Saturday, 4 August 2012

Malacca Day 2c - Nadeje Patisserie Cafe

Free and Easy Malacca - Day 2 Itinerary

1) Dim Sum at Ban Hong Xiang Tea House
2) Baba Charlie for Nonya Kuehs and snack
3) Sightseeing - Heritage Trial
4) Dessert at Nadeje 
5) Dinner at Auntie Lee
6) Cockles at dirty lane
7) Supper at Pak Putra

Mille Crêpe @Nadeje
A visit to Nadeje for Mille Crepes is a must for your Malacca itinerary!
Nadeje cafe which was opened since 2006 seems to have started the hype for mille crepe in this region (Malaysia and Singapore).

Nadeje Cafe (Plaza Mahkota)

Mille Crepe is a French cake made of many crêpe layered with cream. While "Nadeje" is a Czech word which means "Hope". But the founder of this Nadeje cafe is neither a French nor Czech, she is a Japanese lady living in Malacca, according to one of our local friends. A lot of fine ingredients are imported from her home country Japan.

We visited two of their three branches, main branch at Plaza Mahkota and the second branch which is more accessible at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. Both branches are elegantly decorated with care to details. There are nice modern outdoor sofas and big fans at alfresco area to help reduce the heat.

Nadeje Cafe (Dataran Pahlawan)
 Indoor and Alfresco seatings

Now we come to the Mille Crepe itself !
Mille means "a thousand", implying many layers of crepes. Although not a thousand, there is around 18-20 crepes layered with cream in a cake. It took at least 3 hours to make a mille crepe - making and layering the crepes with cream, caramelising the top layer and freezing it.

Nice elegant mille crepes which taste as good as it looks. The layered crepes is soft, moist, creamy and will just melt in your mouth. For the original flavour,  the caramelized top layer crepe add a different texture and slight sweetness to the soft light crepes. Being Japanese cream, it is light and not too sweet and it will not be jelat or overly rich even after a few slices.

We spent the lazy afternoon relaxing in Nadeje cafe, indulging the mille crepes with a cup of Sakura  green tea. There is WiFi in the cafe, get the password from the waitress. Total cost of RM27.

Mille Crepes with Tea
There are a number of flavours offered in Nadeje - Original, Cheese, Strawberry, Rum & Raisin, chocolate, Tiramisu, Mango Yourgurt, Gula Melaka, Praline, Mocha, chocolate banana ... and many many more. You may not get the more popular flavours like strawberry and rum & raisin during weekends.

Original Mille crepe

Each slice cost around RM9, we tried a number of flavours.

Original [4.5/5] - What can beat the original flavour which is the foundation of all other flavours?  Vanilla fresh cream in its simplest form topped with a caramelised crepe to give a different texture and slight sweetness.

Cheese [4.5/5] -  Thoughtful twist for those who do not have a sweet tooth.  Foodie who prefer savoury can also enjoy this dessert!

Mille Crepe - Cheese & Original Flavour

Mocha [3.75] - black crepes layered with cream.  Not sure if its the cream or the crepe with the additional coffee fragrance.

Praline [4.25/5] - Praline is a French confection consisting of a caramel-covered almond or  hazelnut.  It has a rich nutty flavour which adds a different dimension to the light creamy crepes.

Chocolate Banana [3.75] - black layered crepe cake with banana flavour and slices. Combination of chocolate and banana is favourite of many.

Gula Melaka [3.5/5] - a Melaka local infused flavour - Gula Melaka. But its a bit too sweet for me.

(clockwise) Mocha, Banana Chocolare, Praline,Gula Melaka

The Mille Crepe were cut to slices and each is carefully wrapped with aluminium foils in the display fridge.  These are prepared for easy take-away so as to ensure the mille crepes would not stick together in the boxes. You can see customers packing large number of slices for take-away.  Dried ice provided for take-away.  We even saw someone with a big cooler bag, wonder if its provided by Nadeje for substantial orders.

Nadeje Patisserie Cafe

G-23 & 25, Jln PM4,
Plaza Mahkota, 75000 Melaka.
Tel: 06 283 8750
Business Hour Closed on Mondays.

UB051-053 Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
Tel: (06)2843469

Lot G-1 ,Ground Floor Jaya99,
99,Jalan Tun Sri Lanang,75100 Malacca.

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