Secret Recipe is not exactly a best kept secret. This restaurant has flourished over the past few years and in addition to the many outlets in Klang Valley, more are sprouting out by the minute. You can probably find a Secret Recipe outlet in every major shopping mall and commercial area. What is the secret?
Secret Recipe has become a household name because of its cakes. They are original, delicious and utterly delectable. Ask anyone where you can find a good birthday cake (or any cake for that matter) and the immediate response would be Secret Recipe. From cheesecakes to sponge cakes and even ice cream cakes, this establishment’s great success comes from its consistent delivery of all things sweet.
One of the most popular cakes that has been a mainstay on the menu since the beginning is the Chocolate Banana Cake. Initially, the combination of chocolate and banana doesn’t sound too appealing but Secret Recipe has managed to perfect the recipe to make it absolutely irresistible. This chocolate cake is layered with thin banana slices and the end result is sweet, smooth and addictive.
If you prefer a warm chocolate cake we suggest the Moist Chocolate Cake. This is reserved for the ultimate chocolate lover. It is a moist sponge cake that has a thin layer of caramel to make this sweet thing even sweeter. Once you’ve had a taste you’ll just want more. It is best served warm and has this melt in your mouth type feeling. The icing on the cake is literally the icing on the cake. A thick chocolate fudge is used to double the chocolate dosage. It is a must try for all those who claim to love chocolate.
Secret Recipe also specializes in cheese cakes. The Oreo Cheese Cake is an interesting creation. It is pretty self explanatory. Oreo cookies are blended with cheese and placed on a layer of crushed biscuits. Because it uses Oreo cookies, it is only suitable for this cake to be chilled rather than baked. Other notable cakes include the Chocolate Indulgence, Cappuccino Cheese and the American Brownies. Cakes are RM5.50 per slice and RM65 for a whole cake.
Other than cakes, Secret Recipe also has a kitchen that serves fusion cuisine. There is a wide variety of local, western and Italian food on the menu. The Lamb Shank comes highly recommended and is said to have won some awards. This tender lamb shank is slow-cooked with seasonal vegetables and fresh herbs. The flesh comes off the bones with ease and the lamb is easy to handle. No need to chew till your jaw hurts to get it down. The Caribbean Style Seabass is also a crowd pleaser. The texture is excellent and the herb sauce has an exotic taste to it. It is served with green salad. Other items on the menu include the common fish and chips, lasagne, tom yam noodles and many more.
Prices are reasonable at Secret Recipe. The items from the kitchen might seem over-priced compared to the lesser known café’s around town considering that the food isn’t that great. Nonetheless, Secret Recipe has a secret weapon which is their cakes. There’s such a wide variety of them that it takes many visits to go through them all. With so many outlets around, it is easily accessible so there won’t be any trouble grabbing a slice of something different every time you come across an outlet. If you have a sweet tooth, you won’t be disappointed.