The day before the girls’ aunt Sarah returned to Hawaii, we went to Mid Valley Megamall – us to have dinner and Sarah to meet her friends.
Hubs planned to bring the girls to watch the Ant-Man at 8pm but the tickets were sold out by time we reached the counter after queuing up for over half an hour! Instead, he bought tickets for the movie for the next day (Sunday).
After dinner of Japanese food, we segued into Malaysia’s first Magnum Cafe, located just a few doors away from the Japanese restaurant.
The lines were long outside the cafe and it took us over half an hour to inch to the counter. Magnum has two floors and is a major magnet for crowds near the GSC cinema.
We opted for the ‘Make Your Own Magnum’ (RM9.90 per stick) where we patrons get to choose an ice cream base (vanilla or chocolate), coated with milk, white or dark choc, then customise it further with a plethora of intriguing toppings from an assortment of nuts to goji berries et al. This is a novelty that has worked for Magnum in many cities worldwide.
This is our pick – vanilla ice-cream base with a dip of white chocolate and dark chocolate, coated with pistachios, almonds and hazelnuts.
Our verdict – being long-time loyal fans of Magnum, we loved our ‘Make Your Own Magnum’. However, I feel that it is overpriced. A regular Magnum Gold is retailed at RM4.50. If I were to add in my own nuts and chocolate bits / sauce, my DIY Magnum would probably cost only RM5.50 or at most RM6. With RM4 going towards the rental of the shop, I’d rather buy my own Magnum Gold and add in my choice of nuts and toppings, without spending half an hour queuing up. Plus I get to enjoy my Magnum at the comfort of my own home! 😀
After the 3 girls and I shared the sole superior Magnum (like, how pathetic huh?), we went a floor up to Nana’s Green Tea First Modular Shop and ordered green tea ice-creams! Now, everyone had their own lip-smacking green tea ice-cream on cone without having to share. Nana’s Green Tea also has another outlet on the Lower Ground Floor of The Gardens. That outlet serves a sweeping selection of tea drinks, desserts and comfort Japanese food while Nana’s Green Tea Modular Shop serves ice-creams, desserts and drinks on the go.
Nana’s Green Tea is Japan’s biggest green tea house chain which use ‘‘Matcha’’ or green powdered tea as the main ingredient for its range of uniquely blended matcha green tea and other delectable items on its menu.
Magnum Cafe Kuala Lumpur
Third Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur
Nana’s Green Tea
T-045A, 3rd Floor Mezzanine
Mid Valley Megamall, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia