I’ve passed by Oriental Kopi numerous times without paying much attention to it. That’s until I read that it’s expanding to Singapore. Apparently, they are in Malaysia Book of Records for their egg tarts and polo buns. Since their egg tarts are easily available over the counter, we decided to buy 1 to try.

Unfortunately, there isn’t an express takeaway queue. We have to join the dine-in payment queue, and then wait again at the egg tarts counter for our egg tarts. Disturbingly they don’t sell 1 egg tart, and we can’t mix flavors, so we’re forced to buy 2 Oriental Egg Tart 华阳酥皮蛋挞 @ RM9.8.

Sorry no nice photo since it’s packed in a paper bag. Our verdict is it’s overhyped. Sure, their egg custard filling is smooth, and taller (more) than your typical Portuguese Egg Tart. But it didn’t have the same wow factor as when I 1st sunk my teeth into a Tai Cheong Bakery egg tart in Hong Kong 🤷‍♀️

Plus, to me, one of the highlights of eating a Portuguese Egg Tart is its fluffy pastry shell. Oriental Kopi’s pastry shell is too thin. Almost non-existent. There’s no crunch even though I ate it immediately after buying it. Wrapping up the review of Oriental Kopi’s egg tarts, their limited-edition Belgian Chocolate Egg Tart 比利时皇家巧克力蛋挞 @ RM11.8 is 👎 That’s the price for 2 Belgian Chocolate Egg Tart by the way.

Progressing from egg tarts takeaway to dining in at Oriental Kopi, the highlights for me were Penang Char Kuey Teow 槟城炒粿条and Prawn Fried Rice 虾仁蛋炒饭. Starting with Penang Char Kuey Teow 槟城炒粿条 @ RM18.9, the taste was just right. Savory yet not too salty. The right amount of spiciness, with deshelled prawns and chewy flat noodles 👍

Oriental Kopi’s Prawn Fried Rice 虾仁蛋炒饭 @ RM25.9 reminds me of the fried rice served in restaurants like Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐. The perfect combination of eggs, spring onions and chewy rice, with a generous serving of plump (partially deveined) prawns, results in joy with every mouthful of delicious fried rice 👍

Oriental Kopi’s Double Butter Kaya Toast 双牛油咖椰烤面包 @ RM4.9 was okay. I was expecting really thick double layer butter, since it’s named double butter, but it’s the same serving portion as other butter kaya toast 🤷‍♀️

It’s interesting to see curry sauce served with Oriental Kopi’s Fried Golden Mantou 黄金炸馒头 @ RM9.9, as we usually only get condensed milk in other eateries. It would have been nicer if it’s Chinese (chicken) curry, since Oriental Kopi is somewhat an oriental Chinese restaurant, but the curry resembles more closely to Indian curry (which I prefer with roti prata). Better still if chili crab sauce is served in place of curry? 🤷‍♀️

Oriental Kopi’s Chicken Herbal Soup with Noodles 药材鸡汤手工面 @ RM23.9 is average 🤷‍♀️ The herbal smell was really strong when the dish was served with hot bubbling soup in a claypot. That got my hopes high and my tastebuds ready…for a disappointment. The noodles were bland, and the chicken leg dry. While it’s a comforting dish, I’ll most probably try other dishes instead of ordering it again.

Oriental Kopi’s Eight Treasure Herbal Tea 养生八宝茶 @ RM13.9 tastes mostly like plain water with a hint of flowery note 🤷‍♀️ but the worst dish of all is Traditional Homemade Chwee Kueh 传统手工水粿 @ RM8.9 👎 If you are expecting a bouncy and savory dish, you are in for a huge disappointment. Oriental Kopi’s Chwee Kueh is SWEET! And its texture is tougher than usual. Almost starchy. We didn’t finish it…

Bonus! Takeaway drinks Sour Plum 青柠梅子 @ RM14.9 + Takeaway Charge RM0.5 and Golden Lime Plum 金桔柠露 @ 14.9 + Takeaway Charge RM0.5 were good. Will definitely get them again. 

By the way, if you’ll like to join as Oriental Kopi’s member, do sign up a day before dining there as the RM5 cash voucher will only be credited the following day.

Oriental Kopi 华阳 (AEON MALL Tebrau City)
Lot G117, Aeon Tebrau City Shopping Centre,
3, Persiaran Desa Tebrau,
Taman Desa Tebrau,
81100 Johor Bahru
Tel: +60 011-1101 6363

Mon to Sun 9am – 10pm

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