Molten Lava Cafe One Utama

Molten Lava has been around on the lower ground floor of One Utama New Wing and may not be a new thing to some of you. However for me, Churros is definately a new term for me. Molten Lava specializes in Churros and Funnel Cakes with a mix of fusion local dishes and Macarons! I was delighted when invited by Carmen to go for a round of good food in Molten Lava the other day. 

Molten Lava Logo


Molten Lava Logo
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
Molten Lava Colorful entrance

Molten Lava Cafe
Lot LG312B
(Opposite Cold Storage)
Lower Ground Floor
Oval, One Utama Shopping Centre
Tel : 03-77251777
Email : molten.lava@yahoo.com

So what are churros, and what makes it so special? A quick check online, and I found some good info as shared below. 

A churro, sometimes referred to as a Spanish doughnut, is a fried-dough pastry-based snack, sometimes made from potato dough, that originated in Spain. Churros are also popular in Latin America, France, Portugal, Morocco, the United States, Australia, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands. There are two types of churros in Spain. One is thin (and sometimes knotted) and the other is long and thick (porra). They both are normally eaten for breakfast dipped in hot chocolate or café con leche.

So there we were, warmly welcomed by the owner Michelle Chong and all ready to chomp down some good food. Michelle gave us a quick rundown on how the concept of Molten Lava, what food they serve. and how the Molten Lava has been in the industry since the opening of One Utama's new wing. She even did a demonstration of the making of Churros as well as the Funnel Cakes which I will share further down this post. For now check out some of the wonderful fusion local food we had.

#1 Kung Po Chicken Rice (half portion serving in picture) - RM7.80
#1 Kung Po Chicken Rice (half portion serving in picture) - RM7.80
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
#2 Sweet  Sour Chicken Rice (half portion serving in picture) - RM7.80
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
#3 Kampung Fried Rice - RM7.80
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
#4 Ee Fu Mee - RM7.80
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
Our Drinks - L-R Passionfruit Tea (RM8.50), Fizzy Ribena (RM5.20), Barley Coffee - (RM4.90 Hot, RM5.30 Cold), Cucumber Soda (RM7.90)

After having these delicious hot food, we were invited by Michelle herself to see how the churros and funnel cakes were made. It was really interesting to watch the process. So what do you think the end result looks like? Churros and funnel cake looks delicious, and after biting into them, I would say it tastes as delicious as it looks. Just check out below on the varieties that Molten Lava has to offer.
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
#5 Molten Chocolate Dip Churros - RM5.80
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
#6 Cinnamon Sugar Churros - RM4.80
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
#7 Filled Churros (Dulce De Leche, Chocolate) - RM4.50 each
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
#8 Kiddy Churros (Drizzled choc, caramel and colorful sugar)
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
#9 Funnel Cake (Banana, Caramel & Ice-cream) - RM10.50

My first experience of having churros, and it's an awesomely delightful plus sweet to the max experience. Churros actually reminded me of a classier version of the chinese "Eu Char Kwai" with added sugar coating. The texture was much nicer though, crunchy on the outside, while soft on the inside. As for the funnel cake, it tasted great too, with a different batter being used which produced the airier hollow effect. Added with the banana, caramel and ice-cream, this can be taken as a meal on its own.
Oh did I mention Molten Lava makes Macarons as well? We were treated to a collection of different flavored macarons along with Molten Lava's Almond Pear Tart. Check out these delightful desserts below.

Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
Assorted Macarons (RM3.30 each)
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
Almond Pear Tart

Molten Lava cafe does make customized cakes and cupcakes too, so if you need to order some don't hesitate to give them a call. There were a couple of customers that day who were there to collect their specially made birthday cake.

Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
Special order of a birthday cake
Molten Lava Cafe One Utama
Cupcakes for everyone
The owner of Molten Lava Michelle Chong, Isaac, Rebecca, Carmen, and Edwin

We ended the session stuffed to the brim with good food, wonderful churros, and a heavenly assortment of desserts. Do drop by Molten Lava Cafe should you find yourself shopping in One Utama and in need of some food, or maybe for a sweet dessert binge. Remember, it's located just opposite Cold Storage, you can't miss it!




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53 comments :

hildamilda said...

The churros and macarons sure look yummy but RM3.30 for one macaron is slightly pricey.

Edwin said...

meh si ohhhh meh si ohhhhh -edwin :P

ken said...

sweetness! one moment i thought that lady (rebacca saw is it?) is janice :P

Nikel Khor said...

wow.. new open outlet

Elwyn~! said...

I WANT CHURROS~!!! SOOOOO SAD DIDNT GET TO GO~! BUT I STILL WANT CHURROS~! MISSED IT SO MUCH WHEN I LEFT MELBOURNE~!!!!

Eli Leong said...

My long lost churros is finally found! XD

wenn said...

i had churros once when I was in gold coast. Yummy!

Nana Eddy said...

looks delicious~~ wanna try~~~ 

shiiteck said...

your food photo is so tempting la. shouldnt read at this odd hour. hungry~ btw, thanks for sharing!!

www.shiiteck.com

Foongpc said...

