giving the place a clinical ambience. Its specialties are coconut jelly and coconut shakes.
The coconut jelly can be topped up with nata de coco, aloe vera, red beans and cendol. Coconut fiesta is the latest addition to its menu. But, oh dear, something’s not right here. The toppings are not on nodding terms with the coconut ice-cream which has a subdued flavour. The fresh, sweetish coconut water manages to save this dessert from being a flop. snacks and noodles. It is popular with residents and students in the vicinity because of its economical prices. The coconut shake is served in a plastic cup, and is topped with vanilla icecream. Containing little or no milk, this blend refreshes the senses, and the ice-cream is smooth on the palate.
8. OWL ESPRESSO,
JALAN SS15/8, SUBANG JAYA
A variety of Korean bingsu is offered here. There’re also fried snacks, toast, coffee, tea and milkshakes. The coconut bingsu looks like a snowman sticking his head out of a coconut shell, and the coconut water comes in a cup. The coconut flavoured bingsu doesn’t make
9. BUKIT DINDING COCONUT CAFÈ, JALAN WANGSA DELIMA 5,
WANGSA MAJU, KL
This cheery cafe is the king of coconut shakes. Its range of flavours include strawberry, mango, passion fruit, lime, yogurt, pandan, durian, kiwi, rosebuds, honey coco, Hershey’s chocolate and the banana-andpineapple mix.
I sample the last option. The tart pineapple cuts through the subtle taste of the coconut. Add to the equation the smooth distinct banana flavour, and the blend quenches my thirst delightfully.