Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cloud Dreaming Vegan Cake House @ Sungai Ara, Penang.

**Update: Cloud Dreaming Vegan Cake House has since ceased its business operation.**

Penang has a decent share of Vegetarian shops and eateries but now, there is a greater variety on offer- a Vegetarian Cafe. Under the same management as Sushi Kitchen, Cloud Dreaming Vegan Cake House is a newly opened yet unique cafe that defies convention. Vegetarians/ Vegans can now spend their afternoon and wind down at a cozy setting while enjoying their range of healthy vegetarian snacks and cakes. Their interior decoration may be simple but we love the little compartments to provide diners some privacy. Diners can now have some juicy gossips or catching ups with each others. Comfortable couches are available too. Despite prices are on the higher side, but we were pleased with the quality of the ingredients and the attentive yet friendly service. Cloud Dreaming Vegan Cake is tucked within an inconspicuous shop lot nearby the Sungai Ara wet market or below Sushi Kitchen at Sungai Ara. 

Star-attraction was this Hummus served with Tapioca chips and Fresh Greens (Rm 15). We certainly enjoyed the Hummus, it may seem a little clumpy but the texture was refine and smooth, the flavor was further heightened with the use of Shichimi Powder/ Seven-flavor Chili Pepper. It was good on its own but even better to enjoy with the crispy Tapioca chips for a twist in texture. The Fresh Greens had not done much in its aid though, we thought that it will be better if they could lightly toss the greens with some appetizing Balsamic dressing. Also, we thought that the portion could be a little larger for that price. 

Their Green Tea Chocolate Cake (Rm 10) was certainly intriguing and fun to taste. Interestingly, the Green Tea mousse on top was light but not greasy at all. The Green Tea flavor was present but not overly powering the whole cake. The Chocolate base, on the other hand, was dense but moist in texture. We love the combination as though we were having a real cake instead of a vegan cake (no Eggs/ no Dairy products). It was chocolaty but it was not saccharine sweet, just perfect to go with a cup of Joe. Our only wish was that the portion could be a little larger. 

Complimentary Cucumber-Caramel-Coffee from the friendly staff

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 8.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Pork-Free/ Wifi-available
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 2-1, Jalan Sungai Ara 1, Desa Ara, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 3pm to 10pm. Closed on every Tuesday.
Contact Number: 6012- 487 5503
Email: cloud.dreaming.penang@gmail.com

Jalan Sungai Ara 1, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia