Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Salon Du Chocolat & Bubbles

Sugar-seekers, search no further than Telawi, where two outlets _ Salon Du Chocolat & Bubbles _ now supply Middle Eastern confectioneries & Taiwanese bubble tea respectively.

First up, Salon Du Chocolat, a Hong Kong-based enterprise that has made Malaysia its first Southeast Asian beachhead. Besides this Bangsar venue, another branch at Publika Shopping Gallery in Solaris Dutamas should launch soon.

Everything from rose-scented chocolate to Turkish Delights laced with apricots & pistachios is available here. Exquisitely crafted tidbits _ a study in lush, floral fragrances that we might be tempted to wear as cologne.

Dark chocolate stuffed with dried figs are an empyrean treat. Mix & match whatever you want; the selection costs slightly above RM20 per 100 grams, which comes up to roughly five pieces.

A two-minute stroll away, Bubbles at Telawi 2 is a homegrown operation that aims to challenge the likes of Chatime & Gong Cha, using fresh tea from Cameron Highlands.

Malaysian flavors are the highlight _ we tried the Milo Ais bubble tea with chewy black pearls & the Durian milk tea (!!!) with burst-in-the-mouth yogurt-filled pearls. Both are rich & refreshing enough to recommend.

Other flavors include taro, watermelon, kiwi, lychee & teh ais. Small cups start at RM4.90.



Salon Du Chocolat @ Bangsar,
Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

Bubbles @ Bangsar,
Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Lumpur.
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22 comments:

  1. No alcoholic bubble tea? Baileys + bubble tea might make a good combination :P

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  2. Baby Sumo: oh wow, that's a brilliant idea! ya, i wish one of these bubble tea outlets would serve alcoholic options, but i doubt it'll happen anytime soon. the best i can hope for is that some bar in KL will serve a bubble-tea-ish cocktail! it'd be a bestseller, i'm sure! :D

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  3. Another wowing place! salon du chocolat is the bomb!
    You only bought five? Were they really good?

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  4. Any peanut butter flavour chocolate or milk tea? hehehe.

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  5. sweet stuff and sweet looking colours. Sounds like a probable sugar overload:P

    I could do with the Ais Milo Bubble tea:D Its another good reason for me to have my milo fix beyond what I am allowed to do daily. Hehehe.

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  6. Erm.....Durian milk tea??? Hmmmm....

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  7. I remember mixing and matching gummy sweets as a kid..this looks like the adult (and expensive) version of mix and match! Definitely can't let kids loose in here..haha

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  8. Hey I passed by Bubbles and thought that the name was very catchy for selling bubble tea. hehe

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  9. I'm dreaming up of an alcohol-infused peanut butter flavoured bubble tea that may just make it to Sean's and Devil's fave drink list - or maybe not. :P

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  10. hair standing on end looking at the sweets. LOL.. Ah... Turkish Delights .. made famous by CS Lewis.. the lion the witch and the wardrobe.. I SUCCUMB!!! hahaha

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  11. hehe from the Spicy food previously to now sweet stuff! Love chocolates - who doesn't? :)Especially dark chocolates!

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  12. Rad: oh yeah, i could have happily eaten 10 pieces of that candy. the sugar level in them is perfect ... not tooth-achingly sweet! :D
    CK: heheh, that sounds like a nice flavor. maybe chatime will have someday! =)

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  13. Missyblurkit: gosh, it's probably been years since i last had milo ais at any mamak joint! or teh ais, for that matter :D
    Melissathegreat: oh, the durian flavor is quite mild. not overpowering, luckily =)

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  14. Adam: heh, you shouldn't me loose in here either. i was tempted to run wild, buying one of every kind of candy! :D
    Eiling: ya, it's the perfect name, actually! memorable & suitable =)

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  15. Kenny: oooh, stop dreaming and start making it! i want a taste, ASAP! :D
    Ciki: heheh, that's one of my favorite parts of the book/movie too! when the evil witch tempts edward with the enchanted turkish delights =)
    Iamthewitch: oh, my favorite chocolates are actually white chocolate! i like the milkiness & the not-too-cocoa-ish flavor, heheh :D

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  16. milk teas are now > than macarons? hehe i see people lining up for it!

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  17. michelle: heh, you're right! though i think it'd be nice to munch on some macarons while sipping milk tea :D

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  18. I see. I like not too sweet candy too ;-)

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  19. Rad: yeah, too much sugar is evillllllll! :D

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  20. I saw bits of the first Narnia movie and having tasted actual Turkish Delights from Turkey, didn't understand why Edward betrayed everyone for them. Dumb kid :P

    Anyhow, I would have to definitely try out Bubbles, even though you COULD get some of those flavours at the pasar malam...

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  21. Synical: heh, you're right. Personally, I wouldn't betray my siblings for anything that didn't contain caramel & nougat. Haha. I'm still a bubble tea novice though, trying to navigate my way around the varieties & figuring out what I like. I think Ochado at Pavilion is great =)

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  22. hey have you checked out their sister outlet on telawi 5 - the Cameron Valley tea house? Brings the feeling of the highlands to KL's buzzing cafe culture - no coffee of course but really nice home grown tea and signature dishes. Bubbles uses their tea as the base for bubbles tea. Good stuff - should check it out if you can - i hear their signature loaded sandwich is the bomb (no pun intended). ate there a couple of times - went recently for their mother's day special high tea set.

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