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https://www.umakemehungry.com/2018/06/restoran-wah-cai.html

Have been patronising this place since a few years back. I was both shocked and happy to see the owners had expanded its small stall to an entire shop. Years back, they were operating along the walk way with their wok and a small stall and its quite prominent everytime we walked past.

Wah Cai 3 In 1 Chinese Cake Fried Durian

Wah Cai 3 In 1 Chinese Cake Fried Durian

 
The stall is vegetarian friendly. With 3 in 1 Chinese Cake as signature, they do sell other items like Sweet potato, tapioca, banana, curry puff, green beam puff and yum puff.

Menu printed

Menu printed

 
 People swarmed to the stall when the batch of 3 in 1 chinese cake was ready to purchased. As usual, the popular items gets sold out quickly.

Items were fried in batches and we had to wait for a long time before the next batch were ready. In the case, there were no fried banana and fried durian for us this time round as we need to wait for more than an hour. We bought the cempedak, fried chinese cake and 3 in 1 chinese cake.

Fried Items in a bag with grease paper

Fried Items in a bag with grease paper

 
 The normal Chinese Cake (Nian Gao) is chewy and generous in its amount. It was thick and not too sweet. Best enjoyed when it is hot.

Normal Chinese Cake -

Normal Chinese Cake -

 
 For the 3 in 1 Chinese Cake, it is make up of a slice of yam and sweet potato with Chinese Cake (Nian Gao) Sandwiched in between. You can see that them Deep frying the 3 in 1 Chinese Cake involved two or more times of frying.

In the picture, they fried the 3 in 1 bundle of chinese cake, there after the first round, they took the piping hot items out and remove the toothpick in the central and refried them again.

 The second frying had given the 3 in 1 Chinese Cake a more presentable outlook. Its round with golden brown crispy crumbs outside.

3 in 1 Chinese Cake - RM 2.50

3 in 1 Chinese Cake - RM 2.50

 
The Chinese cake is very melty and holds both the yam and sweet potato in tact with its sticky nature.

3 In 1 Chinese Cake

3 In 1 Chinese Cake

 
 Fried Cempedak was also fried till golden brown with crispy crust. It is quite interesting to have fruit serve in hot piping thin crust. However I still prefer the usual chilled Cempedak. Among all, though i do not have the chance to try the fried durian this round, I will vote for its original Chinese Cake and fried Durian.

Fried Cempedak - RM 4.00

Fried Cempedak - RM 4.00

 
 
Date of Visit: Jun 24, 2018 

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Chaiwalla & Co Container Cafe Smile May 30, 2016   
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Categories : Western variety | Café | Sweets/Snack | Special Occasion Dining

With new Cafes popping out once in a while in Singapore, it may seem a norm but I was rather surprise to see the increase number of cafes in Johor Bahru during my recent visit there.
Chaiwalla & Co Container Cafe

Chaiwalla & Co Container Cafe

 
Chaiwalla & Co. is an open air cafe which you cannot find in Singapore with tables and chairs sitting on the open ground sand and cement. Having its unique part with her working space operated out of a container. If you heard of the famous Hiap Joo Bakery that sells traditional baked Banana Cake, Chaiwalla & Co Container Cafe is just around the corner.

Enjoy a cup of beverage, either coffee or tea from Chaiwalla. Pies can be grabbed from here too if you decide to have some food to go along with your beverage.We ordered a cup of Thai Milk Tea at RM 9.30 and enjoy this refreshing drink under the hot weather which fits our plan in beating the heat. However if you are keen in toppings like pearls or jelly, they are available at additional cost.
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Another View

 
 
Spending per head: Approximately RM9.30(下午茶)

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https://www.umakemehungry.com/2018/06/jwc-just-want-coffee-factory-30.html

As the name suggests, Just Want Coffee is located in an industrial area and to be precise, its housed in a Factory which is surrounded by containers and run down buildings.

Just Want Coffee - The Facgtory 30

Just Want Coffee - The Facgtory 30

 
 The facade just reminds me of Wheeler's Yard in Singapore making use of industrial factory to run a cafe business. Though they shared the same industrial theme, Wheeler's Yard is more on Bicycles.

