|This photo courtesy of tarts-and-pies.blogspot.com!|
During the first week of August, I was away in Melaka (I prefer the Malay spelling; so sue me =p) for work.
That's why you all had to go through one full week of Wendy's writing and not mine! Unfortunately I couldn't enjoy a whole week of Melaka food because I came down with food poisoning on my second night there! That totally floored me and confined me to a diet of bread and water for the next few days. Thankfully I still had the chance to drop by Nadeje (pronounced nah-jhey, according to the staff) before we made our way home.
I knew about this place because Wendy had done some searching on crepe cakes and found out that Nadeje apparently does one of the best in Malaysia. Making that kind of statement is no small matter, so she made it my mission to conduct a sample test on their cakes to see if it's really worth all that hype.
Upon walking through the door, I was immediately greeted by the usual cake display. But this one was only filled with crepe cakes! You'd be forgiven if you had thought you just walked into mille crepe heaven. So far in my limited exposure to mille crepe, I've only seen 2-3 on display at a time, sharing space with other cakes. So to see the wide range like Nadeje had was really cool. It left me in that same kind of amazed state as the time I went to Babycakes Sweet Shoppe for the first time and saw all those macarons..hehe.
In total I think there were about 12 different flavours to choose from. Prices are all about RM9.90 per slice (A review done in 2010 put the price at RM8.50. Guess prices have gone up!). There are also whole cakes on display for about RM70 each. For those who come from outstation and wonder how long the cakes can last, never fear: Nadeje also sells cooler bags for RM5 each that can fit a maximum of 6 slices, or 1 whole cake. The cooler bag is packed with ice and is recommended for about 3-4 hours. A word of caution: Nadeje uses normal ice, so it will start melting after a couple of hours. After a while water will start dripping from the bag, as we learnt the hard way. Therefore don't expect to carry the bag for too long. =P
Of course, since one cooler bag can fit 6 slices, naturally I bought 6!
This slice here is called Double Chocolate. As the name suggests, it has a very strong chocolate flavour. I thought this would be more Wendy's thing, but I ended up liking it more than her. She preferred the Cheese flavour, which is...
...This! It's ironic, because I thought I would like the Cheese and Wendy would prefer the Chocolate, but it turned out the other way around. The cheese used was rich and very smooth, although I found the cheese to be a bit too rich for me, that's why I preferred the chocolate.
Finally, a slice of Mango Yogurt. I chose this one because Wendy likes mango, so I thought no harm giving this a try. This was pleasant; sweet because of the cream, yet a little bit sour because of the mango. It was an interesting combination that tasted a bit like the cheese flavour and yet was still distinctively different. We both liked this too, although I wouldn't put it on par with the Double Chocolate.
I mentioned earlier I bought 6 slices, but unfortunately we only managed to snap pictures of these 3!
The other 3 flavours I bought were Original, Melaka, and...erm...oh crap...forgot. LOL.
Anyway in a nutshell everything we tried from Nadeje really did live up to its reputation, and Wendy is already demanding to know when we're going to make a trip to Melaka for cake! So the next time you decide to make a trip to Melaka to pig out, do spare some space in your tummies for mille crepe from Nadeje! =D
(Oh btw, it's called Melaka flavour because there's Gula Melaka inside..or so I was told. =D)
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G-23 & 25, Jln PM4,
Tel: +6 06 283 8750
Closed on Mondays