KTZ Desserts @ Kepong – Just Eat “Loh” …April 26, 2011 | 2,800 views
Once upon a time, when this Motormouth was just starting to pen (or rather, type) his thoughts permanently etched into time, this post was born. A short writeup on one of my parents’ favourite hang out spot back when I was still … erm, some random seeds; named Loong Seng dim sum in SS2. And it’s still there. Then I mentioned slightly on this famous dessert house named KTZ (Kei Tuck Sek – loosely translated to “Remember to Eat”?) also situated within the vicinity of SS2.
And the lineup of perennial superstars that started this trend of Snowflakes, My Honeymoon, etc.
KTZ probably holds the honour of kickstarting this trendy dessert houses fiasco. Until this very day, we see Snowflakes outlets crowded to the max, Tim Pun Gor Gor following suit with their legion of fans, and the slightly upmarket My Honeymoon gathering steam too.
But maybe a case of the disciple overwhelming the ‘sifu’ (master), when KTZ slowed down considerably after some serious expansion. The outlet in One Utama has since closed, and there’s one other that has ceased operations. Seems that the SS2 outlet is thankfully, still there.
And of course, there is still the ROOT of this now-legendary dessert chain; still projecting the same old, nostalgic street ambience in Kepong …..
Just Kidding. Please forgive me if you know any of them. Or if you ARE one of them.
This was right after the Umami Cafe dinner. Umami serves desserts too, but only ice-cream; green tea and vanilla if I am not mistaken. But I could be since I am prone to amnesiac fits.
So we adjourned to KTZ for some good old desserts. And given the fact that I have not been back to any KTZ outlets since 2-3 years ago, the craving for an icy bowl of shaved ice with fresh fruits, sago and delectable fruity syrup was all the more alluring.
Never play when you’re working. Mum’s order.
And there’s something deeply gratifying in downing bowls of desserts while perched on stools and with zinc roofs over the head. And motorists zooming by catching a glimpse and licking their lips.
I am used to desserts served at Tong Sui Kai, maybe.
Fresh fruits in the fridge. So you KNOW that you don’t get lame fruits from the cans or something.
Far from a plethora of choices, you can choose from the famous mango version of the ‘lo lo’ or ‘loh’ (that’s what they call the shaved ice and syrup dessert), or the others such as honey dew, strawberry, kiwi or red bean. I vaguely remembered the other KTZ had watermelon, and some other, but I could be wrong.
Anyway, to cut a long story short (amazingly, I did not expect to come to nearly 500 words for this brief post) we gorged/slurped/walloped three versions; the mango, the honeydew and the red bean.
Verdict? We must have been gullible teens back then. The novelty died out after a while, I suppose. Not even the famous mango version managed to kick start the child in me. But anyway, to give credits where they’re due, the portions were substantial and they did not skimp on the ingredients. Furthermore, every bowl was about RM5 each; slightly cheaper than the other commercialized counterparts.
KTZ DESSERT (The Fruitti Stall)
66, Jalan 7,
52100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 6012 – 6252 9451 (Angeline Lim)
Business hours: 4 pm – 1 am daily
(*I shamelessly nicked this from Ken Jun’s post. Pardon the laziness)