In celebration of Hari Merdeka, Malaysia's Independence Day, Luxbite and N2 Extreme Gelato have collaborated to each bring you a delicious sweet treat, featuring a loved Malaysian ingredient...sweet coconut kaya.
If you don't know what Kaya is, it's a Malaysian coconut jam, made of coconut milk, eggs, bit of sugar, bit of pandan leaf and a whole lot of patience (I've watched my grandma sit for hours at the stove, patiently stirring and stirring....). It's commonly had on toast for breakfast with a nice big chunk of butter (...might be why it's hard to keep the weight off whenever I'm visiting Malaysia...).
I'm not typically the sort to do posts like this, but since it's only available this weekend (last day is the 1st of September), I figured I should share my pictures of Luxbite's Kaya goodness before the time limit was up!
At Luxbite, they're offering a Kaya gelato sandwich, the Kaya gelato having been made by N2 Extreme Gelato, served between two big macaron shells and a bit of drama.
For $10, it makes for a nice little treat to share between two (or you could have one each if you're a bit greedy). Having the liquid nitrogen poured over the top hardens the macaron shells a wee bit, but really, all is forgiven when you discover the honeypot of Kaya hidden in the gelato. Oh have mercy!
I haven't visited N2 Gelato in Fitzroy yet, but they're offering up a Kaya toast gelato, injected with warm Kaya from Luxbite, which looks all levels of amazing on their Instagram feed.
So eat Kaya and happy Merdeka day to all Malaysians!
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N2 Extreme Gelato
329 Brunswick Street