Monday, June 13, 2016

Terracotta Cafe @ Tropicana Avenue

There's a whimsical charm to this idyllic new cafe, which could become quite an attraction for several of its specialities. If you've been scouting around for mizu shingen mochi - the Japanese 'water cake' - Terracotta serves its own crystalline version of the wobbly, jelly-like dessert, calling it a 'unicorn teardrop.' It may look like a fragile bubble, quivering at the slightest touch of a spoon, but it's firm to the bite, with a very gentle sweetness, paired with roasted soybean flour & brown sugar syrup. RM8.90.

 You'll also find some interesting waffles, pastas & tea here. Our best bet might be William's Cheese Cottage (RM22.90), a sweet-savoury waffle that's topped not only with Terracotta's own-made vanilla & tea ice cream but also layered with cheese, salted butter & honey - a guilty pleasure that goes down easy. But we have mixed sentiments about the Grenada Verde Pasta (RM22.90) - the mashed-up sauce of avocado, spinach, Greek yoghurt, tomatoes & onions is well-textured but seems a little off in its balance of flavours, with more than a hint of sour. For tea, order the butterfly pea tea, made blue with bunga telang.

Terracotta Cafe & Boutique
P-1-15, Tropicana Avenue, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily, 10am-12am. Tel: 012-616-0270

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19 comments:

  1. Everything's so pretty and white.

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    1. KY: ya kan ... almost can be the scene of a wedding :D i also like the cute stuffed bears and rabbits here ;)

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  2. Girls would love this place. I heard that the water cake will turn into a puddle of water if not eaten within half an hour! >.<

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, i think women may comprise the majority of the clientele here ;) we managed to eat the cake before the 30-minute mark, so we didn't manage to witness its liquid transformation! :D

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  3. I was expecting to see those stone soldiers. LOL!!! Hmmm...eat, drink and shop - three birds with one stone?

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    1. Suituapui: ya, this place isn't quite as terracotta as its name would suggest, heh ;) for shopping, there only seem to be women's clothes here though! :D

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  4. Another pretty cafe. I haven't had a chance to try the raindrop cake yet. Do you like it?

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    1. CK: yeah, this cafe has a lot of photogenic angles ;) the raindrop cake is smooth and very clean-tasting, and it's quite refreshing cos its chilled, but the flavour is not exciting. It's mostly the texture and the shape that are interesting :)

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  5. How much is that raindrop cake Sean?

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    1. Rebecca: oops! i've just added the price (i missed it just now) - it's RM8.90 :)

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  6. Had been there for dinner. Delicious food and clean and good environment. Definitely a good place that i will visit again

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    1. Benedict: glad you like terracotta cafe - am sure the outlet's operators will be happy to hear your positive response ;)

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  7. very beautiful indeed. The selection of food you mentioned interest me. Hope to be there ;)

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    1. Irvine: hope you manage to check out terracotta, and that you'll enjoy your experience :)

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  8. From what I know, the mizu shingen mochi is just sweeten water jelly, right? o.o"

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    1. Choi Yen: sort of ... if you enjoy jelly, you most likely will enjoy the mizu shingen mochi! :D

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  9. Popped by after reading this review, but was left really shocked and appalled by the quality of food that they serve.

    When an outlet runs a small menu, you'd assume that they've got it on point. Unfortunately, that's not the case here.

    I would no return to this restaurant unless they consider a serious revamp of their menu. With less than 15 items on the food menu, its shocking how bad the food turned out to be.

    Maybe it's a case of me visiting on a bad day?

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    1. Btw, not intended to publish as "unknown". My name is Wern.

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