Have you heard of Mille Crepe? This cake-like-dessert is actually French and got its name from the many layers (hence Mille) of crepes and cream used to make it. Maybe because of its unique appearance for a cake and its rarity in Malaysia, it became a hit on the Internet a few years ago. But now it is quite common in Klang Valley since many cafes are serving it over their cake counters.
My first time trying it was at Food Foundry at Section 17 PJ, where I found it to be so-so at best. I didn’t hate it nor love it, just felt it was nothing quite impressive except for that special layered texture it offers. So when I expressed my not-so-favorable response towards this dessert, some hardcore Mille Crepe lovers defended it furiously and asked me to try ‘the best one’ at Melaka, which is Nadeje Cake House.
So during my last trip to Melaka I also took the effort to look for this cake house to try the highly acclaimed cakes. I was really curious of how good the ‘best’ could be. Verdict? It tastes only marginally better, if not the same with the one I had at PJ.
Plus, it is also more expensive given that they are the pioneers, being featured at various media and blogs and all. And regarding the Mille Crepes’ taste not living up to its reputation, it could be attributed to Jason’s claim that the original chef already left the cake house and started his own called ‘Humble Beginnings’.
If you are totally out of things to eat in Melaka (really?) and have too much time to kill, then by all means head over to Nadeje. They have two branches with the original one at Melaka Raya and the latest one at Dataran Pahlawan. Both are very nearby if you’re wondering.
But just let me just be frank and say that the long wait, poor service (we had to order for the cake ourselves at the counter, waiters won’t even take orders), cramped seatings (is this Hong Kong?) and kiasu-ism of other customers (cut queue, table hogging and rob other earlier customers’ tables) are simply not worth going through for a piece of overrated cake.