Sundays
 

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28 comments:

  1. Do agree that one has to spend quite bit at Wafflemeister. Premium ingredients at premium place. But then again, it's not easy to get good ones around.

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    1. Chong: yeah, it's good at least to see new waffle-makers giving us new (and hopefully better) options :D

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  2. Wow that's one expensive waffle. One of the best ones I've eaten is in Le Meridien, really crisp and topped with vanilla ice cream, just perfect!

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    1. Baby sumo: that sounds like an awesome waffle! Will keep it on my to-try list :D

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  3. I saw the Wafflemeister a week or so ago after a crappy OUAM soft serve ice cream so I didn't get anything. Looks like I might the next time I'm in the area :)

    Happy holiday :)

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    1. Lifeasacynic: thanks! Yeah, I might not return to wafflemeister anytime soon, but it could be worth checking out once =)

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  4. wahlau, so expensive, i think they only targeting rich people, probably they can sustain because to guai lou, it is still very cheap!

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    1. Mr lonely: it's a sad reality unfortunately that food and other stuff are getting pricier ya...

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  5. Hey Sean,

    Have a great trip! Sounds really mysterious but I'm keeping my fingers crossed there will be more pics of food :D Catch up with you soon

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    1. Yummylicious: thanks! Yeah, there'll be food pics, though maybe not very soon. Heh :D

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  6. Oooo...gorgeous waffles! Wish we had that here - other than those miserable stalls in the malls, nothing much to look forward to. :(

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    1. Suituapui: yikes! Hopefully an outlet opens in the near future that'll satisfy any of your waffle cravings!

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  7. I have to bookmark this as I have been looking for good places for waffles. We don't have much choices in KL anyways right?

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: we definitely could use more places that serve good waffles, true!

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  8. Wonder if they serve peanut butter flavor waffles, hehehe. Will go and check it out soon. :D

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    1. CK: heheh, I didn't see any peanut butter waffles, but good luck! :D

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  9. wow...the battle among waffles! ^_^

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    1. Melissa: May the best waffle win! :D

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  10. OOhh looks like a new rage is starting - waffles! That's quite costly though, but as you said, premium ingredients used, so that came with a price. Enjoy your trip and look forward to read about it soon!

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    1. Iamthewitch: thanks! Yeah, I'm looking forward to tasting more waffles in KL in the months and years to come! :D

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  11. I had a good waffle in Belgium. Still havent experienced the same taste since! :P

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    1. Rebecca: oh yeah, a good waffle is certainly worth appreciating! :D

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  12. Kinda love the waffles at Wafflemesiter though I think they are still having teething problems. Waffles differed in taste over the last 2 visits.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooo, hopefully they'll sort out those troubles and deliver consistently satisfying waffles ya! :D

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  13. Waffles, my favourite

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    1. Cquek: a good dessert to have if we're still feeling hungry after lunch! :D

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  14. hi do you happen to have coffee etc's contact no ? :)

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    1. Siew Ling: hi, sorry, nope...

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