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You may have remembered that earlier in the year I wrote about Nespresso and their CNY promotion. Well, ever since then I was utilising the little but rather capable Nespresso machine quite often for my coffee fix.

The machine makes proper espresso and long black, with beautiful crema and taste that’s not unlike a legit cafe, and I can’t get enough of it.  Coffee has some magical ability to transport us to different moments in life, but this round I’ll be sharing about how it can take us back in time as well!

Nespresso Limited Edition Coffee Houses
Nespresso Limited Edition Coffee Houses

Inspired by the first coffee houses in Venice and Istanbul, Nespresso recently introduced two limited edition flavours, each celebrating 2 distinct moments in history where coffee culture has since thrived.

The first one is Venice, which was apparently the entry port of coffee into Western Europe. The second on is Istanbul, the meeting point between Asia and Europe. Back then, people would visit coffee houses to match wits, challenge theories, listen to music, even discuss politics—we do that with our phones these days, even at cafes which is rather ironic, but I digress.

Apple Crumble with Nespresso Caffè Venezia
Nespresso Caffè Venezia

Caffè Venezia, reminiscent of 18th-century Venice, has wild and floral notes combined with a roasted character. I decided to pair it with the sweet and similarly fruity apple crumble and thought it complements the coffee rather well from the way it brings out the roasted character even more. The aroma is simply captivating.

bread to start, creamy mozzarella w beef bacon, buffalo mozzarella cheese
food that I can associate with a hot cup of Nespresso Caffè Venezia

Since Italian cuisine just goes naturally with a cup of coffee, I also paired Caffè Venezia with some good Italian bread, a simple salad with beef bacon, and some rich buffalo mozzarella cheese. Caffè Venezia fits perfectly with these dishes, bringing one back in time to the flavour and spirit of those Venetian coffee houses in that golden era.

Nespresso Cafe Istanbul with Turkish Delight
Nespresso Café Istanbul

Café Istanbul has an exotic character, carrying intense roasted and black pepper spicy notes. This was a great contrast to Turkish delight which I chose to balance out the strong body with a nutty sweetness. The complex tasting profile makes for such a delightful treat to the palate that their shared origin is just a happy coincident at this point.

Nespresso Caffè Venezia & Cafe Istanbul
Nespresso Caffè Venezia & Cafe Istanbul

If you want a taste of coffee history, it’s time to head to the Nespresso boutique in The Gardens Mall or their website to try these Limited Edition capsules. If you haven’t got a machine, maybe it’s time to get yourself one!

#NespressoMY
#CafeIstanbul
#CaffeVenezia

What’s the similarities between currency exchange and nasi briyani? Well, for one, visiting one of these outlets is always a good idea before heading overseas for any amount of time, and of course, they’re also associated with the Indian Muslim communities in the country.

Nasi Briyani Taste & See, Klang
Nasi Briyani Taste & See, Klang

Briyani rice is often cooked in a big pot and served on a plate, but at Taman Andalas, you’ll find the appropriately named Bamboo Briyani Taste & See doing things a little bit unconventionally, and yep, you guessed it right, the nasi briyani here is cooked in bamboo container.

While lemang is cooked by placing the rice in bamboo over fire, this briyani is prepared by having the rice in bamboo, covered with a piece of banana leave, and then steamed. It is also during this time that the taste of meat and fragrance of briyani rice come together.

bamboo briyani with lamb
bamboo briyani with lamb

The ingredients available includes lamb, chicken, fish, vegetarian, and so forth.

Well, my go-to when it comes to briyani is always lamb, and I’m happy to report that over here they certainly did it right. The lamb was tender, flavorful, and definitely went well with the briyani rice and the curry added to the mix.

bamboo briyani getting ready to be steamed
bamboo briyani getting ready to be steamed

You do also get a bit of salad and some lady’s fingers on the side, which was welcoming, though I was hoping they come with the full compliment of a banana leaf sort of condiments instead.

A portion of lamb briyani is priced at RM 12, while other varieties go for a bit cheaper. Personally, I think it is definitely worth a try for any briyani or even banana leaf rice fan.

simple yet satisfying meal
simple yet satisfying meal

P/S: even the drinks are served in bamboo tubes!

 Bamboo Briyani Taste & See map

Address:
Nasi Briyani Taste & See
16, Jalan Sri Damak 18,
Taman Sri Andalas,
41200 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.022304, 101.451550
Hours: Noon to 7pm, closed on Monday