Sunday, May 28, 2017

Japanese Roll Cakes: Kakigori @ Taman Paramount, PJ


The Rolls-Royce of roll cakes, with a dreamy centre of layered cream enfolded in the fluffiest sponge: Kakigori recently introduced this super-scrumptious indulgence to bolster its signature selection of shaved ice treats, cementing its spot as a terrific destination for top-drawer Japanese desserts.

You'll currently find two tea-based flavours (Uji Matcha & Hojicha) for these cakes, with a third (Genmaicha) to be launched very soon.  What makes them stand out is the attention to detail - it took many months for Kakigori's founders to perfect their recipe, coupling Japanese-sourced ingredients like ceremonial-grade green tea powder from Kyoto with the best of local eggs. The result: Cakes with distinctive flavours & delicate textures, destined to impress.

It's worth sampling all three variations: Uji Matcha is mildly bittersweet, Hojicha bears the hallmark of roasty-toasty nuances, while Genmaicha boasts a fragrant mellowness. Every cake is packed with a pleasurably proportioned duet of the cream of its respective flavour & fresh milk cream, making for a symphony of soft & smooth, light & moist.

Roll cakes are available daily at RM10 per slice, RM18 for two slices, or RM50 if you'd like an entire cake (we sure would!).

 
We had the opportunity to also try one of the kakigori flavours of the month for July - Japanese sweet potato. For fans of Kakigori's ever-evolving special flavours (which have ranged over the months from Roasted Pineapple to Sakura), this one looks poised to be another success. Thanks to Kakigori for brightening up our week.

Kakigori
25, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tues-Fri, 2pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 1pm-11pm. Tel: 03-7865-8999

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12 comments:

  1. One of the reasons why I love Japanese roll cakes is cos they have thicker and much more cream in the centre than swiss rolls. hehe!

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    1. Baby Sumo: you're totally right! Ideal for those of us who loooooove creamy textures ;)

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  2. They look...very elegant!

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    1. Suituapui: that's an apt description! :)

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  3. Oh, I do love fluffy sponge rolls. What cream do they use....Hokkaido? ^_~

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    1. Contact.ewew: good question! They call it Nama cream ... which does evoke the Hokkaido-made nama chocolates of Royce! ;)

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  4. Hmmm... if made right the cream can luscious yet airy! I'm most interested to try these rolls now!

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    1. Rebecca: your description (luscious yet airy) fits the roll cakes here! :D

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  5. To me, these cakes are much more attractive than their shaved ice, that's why I have yet visit them until now. Maybe this is the time!

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    1. Choi Yen: i think you and your family will like the cakes! :)

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  6. Wow! This kakigori knows how to bake cakes & sweet potatoes that would make anyone drool. Let me think how to find parking in that area.... ~sweats~

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    1. Twilight Man: hehe, there's an open-air parking lot across the road! :D

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