Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Petite Mary Pattieserie, Ipoh

Meet Mary, the latest icon and familiar fictitious character whom a lot people are camwhoring and selfie-ing with in the last few months.

Mary is resides in this "mansion" which is actually owned by Purple Moon Valley. Located at the row of residential houses nearby Aeon Kinta City, along the same row as Thai Foot massage and facing Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Utara, it is pretty obvious during daytime from the pastel blue and cream colour paint.

The LINE faced Brown Chocolate Indulgence (forgot the actual name) is one of the trademark item which can be found here. I think this is a staple item you see in food blogs/posts in FB when one patronizes this cafe. Despite being price RM12, you get back potent dosage of chocolate which can satisfy all chocoholics out there. The centre is a mixture of melted chocolate, chocolate base cake/biscuit base.
The Matcha Azuki (loosely translated into Green Tea Red Bean) also shown great detail and passion was poured in producing it. The presence of the green tea aroma was definitely there, coupled with mashed red beans and cream sandwiching both layers. Even the cream in between the cake sandwich is frosted with green tea.

I reckoned the “Magnum Mini” inspired ice cream is home made. The dark chocolate shell encompass a smooth green tea ice cream and red beans. Not a green tea flavour fan myself, but I kinda liked this creation. Definitely a must-try for green tea fans out there.

The Polo Cream Puff is slightly different from the usual soft puffs you have in  the generic bakery. Combining the characteristic of both. Loved the contrasting crumbly exterior and airy center with just the right amount of cream. Priced at RM1.50, this is probably one of the cheapest item available and you wouldn't wanna miss to try this out if you plan a visit here with just limited budget.

The Capuccino arrives with simple coffee art (RM8.50). The beverage arrived warm rather than hot, probably due to the milk was not steamed/frothed up as supposed to be? Not very strong in terms of coffee aroma. Perhaps their forte still lies in the pastries and cakes rather than beverages?

 There also have juice and tea for your picks. And a limited selection of main courses like pasta and sandwiches using their croissants and bread. Slightly pricier than normal if you ask my opinion.

Pastries (the tarts, bread and danish) ranges around the RM3-5 zone. Slightly steeper than cakeshops. Pick from here if you do not wish to overspend.

In terms of interior decor, you can see Mary in the many poses on the portraits hung on the wall. Sometimes besides attractive food items, you just need to play with a specific theme/mascot to have it go viral on social media. Admit it, most of you whom has been here did took a selfie or pose with the Mary character right? See, publicity which works to the advantage of your business.

More Mary in action...
Seating here are limited and this place will be packed on weekend afternoons and surprisingly weekdays too! (It was just a non-school holiday Thursday afternoon, with a healthy mix of young college students (TARC definitely, judging from their lingua franca), some girls heart to heart talk at another corner. There were also a table of two of aunties giggling their way loudly while another corner seats the "posh" and "show-off" high class ladies with their branded bags, sipping the tea gracefully.
Will I return again? Most likely I will. I wish to try the Mont Blanc (yet to try once in my whole life, heard its some chestnut cream/puree dessert with sponge cake and topped with cream - RM12) and Line Moon faced Mango cake (RM12) and probably a few pastries and Macarons. For those who intend to make a visit, its recommended to come in a fairly large group if you wanna try more items in a single visit and make your Instagram/Facebook post more colourful with a myriad of interesting cakes.

Mary's residence opens for breakfast till around 8pm at night. Just like other generic cafes, either they are not targetting working class people on weekdays or its due to security/safety reasons. So this place is off limits for after-dinner gatherings/ supper. Parking is limited as the road is quite narrow. So it is highly recommended you come during weekdays.

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