Yes, I find little time to cook these days. But never stop me from stuffing myself.
Recently, I discover this little cafe in Subang Jaya, run by Japanese husband and wife team. Known as Haikara Style Cafe & Bakery, it specialize in charcoal roasted coffee & pastries. The fusion-menu very much inspired by a blend of French, Italian & Japanese.
Set meals comes with a complimentary cup salad, soup and/or butter bun. I’ve always prefer clear soup and Haikara perfected that little cup-servings of soup before your get main course. The little touch of mixed herbs gives a subtle hint of herby taste to your palate.
The spaghetti is al-dente, and the dressing is tastefully done with the rich seafood essence. Using seafood stock and the combination of prawns, squids, octopus, some kind of-roe and watercress gives a great chewing texture that burst with seafood soul. This is my first encounter using watercress in pasta. First look I thought it was our dearly Malaysian ‘kangkung’, and I do love the crunch from watercress.
Out of my 5 visits in two weeks, I’ve ordered this dish 4 times. It is highly recommended. According to the owner, they curry sauce is being stewed over two days with onions, carrots and potatoes, before it’s being spread onto the crispy breaded boneless chicken steak. Definitely my choice of comfort food. Did I mentioned this is highly recommended.?
One of their French inspired desserts, the cream puff uses 3 different types of cream; chestnut cream, custard cream and whipped cream. Lightly sugar dusted with bits of crunched nuts, a messy bite of the puff radiates joy and positive sugar energy.
Freshly brewed and served with that cute teeny-weenie creamer cup (which I am always tempted to keep it). It’s a good cup of coffee for a lazy weekend.
On other visits I’ve also tried banana roll, strawberry roll, ice cream blueberry french toast, macha roll, shokupan toast, beef stew, Omu-Spa pasta and some other buns there.
This is a great hangout for coffee and pastry, but do compromise with the small space and quickly sold out pastries. Greet the friendly owners and be inspired by their dedication in making food. And say hello to their cat PuPu.
Haikara Style Cafe & Bakery
E-Tiara , GF SS16/1 Subang Jaya
T: +603 5630 0743
Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm(10:30pm Last order)
Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm(10:30pm Last order)
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:30pm(6:00pm Last order)
Closed on Mondays