I have passed by this place many times but never went in! Maybe I should try it one fine day : )

suituapui said...

No plus plus? Prices pretty decent and food looks ok. Ah! So that's Edwin! Hi, Edwin!

[SK] said...

always pass through this little shop in 1U but have never tried that.. the kampung fried rice looks good, and oh there are so many varieties of churros to surprise me.. :)

Jolyn Toh said...

hou hou sek ah. even the solid food looks tempting ;)

Smallkucing said...

wah....they have cakes too! the design very nice

Eugeneung said...

Every time, i come to your blog, i am always lost,,,you keep recommending good things. so I pengsan already,,looks like bro now you are a famous blogger already lol,,, got pay to blog about all those good things or not? all the best to ya

Bananazஇ People said...

Churros and not curut 'local cigar' hahaha. Looks yummy..

Howoo said...

Hey Isaac,

Great blogging there. Nice clean and colorful page, love it. Excellent stuff from Molten Lava.

Cheers.

Annie Q said...

Wow!! The dessert look very good, must go one day with my gfs and try the dessert.

Cumidanciki said...

love churros but cannot seem to view your video..

Bella said...

Oooh my my the Funnel Cake looks yummeh! Love the bananas like that.. Must go la like this! *drool*

HenRy Lee said...

wahhh... this time the food review has so much food oh! seriously tempting, been there once for food review as well... my blog link here: http://clevermunkey.blogspot.com/2010/05/molden-lava-1utama-food-review.html

moonlight_zone said...

Tht certainly a great dinning place, will sure go fr the churros!

Isaac Tan said...

 Hilda, It is yummy! oh, i'm not sure what is the normal price for macarons because this is the 2nd time im having it only

Isaac Tan said...

Edwin, MEH SI AHHHH? :P

Isaac Tan said...

 Ken, LOL, optical illusion :P Yup, it was Rebecca Saw

Isaac Tan said...

Nikel, actually it's not new, the outlet have been there for 3 years plus already 

Isaac Tan said...

 Elwyn, Molten Lava is near where you're at. Can always satisfy the craving. Hehe

Isaac Tan said...

Eli, om nom noming goodness XD You tried churros before? 

Isaac Tan said...

Wenn, wow, gold coast. Very widely travelled. 

Isaac Tan said...

Nana, it's something new to me, but very delivious though! :) Sweet

Isaac Tan said...

Shiiteck, no problem bro. Learning how to take good food pictures now. Still got so much to improve

Isaac Tan said...

Fooongpc, let the fine day be TODAY! XD

Isaac Tan said...

STP, omg i'm not sure about the plus plus, lemme check again. Yep, it's Edwin from ClickClickCulinary, a really funny and nice blogger :) 

Isaac Tan said...

 SK, the kampung fried rice is one of their famous fusion food. there's so many different variations of churros, but all very nice and sweet XD

Isaac Tan said...

Jolyn, hehe, i like the way you refer as solid food. XD 

Isaac Tan said...

SmallKucing, yep they do take great pains in making their cakes. 

Isaac Tan said...

Eugene, bro, i'm not famous lo, just keep posting everyday on food, and events that I'm fortunate enough to have and attend. Unfortunately all posts are not paid posts, just that they treat us to the food, and I'm thankful enough :)

Isaac Tan said...

Bananaz, Thank you so much for dropping by my humble blog! Much appreciated. XD Churros! not curut. lol!

Isaac Tan said...

 Howoo, Thanks for visiting my blog. And thanks for the compliment, it really made my day. Motivates me to continue writing on

Isaac Tan said...

Annie, hehe you should. It's just opposite Cold Storage, so you can drop by anytime after groceries shopping. 

Isaac Tan said...

Cumidanciki, aww :( anyway i took down the video, coz i can't seem to get the orientation right. My first time having churros, and i feel it's awesome!

Isaac Tan said...

Bella, and it's skillfully made as well, with the airy and light feel to the cake. XD 

Isaac Tan said...

Henry, yea bro. Saw your blog when I was googling for more info on Molten Lava, may last year hor XD 

Isaac Tan said...

Alice, you're alice right? can't get used to the  moonlight zone. XD Churros are AWESOME!

missy missy said...

The Churros look amazing. Is this made of potato flour?

toninkush said...

nice write up. i will definitely go try out. reasonable pricing

Twilight Man said...

Their logo is nice and their food looked so neat & colourful indeed. I might drop in to try their cup cakes since I have to bake them as prizes for my bloggers!! Crazee me.

Isaac Tan said...

Missy, let me check for you. They have a special flour for it though >< 

Isaac Tan said...

Tony, yea man. Should try it for its specialty the churros :) 

Isaac Tan said...

Twilight, hey thanks for dropping by my humble blog :)

wow, you know how to bake cupcakes? Sweet!

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Laura Lee said...

Hmm... Never tried their other food before, coz i always go for churros only. :) I like that fact that it's like Western 'you tiao' and that the Chinese-style 'you tiao' shop is just a few steps away. XD