Chillout @ The Twelve Cups

20130510-014342.jpgWent back to The Twelve Cups for cakes after treating Imelda to her birthday dinner at The Cruises Steak House. Think it’s gonna be one of my places to chill for cakes and hangout. Haha. Simply cause the crepe cakes are really nice, and the comfortably nice environment just makes it even better.

This time around, I even ordered a hot Mocha.Β 20130510-014355.jpgSadly though, the hot Mocha kinda sucks. I’m not sure if it’s cause they were short of manpower and rush through making all the drinks since we’d already waited almost 20-25 minutes for our drinks, or issit just their coffee based beverage suck generally. Top that with the slow service, and I almost vow not to come back ever. At that very moment, of course. But after I got my drink, the good feeling came back, specially with every bite of the cakes.20130510-014623.jpgI still think it’s really silly of them to use 75% of the plate space to write words and only the remaining 25% to squeeze in the cake.

This time, we ordered the Raspberry Cheese Cake and the Hokkaido Chocolate Cake.Β 20130510-014633.jpg20130515-000611.jpgPretty good, if I may say so. Thank got the Raspberry Cheese is not too cheesy. It’s just nice for 2-3 people sharing it. Gotta say, the Hokkaido Chocolate is so much better than the milky sweet Hokkaido Milk (mentioned in my previous ‘The Twelve Cups post’). But however nice these two are, I still prefer the Coffee Chocolate and the Tiramisu that I tried previously.

So far, both times I hung out here is with my girl pals. I think it’s an awesome place to just chill and bond over coffee and cakes. πŸ™‚

Anyway, I’d definitely go back again soon for more cakes. πŸ˜‰

Girls’ Catch-up @ The Twelve Cups, Beach Street

I thought the only place in Penang to have crepe cake is Humble Beginnings, Straits Quay. But I was wrong. Seems like there’s another place that’s much nicer, comfier and spacious, as compared to the small shop of Humble Beginnings at Straits Quay.

The Twelve Cups. Yup. That’s the name of the shop, located along Beach Street, Penang.20130415-180915.jpgAt first I thought it’d would probably be more of a coffee-based shop, but apparently no. Not really anyway. The attraction there it their crepe cake.20130415-180922.jpgGlad Hui suggested this place for our girls meet-up with Cherrie last Sunday. I love trying new places. Lately it’s like a ‘thing’ for me to try new places and write about it. Haha. And this is one place I’m really happy to be introduced to. Besides parking being a slight problem if you’re a lady and is suppose to go there at night (cause it’s kinda dark on the road at Beach Street), this is a really nice place to chill and hangout. The sofa chairs just makes it just that much more comfortable. πŸ™‚

Anyways, we ordered 4 cakes to be shared among the 5 of us girls.Β 20130415-180940.jpgI find it rather silly to use 80% of the plate to write words with chocolate syrup while the cake is squeezed into the remaining 20%. On top of that, whatever’s written just doesn’t make sense. Some sounds silly even. ‘Be Happy’ is kinda way too cliche and cheesy, but it’s still okay. ‘Sunday I’m In Love’? Please. Just please. Bleh. πŸ˜‰

Cake number 1. TiramisuΒ 20130415-180954.jpgPretty yummy, if I may say so. I love how the cakes, all four of them actually, are so soft, your fork just slide all the way from the top right down to the plate. The Tiramisu ain’t too creamy like some of the Tiramisu’s that I’ve tried elsewhere. The blend of the coffee taste with the rest of the cake ingredients is just nice, none of it overpowering the other.

Cake number 2. Hokkaido Milk20130415-181012.jpgThis is way too milky for my liking. Way way way too milky. It’s like the whole thing is made of solely milk. Don’t get me wrong. I do drink milk. But as a cake, it’s just too much. It doesn’t even taste like a cake. It’s more like eating milk crepe. πŸ˜›

Cake number 3. Mango20130415-181006.jpgOh gawd. This is so bad, I cringe when I took my first bite. Bleh! But I guess this depends on preference cause it seems like one of my friends, Wei Yi, actually liked it, though, I think she’s the only one. πŸ˜‰

Cake number 4. Coffee Chocolate20130415-181000.jpgThis is my favourite. It’s so yummy, I decided to buy a slice back for my mum who doesn’t like cakes. And even she said it’s yummy! So it’s a big thumbs up for this one. πŸ™‚

I actually prefer the cakes here, as opposed to the one at Humble Beginnings, despite my lack of interest in the Hokkaido Milk and Mango. The cakes here are softer and slight more moist. Though, I really have no complains for the Humble Beginnings cakes as well. πŸ˜‰

After filling our bellies with these yummy (and not-so-yummy cakes), we had a short photo session at the nearby carpark where we parked our cars. Or rather, cam-whoring session. πŸ˜‰ I gotta say, I miss hanging out with my high school friends.20130415-181026.jpg20130415-181019.jpgThe true and real ones are really hard to replace. But I guess the same goes with current adult friends, even though the number of sincere ones might be lower. πŸ˜‰ I’m glad to say, I’m blessed enough to have met a handful of really good friends over the past few years. πŸ™‚ True friends are rare, and I’m glad I’ve got them. The old and new ones alike. πŸ™‚

Desserts @ Fahrenheit

20130415-122919.jpgIt’s been twice now that I’ve been to this dessert place. It’s kinda quirky and nice. Not sure if quirky can be used to describe a place but that’s the word that came into mind. Very comfy and cozy atmosphere. A little homely feel too. Though you can’t really get the feel when you see the place in pictures. πŸ˜‰IMG_7352I just have one problem with the decorations in this place. Still can’t see it? Well look closer.Β IMG_7355See it now? FREAKY. I really don’t need a mannequin doll staring at my lower body under the table. Haha. Both times I was there, I specifically requested to sit at a tables where it’s the mannequin’s legs under the table instead of its upper half of the body. The legs are a little less creepy. A little. πŸ˜‰ Other than that, I pretty much really like this place.

Maybe it’s cause of the games they provide here.Β IMG_7358You can just take your pick and bring it to your table to play with your friends. Board games, mini structure games, card games, etc etc.Β IMG_7359IMG_7380They even have that ‘sticks’ game I used to play when I was young.IMG_7387The first time I was at this place, we had so much fun playing this simple game of removing the sticks from the pile, one by one, without moving any other sticks in the pile. πŸ˜‰ But the game that got me most excited?IMG_7372Darts! Love this! I’m not good at it cause I really have no practice. Rare could find places with darts. Or, let me rephrase that. Rarely could find places with darts that is not a noisy bar filled with cigarette smoke. It’s nice to be able to play this in brightly lit, fresh air, cozy environment. Haha. The only thing is that it’s magnetic darts. I prefer the proper darts with pointy ends. πŸ˜‰ But still, love it! πŸ˜‰

Anyways, can’t really remember what I ordered the first time I was here. But the last time I came here, it was with Imelda and Angie after our dinner at Pinocchio. We ordered two yogurt desserts to share among the 3 of us. First we had the ‘Black Cherry Wine’.20130415-122940.jpgThis is kinda sourish. It’s nice, but a piece of advice, don’t attempt to finish this all by yourself. You’ll get a little sick of it after a while. But if it’s shared among friends, then it’s actually nice!

Next up we ordered the Guinness Stout. Apparently, its only available at this shop, Fahrenheit, and can’t be found anywhere else in Penang.20130415-122947.jpgThis is yummy! Seriously. With a little bit of coffee taste, the sourish taste of the yogurt is balanced off nicely. I’d definitely mark think on down and order it the next time I’m there. The shop owner informed us that the don’t always have the ‘Guinness Stout’, but they’re considering putting it on the menu permanently. Well, I hope they do, cause I love this! πŸ˜‰

Despite the freakish mannequin decor, I actually really like this place, and would definitely bring my friends there to hangout and chillout every now and then. Play some games, have some dessert, sit and bitch a little. πŸ˜‰

Note : The area is kinda dark outside at night, so ladies gotta be careful when walking to their cars. Make sure walk in groups or get a guy friend to walk with. πŸ™‚

Humble Beginnings, Straits Quay

Looks like I’m trying a lot of cakes this month. Thanks to Imelda, I got to try the crΓͺpe cake from the famous Humble Beginnings. 20130123-221916.jpgIt used to only be available for order online. Now they’ve opened a shop in Straits Quay, Penang. We decided to go there for Mel’s birthday. Just a little birthday treat. It’s a small little shop, with amazing cakes.

My first ever Humble Beginnings cake is a Chocolate Swiss CrΓͺpe Cake (the only kind of chocolate cake in the house), recommended by Imelda who knows me well enough to know that I’d pick the chocolate flavoured one. πŸ˜€20130123-221926.jpgReally, really, really yummy! It’s soft and smooth, moist and velvety. Not to mention, very rich. Simply lovely. *thumbs up*

While Imee and I both had the Chocolate Swiss, Mel ordered a Peanut Butter Blueberry CrΓͺpe Cake for herself.20130123-221934.jpgGot a taste of it. Let me just say that, I am not a fan of peanut butter. I especially hate it with bread. But this cake? Oh, this cake. Peanut butter and blueberry. It’s really nice. I might even consider getting myself one in the future, and that’s saying something, coming from someone like me who don’t really fancy peanut butter. =)

Would definitely go back for more cakes from here. Though, the downside eating it in the shop itself? They don’t seem to serve plain water. Imelda and I asked for water and they said something about ‘not enough’. Ain’t sure if its not enough water or not enough waitress. Hhmmm. So heads up, if anybody’s going to there for cakes, bring your own water or order some other drinks they offer there.

I would love to order their cakes online (http://www.humblebeginnings.com.my/)Β too. Seems like they have a wider variety online, as compared to those available in the shop.

Ritz Cakes & Pastries

Ritz Cakes & Pastries is one of the famous bakery in Penang. 20130122-021754.jpgI’ve heard that their cakes are nice, tried some even, mostly birthday cakes from birthday parties, but I’ve never personally bought a slice of cake for myself from this shop. So finally, I decided to get one for myself, a slice of my own preference. Picked one of the simplest most common one. Chocolate Oreo Cake.20130122-021801.jpgBasically, its just sponge cake. But as far as sponge cake goes, it’s one of the nice ones. Most sponge cake we have from other bakeries are usually dry and bland. But this? It’s moist and chocolaty. I won’t say its something special. I did, after all, picked the common flavour. But it’s definitely way above average as compared to other sponge cakes I’ve tried before from other bakeries. I’m definitely planning to go back to try some other flavours soon. πŸ˜‰

Oh, and for the record, they only sell cakes and pastries. No breads or buns. Lol. And you can check their variety of cakes from their online webpage : http://ritzcakeshop.com/

Tang Yuen (Jalan Magazine)

20120723-001000.jpgWent with G and Mel for ‘tang yuen’ on Thursday night after we had our dinner. ‘Tang yuen’ is a chinese dessert that is usually used to symbolize family unity. I’ve been to this place at Jalan Magazine before previously with Chris, Ben, Alex and Nic. But think the last time, I accidentally ordered the one with ginger flavour in it, hence, not memorable. This time around, I took the one without ginger, with brown sugar and only the big balls of ‘tang yuen’. And I gotta say, it is quite nice. Served up warm, the ‘tang yuen’ stuffed with peanuts and black sesame taste really good. I’m definitely going back for more in the future. Hee!