Just behind the entrance door, you will notice that even the door handle is partially made up of the coffee filter holder, impressive!

As soon as we swang the main door, we realised JWC is a 2 Storey refurbished place and with their cafe themed industrial. Take a look at the upper level railings, they are make up of pipings.

 Over the counter, this food elevator has bring convenience to staff of the cafe. It reduces the working staff from carrying heavy dishes up and down in the cafe. Up at the ceiling, there are a number of sacks hanging above? Don't worry about it falling down as they are only stuffed with shredded papers.

There are long tables in the cafe, suitable for group gathering. Under the cozy lights and air conditioning environment, this place make it so comfortable to chill out especially over a hot weather outside.

Right Side of the Cafe

Right Side of the Cafe

 
To me, the "Customer Menual" is designed to be more like a technical instruction Menu to operate machines instead. Of course, there are pages with their food menu in the mixture of the technical information.

The concrete screed wall and flooring is no stranger to an industrial environment. Not only that, with the steel basins, old school type of pipes and taps, everything fit well to the industrial theme, even the overhead lamp.

The cut of Tiramisu's served was generous but ultimately not to our liking as the entire piece of cake was kind of frozen and tough to cut. Totally not the kind of soft and chilly Tiramisu we have expected as its not as moist. However in terms of taste wise, its still pretty ordinary.

Tiramisu - RM 15.90

Tiramisu - RM 15.90

 
Texture of cake as described was really silky like Tofu. The cheese cake was supported by a thin layer of biscuit as its base. Tasted not too bad.
Tofu Cheese Cake - RM 11.90

Tofu Cheese Cake - RM 11.90

 
Having order the Luxurious Affogato, we get to see the entire process of making it in the video, involving naked flames over the alcohol.

Choco Powder on the glass of cold chocolate is more than enough, making up a thick layer at the top neutralizing the sweet chocolate with a tad of bitterly taste.

Cold Chocolate & Caramel Macchiato Cold - RM 12 & 14.50

Cold Chocolate & Caramel Macchiato Cold - RM 12 & 14.50

 
With the all day breakfast menu, though its near dinner time, we cant help but to order one set and share among ourselves. Hungry Jack Big Breakfast comes with Nachos, Eggs, ham, cheese sausage, Bagel, greens, mushrooms and tomatoes. Nachos comes with Thousand Island / Ranch Sauce and the milky small pan of scramble eggs are perfect!

Hungry Jack Big Breakfast - RM 28.50

Hungry Jack Big Breakfast - RM 28.50

 
Seems like its tough to cafe hop without driving around in Johor Bahru. On the good side, if you manage to drive around in Johor Bahru, with google map's aid, cafe hopping is definitely much easier this way!

For this round, it was an impromptu visit and we did not bring too much stomach space here, I hope to be back for their waffles.
 
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Choco Choco Smile Mar 29, 2018   
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https://www.umakemehungry.com/2018/03/choco-choco.html

Having been to KSL multiple times, I did not realise Choco Choco exist until my pal told me about it.

Ground Level of KSL City

Ground Level of KSL City

 
 Choco Choco is located in the open space area and it is rather easy to find them. The furnishing is simple with the usual tables and chairs under the shopping mall lighting.

Location

Location

 
I was kind of excited looking through the beverages menu as that was my first time ever to order beverages with 3D arts or graphics.

Menu for Beverages

Menu for Beverages

 
For those who are looking for bites, you can try out their All Day Brunch or Sandwiches, Pasta but these orders does not come together with the arts.

Menu for food

Menu for food

 
We did not specify any special request and the art drawn was all random and the creativity by the staff. Though our orders were served one at a time, I find that its already quite fast in speed.

Look! They have drawn me Crayon Shin Chan on my cup of chocolate.

Choco Choco (Regular) - RM 12.90

Choco Choco (Regular) - RM 12.90

 
While my friend got her cup of Hot Mocha with my favourite character, Doraemon on it.

