15 Places for Gula Melaka Creations in KL and Selangor

1. Dewakan at KDU Glenmarie



A knockout dessert at this year’s best new restaurant so far, capable of haunting customers’ dreams: Creamy Gula Melaka marquise with crispy, lightly sour meringue – both brilliant even on their own, though the pulut ice cream makes this transcendent, certain to be of 2015’s finest.

Address: Lower Ground Floor, KDU University College

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2. Cat In The Box at Empire Damansara


Cat In The Box backs a diverse range of locally based F&B entrepreneurs, offering the likes of a Gula Melaka nut tart baked by a German expatriate who has lived in KL for several years.

Address: Lot 111 Heritage Lane, Empire Damansara

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3. Strangers At 47 at Section 17, Petaling Jaya


This ‘Purple Rage,’ an East-meets-West crepe with Japanese sweet potato, coconut sago & pandan-infused Gula Melaka seems destined to leave customers delightfully appeased, not angered.

Address: 47, Jalan 17/45, 46400 Petaling Jaya

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See Also: Review: Strangers At 47 at Section 17, Petaling Jaya

4. Bait at Bangsar


Delicate sago-&-gula melaka panna cotta, a ravishing riff on cendol.

Address: 65 Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar

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5. Swich Café at Damansara Uptown


Swich’s Brazilian dark roast coffee constructions are inimitably idiosyncratic – you’ll find the likes of lattes laced with Gula Melaka painstakingly sourced from a Malaccan plantation that café founder Cheng Cheng insists is superior to Jonker Street wares – on her regular trips south, Cheng Cheng purchases 50 kilogrammes of Gula Melaka at a go to bring back to KL.

Address: 54, Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama

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6. Lorem Ipsum at Bangsar


Sourced from home baker Ling’s Kitchen, the Gula Melaka egg tart offered at this café is a tasty new take on familiar flavours.

Address: 59-1, Jalan Bangkung

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7. Robata Monkey at Jaya One


This Japanese hot spot offers a refreshing ensemble of green tea ice cream, mochi, azuki beans & gula melaka.

Address: L-12A-G, Palm Square, Jaya One

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8. Simply Mel’s at Bangsar South


A reliable favourite, clinging beautifully to tradition: Sago Biji Gula Melaka, as great as it gets.

Address: The Sphere, Unit 1-1A, 1st floor, No. 1 Avenue 1, Bangsar South, No. 8 Jalan Kerinchi

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9. Whimsical at Solaris Dutamas


Whimsical serves whopping bowls of muesli, turned into a tropical treat with coconut gelato (laced with Gula Melaka), plus honey cinnamon milk.

Address: D2-G3-05, Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1

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See Also: Review: Whimsical Gelateria and Caffe by Cielo Dolci at Solaris Dutamas

10. Foodlogy at Sentul


A pleasurable panna cotta, sweetened with Gula Melaka syrup & textured with sago pearls inside the cream.

Address: B-01 Viva Residency, Jln Suppiah Pillay, Off Jln Ipoh

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11. Battery Acid Club at Damansara Utama


Cakes here come from respected indie baker Petiteserie Desserts, with options like The Cendol (pandan sponge, sago gulamelaka, coconut cream & jelly).

Address: 21, Jalan SS21/34, 47400 Damansara Utama

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12. Metal Box at Empire Damansara


No lack of enticements for the sweet tooth here, including chunky-soft French toast that’s pan-fried with Nestum & sprinkled with roasted pistachios, served with berry coulis, diced peach & Gula Melaka.

Address: G12 Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8

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See Also: Metal Box at Empire Damansara: Restaurant Review

13. Salt N Koffie at Jaya One


The signature coffee beverage is called ‘The Salty Koffie’ (RM13), with iced coffee, Gula Melaka & some salt combining to taste like something out of a cendol bowl. Deliciously well-balanced in its sweet-salty dimensions, ideal for a hot afternoon.

Address: E-83-G.3 Palm Square, Jaya One

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See Also: Salt N Koffie Gallery at Jaya One: Restaurant Review

14. Straits Food Company at Bangsar


Malacca-style popiah- soft spring rolls (the wrapping’s made fresh everyday) stuffed with turnips, coriander, bean sprouts, cucumber & a dash of gula melaka sweet sauce, garlic & chilli.

Address: 2 Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, Bangsar Utama

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See Also: Straits Food Company at Bangsar: Restaurant Review

15. Maps at Bandar Sunway


Made in-house: Japanese cotton cheesecake, textured with dessicated coconut, topped with gula melaka but far from saccharine.

Address:  9, Jalan PJS 11/2

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See Also: Review: Map’s at Bandar Sunway

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7 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Angela Saram March 28, 2015 Subscriber

    Ling Orr Wendy Lok !!! Let’s meet at one of these places ! Just seeing the photos makes me drool ……

    • Ling Orr March 28, 2015 Subscriber

      Yes let’s meet…when Wendy comes back from London.

    • Wendy Lok March 28, 2015 Subscriber

      Drool!! Here I am seating t MH lounge and can’t find anything decent to eat. They are really getting downhill!!!

    • Ling Orr March 28, 2015 Subscriber

      The lounge has never been good Wendy.

  2. Sarah Rusli March 25, 2015 Subscriber

    Must try each of them

  3. Belinda Lee March 23, 2015 Subscriber

    Jaycee Ewe

  4. Bernadette Anne Fernandez March 21, 2015 Subscriber

    Robina Monjori Leo, something for you to read about.

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