Christmas Time is Here ~ ♪
Wreaths of tinsel and pine and holly, red and green decorations strung across the walls, and Mariah Carey’s festive voice blasting through the speakerphones…yep. It’s that time of year again, alright!
The arrival of December this 2020 has once again brought with it one of the most yearly beloved occasions of all – Christmas Day. And sure, the year hasn’t exactly treated us well so far, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a turnaround this coming holiday and give ourselves the Christmas break we all need and deserve.
And of course, what Christmas break is complete without an obligatory Christmas Feast to keep us happy and satisfied over the holiday season?
For those simply bursting with upcoming Christmas cheer and hoping to kick start the festivities with a delicious meal, here’s a list of 5 Cafes in Malaysia to Eat At For Christmas!
So sing songs, live long, and be merry!
(…but if you’re going to eat a Christmas meal, don’t forget to bring a mask with you, wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, be mindful of current safety regulations, and opt for delivery as much as you can! This has been a Cool Bears PSA.)
Who doesn’t love sweets and desserts during Christmastime?
At KAKIYUKI, a popular Japanese Shaved Ice Dessert Bar with outlets in Petaling Jaya, Mid Valley, Bukit Bintang, Mont Kiara, Cheras, Penang, and Johor Bahru, you can get a festive variety of some of the sweetest and cutest treats from Japan – some of which are specifically catered towards the holidays.
With the coming of the Christmas months, so too has KAKIYUKI introduced an array of charming Christmas treats all themed for the season. Among these holiday treats is their Snow White Daifuku Roll: a delicious white sponge with a chewy cranberry cheese daifuku centre, all accented by the red and white colours of Christmas.
Even cuter (and also coincidentally aligned with our own brand) is their Beary Berry Merry Christmas Trifle; which is an adorable layered treat comprising blackcurrant jelly, custard pudding, fresh strawberries, white chocolate cream and, perhaps best of all, topped with the cutest bear-shaped Dango.
But these are barely all the treats KAKIYUKI has made available this Christmas season. They’re also serving such delights as the Chocolate Mint Kakigori (a shaved ice treat sweetened with chocolate mint sauce, brownies, and hazelnut), adorable Cinnamon Apple Daifuku (a chewy mochi filled with caramel, cinnamon mousse, and apple jam all shaped into a small round apple), and more.
The kicker, though? Most of these Christmastime desserts are only available for a limited time during the holiday season.
So be sure to get yours while you can!
2. Good Blue Men
Fans of good sandwiches, coffee, and overall breakfast foods will be delighted by this cozy café tucked in Petaling Jaya.
Good Blue Men has a menu that focuses predominantly on tasty sandwiches, as well as a selection of coffee mocktails. Most of the said sandwiches are made to satisfy an Asian palate – with signature selections ranging from Tom Yum Fish, Kam Heong Chicken, and more.
Not to mention, Good Blue Men also offers all-day breakfast meals composed of foods like baked potatoes, chicken sausage, and scrambled eggs among many others (who says you can’t have breakfast for lunch and dinner?)
But Good Blue Men isn’t all just sandwiches, coffee, and having breakfast beyond breakfast hours. Their menu also comes with heartier meal options like rice bowls, western foods, and even sweet desserts such as Matcha cakes and brownies to name a few.
Even better, Good Blue Men has brought back their Sharing Feast for the Christmas season – for just RM65, you can order a delicious, filling Christmas meal of a whole roast chicken, butter fragrant rice, coleslaw, and a dish of assorted vegetables.
Good Blue Men accepts patrons from Monday to Sunday, with opening hours that start from 10 AM to 10 PM. With a warmly lit interior furnished with cushy chairs, tasteful decor, and a kitchen full of delicious food, it’s definitely a cozy place to order from this coming Christmas break.
3. Ground Eatery
Considering current events, I’m sure there are those among us who still don’t exactly relish the idea of going outside right now or perhaps just prefer spending their holidays in their own home. In terms of getting our jolly Christmas meals then, Ground Eatery has got our backs.
