One of the good things about dining out is that you get inspired to cook up stuff at home just because of a food you ate and tasted.
Take for example Kopi Roti which I never fail to frequent when am at MOA. It has always been my favorite because of their kopi bun and their kopi with milk is the closest thing to my heaven on earth. Their kaya toast has lately been lacking in kaya but it’s still good.
Recently, Kopi Roti introduced their assorted toasts – namely the classic milk toast and the milk toast with chocolate. It’s one of the yummiest, cheapest thrills you can have at only P35 per toast. Sort of reminds you of that good ol’ toasted pan de sal with condensed milk that momma used to make when we were kids. Make it Marigold. Now, Kopi Roti has given us the idea that it’s also tasty to add chocolate syrup (or maybe even Nutella) as well. Butter, milk, and chocolate are some of the best things you can do with bread so bring it on.
Another delicacy I discovered in MOA recently was the martabak or Indonesian pancake which is best paired with strong Javanese blend coffee at the Martabak Cafe. The place is just small so I was able to witness how they make the martabak in the kitchen. First, fry the pancake batter in a deep nonstick pan. When it’s done, take it out and lay flat on a surface. Spread with butter, then condensed milk, toss with chocolate sprinkles (which you can buy in baking supplies stores) and top with grated cheese. Divide the round pancake in half, put one on top of the other like a sandwich. Presto, instant martabak!
My daughter Dionne loves her martabak:)