Posted by : MeCoffeyJourney June 23, 2014
|~ Apporter Brittany à la ville ~|
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Crêperie? I'm glad you asked. The concept of crêperies originates from Bretagne, or Brittany, a cultural region in the north-west of France. Bordered by the English Channel to the north, Bretagne is also known as Little Britain (as opposed to Great Britain). A creperie is a crepe restaurant specialized in serving crepes, and here in Bretagne, creperies outnumber cafes.
Crêpe? Crepes is a type of very thin pancakes, can be divided into two categories:
- the savoury crepes, or the galattes, which are made of buckwheat dough (also used to make soba noodles) with a salty taste, featuring eggs, mushrooms, meats, etc. and are eaten as the main course;
- the sweet crepes, which are made from wheat dough with a sweet taste, served with butter or other sweet toppings, and are eaten for dessert or breakfast.
Crepes are the most iconic Breton dishes which have been eaten as the local's staple food for several centuries, where they replaced breads at times, as buckwheat is a crop suitable for Bretagne's impoverished soils and barren lands.
In lay (Malaysian) man term, a crepe is somewhat similar to a thosai, except crepe is made from wheat or buckwheat instead of rice batter and black lentils, used in thosai-making.
As crepe might be new to Malaysia, a French entrepreneur has decided to combine the concept of creperie (serving crepes) with cafe (serving coffee and cakes), thus introducing Le Rozell French Cafe Creperie in the upcoming food haven, Kota Kemuning.
|Entrance of Le Rozell.|
Le Rozell is located few units away from CIMB, the shop row behind Grandeur Gallery Cafe. Since Le Rozell is facing the main road (Persiaran Anggerik Vanilla), it shouldn't be too hard too spot.
|Simple and clean interior.|
Food & Beverage:
As mentioned in the name, Le Rozell is a cafe and a creperie, thus serving coffee, cakes, pastries and sweet / savoury crepes.
|Savoury crepe Tintin - pan seared chicken, whole grain mustard sauce and caramelized onions (top) and sweet crepe with caramel (bottom).|
Crepes can be ordered individually, served with a variety of fillings, or set menu - lunch set (11.30 am to 3.00 pm) and dinner set (6.00 pm to 9.00 pm), which consist of
- a choice of savoury crepe and
- a dessert, either a panna cotta or a sweet crepe with nutella / caramel toppings
- (for the dinner set) an extra starter, either soup or salad
Kids menu is available too, with catchy names such as Mortal Kombat and Sponge Bob. All kids meals are served with a glass of orange or apple juice.
|Lemon tart (top right), Mille feuille (bottom left), and panna cotta (bottom right).|
Besides crepes, Le Rozell serves other French cuisines such as breads, croissants, and pastries, such as meringue and lemon tarts. Also, don't missed the mille feuille, also known as the thousand leaves cake, or the Napolean, which is made up of 3 layers puff pastry alternating with two layers of pastry cream.
|Turkey ham croissant.|
All the usual espresso coffee are available, using illy beans. Single origins are subjected to availability, brewed using the (of course) French press.
|Cappuccino (left) and Hot Chocolate Varlhona (right).|
Chocolate lovers will be delighted that Le Rozell uses the French luxury chocolate Varlhona in their hot chocolate, similar to Three Little Birds in Sentul. Both the hot chocolate and steamed milk come separately so patrons can decide how thick they want their hot chocolate to be. I personally mix the whole jar of steamed milk with the Varlhona chocolate, and the end result still turns out to be richly delicious and dense!
Le Rozell introduces authentic (in particular the north-west region of) French cuisine, certainly a new palate worth exploring even in the Kota Kemuning township packed with good F&B outlets. Will crêperies become a new 'it-thing' in Malaysia?
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Payment: Cash only
Smoking Area: Available
Main Course: Available
Le Rozell French Cafe Creperie
35-1, 8 Jalan Anggerik Vanilla BE 31/BE,
40460 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Tel: +6 03-5131 4092
Monday : 10.00 am ~ 10.00 pm
Tuesday : Off day
Wednesday - Friday : 10.00 am ~ 10.00 pm
Saturday - Sunday : 10.00 am ~ 11.00 pm