January 5, 2022

A tourist day to Cafe Marion and Don't tell Mama (Restaurant), Cherating, Pahang, Malaysia

It was an exciting day. I was looking forward to this day, the way outing with my friend and the day which I was like a tourist in my hometown! 


Before going back to my kampung (Hometown) , I have come across a post spread virally on Facebook. It is a post about a french cafe in Cherating ,Pahang where people are willing to wait for 2 hours to taste their godness.  


So I suggest Chia YIng to bring me there. She went there before. If you want to know if the cafe Marion was worth the wait, Click here to see it. 

 


We arrived around 11.30am like that, but I was not feeling well. Period hit and I feel so reluctant to  stand. We waited for like 20 mins before we went down to get the number. (The numbering system for the customer so that you no need to line up and roasted under the hot sun)



My partner of the day, Chia Ying!  Friend since high school, but only get closer during the time in university. Opps , we also took the same course in the same uni, but different batches. She is litterally my senior! 







Waiting....

They also hired a very friendly and kind rela to guide the mass crowd. The kind Rela would pass you umbrella to keep you shaded, talk to you if you are boring, very polite and any pregnant lady, senior would be given priorities to buy first. (I guess he would offer you sunblock also if he has it, hahahahaha)




Across the road, behind these  huts.chalets  is beautiful and hot beach view! 



As you can see some of the dessert, like classical cheesecake, on the top right side is already sold out. So fast! Chia Ying and me planned to be the first next time so that we can grab the hot selling ones like classical cheesecake. 



Some posters also sold along side the dessert. 



Finally, it was our turn to grab 8 pieces of it! I notice a lot of people want to take photo of the word 'CAFE MARION' , so we also stood at the side so that the people behind us can take as many photos as they want. 

This is my dear friend, Chia Ying making payment of her long waiting dessert! 




This is me, yours truly  making payment of her long waiting dessert! Hahahaha. 
Taking Chia Ying for taking miltiple shoots. 




We hadn't had our lunch yet. Chia Ying also prepared some sandwich in case we were hungry during the long waiting time. 



Afterwards, we went across the road, headed towards the beach to the restaurant 'Dont Tell Mama'





Food on the wall were special menu on the day. Some of it are Japanese food because the owner who know this restaurant in Cherating , Pahang Malaysia is a Japanese. So you can really see a subtle of interesting twist of  diverse culture  here in Cherating. You might not be able to tell on the first sight, but it is quite obvious when everyone come out in the evening, during the sunset. When the beach is full of crowd. You can also watch this video here which I made years ago by interviewing the people here in Cherating. 


Cafe Marion, the French cafe owed by a French who married to a Malaysian then 'Dont Tell Mama' owed by a Japanese. 


With local fusion too. 




Pumpkin soup served with garlic toast. 



Grilled salmon with greens and fries





Fish and chip 

The food that we ordered , in my opinion was ordinary. We went there just to heal our hungry stomach. So yea. That's it at the outing day at Cafe Marion and Don't Tell Mama in Cherating, Pahang, Malaysia. 




Ending this post with a photo of us. I know I look like middl age aunty here. (Sad), so I need to work out more to combat against the slow metabolism in me! 
January 1, 2022

Cafe Marion , Cherating Pahang


 Regarding how long does we queue and the queueing condition, you can read  the other post here. 

Updated  12th Jan 2021 

Chia Ying has just told me that that is a new order system where you can skip the queue !me You can place order through their whatsapp here one day before, and collect it on the second day. If they don't reply you, it could be because their order has reached full quota already. So if you really want to grab whatever you like, I would suggest you to still BOOK EARLY to avoid dissapointment, hahaha. 

Also, read on their instastory to know any latest update, They updated in their insta story just now to show that the whatsapp order is full. 


This post would focus on the food itself. 



My friend (Chia Ying) and I after queueing for 1 hour , we finally managed to get our pieces of pastries of maximum 8 pieces for each head count.  


Chia Ying and I 



As you can see here, a total of 16 pieces of tarts and cheesecake. 

We didnt manage to get 
1. Straweberry tart (not available on the day)
2. Classical Cheesecake (sold out very fast )





After they have sold out the pastries, they will continue to open the shop to serve beverage, as you can see from the menu board. 



These were how crazy we were! I got so hyped up by Chia Ying!  My initial plan is to only buy only 3 pieces of pastries. but since I had queue such a long time...about one hour. I might as well use up all the quota. 


Happy Kid I am. I am going to eat less sweet after this. (CNY is coming too, oops!)









I personally like this. I could taste the bitter from chocolate and the sweetness from the salted caramel. But it really varies individually,  some of you may not like to have all the taste to mix together. 



Actually cheesecake is easily found every where, and the delicious cheesecake is quite common too. Still this is my top 1 favourite simply because I like to eat cheesecake.  

I have tasted better cheesecake some where else in KL. But I still i would come here for the cheesecake because 

1. I like cheesecake 
2. I seldom see salted caramel cheesecake
3. THeir cheesecake is delicious 



Salted caramel chocolate tart VS salted caramel cheesecake. 

Which one is your preference? 






Next, I would like to share this almond and walnut tart. I guess you should really try this because you can hardly find it any where also it tastes much more better than it looks! 

It is suitable for those who doesn't like food that is too sweet. Both almond and walnut are definitely less sweet, , but it doesnt make it taste lesser. 


