Friday, 29 November 2013

Cakes in Johor Bahru at Niniq Bistro and Bakery



Rachel from Niniq Bistro and Bakery invited me to visit their outlet at Taman Setia Tropika. (Niniq's first outlet is at Taman Pelangi which opened in 2002.)

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Inside Niniq Bistro and Bakery at Setia Tropika, the décor is simple yet elegant. The wood and marble furniture are heavy and of classic design - the type seen in well appointed Indonesian homes. The comfortable environment is very clean and air conditioned.

Niniq's owner Angela's mum is from Surabaya, Indonesia and hence we can see many Indonesian touches in the bistro.

The name Niniq comes from the word ninik, the endearing Indonesian term for "little girl".


As Christmas Day was around the corner, Christmas trees and Yuletide decorations were up in Niniq along with heart warming Christmas songs about winter and snow playing softly in the background.

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This is the café at the ground floor level. There is a second level which is for private parties hosted at Niniq. 

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At Niniq, they pay attention to even the small details like the menu cover. The custom hand carved wood inlays on the menu cover is a nice, elegant touch.

In this post, we shall focus on Niniq's popular cakes. We had just tasted Niniq's Christmas turkey in the morning, so we only had stomach space for cakes and coffee. Which was great because we enjoyed chatting with Angela for over 2 hours :D (Niniq also serves Indonesian dishes which I look forward to coming back for).

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Chocolate Decadence RM6.20

This is Niniq's top selling cake, their unique CCTV. Niniq actually named it Chocolate Decadence but customers called it CCTV because of the way it looked, and the name stuck. Deep rich chocolate mousse on a spongy base to indulge the decadent in you :P

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Durian Strudel RM6.40

This is a Must Try - Niniq's durian strudel using Angela's mum's recipe. Made with fresh D24 durians with no preservatives.

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Creamy chilled fresh D24 durian between fluffy flaky crispy crust sprinkled with fine sugar crystals. Just RM6.40 for a little bit of durian and strudel heaven. 

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L'opera RM5.80

I love this L'opera because I like foods with a mix of flavours and textures. Niniq's L'opera is a blend of sweet-bitter flavour with interesting mouth feel of fluffy sponge, creamy chocolate and nutty almond bits.  

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American Apple Pie RM6.80

My friends know how much I love apple pies, especially freshly baked ones with buttery crust and chunky cut apples :D

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Matcha Indulgence RM6.80

For matcha (Japanese green tea) lovers.

The following are other almost too-beautiful-to-eat cakes at Niniq :D It's always a struggle admiring how lovely the cakes look and chomping down on them to enjoy the inviting taste.

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Niniq's famous tiramisu which I didn't taste because I have no more stomach space. Will come back for this.

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Smile inducing cupcakes - just looking at these cupcakes makes me happy :D

Niniq has a good range of coffees, teas and juices to complement their cakes.

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My usual order of cappuccino.

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This is the interesting tasting Niniq Earl Grey Tea Latte (RM8.80). Earl Grey Tea lovers, give this aromatic latte a try :D

Niniq Bistro and Bakery is a nice place to enjoy excellent cakes, good coffee and tea at reasonable prices. Niniq also serves Indonesian dishes which I must come back for :D 

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Restaurant name: Niniq (Taman Setia Tropika)
Address: 52, Jalan Setia Tropika 1/24. Taman Setia Tropika, Johor Bahru

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/YQ7Il
GPS: 1.545787,103.713547
Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm (Closed on Sunday)
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert


Restaurant name: Niniq (Taman Pelangi)
Address: 65, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/zv6a0
GPS: 1.482152,103.774914
Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm (Closed on Sunday)
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert

Date visited: 25 Nov 2013

19 comments:

  1. The cakes look lovely. Love to go to the places that you have been to to try out the foodie.

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  2. I think i would love their L'opera too! Reminds me of Canele's Triple Choc Cheesecake. NOM!! and i like that wood inlay detail on their menus too XD v creative and sophisticated!

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    1. I am hungry as I read your comment :-D

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  3. Beautiful cakes and coffee, are the prices on the high side for RM ?

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  4. oh yea could definitely see the Indonesian influence in the ambience. The prices are so good value! It's like Singapore price in RM!

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    1. No. it's lower than the Singapore dollar price but no compromise in quality :-D

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  5. Wow... The cakes looks really good.. I guess it is time for me to plan a trip to jb next weekend! Hehe

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  6. Glad to have stopped by on your post...bad for my hips but my tumtum will be happy to taste some!
    Great photos as usual.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.

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  7. I was just wondering what type of camera and lens do you use to take food pics?

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    1. I used a Nikon 5200 with kit lens for this post. Natural light only.

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    2. oh cool!! thanks.. awesome pics

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    3. Thanks coolman. I got lots more to learn.

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  8. is your cafe is halal cafe?

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    1. Niniq serves no pork, no lard but does not have a Halal cert.

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  9. Haven't seen the Chocolate Decadence or the L'Opera at the Pelangi branch during my two visits so far.

    Just to warn one and all that the cashier at the Pelangi branch doesn't give you the 5 sen portion of your change unless you specifically ask for it. For example, if your Change is RM9.45, she'll give you RM9.40 and will only give you the 5 sen if you notice and ask for it!

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