One street in SS15 Subang is now a hub for East Asian fish-shaped cakes: On one side, Taiyakie House offers a twist on the Japanese version, tracing the path of businesses in Tokyo, Bangkok & Jakarta that have transformed taiyaki into flaky-crispy grilled pastry (RM6-RM7) made with croissant dough instead of pancake batter, studded with sugar & stuffed with sweet or savoury fillings like red bean paste, curry chicken or ham-&-cheese. A snack our seven-year-old selves would have relished.
Several doors from Taiyakie, Malaysia's first Aboong cafe opened this month, taking Korean carp cakes - bungeoppangs - & turning them into soft-waffle receptacles for frozen yoghurt. Choose a cone-bun size (our regular was RM10; a large would be RM12) & pick a base filling of red bean, custard or Nutella (RM1 surplus for the latter) to be topped with fro-yo (mango was one recent flavour). Another playful novelty, messy to eat, but the flavours, textures & hot-cold interplay, fine-tuned by Aboong's Korean founders & franchised everywhere from China to Vietnam, should be enjoyable enough for dessert devotees.
77, Jalan 15/8a, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Open 9am-9pm (note: closed Dec. 27 for Christmas week holiday)
49, Jalan 15/8a, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Open 11am-12am
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