When I hear the word crêperie the first thing come in my mind is a French restaurant or stall specialised in crepes, but turned out Momi & Toy’s Crêperie is a chain of Japanese crepes outlets. First opened in Japan and now their outlets have been spread in Japan, Taiwan, Shanghai, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. In Indonesia itself, they have 5 outlets located in Jakarta, Bali and Surabaya.
The crepes stall in Indonesia mostly sells thin and crisp crepes, while in Momi & Toy’s their crepes is softer with melting in the mouth sensation. This type of crepes is commonly called as “torokeru crepe”in Japanese, created by the founder of Momi & Toy’s Crêperie, pastry chef Toichi Kawakami. The secret ingredients for torokeru crepe are the almond powder, the addition of almond powder in the batter makes the crepe very soft and easily melts in the mouth.
They have sweet and savoury crepes on the menu for you to choose. During my visit, they have waffle menu, this waffle available limited time only (from 14th May – 12th June 2016) and it only available at Momi & Toy’s Lippomall Kemang. For the waffle, they use the same batter as crepe but cooked in waffle pan instead flat iron pan.
We started our crepes feast with Nutella Cheese Waffle (IDR 29.900), I know for some people the combination of chocolate and cheese is unusual but in Indonesian Nutella and cheese is the most favourite combination for topping. The texture of waffle is soft and slightly chewy unlike the usual waffle, the combination of salty and sweet from the topping make this waffle more enjoyable.
Nutella Banana Waffle (IDR 44.900) this time they make the waffle like a bowl shape and filled with two scoops ice cream – vanilla and chocolate -, served with slices banana, chocolate pocky, a drizzle of Nutella sauce, and almond crunch.
For matchaholic, you can opt for Matcha Nutella Waffle (IDR 54.900) using the similar waffle bowl but they served with matcha and chocolate ice cream, marshmallow and homemade matcha sauce.
Black and White Crepes (IDR 59.900) 3 rolled mini crepes with 3 different fillings (Nutella, skippy peanut butter, and chocolate Toblerone) served with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, cocoa powder and almond crunch.
Toblerone Chocolate Cheese (IDR 59.900) soft crepes filled with homemade whipped cream, with a drizzle of Nutella sauce, grated Toblerone and cheddar cheese on top. Served with vanilla ice cream, Toblerone chocolate sauce and almond crunch on the side.
Matcha Nutella Crepe (IDR 29.900) this time their crepes skin enhanced with matcha flavour, smeared with thin Nutella on the inside, folded and served with matcha-nutella sauce. Momi & Toy’s Original Fruit Tea (IDR 34.900) a teapot of tea infused with mixed fruits like lychee, slices lemon and mint leaves. You can choose hot or ice tea
Momi & Toy’s Creperie is a good place to hang out with your girlfriends and sharing crepes together. They have many choices of topping and filling for the crepes. I will go back to try their savoury crepes and maybe crepes with fresh fruits topping.