Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ipoh Food Frenzy In 4.5 Hours, JJ Cakes - Part 2

After having the earlier much needed meal (we were famish at that time!) at Dai Shu Geok aka Big Tree Foot, we went off in search of JJ Cakes, in particular the swiss rolls that Motormouth had blogged about. With Motormouth directing us, we found out it was nearby Pasir Pinji. Reaching the place, the "shop" was actually a counter with a chiller located at the back corner of De' Mouth, a Chinese restaurant.

JJ Cakes outlet

Though I had read about the many varieties available, I was still pretty much stumped when I was faced with the decision of picking out what I wanted. Just how many are there to choose from (just the swiss rolls alone)? Let me run it by you ...

Carrot Cream Cheese
Banana Cream Cheese
Pumpkin Cream Cheese
Spinach Cream Cheese
Green Tea Cream Cheese
Chestnut Puree

Chocolate Hazelnut
Coffee Walnut
Fresh Chempedak
Fresh Durian
Fresh Strawberry
Fresh Mango
Fresh Yam
Fresh Sweet Potato
Juicy Corn
Chocolate Mint
Dragon Fruit
Black Sesame
Green Bean

Pandan Custard
Blueberry Filling

Butter Cream (Pandan/Vanilla)

You see what I mean? Decisions, decisions, decisions! Luckily bro was with me and together we picked out 5. And when one buys 5, you get one FREE! Yay!

Between the two of us, we got the Chocolate Hazelnut, Coffee Walnut, Fresh Chempedak, Carrot Cream Cheese and Fresh Durian and the 4 sliced cream cheese variety pack consisting of Carrot, Green Tea, Spinach and Pumpkin.

JJ Swiss Rolls
Fresh Durian, Chocolate Hazelnut & Coffee Walnut

Using fresh fruits/vegetables with no preservatives, we were advised to finish them up within 3 days. Low in sugar too, these swiss rolls are great as they are not as sweet as the normal offering. Being one that can never have too much of butter, I was a bit skeptical as to how these swiss rolls would taste like as Soya Lite Oil is used instead but the plus point was that it gave it a very light and fluffy texture.

Fresh Chempedak (Artocarpus Integer) swiss rolls
Fresh Chempedak (Artocarpus integer)

The filling of each roll were adequate (especially generous when it came to the Cream Cheese variety) and my favourite would be the Chocolate Hazelnut, followed by Fresh Chempedak. I do love the different nuts that were in the swiss rolls; cashew in the Carrot Cream Cheese, pistachios in the Spinach Cream Cheese, walnuts in the Coffee swiss roll and even the pumpkin seeds in the pumpkin cream cheese and sunflower seeds in the Green Tea cream cheese roll.

Cream Cheese variety

Cream Cheese variety
The 4 cream cheese variety

Overall, I do love the texture and the filling of the swiss rolls but the cake itself was very light in flavour, given the fact that everything is natural. So, the taste and flavour pretty much comes from the filling itself. It's a welcome change from the range of the usual swiss rolls that we usually come across in Klang Valley. This only means that I will still go back to JJ Cakes whenever I happen to be in Ipoh.

Check out thenomadGourmand's swiss roll shopping spree HERE and also Motormouth's.
There was also a write up on JJ Cakes in THIS Star article too.

JJ Cakes
Ground Floor, beside Hotel Fairmont
(next to Methodist Girls' School)
No. 12, Jalan Kampar
30250 Ipoh, Perak

(Opens from 10 am - 10 pm)

To order ahead : Jennifer Liau (016-5209933/016-5597933)


Anonymous said...

mi like coffee walnut the most..yummy!

ai wei said...

aiks... missed out this JJ cake arrr... nevermind. this gimme another reason to visit ipoh again near futher. hehehe

三只猫 said...

I plan to go Ipoh in December, sure will drop by this shop.

But, still not sure which one to pick.....

jason said...

Guess I should buy some for mom when I'm back.

PureGlutton said...

I always fill up my car boot with these since I intro'ed them to my friends and colleagues. They always "tumpang" me to buy for them! My fave is still the Coffee Walnut.

kampungboycitygal said...

i miss jj's swissroll! will ask mum to dabao it hehe

wmw said...

SimpleGirl : Hmm...I like the Chocolate Hazelnut :o)

Ai Wei : Yes, plenty of reasons to go Ipoh!

3 cat : Go with other people, then can mix and match!

Jason : Okay ah...what flavour you gonna get?

PureGlutton : JJ cakes distributor ;o)

KBCG : So many things in Ipoh to miss :o(

Kenny Mah said...

That sure is a whole lotta cakes! Not had swissrolls in ages... it seems so traditional now that there are so many fancy bakeries and new-fangled breads popping up everywhere... (no pun intended).

worldwindows said...

Have to thank Ipoh foodies for many great eats. We will have more choices to bring back to KL. I know Fairmont Hotel. Goodness, my school bus pass this hotel since I was in Primary School.

Rebecca Saw said...

;) thks for the link!
I love them to bits too! the choc hazelnut is just yummy!

To think that Ipoh beat us in KL for innovative Swiss rolls! how come no one has tried copying this i wonder?

rokh said...

i love swiss roll! must take note to drop by here when i head home to taiping..