Friday, 26 April 2013
Moonlight Cake House at Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru
I visited Moonlight Cake House at Taman Bukit Indah yesterday at the gracious invitation of Boon Lin, the branch manager.
I love chilling out at the contemporary coffee shops in Johor Bahru that are clean, spacious, serves a wide variety of good Asian and Western food and beverages at reasonable prices, have pleasant service staff and provide complimentary and fast wifi. Moonlight Cake House at Bukit Indah has all these features of a good modern Johor Bahru coffee shop.
I especially love Moonlight Cake House's very cosy al fresco dining area which is cooled by a dozen whirling ceiling fans and shielded from road dust and traffic by closely planted scrubs and cooling mist curtains.
My first dish was the Aglio Olio with Mushrooms at RM10.90.
The spaghetti was smooth and el dente - it had that pleasant slightly springy bite that makes a good spaghetti. The tender lightly fried mushrooms were fragrant and the whole dish was perfumed by cheese and olive oil.
We next had the Spaghetti Soup with Clams at RM12.90.
The el dente spaghetti was submerged in a light savoury soup with distinct touches of fried garlic.
These fresh and very well cleaned clams gave the soup and spaghetti a sweet seafood savouriness. A couple of chili paddies gave the soup hints of sharp spiciness that heightened the enjoyment by opening the taste buds.
Chef Surya Rumba whips up the spaghetti dishes with flare and gusto.
After enjoying the spaghetti dishes, it's time to pick some cakes and sweets for dessert :P That's a very pleasant but not too easy task given the whole parade of tempting choices at Moonlight Cake House. So many cakes and sweets but just one 3/4 full tank :P
Fortunately, the task is much simplified for me as whenever there are crepe cakes, it will be my default choice. This is my "Berry Berry Milk Crepe" at RM8.80. Yum yum.... not overly sweet, creamy and has that special delicate bite that only good crepe cakes have. I am a sucker for good crepe cakes :P
I also had a creamy rich, sweet and smooth Vanilla Crème Brûlée at RM7.50.
To go with my crème brûlée and crepe cake, I had a cappuccino. The cappuccino made with coffee beans from Argentina was full bodied, robust and smooth.
I enjoyed myself at Moonlight Cake House and look forward to trying out their other dishes and cakes.
Restaurant name: Moonlight Cake House (6 branches)
Address: 1, Jalan Indah 16/12, Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru
Hours: 9:00am to 2:00am
No pork, no lard, Halal cert in process
Date visited: 25 Apr 2013