Start with a spinach-ricotta quiche (RM12), then celebrate the birth of this new baked-fare parlour by Kak Yani - best known as The Kitchen Guardian, one of KL's most respected cake makers - by sharing hefty slices of the Russian-inspired Medovik layered honey cake (RM12; this one is baked by Yani's friend, Tortebylinda), classic British Victoria sponge sandwich (RM15), & a Rose Pistachio cake that targets local flavour preferences (RM15). There are reasons Kak Yani's reputation precedes her, & you'll taste them in these treats - sumptuously moist but still crumbly, dense yet nonetheless delicate, skilfully balanced with a crowd-pleasing craftsmanship - that'll linger pleasantly in the memory, now available in a peppy, sunshine-inundated space that's poised to sell out routinely.
The Hyacinth Cafe by The Kitchen Guardian
G-3A, Saville at Melawati, 2 Jalan Kolam Air, Taman Desa Melawati, Kuala Lumpur. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 11am-4pm.
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