London - Kaya toasts and Ipoh white coffee at Candy Cafe, Chinatown
About the last thing I'd expect to find at Candy Cafe, a bright little casual eatery specialising in Taiwanese-style bubble tea and snacks, is authentic Ipoh-style "white coffee" ("怡保白咖啡) and kaya (egg custard jam) and butter toasts - which tasted 100% authentic and every much like those one would expect to find in Malaysia or Singapore.
Candy Cafe's Ipoh white coffee was buttery-rich, aromatic and slightly sweetened, as those one finds in Ipoh, Malaysia, itself - for me, my fave cuppa in London at the moment.
The kaya toast here closely approximated the version one finds in Singapore, and is actually better than those in many places I'd tried in Malaysian cities like Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Ipoh, so kudos go to the folks at Candy Cafe here.
Another dessert item we tried were the peanut-filled glutinous rice balls (做湯圓), served in a hot ginger-brown sugar-flavored soup. The version here was good, but not outstanding.
3 Macclesfield Street
1st floor (Above Leong's Legend)
Chinatown, London W1D 6AU
Tel: +44 20 7434 4581