FIRST IMPRESSION : KUEHPEDIA CAKE BOUTIQUE & CAFE

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Last week I had some extra time on my hands because we had a one week holiday. So, I decided to pay a visit to Kuehpedia Cafe & Boutique, a new restaurant which has been the talk of the town. I’ve been hearing so many good things about it, I follow them on Instagram so everything seemed far too interesting for me to not check it out for myself.

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First, let’s talk about the interior. The first thing you see when you enter is the dessert counter. The decorations are super cute and reminds me of the olden English days. There are a lot of little trinkets here and there and the entire atmosphere is very cozy.

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Unfortunately, the space is quite small so you can literally just fit one person in the hallway. And, the lighting at the actual seating area sucks. I feel like for such a small space, it would’ve been great to have open ceilings to let some sunlight in and make the space look a lot spacious than it actually is. It doesn’t help that the walls are painted a dark colour so it made the lighting worse. The dim lighting might be intentional for a more romantic feel but it’s just not my thing.

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Creamy Salted Egg Pasta

I ordered the Creamy Salted Egg Pasta, which I was very excited about because anything salted egg, I’m down for. It’s basically a local twist on the carbonara pasta where they incorporated salted egg in it. It was definitely salty and there was some sweetness to it, but it’s definitely an average dish. I wouldn’t order it again. The serving seemed a bit too small but because it’s so creamy, I couldn’t finish it anyway.

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Beef Bacon Aglio Olio Pasta

My friends got Beef Bacon Aglio Olio pasta, Grilled Chicken Chop (which she received lamb instead) and like, Chilli Fries. Another friend of mine got Fried Rice, which she said was very very good but I couldn’t take a picture because she ate it straight away.

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Grilled Lamb Chop

Here are my comments :

  • Beef Bacon Aglio Olio pasta – the serving is too small
  • Grilled Lamb chop – it was okay but a bit too chewy for my liking. It could’ve been more tender.
  • Chilli Fries – average
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Chilli Fries

As for drinks, we ordered average drinks like iced tea, iced grenadine etc etc.

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The highlight of the entire meal was the cakes, though. We ordered Chocolate Indulgence (something like that lol), Red Velvet and Gula Apong (palm sugar). The cakes were moist and the flavours came through. The Gula Apong one was my favourite. If I were to come back to this restaurant, it would be for the cakes. They usually have more desserts like Ikan Bilis (anchovies) cake, Bawang Goreng (fried shallots) cake, fruit tart, pavlova and more. Unfortunately, when we came, they only had the three cakes that we ordered and a White Chocolate cake. I need to go back for dessert.

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Basically, the concept is cool but the food is average. The desserts are great. I do want to go back to try out the local food though. They had congee, fried rice and others. My friend said the fried rice she ordered was delicious so I’m curious to see if it was mind-blowing or just, a normal plate of fried rice.

Kuehpedia Cake Boutique & Cafe
No 7 Wayang Street Kuching Sarawak
Open Monday to Saturday

Tel : +6010-9710606
Instagram : @kuehpedia

Talk again soon,
Hani Lutfi

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