Lemon Meringue Tart 
Again, I have tried it some where else in any cafe in Selangor. or Simply the lemon tart. But i will still drawn by the beautiful meringue on top of the lemon tart!  The taste is 

Primary : Sour (plain but pleasant sour)

So you would either like it or just stay away from it. Haha 


My least favourite. Because I want to share it with my husband. So I only ate this 2 days later. Not sure that's why it is not so fresh, it is just plain sweet for me. Don't like. The texture is okay, but the taste ... is not enjoyable. 






Q: WIll I come again? 

A: I will come again if I am not queueing alone, because it is all for the friends who chat with you during the wait as well as for the great pastries there. 


Q: Does it worth the wait? 

A: This is the first question I ask my friend when I heard that she literally queued 2 hours just to buy the tars and the cheesecake. 


It was tasty overall, but some of the tarts could be found in other places (like some French cafe in Selangor/KL area)


For me, I would queue if  there are friends/people going together. It would make the waiting time more exciting. A fun way to catch up too. 


Just like Chia Ying, I wouldn't go and queue alone if there is no one with me. 


Skip the queue, place order via the whatsapp system HERE  (updated 12th Jan 2022)


Café Marion  


🗼French Café
🕐 Open 1PM - 7PM
🕜 Friday 2.30PM - 7PM
🛍️ Take Away only
📍Cherating Beach, Malaysia ⛱️
Close Tuesday & Wednesday
Halal


Source:Taken from their instagram 

December 28, 2021

A mini getaway at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur : Comfortable , Colonial and Great Services - Part 2

 Continue from the Part 1 

Breakfast 

At the Contago Cafe 



I guess one of the highlight of this hotel.. (I'm not sure, I have not been to any other upscale hotel like this) is their great services. There are waitresses who would guide you to your seat and also unlike any buffet breakfast in hotel, they will serve you the beverage at your request (even when you can actually line up and get the beverage yourself =P )



Here's our seat on the morning of Christmas week 2021 


All the guests were required to put on the plastic gloves while getting food from the common areas. 




The pastries, waffle and pancake  ...





The croissant.... it is lovingly frangrant although not to crunchy. I guess it is because it has been served in the cold air-conditioned room that make it less crunchy...I could be wrong. but croissant is one of the food here that I grab twice! 

The taste was just so freaking balance-ly perfect. 

I have mentioned this in the previous post, but I am going to mention it again. 


The chocolate roll and the red bean roll..... Tasty!  

I dont have high expectation initially, due to it's mundane plating, but it turns out unexpectedly awesome. 


You can have higher expectation when it comes to food like pastries bread...Food that served during high tea, because the Majestic Hotel is quite well known for its afternoon high tea session. 


Waffles, pancake and bread.. standard as usual. 













The Beverage 


The beverage island is near the entrance , along the way when you are heading to the inside of the Contago cafe, to get seated. IAll the hot beverage were exclusively prepared by the hotel's barista! 
The beverage island on the right side of this photo here. (Above )





There was also fresh juice as well as cold beverage. The hot beverage menu here as you can see in the photo below... 
is anything you can order! 

I just realise there is also Jarmine tea available here! Wow. 
I ordered Fresh steam milk which is not found in the wall menu here also. 















I did nto try the congee as I was too busy stuffing salad and milk and croissant =P 


Yes, Halal dim sum available too! 



Malaysian delicacies like Apam Balik, Roti Canai, Nasi Lemak, Rendang are all available in this island here. 





My husband & me 


My morning view! while having buffer breakfast, hahaha . 

I hope that next year Iwill be seeing this view with one more baby on his lap! 












I was so dumb initially I asked for Milo as the choice of drink. Then only Hot chocolate is available. Did you see the simple latte art made by the barista here?  (Top right side of the pic below)

Now , do you know why most of the guest here opt for the hot beverage instead of the cold ones? hahahah 


My choice of breakfast :



1. Roasted tomato (My favourite! If you like tomato too, you will realise that the taste of tomato after heat treatment like steam, charred or roasted or oven-baked taste much more better ! )

2. Salad - one of the food that I had for 2 rounds because I didn't get to eat much salad if it is not in the hotel buffet style. 

3. Chicken Ham : Sliced smaller and mix with the fresh garden salad. 

4. The sinfully salty sesame sauce:As the dressing for the salad. 




While waiting for the second round, my tummy was too full to stuff so many things at one time. 


Husband ordered Piccolo 







My round 2 breakfast , with croissant on the other plate. Croissant is a must try! YUmmy! 





History of the Majestic Hotel 



Built in 1932, the original Hotel Majestic was designed by the Dutch architectural firm Keyes and Dowdeswell for the Trustees of the Estate of Loke Wan Tho, the youngest son of the businessman and philanthropist Loke Yew.

source: https://www.majestickl.com/majestic_story.html


Normally, we care about the comfortability when it comes to hotel. Just the history of this ancient-looking in the urban time is worth to study for. 


I mean, look at the neo-classical  embellish of the hotel and the bell boy, the receptionist and all the hotel staff are dressed in a colonial style era costume. It really brought me back to the time during the British occupation. 




Where to book ? 


Not sure if it is due to the covid pandemic outbreak period, I booked during the 11.11 sales. (Checked in Dec 2021) It was around Rm 470 nett  for one night stay including dinner and breakfast at the Agoda.