Yay for being freelance photographer, I get to work and travel!
Together with Trinity Crew, we have been given the chance of travelling to Malacca for Wedding Actual Day shooting, which of course we stayed for another 2 days to satisfy our craving for Malacca food!
We have long heard of the famous Nadeje Patisserie (aka Nadeje Cake House), being pioneer in Mille Crepe and rumoured to be maintaining at its best in the industry.
Opened in 2006, this patisserie has been given the name “Nadeje”, which means “Hope” in Czech, selling only one type of cake: the Mille Crepe.
Now in year 2012, it has 3 branches in Malacca (Plaza Mahkota, Mahkota Parade and Jaya 99) with a wide range of food from cake to a complete meal.
Circled around Dataran Pahlawan looking for the Nadeje, I was a bit frustrated to see the notice of its relocation to Mahkota Parade (lucky that it was only across the main street).
We couldn’t get the indoor seats as it was packed on weekends, which left us no choice but to settle with Al Fresco seats instead. While the weather was hot and stuffy, we were forced to face bad service due to insufficient staffs in attending the crowd’s needs.
Cakes were then ordered in front of counter, with less than friendly and slight snobbish service shown by the staff.
Rum and Raisin Mille Crepe, RM9
Preserved black raisin with slight fragrance of rum. It was moderately sweet, just perfect for me.
Crêpe is a very thin pancake and especially popular throughout French, with ingredients of flour, eggs, milk, butter and a pinch of salt.
As the word Mille means “Thousand” in French, together it implies many layers of thin pancakes, spread with fresh cream in between.
Assembling Mille Crepe could be a tedious task which requires patience in keeping each layer perfectly symmetrical and the evenness of each layer with right amount of fresh cream.
Therefore it is of no wonder that this piece of perfection would easily reach RM9 each.
The texture was smooth while fresh cream acts as lubricant, spreading layers in the tongue, giving out rich taste of that particular flavour as if it actually melts.
Mango Yogurt Mille Crepe, RM9.50
Amazed by the rich mango flavour hidden in the jelly.
Double Chocolate, RM9.50
Overall, the cakes at Nadeje were definitely better than those of cake counters that I’ve had at KL, with flavour hidden in crepe layers itself instead of fresh cream only.
However, I couldn’t agree more with other bloggers that the cakes were over-rated, slightly under my expectation given the verdicts and its reputation.
Furthermore, the unfriendly staffs along with cramp seating would certainly hold me back. Not to mention the stuffy hot condition in Al Fresco seating.
Even though cake quality is of main priority, the dining pleasure should not be neglected too.
Nadeje Mahkota Parade
Lot G23B, EG4&EG5,
Ground Floor, Mahkota Parade,
No1, Jalan Merdeka,
(2 more branches at Plaza Mahkota and Jaya 99)
Website (Under construction)