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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Durian Pancakes @ CAPRI Dessert, Sri Petaling

Stranded in the office for another day. Lunch alone; people-watching and counting the hours before 5 .... And a damn cold day. Breakfast was McD's BIG Breakfast (not so lah ... like exaggerated only, but BIG in terms of price : RM9.65 per set!) in Manjung. So here's today's dose of poison :


Colourful, vibrant, promising .... yet did it deliver?
The other day we were circling Seri Petaling, searching for food, as I'd thought the place would be somewhat like Salak Selatan, or Pandan Indah, brimming with good food and such. But was kinda disappointed to see the sparsely-populated area, in terms of people, restaurants, and buzz.
Some restaurants looked promising, there's one Chinese restaurant serving fish heads, another Middle-East cuisine, and some random vegetarian cafe, organic cafe, and the everyday cafes. But one particular outlet caught my eyes, bearing the same name of a previously-reviewed, yet not too positively Italian restaurant in Lumut; Capri. But that was Capri Italian Restaurant (click HERE for that less-than-stellar outing). This Capri in Seri Petaling has no connection whatsoever to Italian cuisine, but instead serves mostly desserts and snacks.

Jackfruit and Sea Coconut with Ice (RM3.90)
Nothing like what I had in mind, but still with lots of sweet sea coconut flesh and jackfruit strips. Passable, but too much ice = teeth-numbing experience. They could've gone easy on them.

Chives Crepe (RM3.90)
The selection of snacks and mains are impressive. Just like typical Hong Kong-style Char Chan Teng, everything from baked rice to noodles, to toasts and such. The Chives Crepe caught my attention, as I've tried a very good one, a traditional pancake with chives and lots of dried shrimps, eaten with the garlic chilli sauce. GOOD stuff, but in Ipoh.
This one from Capri was served with a dollop of mayo (*_*) and very thin, a bit oily, but without the dried shrimps. VERY light snack, and even a 3 year old can finish the whole plate in 3 seconds. OK, maybe not. But there were bits and pieces of ham, if I'm not mistaken.

Custard Cheese Rolls (RM4.30)
The custard cheese rolls was recommended by the waitress. Oh, BTW, the place was empty. KOSONG like a Milo Kosong. No customers at all. Hence service was very prompt, and the wait for the food was negligible. The interior of the shop was very cleverly design, utilizing every bright and cheery colours as you can possibly imagine, the place suits youngsters coming for a drink or get-together, more than a family coming for a decent meal.
Back to the rolls, hehe ..... They were NOT good at all. Breaded rolls filled with orange-coloured custard and none of the creamy,oozy cheese I'd hoped for.
Butter Milky Fish Fillet (RM6.90)
Dry, tasteless, and the finely shredded egg yolk was not crispy, but soggy. Another one of the supposedly 'Best-Sellers' according to her is the Butter Milky (Nai Yau) Fish Fillet. The deep-fried fish fillet was equally disappointing, with no taste whatsoever, and came in measly 6 or so pieces. Thumbs down to this ....

Durian Pancake (RM6.30)

Now this Durian pancake roll is DA BOMB! Mimicking the current trend of everything-durianized, and suspiciously a mirror image of the ones sold at The Garden's Sumptuous Desserts stall in front of Rak Thai. Mimicry = best form of Flattery?

Creamy and fresh durian flesh and cream stuffed into the green-coloured pancake skin, rolled up and served chilled. Portion may be on the smaller end, as when cut into halves, each half can be walloped in one mouthful. But nothing satisfies a durian-lover more than a sweet, creamy dessert made from the king of fruits.

On the whole, I will not return for the food in the future, as Seri Petaling too far for me, and the food's a disaster. Except, the Durian Pancake. Hmmm ... I may just be crazy enough to return for them. Or anywhere else I can get my hands on them?

Location : CAPRI DESSERT @ 33, Jalan Radin Anum, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur. Tel No : 603-9057 1268

32 comments:

JENCOOKS said...

Agree that foods lacks the oomph but at least u have durian pancake to go for.

cariso said...

Adui, only durian pancake is OK. Not enough to attract you back there lah.

Penang Tua Pui said...

aiyoo.... ya lor.. so poor... sometime i just wonder did they get someone to try to food before they start their business?....

Precious Pea said...

Since you love durian too, come come, one day we go have durian pulut...very very nice!

shelly said...

wow wow.. durian i like it.. hehe.. i never been eat the durian pancake, how will be taste look like.. hehe.. i come from klang.. hehe.. hello.. feel free to visit http://www.travelling2u.com

Nic (KHKL) said...

"KOSONG like a Milo Kosong."
haha, dude, that is farny!

too bad i tak makan durian, if not can check it out..hehe..oh, there's that famous durian pancake at mid valley as well right? *holding my breath* hehehe...

genuiness said...

from the pic, thats not chives - maybe baby leeks but definitely not chives. They look like very very small and thin spring onions.

SimpleGirl said...

hmm...i love durian, but not durian "by product" haha...anyway, not easy to make nice thing out of durian though!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kosong place? thats nice wat..undisturbed..feeling of having the place all to yourself haha..

