Café Morsvel: Replacing Sugar
A Café Which Uses Zero Calories Sugar Replacement
by Richard Liaw
The fight against sugar consumption is a huge concern for Malaysians as the National Diabetes Institute (NADI) executive chairman, Datuk Dr Mustaffa Embong, confirms that Malaysia has the highest rate of diabetes in Asia and one of the highest in the world. Of course, this isn’t new because the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015 had already revealed that almost one in every five Malaysian adults has diabetes. Many organisations have been battling sugar but one is definitely worth mentioning: Café Morsvel. It is no understatement to say that this café is at the forefront of #TheSugarRevolution and #TheFoodRevolution.
No one can deny that Malaysians just love food! Anything from teh tarik to fried chicken and let’s not forget, glorious desserts. What if we tell you that you can enjoy all that without worrying about your sugar intake? Café Morsvel provides a sugar replacement solution that contains low to zero calories yet tastes just as sweet. And no, we are not sugar-coating it for you (see what we did there?). The low glycemic index and low cholesterol in their food also make them perfect for health and weight conscious customers.
Signature Chicky Wings
Take their Signature Chicky Wings for example. Coating it with their zero calories, zero sugar syrup instead of the regular maple syrup or honey, produces not only a healthier alternative but one that is just as sweet (or sweeter) and crunchy. Come on, who can say no to that succulent fried chicken with its juicy golden skin. Especially if you can eat it guilt free.
Chocolate Malt Bingsu
Another must-have at the café is the Chocolate Malt Bingsu. At first glance, this dessert might look like a pile of sugar but you will be surprised to know that it has 80% less calories as compared to sugar based desserts. Its addictive combination coupled with a lingering sweet aftertaste will definitely leave you craving for more.
Black & White Oreo Waffle with Ice Cream
Any waffle fans out there? We are sure you know the pattern by now. Yes, not only do they dribble zero calories, zero sugar syrup on top, the waffle itself is made with low calorie granular sugarcane extract. The best thing about it is that, we think it tastes better than regular waffles!
Next off is one refined beverage: the Sakura Latte. It is simply a perfectly brewed low calorie latte with an adequate amount of Sakura petals sprinkled on top, making it the ideal beverage for just about any time of the day. It tastes good and looks good, what more can we ask for?
Nasi Ayam Bertutu
Besides the above-mentioned toothsome desserts, they do also serve a wide variety of mains. Among their best-sellers is the Nasi Ayam Bertutu. The Nasi Ayam Bertutu is not your usual Balinese grilled chicken. It is marinated with lemongrass, betutu spice and a home-cooked secret seasoning, before being steamed for about 45 minutes and then grilled with a fire torch. This dish do run out before the end of the day so head on over earlier if you’d like to try this unique delicacy.
Zero Sugar Poppy
Another dish worth mentioning is the Zero Sugar Poppy. The problem with sweetened popcorn is the exorbitant amount of calories per serving: 100 grams of caramel popcorn contains about 65 grams of sugar which is roughly the amount of sugar contained in two cans of coke. Now, you can enjoy your favourite snack with no holds barred!
Oh and a little insider news from us! The fine people at Morsvel are currently working on the idea of allowing customers to customise their waffles. This means choosing between matcha, charcoal, chocolate or classic (vanilla) base for the waffles and then, among an assortment of low sugar, low calorie condiments. Be sure to try it once it is out!
Dine in at:
Café Morsvel (Petaling Jaya)
Wisma Bentley Music, Level 4, No.3, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor