By Tan Mei Kuan
Badaimu, a Taiwan-based cafe franchise specialising in Japanese souffle, launched its first branch in Malaysia right in the heart of Ipoh at the end of November.
“With recipes originating from Japan, our souffle is freshly-baked and made to order using fresh ingredients without any food colouring. Thus, there is a waiting time of between 20 to 40 minutes. We chose Ipoh as the location because Ipoh is a food paradise,” explained Ipoh-born Leow Keng Fai, the owner of the dessert spot.
Currently, its menu offers six types of souffles priced at RM13.50 per plate: toffee, lemon, Earl Grey milk tea, strawberry, matcha and chocolate.
Light and fluffy, it is served in a stack of two with a blanket of sauce creating an Instagram-worthy presentation.
“To date, the crowd-favourite is toffee with a burnt-caramel top. One customer who had tried it told us that he even dreamt about our toffee souffle in his sleep! We will innovate and add new items to the menu so stay tuned!” Leow enthused.
“The height of a souffle depends on how fluffy it is. It is not easy to create a quality souffle as it must not be too sweet, not feel greasy and have a pretty presentation,” he added.
Meanwhile, beverage options include sparkling fruit drinks and a range of hot teas with coffees to be made available soon.
Badaimu Japanese Souffle is located at 187-C, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh. It opens daily from 11am till 8pm, to be extended to 10pm towards the end of the year. With a seating capacity of between 40 to 45 diners, the cafe also accepts bookings for private events or catering. Pork-free.
For more updates, visit its Facebook page: Badaimu Japanese Souffle