CUMI & CIKI said...

wah.. u really r the king of posts huh, blog damn fast !

i use to be hooked on durian. then one day, i had beer (actually 2 hours after the durian) and fell sick.

After that.. no more durian! haha

thenomadGourmand said...

I love durians! And if not Sri Petaling, then head over to the mid Valley one to get ur fix..but i wonder if it taste the same? At Mid Valley, they also hv mango and cempedak!

jason said...

Only to go back for the durian crepe? Better get them at Gardens, it's nearer to your KL office. Or durian pulut in Bangsar as mentioned by Precious Pea :)

Selba said...

The place looks nice...

Oh no.... the durian pancake looks exactly like in the Honey Dessert (franchise dessert shop from taiwan if I'm not mistaken). As a durian lover, I tried it and... oh my.. it's so yucky :( Yeah.. I posted in my blog.

sc said...

oh, the custard thingy looks so artificial! phlegh! luckily for durian pancakes to save the day..

jasmine said...

mayo? weird choice. and the rolls do look unappetising. am not the biggest durian fan either so I guess this place is a no go for me. :P

PureGlutton said...

Durian pancakes worth going back for? Hmm... must be real good for u to say that ;-)

mimid3vils said...

The jackfruit dessert fully covered by ice, must be very diluted lor?

J2Kfm said...

Jencooks : yeah, only consolation.

cariso : i wont drive all the way there and have them, for sure!

PenangTuaPui : dunolah. looked rather promising, with such colourful and happy facade.

Precious Pea & Jason : where durian pulut Bangsar?!!! wah sounds tempting lah.

shelly : hi shelly, thanks for dropping a comment. will visit your blog later.

Nic : the one in Midvalley richer and stronger in taste and aroma. but mahal lah ...

genuiness : like spring onions a lot. but written in the menu chives though. kuchai maybe?

SimpleGirl : where got durian by product? hehe... least not as stinking as my beloved petai.

Joe : not really lah. too kosong makes the place .... seem haunted. haha ...

Cumi & Ciki : king of posts?! haha... far from it. when there's absolutely nobody in the office to disturb me, and nothing to do, i'll turn to blogging.
beer and durian?!! cooling and heaty ... should be ngam woh??

thenomadGourmand : the ones in Midvalley is nicer, I felt. but roughly RM4-5 per pc, cannot lah ...

Jason : yes, you n Pea MUST bring me there someday! or tell me the place lah .. maybe i can bump my way there ...

Selba : yucky as in not tasty? or yucky cz u dun favour durians? :)

sc : nothing like creamy custard with cheese or whatever

jasmine : weird. the mayo does absolutely nothing to the crepes.

Pureglutton : erm, the ONLY thing I wont mind eating again. btw, they've MANGO ones too. i forgot mention.

mimid3vils : only sweet. nothing else. i like my sea coconut with honey though

Selba said...

I love... love.. love... durians! :D

Yucky as it's nasty... it's like pancake just full of whip cream and hardly to taste the durian...

backStreetGluttons said...

For this kind of new adventure you will need a local guide , one trained in the art of searching what is not there ! sorry we arer still learning...

Ssri Petaling is a Chinaman place with many secrets even we donno, except got terrific dim sum street in the mornings

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Wah Sri Petaling oso got CCT now ar...damn happening hor? Atcherly, I've driven past this place before and wondered whether it was good. Now I know. :-D

J2Kfm said...

Selba : all whipped cream and no durians? aiseh ... I felt for you.

BSG : faster faster learn. then i'll learn from the best (in street food) :)

LL : what CCT?! *_* this place not sogood. but the BIG, posh-looking Mid-East restaurant few doors away looked kinda inviting.

worldwindows said...

The pancake looks so good with a thick slab of the knock-out durian flesh.

LL said...

Yeah, I've been to that Mid-East restaurant before (gonna blog abt it soon)....got hits and misses there.

vkeong said...

sri petaling is quite near to me hehe.. i must plan a trip to try it already =D

J2Kfm said...

worldwindows : that'd be a SINFUL thick slab of those creamy stuff .... slurp.

LL : yes ah? looked too intimidating lah. downstairs like a shop selling stuff, restaurant upstairs. dun wanna be chopped to pcs.

vkeong : haha... i'd suggest think twice 1st though. :)

nihc said...

this is the place i always go when i visit my frends in puchong. the durian pancake reli not bad, even i dun like durian but i like the pancake.....hehe.....

J2Kfm said...

nihc : ha? you alwiz go Puchong one ah> aiya, shouldve asked u for recommendations then.

KCA said...

wei.. this's the durian pancake tat pk recommended to me juz now.. thumbs up for this wo... hmmm... reli tat nice??

ei.. is it possible for us to try it for this coming weekend?? hehe..

thx again MoTorMouth... haha...

Michelle said...

Hi! I'm a reporter for my school newspaper. And I was wondering if i could use the picture you took of the durian pancake roll for my article.

Please respond to me ASAP. at my email: michelletran@pacbell.net

without your approval I wouldn't be able to use the pic.

Thank you.

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