A cafe located in Puchong, Ground Eatery is offering their patrons two delicious Christmas feasts for delivery this coming holiday. Available from the 18th to the 31st of December, customers are able to choose between Ground Eatery’s Feast A, a delicious Roasted Whole Chicken meal accented by various dishes, and Feast B, a similar Roasted Whole Chicken option with Slow Cooked Lamb Shank and an additional side of nachos.
Want to order something for the kids? Ground Eatery also has adorable painting cookies to both feed and entertain your children this holiday season. Not only does this feature the black and white cookies of some timeless Christmas figures (e.g. Santa, reindeers, etc), it also comes with a simply adorable cookie ‘paint palette’ daubed in swaths of colour for your children to paint from.
It’s basically an edible holiday colouring book!
Open from Monday to Sunday, Ground Eatery is here to accept your Christmastime delivery orders for a scrumptious, hearty meal in the home. Orders are available through Facebook and Instagram DMs, and you can contact them further via the information below.
If you’re hankering for British food this year in Malaysia, W1 is a cafe that can bring you the tastes of London without ever having to step foot outside the country.
A neat little café situated in Bangsar and nestled behind a classy eponymous shrub, W1 is already well set and prepared for the coming of the holiday season. Not only is the interior festively decorated with wreaths and trees and the bright spangle of Christmas lights, but they’ve also introduced a delightful array of Christmas Specials to their menu – all to give you the exciting experience of dining in London.
Available throughout the whole month from 1 December to 31 December, W1’s Christmas Special menu is stocked with all the flavours of an authentic British Christmas feast. Here, you can receive a traditional three-course meal comprising cold smoked salmon, turkey breast, and Christmas pudding with brandy sauce just to name a few, or even elect for a more modern twist of chilli garlic prawn, Lamb rump and pumpkin, and fried apple pastries along with ice-cream.
And for those looking for a livelier outing, or just something to wash the meal down? W1 also offers an expansive choice of French Wines and cocktails from their Christmas drinks menu for that festive little kick.
W1 is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 PM to 11 PM (10PM on Sundays). So if you’re interested in sampling an authentic British meal this coming Christmas Day, why not order from W1 for a delectable, three-course Christmas feast that tastes of England?
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5. Jing Ze Contemporary Asian Restaurant
From the West to the Southeastern, our list brings you to Jing Ze Contemporary Asian Restaurant next for refreshing twists on our familiar Southeast Asian flavours.
Jing Ze Contemporary Asian Restaurant is a quaint Asian Fusion restaurant located in Petaling Jaya, with a stylish interior warmed by hanging lamps, green plant decor, and an all-around cosy atmosphere. But the soft mood isn’t the only thing that will draw you in – Jing Ze is also equipped for the Christmas season with the offering of their Christmas Roast Menu, with dishes such as freshly shucked oysters, classic beef tartare, Wagyu rump camp, Spiced Rotisserie chicken, and so much more.
Not a fan of eating out this Christmas? Jing Ze also offers Takeaway options for it’s Christmas Roast Menu for you to dine just as lavishly in the comfort of your own home. The menu comes with an assortment of snacks and appetizers, sharing cuts, add ons, and Roast Plates available for delivery, and also promises servings of yorkies, mashed potatoes, zippy cabbage, and gravy with all it’s Roast Plates.
Jing Ze Contemporary Asian Restaurant is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, and welcomes it’s patrons from 12 PM to 3 PM and 6 PM to 12 AM – the perfect times for a hearty lunch and/or dinner. So if you want to spend your Christmas with a Southeast Asian-inspired meal at a cozy restaurant, or even in the comfort of your own home, you can rely on Jing Ze Contemporary Asian Restaurant for your dine-in and takeout needs.
While the Christmas spirit may seem somewhat dampened this year amidst all the worries and pandemic concerns, there are still a ton of cafes in Malaysia that can instil joy and holiday cheer with just a meal. Just make sure you keep safe distances, wear your mask, and try to limit going out as much as you can!
Stay safe, and wishing you all the merriest of Christmases this 2020!
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