Tiffin took over Urbanscapes House at Medan Pasar from 23 April to 8 May to bring you a gastronomical experience unlike any other…
Our First-Ever Pop Up Cafe Collaboration
In conjunction with Urbanscapes’ 14th anniversary, we created the all new Urbanscapes Cafe, where food and drinks were curated by Tiffin and concocted exclusively for us in collaboration with some of our favourite F&B masterminds.
We had spicy barbecue chicken pies and chocolate mint pies made by A Pie Thing; caramelised tempe sandwiches and beef, cheese and chilli sandwiches from Quartet; cold press juices from Smooshie Juice; a special Homecoming blend of cold brew coffee by Pulp by Papa Palheta; red velvet swirl brownies by Souka; pink lemonade sorbet by Softsrve; and a new item every day from Dah Makan.
Different Weekend, Different Theme
On top of (literally!) our popular pop-up cafe, Tiffin took over the entire third floor of Urbanscapes House, featuring a themed weekend every Saturday and Sunday.
Our first weekend was all about Urban & Pop Culture so our vendors served food with – you guessed it – pop culture references. Quick Brown Fox served up Elvis’ fav PB & J sandwiches (with bacon!), The Yard sold decadent milkshakes like the ones we drooled over in Pulp Fuction, The Balls made yummy takoyaki balls a la Pokemon’s Poke Ball, NBrew stirred up some futuristic liquid nitrogen ice cream to give us that Back To The Future vibe, whilst Panchos served Nacho Libre-worthy tacos.
Arts & Craft was the theme for our second weekend, with every vendor providing a DIY-esque twist to their menus. Quartet allowed customers to create their own sodas; Fingersmade had a variety of toppings for their churros; Okonomi let visitors build their own sushi; Alison Food came on-board as Malaysia’s first customisable oatmeal; Wholly Spirits was there to serve up your choice of delicious cocktails; and Sangkaya served up various types of fresh coconut ice cream, to which customers drowned in all the many toppings available.
Our last weekend at Urbanscapes House took on the theme of Fashion & Retail, and we figured if there was something fashion people ate, it was breakfast food (well, bites anyway). Quick Brown Fox joined us again with the fluffiest baos in the world served with butter chicken and honey soy chicken; Fancy Breakfast Club were a major hit with their chicken and beef burritos; Thom’ster gave the weekend a foreign touch with their authentic Dutch bitterballen; The Locker & Loft entertained people all day with their alcoholic concoctions; whilst Ashley’s by LivingFood had not just the best gourmet noodles but also the best gluten-free desserts.
It’s safe to say nobody ever left Urbanscapes House with an empty stomach!
More Than Just Food & Drinks
But the fun didn’t stop there, of course.
Urban & Pop Culture weekend featured the au currant Lip Sync Battle hosted by the folks from One Mic Stand. Participants came on stage ready to strut their stuff, complete with wardrobe changes and a little (innocent!) stripping. Winners walked away with Urbanscapes tickets to catch Rudimental and M83, cash vouchers to spend at our Urbanscapes Cafe AND Urbanscapes merchandise.
Our Arts & Craft theme the following weekend was filled with lots of DIY, natch. Some of the most creative people from the scene – The Craft Crowd, KLigraphy, Weekendiminlove, Ohsum Mossum Terrariums and FEAST by Justina Yong – held workshops at Urbanscapes House, resulting in attendees flooding our floors.
To wrap things up at Urbanscapes House during Fashion & Retail weekend, Urban Decay not only hooked us up with an exclusive preview of their latest Summer Collection, they treated us to free makeovers as well. Additionally, Bad Lab kept tresses in place by providing styling sessions with their very own products. But the most popular guy of them all, hands down, went to Loookis, to whom everyone clamored for their very own live OOTD illustrations by the immensely talented artist.
So what next, you ask? Lots, actually, so stay tuned for more updates on what we’ll be cooking up in the next few months!