C’est Délicieux At Tampopo Cafe

One is thrown into the world of excellente desserts, when one mingle with a pâtissier. That’s me, and the story of me and my pâtissier friend, by the nickname of Cupcake.

Cupcake suggested lunch one day, and that, doesn’t happen often. When life gives you a Cupcake, you put icing on top of it. But as someone without baking talent, you ask for a slice of cake instead.

I am starting with the cake, as the dessert was the highlight of our meal there. It was designed to steal the show!

Summer breeze (mango coconut)
Summer Breeze (mango coconut)

Cupcake chose Summer Breeze (Mango Coconut) (RM 14.90) for sharing, and c’est délicieux! If you are a mango lover, this multilayered dessert is a must-order.

Multilayered cake
Multilayered goodie
4 layers altogether
4 layers altogether

There are 4 layers altogether: Mango glaze, mango mousse, caramelized mango and coconut dacquoise (pronounced as “dah-kwahze” in French).

I am no French dessert expert, but I do like what I had. It could be the best French dessert I’ve ever tried.

Set lunch menu
Set lunch menu

Food was enjoyable too, we both ordered from their set lunch menu (12pm-3pm) and a salad for sharing. The set lunch comes with a glass of lemongrass tea. You can choose to ‘upgrade’ your drink, and they’ll knock RM 2 off the drink price from their ala carte menu.

Mesclun salad
Mesclun salad

Mesclun salad (RM 11.50) – served with Yuzu Balsamic dressing. “Mesclun” (pronounced as ˈmɛsklən in French) basically means mixture in French language, a salad mix of assorted small, young salad green leaves, originated in Provence, France.

Fried Chicken Whole Leg
Fried Chicken Whole Leg

Fried Chicken Whole Leg  (RM 16.90) – comes with coleslaw and french fries or mashed potato. Cupcake chose french fries. I enjoyed this dish a lot, which brought me back to my childhood. If you order this on ala carte menu, the price is RM 18.90.

Spaghetti Mushroom White Wine Cream Sauce
Spaghetti Mushroom White Wine Cream Sauce

Spaghetti Mushroom White Wine Cream Sauce (RM 12.90). The pasta was good as well, and I like it that they were not stingy with the mushrooms. If you order this on ala carte menu, the price is RM 16.90.

We paid RM 56.20 for a meal of two.

Two days later, I went back with my younger niece, whom is a vegetarian. Meal was decent, and I took advantage of their tea time special (3-7pm). 20% discount is offered on drink with order of food or cake. 

Spaghetti Mushroom Aglio Olio
Spaghetti Mushroom Aglio Olio

Spaghetti Mushroom Aglio Olio (RM 16.90). We ordered it without any chili, and they obliged without any fuss. It was my niece’s first aglio olio, and she enjoyed it.

Spaghetti Mushroom Pesto Sauce
Spaghetti Mushroom Pesto Sauce

Spaghetti Mushroom Pesto Sauce (RM 18.90). Not the best pesto I have ever had, and something that I won’t be ordering again.

Pumpkin Wedges
Pumpkin Wedges

Pumpkin Wedges (RM 9) ala fritters? Something different than the usual banana fritters.

Sweet Potato Mont Blanc
Sweet Potato Mont Blanc
The sponge is on the dry side
The sponge is on the dry side

Their Sweet Potato Mont Blanc (RM 14.90) was so picture perfect. Too bad that it wasn’t as good as their Summer Breeze, but the flavor combination is interesting. Its shape is supposedly a resemblance of a mountain covered in (purple) snow … and this mountain is none others than Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe. Mont Blanc is pronounced as “mohn blohn” in French language, and it means white mountain.

Traditionally, the Mont Blanc dessert was made using chestnut purée. Tampopo used sweet potato puree instead.

Green Apple Beetroot
Green Apple Beetroot

I had their cold-pressed Green Apple Beetroot (RM 13.00 – 20% discount = RM 10.40), it was refreshing and nice.

I paid RM 70.10 for a meal of two, more expensive without set lunch promotion.

Tampopo Cafe
Tampopo Cafe
Tampopo's interior
Tampopo’s interior
Tampopo's interior
Tampopo’s interior
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Love brings you home

This place oozes calm and serenity for that peaceful meal. They also have quite a good non-vegetarian dishes offering, which I did not get to try much, Please support them, we do need a good dessert cafe in Kepong.

Tip: Keep your receipt, as it’ll gives you 10% discount for your next meal here.

Update Oct 2016:

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Hennesy Cognac Chocolate Banana
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Hennesy Cognac Chocolate Banana
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Hennesy Cognac Chocolate Banana

Went back to Tampopo for dessert, and tried their Hennesy Cognac Chocolate Banana (RM 18.90). Go for it if you are a chocolate banana kind of girl. It’s rich and as good as their Summer Breeze dessert, but do not expect to be drunk : the Hennesy Cognac is not ‘in your face’ kinda thing.

Also, do note that they no longer offer discount for old receipt.

 

Tampopo Cafe
18, Jalan 4/62A, Bandar Menjalara, Kepong, 52200 Kuala Lunpur
Tel: 016-312 6995
Opening Hours:
Tue – Thu (12:00pm – 7:00pm), Fri – Sat (12:00pm – 10:30pm), Sun (10:30am – 9:00pm)
Closed on Monday
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tampopo.cafe

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Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.