As you all know, posts of me eating carbs are now few and far between. Currently, I only allow myself "normal" food once a month.
Yes, yes, it is not fun because I can't share many eating experiences at restaurants like I used to. But this is for my health since I don't do well (especially mentally) on carbohydrates and as such, I am prepared to sacrifice.
So a while back I mentioned seeing this new kopitiam - Yitcha Kaw Kaw Kopitiam newly opened in Damansara Utama/Uptown. If you come at lunch time, you will see a queue outside (that's what the red barricade is for).
You will also see many people coming to tapau their freshly baked pastries. That day I visited around 10am because I was very hungry. I didn't eat enough the day before heh..heh...
There were a few tables occupied when I arrived and I only managed to take photos of the interior when the other diners left.
I find the place quite cosy and I can understand why this is a nice place to come and chill out on your own or with friends.
I wanted to try their Ipoh Authentic Curry Mee, Ipoh Kaw Kaw White Coffee and pastries, so that's what I had.
As usual, my noodle of choice is kway teow (most people choose mee/meehoon). They have the usual things in the curry mee - beancurd sheet, tofu puff, wanton, sliced pork, beansprouts and long beans (alas no cockles). At first I thought the pork was char siew but upon tasting, it turned out to be nam yue pork slices. A bit strange in curry mee.
The curry gravy is thin but flavorful and if you ask me, I still prefer the one at Annie 1. I can't help it, that one is the gold standard for me although I know there are better ones that I have yet to taste. Taste and preference is subjective, so you have to judge this yourself.
The egg tart is nice enough with very flaky pastry. If you have had TK's egg tarts then this one will not excite you.
As for the kaya puff, very flaky pastry as you can see and the kaya filling is generous. The kaya is thick, not too sweet but falls short in terms of creaminess and smoothness that I expect of good kaya. It also lacks the aroma of pandan and santan.
Now what about the (iced) Ipoh Kaw Kaw White Coffee? It was less sweet as requested but I am afraid it was nowhere near the one at, you guessed it, Annie 1.
Since this was a carbo overload, I did crash after the meal. I felt tired and sleepy and bloated. That was to be expected since there was very little protein that I could use as a head start to prevent a glucose spike.
Will I come here again? Yes, why not, but not so soon. There are many things on the menu to try next time.