Wednesday 14 December 2016

Passionfood Cafe and Bakery @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Baru

Passionfood Cafe and Bakery @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Baru

To accommodate the needs of young people and the rising spending power among the urban people, Johor Bahru has been flooded with many cafes, selling various characterised cuisines. Other than carrying out business in normal shop lots, some of the vendors have chosen to have converted bungalow/ semi detached house as their place of business, and this is exactly the prevalent trend in Jalan Serampang.    

We visited Passionfood Cafe and Bakery @ Jalan Serampang, which has shifted not long ago from its original shop in Taman Pelangi. Passionfood is especially attractive at night, when the little bulbs outside the cafe light up.

The cafe overall interior has a gentle pastel palette, to create English vintage teahouse concept, which is reminiscent of an earlier time when life was simpler and lighting played a more dominant role. Next to the counter, there is a glass showcase of colourful cakes and those are the best and natural decoration. 

Right after the cafe entrance, patrons are welcomed by the candy bar with two big jars of marsmallow and the colourful candy biscuits. While waiting for the meals to be served, these candies are very good companion to kill time.

Asian Smoked Duck Salad 烟熏鸭沙拉  RM16.90
Smoked duck, mandarin orange segment on a bed crispy romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, peppers, onions with their homemade French dressing.

Smoked duck salad is one of my loves, mainly because of the savoury smoked duck which made the vegetable dish not too dull. 
Forest Mushroom Soup 蘑菇汤  RM9.90
Their Forest Mushroom Soup is packed with real mushroom goodness in flavorful chicken stock.  
Spicy Aglio Olio With Prawns 辣味鲜虾意大利面  RM22.90
Spaghetti cooked in garlic, olive oil, chili flakes and topped with sauteed marinated prawns. Spaghetti is seldom my choice when dine in outside.However, this spicy aglio olio has definitely surprised me. The spiciness has appropriately tickling my taste bud. The ingredients used are not abundant, but each of them complement the other very well, I especially like the prawn which is fresh and crunchy. 

The Big Breakfast 特大早餐  RM18.90
Served with sausage, ham, sunny side up egg, baled beans, hash brown, sauteed mushrooms and toasted brioche bread. Had all day breakfast for dinner! It is a good selection for patrons who crave for breakfast not in the morning. But this is definitely not Passionfood's strength, the breakfast tasted normal and its combination is without creativity. The sunny side up egg was slightly overcooked. 

Rainbow Cake 彩虹蛋糕
The rainbow cake turned out to be good. The cake is not only colourful, but very fruity. Instead of using cream, fruits and jam are sandwiched between every layer of sponge cake, making it very delightful and refreshing. 
White Chocolate Cake and Brownie
After fruity cake, it is now the chocolate cake's turn. The Brownie is very fantastic to eat it while hot, allowing the chocolate melting in mouth.

Address : Passionfood Cafe and Bakery
71, Jalan Serampang,
Taman Pelangi,
80400 Johor Bahru
GPS :  N1 29.084 E103 46.340

Business Hour : Tue - Fri 12am - 10pm 
Sat & Sun : 10.30am - 10pm
​Closed on Monday

Tel: +6017-338 0098 / +60 7-3315330

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