Cuisine : Desserts
Recommended For : To-go durian fix
Catphobia-Friendly? : Not too many cats in these streets, thankfully
And suddenly, durian crepes seem to have risen over to claim the title of the fad food of the moment (remember the cupcakes and macaroons obsession?) and is now being sold on every other online bakery. The thing about fad foods is, well, how would you know which ones are really good and which ones are just riding along on the dessert's sudden fame?
The best thing we can think of to do is to consult the original durian guru! When in durian doubt, the only place in our heart is Happy Meal (no, nothing to do with those little red boxes offered by a certain fast food joint)! Granted they do not offer durian crepes, but more than compensate with their innovative durian offerings!
The top three must-tries?
1. Durian Cream Puff (RM3 for a pack of 4 pieces)
Just imagine biting into one of these puffs, sinking your teeth in incredibly pillowy choux pastry oozing with rich and creamy durian custard. Best eaten chilled, perfect with black coffee.
Those innocent-looking, freshly-baked tarts that you see? Little did we know that they would be the instigator of our chronic tea-time cravings! It's best consumed warm, as a bite into the pastry will send warm and gooey durian fillings rushing into your mouth. One thing to note about Happy Meal is that you can clearly see that they use the actual durian fruits in their desserts, as opposed to using artificial flavouring.
Having never tried tofu cakes, we were rather hesitant about this one at first. But all the tofu does is give the cake a moist and dense texture, without actually having the tofu taste present, and brings out the durian flavour in every satisfying bite. What an ingenious creation! If tofu just will never sound appealing to you, a good alternative would be their Durian Butter Cake (RM1.50 per slice). They also have Durian Swiss Rolls but it's not very flavourful, in our opinion.
Their Pineapple Coconut Tart (RM2) tastes like a warm, baked version of pina colada
Hokkaido Cake (RM2.50):
soft cake blocks dusted with icing sugar and generously filled with vanilla custard
Cheese Taufu Cheese Cake (RM3.80 per box) is a great non-durian alternative.
Also available in Black Sesame
Kafe Happy Meal
143 Jalan Tun HS Lee
50000 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2072 6080
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
We usually park in Kompleks Selangor (opposite Swiss Inn Hotel) for RM3.50 an hour, and take a 10-minute walk across Chinatown to Happy Meal.