Monday, November 9, 2015

Square Q Cafe @ Solaris Mont Kiara

It looks like a waffle, it might even smell like a waffle, but it's not exactly your everyday waffle: This cheerful, family-run cafe promises a unique proposition - Taiwanese-inspired waffle-shaped desserts made with milk & glutinous rice flour, instead of baking powder & wheat flour, resulting in a treat meant to evoke the pleasantly chewy texture of mochi rice cakes. Moffles?

Mochi waffles, freshly prepared to order, with seven varieties to choose from: Original (Milk), Chocolate, Banana, Green Tea, Coffee, Cranberry & Yoghurt. You can have one for RM5, with a side of fruits for RM7, or with fruits & gelato (in flavours like vanilla, double chocolate, peanut butter choc or black sesame) for RM13, or two waffles with two scoops of gelato for RM24. The waffles taste mellow & not too sweet (cranberry is perhaps the most distinctively punchy), with their crisp exteriors yielding to a bite balanced between fluffy-soft & sticky-smooth. Square Q's founders, who first fell for these waffles in Taipei's night markets, have fine-tuned their recipe over the past three years - they began selling the waffles at the food stalls of Plaza Mont Kiara's weekly courtyard bazaar in 2012 before recently opening this cafe. Currently, the stall still operates every Thursday.

It may be worth heading here with two or three friends to share Square Q's signature waffle platter, which showcases all seven flavours with two scoops of gelato & fruits galore (oranges, berries, kiwi fruit & bananas) for RM40. Waffles served individually weigh about 80 grammes each, while the waffles on the sharing platter are 45 grammes each. Bonus: these waffles could be considered more nutritious than the norm, with their high milk content helping to provide for protein & calcium requirements. They could be terrific for takeaways too; they're served warm in-store but can reputedly retain their crunch for an hour or more.

Square Q also offers other non-waffle enticements, like the Q-Egg Toast (RM8), which comprises slices of baguettes soaked in egg & milk before being grilled for a souffle-like loveliness. For a wholesome snack, go for the yoghurt, mixed with muesli & topped with a generous amount of berries for just RM10. Beverages also prove distinctive, from bottles of La Mortuacienne French lemonade to Square Q's own-made, rich-&-creamy Valrhona chocolate milkshake (RM14) & Half-&-Half Summer cool combination of cold espresso with hot chocolate (RM13). Many thanks to Square Q for having us here.

Square Q: I'm Not Waffle
11, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. 
Mon-Thurs, 11am-11pm; Fri, 11am-12am; Sat, 10am-12am; Sun, 10am-11pm. Tel: 03-6206-4828

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16 comments:

  1. this waffle really nice , i have try this for last week ...

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    1. PC: yay! glad to hear you enjoyed this place :)

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  2. The ambiance is attractive and cozy and the colours and flavours of the waffles are interesting. It is strange, I have never liked waffles or crepes, but I do like pancakes. Go figure. LOL! :)

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    1. Linda: haha, i think if i had to choose among waffles, crepes or pancakes, i'd probably favour crepes! :)

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  3. Plastic or fake flowers put me off.

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    1. Suituapui: oh, i don't mind them, since they're a convenient way to add colour :)

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  4. These mocha waffles are Taiwanese-inspired but a cross between Japanese mochi and Belgian liege waffles then? Their signature platter looks like one for my friends and I to share! ;D I usually prefer fresh flowers on the table but these fakes ones are acceptable as they're tastefully done.

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    1. Contact.ewew: i think your description is pretty appropriate - japanese mochi x belgian waffles ... just that they're not as glutinous as regular mochi ... more of mildly sticky, with a slight chew :)
      heheh, yeah, i think the sharing platter would be perfect for four customers who want a light dessert after dinner :D
      ya, the cost of fresh flowers and replacing them would be quite considerable over time, heh :)

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  5. I think I'd be more inclined towards the baguette toast and yoghurt. Although the platter does look very pretty.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, the toast recipe was quite distinctive, and the yoghurt was pretty healthy :)

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  6. Wow... Moffles :P I like that term! As for me I don't have to bring friends.. Just 3 hungry kids and the platter will be gone in no time

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    1. Leo: heh, moffles sounds fun ya :) hopefully the hungry kids will leave some of the moffles for their parents to enjoy too :D

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  7. Pass by this shop when I was at that area, the name definitely catch my attention! But I always hope the size of the products (both waffle / mochi waffle for this case) can be a lil more BIGGER :(

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    1. Choi Yen: ooo, actually i think the size is ideal for a snack or an after-dinner dessert :)

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  8. i saw korean on the menu =P i thought the place/owner were from korea

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    1. June: ooo, the owners are malaysian, but inspired by taiwan, heh :)

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