Thursday, June 04, 2015

GAME OF SCONES AT TWO SCONES ONE CUP



 
All men must eat...in the case of ladies, it should be scones ;)) especially those baked by Ong Mei Lean at Two Scones One Cup. Ong's love for baking started in high school and has never waned after she went abroad. Her deep-seated passion for baking continues today and now, the delicious results of her passion and skills has led to the opening of 2 Scones 1 Cup.
 
The spacious corner shop in Section 17 PJ is shielded on one side by a bank of lush greenery, evoking soothing surrounds for the café patrons seated inside. Although barely a month old, Two Scones One Cup is run by Ong’s youthful partners - a bunch of school mates and close friends who keep everything in ship-shape order.
 
 
True to the outlet’s catchy name, you'd find 3-5 types of scones here to tickle your fancy. From original to variations of green tea, cranberry and raisins, savoury ones like thyme &cheese will be in the pipeline too. An order of two Scones costs RM9 with your choice of jam and clotted cream or butter. If you wish, there's also butter and kaya available.
 
Airy light, moist yet delicately crumbly, the scones come with jam & real clotted cream just like a typical English cream tea. We were surprised to find the green tea scones more amiable than they look; the tea’s mildly astringent finish blunting the scones' richness.

The Weekend Tea Set priced at RM 49.90 is ample enough for two to kick back and while away a languid afternoon. You get a tiered tray of scones with jam & clotted cream, macarons, 3 types of cakes and triangle cut sandwiches. 
Special mention must be made of the delicious old-school cakes sold here: carrot cake, buttery rich marble cake and orange cake. Except for the thin coat of cream cheese topping on the carrot cake, these tea cakes are swoonworthy without overload of icing, frosting or frills.
We love the Victoria kaya cake – a hybrid creation inspired by the Victoria sponge and those retro sliced cake sold by the itinerant roti man on motorcycle who plied our neighbourhoods. Waves of nostalgia hit us as we nibbled on the heavenly dual butter and rose flavoured butter cake sandwiched with kaya.

Hankering for some hearty savoury servings? We’d recommend the super-sedap Nasi Goreng Kampung (RM8.90) – a surefire crowd pleaser brimming with seafood and egg that won’t hurt the pocket too much. The side dish of sambal is wickedly piquant with punchy heat.
Western inclined tastebuds may prefer Tuna Croissant Sandwich (RM8.90); buttery-flaky croissant packed with creamy tuna filling and fresh lettuce. It's not usually on my hit list but this version caught us by surprise as the tuna filling with honey mustard vinaigrette is more than palatable.
Want different nibbles on a plate? Then the Mix Platter (RM17.90) will meet finicky eaters' fancy for variety with chicken wings, fried calamari rings, sausages and fries thrown into the equation.
Youngsters would enjoy Spicy Cream with Seafood Spaghetti (RM16.90) - pasta and seafood tossed in mildly creamy sauce spiked with occasional bursts of dried chilli hotness coming through. The pasta was perfectly al dente spaghetti and the mercifully light carbonara-like sauce embellished with fresh springy prawns, lala and squid.
Western-inclined diners can look forward to several meaty options including Chicken Chop (RM15.90), Lamb Rack (RM24.90) and Salmon Steak (RM29.90). Best of the lot has to be the slab of crisp-skinned chicken. For the lamb and salmon, remember to inform the waitstaff how you'd like them done (medium is best) at the point of order.
 
The final decadent treat to look forward to is Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream (RM8.50)...a marvellous pairing of hot and cold with warm where moist chocolatey cake meets cool vanilla ice cream. What else is there to do but to keep calm and just eat.


For reservations at TWO SCONES ONE CUP, call tel: 012-613 8200. Address: 627, Jalan 17/8, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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