Koffie Craft was opened two months ago by a Dutch owner. He has lived in China for years and has been here for six months now. In the restaurant, there are huge posters of the Dutch tulips and mills. Also in the shop are bicycles that come from Malacca. The waiters wear nameplates with Willem and Wilhelmina and on the menu are Dutch dishes. ‘Poffertjes’, ‘wentelteefjes’, ‘Bossche bollen’, everything that makes your heart beat faster. Or it makes your heart working overtime because of the many sugars.
We took it easy, we arrived here at 11 a.m. So to start immediately with ‘wentelteefjes’, ‘poffertjes’ and a ‘Bossche bol’, became a bit crazy. The owner told us that he is trying to find out how to add ‘bitterballen’ to the menu. He doesn’t have a deep fryer and importing ‘oven bitterballen’ from the Netherlands will be an expensive joke so this is still some research work. But when those ‘bitterballen’ are there, we’ll be the first in line!
The coffee shop is located in Bangsar South in the business district. There’s not much to do here on the weekends. Around you are huge offices and countless eateries. I can imagine that this is a madhouse during the week. The owner said that around lunch it is always full in the restaurant. He could not avoid the rice meals and had to add this to his menu. Malaysians love this and eat it every day. Maybe the Dutch stews can be introduced in a while.