Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Will We Ever See Tim Hortons in Malaysia?

As I write this, I'm wondering whether Tim Hortons will ever come to Malaysia. Started way back in 1964 serving just coffee and donuts in Ontario, Canada, Tim Hortons now has 3000 outlets across Canada and 600 outlets in USA. Read more about Tim Hortons HERE. While I was road tripping around Canada, I had the opportunity to try out some items of Tim Hortons. I keep seeing Tim Hortons outlets everywhere, sometimes a few of them within a distance of a kilometre or two. You just can't ignore them.

Tim Hortons
Open 24 Hours!

Tim Hortons Store
The outlets share a similar design and exudes a cozy ambiance (unless you go to one located at a tourist spot like the one in Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls! Busy, busy, busy!). See those large cans on the left? Those are the famous Tim Hortons Fine Grind Coffee made from Arabica beans, 1.1 kg pack going for $16.99. Is Tim Hortons coffee as good as they say?

Ice Coffee
Well, I tried the Ice Coffee with Cream ($1.39 for a small cup) and loved it. It's milky and still delivered the kick start that every good cup of coffee should :o)

Their donut display reminds me of Dunkin' Donuts (unlike J.Co/Big Apple/Krispy Kreme which display the donuts upfront over a glass covered counter.

Donuts! Donuts! Donuts!
Donuts! Donuts! Donuts! Which to choose....Well, I was after all in Canada, so naturally I chose...

Tim Hortons

Canadian Maple Donut
Canadian Maple! The fried donut (light and fluffy-but not to the extent that I can "die"!) has a usual standard light cream filling and a thick layer of aromatic maple syrup glaze. It's this maple glaze that made this a true delight for me. Seriously good stuff ...

And then, there's Timbits!

We bought a pack of 10 bite sized donut balls (they have a pack for 20 or 40 too). Timbits are available in several varieties but we opted for just the Old Fashion Glazed ones. Great fun biting into them....

Well, there are "healthier" options to try out at Tim Hortons....

Regular Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich
Here's the Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich ($4.59) ....
Regular Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich
It's simple and yet flavourful, with a clean healthy feel to it. You get a slice of smoked turkey breast, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes with honey mustard sauce and a choice of white or whole wheat bun.

Egg Salad Wrap
Even simpler, there's the Egg Salad Wrap ($1.50)

Egg Salad Wrap
On the inside, there's lettuce and chopped eggs. The chopped eggs were tasty with just the right amount of light mayo, salt, pepper, onion and diced celery served wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla.

Chicken Ranch Wrap
We also tried a meatier wrap - Chicken Ranch Wrap ($2.00), seasoned white chicken strips with ranch dressing with lettuce and tomato. I preferred the Egg Salad Wrap as it was more moist...hence the better choice (unless you're not an egg fan). Hahaha...and this reminds me of something else I came across a few years back. If you are an egg fan like me, check out this website I Love Egg! Cute stuff...especially the I Love Egg Song!

Have a great and egg-citing week ahead (couldn't resist it, hehe...)

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”

- Bernard Meltzer


Ly said...

My favorites are their famous apple fritter, and Tim Horton's hot chocolate.

babe_kl said...

i wish Tim will land here! i like their bagels too ;-)

wmw said...

Ly : Hmmm...I missed out on that! Sounds absolutely yummy :o)

Babe_KL : Let's cross our fingers and toes...hahaha...

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alex said...

Love Tim Horton, i eat it every morning when i was working and living in Windsor Canada . Love the coffee and is having a hard time finding good coffee here in malaysia or sarawak.

alex said...

Love Tim Horton, i eat it every morning when i was working and living in Windsor Canada . Love the coffee and is having a hard time finding good coffee here in malaysia or sarawak.

wmw said...

Alex : I'm missing Canada and Tim Hortons as well :o)

Anonymous said...

I love Tim Horton's Coffee n also French Vanilla cappucino...but the hot chocolate is too sweet...

Shiau Ling said...

I love franch vanilla too!! Wondering when will be in malaysia.