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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MAZE, Menara Lien Hoe, Tropicana

In my secondary school Form 3 year, I've spent time reading famous english literature/gothic novella "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" which story setting is in the 1800s and truly amazed by the settings and also the story plot. This novella has such a huge impact that it has become a part of a language with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" which means person who is vastly different in character from one situation to another. 




And I couldn't help but thought of this phrase when I visited MAZE some time earlier.





Coffee saloon by day, gin parlour by night (which is the first gin parlour in Malaysia by the way), MAZE's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" concept of transforming an elegant cake-and-coffee haven to the European velvet-cloaked glamourous gin parlour is mesmerizing. Located above CHAZE (MAZE's sister restaurant), even the entrance to MAZE is a tad bit mysterious as customers will have to access to the stair located inside CHAZE in order to reach MAZE (hence the name MAZE, geddit?)





Coated in velvet and fur with a touch of sophisticated decoration here and there, thanks to Jean for the invitation that me, Fei and Lisa were to enjoy our late afternoon here with high tea sets, gossips and laughter. It's been a while since I last saw both Jean and Lisa hence this is definitely a perfect timing to catch up what's going on in each other's life. 



Glamour interiors of MAZE:









While escaping from the afternoon heat of Malaysia weather, we're savouring the "Fruitful Summer" high tea set that comes with tea of choice/ long black or latte. I really like the name of the tea set, feels that what I'm wearing is totally in synced with the theme. Here's our choice of beverages that comes with high tea set:



Lisa's Eternal Summer Tea, with a hint of peach 




Jean's choice - Alexandria that's subtly scented with rare mint and Mediterranean corn flower 





Fei's Long Black, but it tasted a bit over roasted hence we're not fond of the bitterness.






My Latte, I needed more caffeine on that day else I would've go for TWG refillable tea which have 12 types of tea to choose from





We had some time savouring our coffee and tea before presented with the high-tea set:

Tad bit sad because our set doesn't come with ethereal fairy lights like others have
But none the less this look like an island with a coconut tree ain't it? Perfect for the name "Fruitful Summer"








Maze Hi-Tea Set Menu RM78++

Savoury
Smoke Duck Canape,
Mediterranean Sandwich
Smoke Salmon Sandwich


Sweet
Butter croissant with Salted Egg Yolk Dip
Peanut Butter Danish
Mixed Fruit Tart
Dark Hazelnut Tart
Passion fruit Meringue Tart
Macaroon (Assorted Flavours)




Let's feast!



My favourite from the tea set is actually soft butter croissant sans salted egg yolk dip (it is too "sandy" for my liking). The croissant taste buttery and soft ( maybe some like your croissant crispy?) that each and every bite is heavenly even without the dip. I can eat 3 of that I think lol. Macaroons tasted delicious too as it is not too sweet yet filled with creamy smooth chocolate cream fillings. Yums. 





Happily savouring chocolate flavoured macaroon 🍫





Cute girls with cute appetite




This is where the bitchy yumcha session starts~




We literally spent more than two hours at MAZE, chatting and eating those handmade sweet and savoury delicacies and photo-taking, creating memories on this fine day to remember. The dim yellow lighting, heavy velvet curtains, comfy huge sofas are making all of us relax and enjoying the moment. Keep seeing waiters walk over and ask if the girls wanna refill their TWG tea, which is very attentive and friendly. 



Sadly we're unfit to try out MAZE's gin cocktails as they offered add-on cocktails for just RM26. Most of us are alcohol-intolerance(me and Fei) and Jean were having migraine previously hence better restrict alcohol intake. It will be awesome for gin lovers to visit MAZE and try out some of the gin from over 100 gin labels that come from all over the world.


Girls cannot resist temptation of cake lol





No clue of what expression I'm having here but here's a group photo of us
Thank you Fei 💕




For more information:

MAZE Official Website

Address:
1st Floor, Menara Lien Hoe,
No 8 Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya,
Malaysia, 47410

Phone: +60103222888

Hours
Monday - Sunday10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday11:00 am - 2:00 am



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