Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hummingbirds

Returning to Hummingbirds for cakes, cocktails and more! Earlier entry: May 19.

Macaroons (with a double 'o') _ not to be confused with macarons. These are soft-baked cookies, covered in shredded dried coconut. Sweet and sticky, but an acquired taste, especially for those of us who aren't fans of coconuts in the first place.

Might as well face it _we're addicted to wasabi macarons. Despite returning here repeatedly in recent weeks, we still haven't had our fill of these terrific treats.

Hummingbirds' cakes are among the best in Bangsar _ no mean feat, for sure. The Toblerone cheese cake is breathtakingly smooth and creamy, while the caramel cupcake might leave some customers swooning in the delirium of a decadent dessert.

Charcoal cake. Despite how rich-tasting Hummingbirds' cakes are, they also seem relatively low in sugar compared to similar offerings elsewhere.

Tiramisu (with a splash of Kahlua) & Hershey's cupcake (oh-so-chocolatey).

Can you keep a secret? Booze-laced beverages are available _ though the fact is not explicitly trumpeted on the menu _ including the Ooh La La (cucumber syrup, iced lemon tea, vodka) & Strawberry Surprise (five freshly blended strawberries, vodka).

We loved the subtly sweet, satisfyingly potent Mulatto Russian & Daydreaming caffeine cocktails, enhanced with vodka & coffee liquor.

White Russian Coffee (with alkie) & citrus tea (without).



Hummingbirds Coffee Bar,
Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru.

18 comments:

  1. The cakes really do look lovely! Much seating inside?

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  2. Baby sumo: ya, and they're really child-friendly too (I've noticed little boys and girls scampering around here)! there's probably only enough seating for less than 30 customers, including a couple of tables outdoors, so reservations might be recommended, although it's usually not too packed =)

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  3. Wasabi macaron?! That's new! Time to pay this place a visit...since I'm in Bangsar Baru so often. :P

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  4. Damn. I should have so stopped over yesterday when I was in Bangsar again. Forgot. Went to Antipodean for brekkie instead. :P

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  5. bangsar-babe: ya, and this is in a convenient location too! same row as alexis at telawi, just next to g3 kitchen. the signboard outside says 'beatrice looi boutique' but you'll notice cafe tables and seats inside :D
    michelle: maybe they're available where you are! there are lotsa interesting macaron flavors sold in other countries (root beer, garlic, salted egg yolk, champagne, fig!) :D
    lfb: looks like i wasn't the only person to experience sake-induced memory impairment! p.s. speaking of bangsar, hope the birthday bash that you didn't attend at f by buffalo went smashingly well, by all accounts! :D

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  6. everyone confuses macarons with macaroons. heck, even the masterchef australia judges did too, lol.

    story: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/macaron-or-macaroon-masterchef-judges-should-know-better-says-chef-adriano-zumbo/story-e6frfmyi-1225888714729

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  7. timing: heh, interesting article! but yeah, aside from the pronunciation problems, it actually seems quite difficult to find macaroons in kl. maybe they're are also not easy to make either? =)

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  8. Heard so much about this place but never tried yet! Not really a big fan of macarons but the Toblerone cheesecake? THAT's my type of cake! :)

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  9. Iamthewitch: and they have different types of cheesecake every week, including Oreo cheesecake and chocolate cream cheesecake! Also other interesting macaron flavors (peanut butter macaron, Earl grey macaron and caramel Macarons) :D

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  10. Macaroons are like the easiest thing to make! Maybe 20x easier than making a macaron.

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  11. Baby sumo: whoops! Heheh, I'm a total idiot when it comes to matters of cooking and baking. I don't even have an oven, a microwave, a stove or a water boiler at home. But I'll go look up the recipe for macaroons now, thanks! :D

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  12. I'll save you the trouble of looking for a recipe:
    http://goodyfoodies.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-baked-coconut-macaroons.html

    Maybe I could bake some and make some money off EatDrinkKL. :P

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  13. Baby sumo: ooh, I actually googled the recipe on allrecipes.com, and you're right, it seems really simple for anyone with baking skills, heheh :D your macaroons look beautiful (I love the color and the shape of your macaroons, and how the insides look like a cross between cake and candy). I'm not a fan of coconut though ... Wonder if it's possible to substitute coconuts with a different ingredient! :D

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  14. Ahh..yummy... cant wait for my next visit too! Yups, one of the best place for desserts currently in Bangsar!

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  15. Tng: there'll be more dessert places coming up in Bangsar before the end of the year! cakes galore!!! :D

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  16. wasabi macarons? are you serious?!! err... i wonder how it tastes like? sweet and hot? haha

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  17. eiling: yep, it's really delicious! sweet-ish at first, and then a mild spiciness kicks in! excellent combo, very memorable :D

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