Mocha (Regular) - RM 12.90

Mocha (Regular) - RM 12.90

 
On the other hand, I find that the Iced Cappuccino is more interesting as it consist of 4 different faces from a cat illustrating joy, anger, worry and happiness.

Iced Cappuccino - RM 11.90

Iced Cappuccino - RM 11.90

 
The black forest cake was ordinary and on the plate it was accompanied by the skillfully drawn Sanrio Character, Keropi Frog. Its outline was thinly drawn with chocolate syrup.

Black Forest Cake - RM 12.90

Black Forest Cake - RM 12.90

 
 Here's our combination of orders. With so much cute stuff on the table, we could not help ourselves in taking more pictures before we got these artwork eaten up and destroying them.

Our Cute Orders

Our Cute Orders

 
 
Date of Visit: Mar 22, 2018 

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Changman 常满 OK May 28, 2016   
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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Noodles | Dim sum

We wanted to explore more Dim Sum places in Johor Bahru and we read of Changman. By the time we cleared the jams at the causeway, its already tea time. Besides selling Hong Kong Dim Sum, Changman offers a variety ranging from Chicken Rice to Hor Fun too.
Chang Man

Chang Man

 
Mistakenly order the Avocado Juice as I thought it was Avocado milkshake and only to find out that they are actually offering a low sugar level Avocado Juice. Juice tasted a little creamy and was light in taste, not too bad though.
Hmmm Avocado Juice!

Hmmm Avocado Juice!

 
Looked dry on the external but as the saying goes, do not judge a book by its cover. These carrot cakes were crispy on the outside with a soft texture under the layer. Simply love the Carrot Cake and it went very well with the accompanied chilli.
Deep Fried Carrot Cake (3Pcs)

Deep Fried Carrot Cake (3Pcs)

 
The Xiao Long Bao was something I looked forward to as they were served differently with each of them sitting on a mini aluminium tray. Be additional careful as the skin was rather thin and with soup bursting out of its case easily.
Xiao Long Bao (3 Pcs)

Xiao Long Bao (3 Pcs)

 
Besides the XLB, I will also give a vote to their chicken rice set. You can never get a set of chicken rice set with drumstick at this kind of pricing in Singapore.
Chicken Rice (1 Set) - RM 6.00

Chicken Rice (1 Set) - RM 6.00

 
Poached chicken was yummy and drenched with sauce. Meat was tender and from its skin color, you can tell that kampung chicken was used.
Kampong Chicken!

Kampong Chicken!

 
Char Siew Buns were soft and packed with sweet chopped Char Siew fillings.
Char Siew Bun (3Pcs)

Char Siew Bun (3Pcs)

 
The green buns were stuffed with yummy golden lava or "Liu Sha" was not too bad but the skin of the buns was kind of thick with buns lacking the oozing power from its fillings. Buns were soft but was not as fluffy.
Changman ''Liu Sha'' Bun (3 Pcs)

Changman ''Liu Sha'' Bun (3 Pcs)

 
Rice Roll aka "Chee Cheong Fun" was smooth and silky, encasing a few prawns. Generous amount of soy sauce was added to elevate the taste. On top of serving them in a leaf shaped plate, greens were included as a side to make the presentation looks better.
Fresh Prawn Rice Roll

Fresh Prawn Rice Roll

 
For extra kick, add some chilli to it.
Fresh Prawn Rice Roll

Fresh Prawn Rice Roll

 
"Har Kao" aka aka prawn dumplings were quite fragile in the sense that the prawns easily fell out from its translucent "casing".
Har Kao (3Pcs)

Har Kao (3Pcs)

 
How can Har Kao exists without Siew Mai in the Dim Sum Fare? Well, they were never be left out in our orders. Siew Mai has a touch of orange crab roes and the meat was rather springy.
Crab Roe Siew Mai (4Pcs)

Crab Roe Siew Mai (4Pcs)

 
Overall it was quite an average fare and spread of food from Changman Dim Sum. I don't mind revisiting with other groups of friends.

 
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