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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Subang Jaya Cafe Hopping: Ketchup's Blogger Speed Run - A Social Fun Day at 6 Cafe in Subang Jaya /USJ Selangor


Gen Y these days really enjoy the theme, feel and ambiance of the cafes that they like to frequent to. With that, the Ketchup's Blogger Speed Run which is a social phenom will discover cafe in key cafe township of TTDI, Kota Damansara, Subang Jaya, Damansara Utama, Bandar Sunway and Bangsar. One of the key objectives of this project is to bring a special experience and bonding between the cafes and its customers.

+BestRestaurant ToEat is taking part in this First Blogger Speed Run in the the neighborhood of Subang Jaya/USJ; where there are reportedly more than 129 cafes in this locality. During this run, we get to understand the underlying reason and the aspiration of the cafe owners in setting up their restaurant in these area and also on the their cafe themes and food specialties of each of these cafes.


Our First Pit-stop Run started with the first Cafe which is Ahoy Cafe located at 74, Jalan SS15/4, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia; The definition of ahoy is a nautical or pirate lingo and is a term that is used to attract attention or say hello when boarding or on board a boat/ship. When you are going to board a ship and want to say hello to someone on the ship; you can use this traditional nautical lingo.


The specialty food at Ahoy Cafe is from clockwise - the Smoked Duck Salad (RM12.00) deck with leafy greens with Honey marinated smoked duck; followed by the Western Eastern fusion of the Chicken Kimchi Spaghetti (RM15.00), next is our dessert of Molten Chocolate (Valrhona) Lava Cake With Ice Cream (RM14.90) and the Mushroom Soup (RM9.00) served with toasted bread.


The second cafe is the Hype Cafe which is located at 9, Jalan SS 15/4D, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. The Hype Concept Cafe offers an affordable tea drinking appreciation together with nice pastry and for those health enthusiast, there is also an offering of fresh press juices. The decor of the cafe is filled with special tea pots sets for those that can appreciate the tea while also feasting your eyes on the beautiful ceramic pots and tea cup. While drinking the tea, you can also visit the boutique upstairs to try out some outfit.


At Hype Cafe; we tasted from clockwise the Green Tea Red Bean cake (RM14.00) - which is theme from the popular Matcha Azurri bean combination;  followed by the Chicken Sausage With Leek Quiche (RM12.00); while our drink was the special Iced Cube Chai (RM12.00) which comes with a bottle of warm milk and the finally the rich Brown Belgium Chocolate Cake (RM14.00).


Followed by the third pit-stop which is to Aboong Cafe located at 49 (G), Jalan SS15/8A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor; which serves softserve yogurt ice cream filled in a prosperity fish shaped waffle cone. The waffle is crispy on the outside, soft & chewy on the inside and stuffed with various options of fillings into the fish belly. For those that have visited Korea; Aboong is a popular brand from there.

The Aboong is paired with a mixed fruit skewer chocolate fondue and drizzled with chocolate sauce. This is like eating a yogurt ice cream but in a bungeoppang (Korean name of a pastry similar to the Japanese fish-shaped pastry taiyaki) which is interesting and tasty!


You can choose your waffle filling like the red beans fillings, custard or Nutella. The price for a regular fish waffle is RM10.00 while the large fish waffle is RM12.00 


The fourth cafe of the day is Big Mike Cafe located at Jalan SS 15/8, SS 15 A01-01, (Ground Floor) Menara Rajawali,, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor; which revolves around a sailing journey of Big Mike where he fought with Kraken in the Atlantic to get the finest calamari, solves riddles with the Great King Crab in Alaska to recruit the best platters. And along the way bump into some prawns from Red Sea and finally when he anchored here; was to share his encounter of his adventures in the Big Mike Cafe.


The sailing journey food are clockwise Cookakukoo (RM9.90) an open sandwich with fried chicken meat followed by Choc Oreo Shake (RM18.90), next is the Mary Had A Little Lamb (RM25.90), our dessert of Mini Ice Cream Burger and lastly the Buffalo wings (RM9.90)


Our fifth pit-stop brings us to Meteora Cafe located at 54, Jalan USJ 9/5p, Subang Business Centre, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor. The cafe prides itself in serving customers like their own friends and let them feel at ease like their own home. Here you get board games like Harry Potter Destination and Monopoly, where you can play with your friends while chilling at the cafe or you can read out the latest magazines or just enjoy the relaxing ambiance.


The cafe specialty food that are served at Meteora Cafe are clockwise Aglio Olio With Beef Bacon (RM19.40), Mimi Had A Little Lamb (RM27.90), Churros (7 sticks) (RM9.90) and lastly the Baconator (RM24.90); a burger with loads of bacon and served with a platter of french fries.


Our sixth and final pit-stop is at the Flingstones Cafe located at No.24, Jalan SS15/8, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor; The cafe is all about love, and helping you find that perfect match. Whether it's the mesmerising marriage of exquisite espresso and marvellous milk, the sizzling, sensous affair that ensues when charismatic coffee and charming chocolate collide, or the raucous rock-and-roll romance that resonates from the pairing of fervour, froth and foam, this is where beautiful relationships begin.


At Flingstone Cafe playing with the food to create the unlikeliest of bedfellows and pairings is a norm. Here we get to try out these specially crafted dishes which include the Chu Yao Char with Angel Hair Pasta (RM18.00); the Porky Fat Rice (RM20.00) their version of Nasi Lemak and Oink Oink Ribs (RM33.00).

So, that is all in a one day Run to complete 6 cafe hops. Although tiring at the end of the day; it was definitely a nice social fun event to meet these cafe owners.