Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dessert Parlour @ BSC

Is there truly always room for dessert? This sugar specialist will help test that sticky theory, taking up space on Bangsar Shopping Center's fourth floor beside the Burp food court.

Customers can lounge in cushy comfort indoors or breathe Bangsar's unfiltered air on the alfresco terrace. Everyone from restless children to ladies who lunch may feel therapeutically tranquilized here (until the inevitable glucose rush).

Malaysian treats are the highlight, so banish all aspirations for macarons, creme brulee & tiramisu. Dessert Parlour's 'leng chee kang' (RM4.50+) _ a cooling combination of lotus seeds, gingko nuts & what-not _ is what the doctor might recommend for our what-the-heck weather.

Pulut hitam (RM4.50+) _ black rice pudding with coconut milk. The terrible truth, however, is that Dessert Parlour makes mediocre versions of these familiar recipes. Shoppers at BSC can stop here for a pick-me-up, but nothing we tried would warrant a special visit.

Skip the banana fritters with ice cream & honey (RM7.50+). Disastrously bland & doughy.

For a better brush with syrupy stuff, head to this enclave's other mall, Bangsar Village, where Garibaldi serves treats both creative & crazy-tasty, such as bourbon panna cotta with strawberries marinated in aged balsamic vinegar.

White chocolate mousse with dark chocolate pipe. Might be even more decadent if milk chocolate played a role in this, to create a menage a trois of the most seductive ingredients known to man. Nothing teases & titillates the taste buds like chocolate.

Crispy meringue with chocolate chip parfait & dark cherries. Sure, it might seem unfair to pit Dessert Parlour's cheaper offerings against Garibaldi's, which hover near the RM30 price range. But if cost isn't an issue, then sweet satisfaction lies with the Italians.

Make bubur cha cha, cendol & ais kacang while the sun shines!


Dessert Parlour @ Bangsar Shopping Center,
Kuala Lumpur.
Open through 10pm.
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37 comments:

  1. The banana fritters look a little like a snake :P SSSSSSSSS (tilt your head to view)

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    1. Baby Sumo: gosh, you're right! reminds me of the snakes in the 'snakes & ladders' board game! :D

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  2. me long time never eat the leng chee kang...
    Does it has "small egg"?

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    1. Simple Person: oops, no quail egg at all. totally vegetarian leng chee kang, haha =)

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  3. Mediocre versions? Now, I better stick to the one made by my lovely mom!

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    1. Michelle: ahhh, you're fortunate that your mom makes delicious desserts! :D

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  4. Th leng chee kang does sound like it might work a lot better in this CNY heat. Hurrah for local desserts! :D

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    1. Kenny: i want a nice bowl of ais kacang, with lotsa condensed milk poured on the ice and plenty of 'attap chee,' red beans & sweet corn buried beneath! :D

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    2. When is More... Too Much? :P

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    3. Kenny: more is NEVER too much! (unless i say so. heheh) :D

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  5. Hehehe or breathe the unfiltered air outside.... that sounds negative ;))

    Ooh, would love to have the chocolate mousse. I love that sort of cake. Even not as dessert

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    1. Rad: heheh, KL's air feels kinda polluted! although luckily it's not the season for the haze right now :D

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    2. Well the dust could be some extra icing on the cake ;))

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  6. The banana fritters look nasty. I think you're better off buying some from the pisang goreng seller and adding ice cream and cream to it. :P

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    1. Bangsar-babe: you're probably right! the ones here lacked the ripe, flavorful sweetness of proper pisang goreng =)

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  7. I love desserts!
    Do they serve peanut or sesame paste/cream?

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    1. CK: ohhh, oops, i can't remember! i really must be getting old after celebrating my birthday :D

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  8. I still haven't learnt to eat Malaysian desserts. I guess I'll skip the Dessert Parlour and give Garibaldi a try.

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    1. The Yum List: ooo, i'm not too sure which malaysian desserts i'd recommend. ais kacang, definitely. maybe cendol. those two are usually safe bets :D

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  9. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Hope it's off to a roaring start of a year filled with all the best things - love, wisdom, health and raised glasses!

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    1. Min: heheh, i need all those things you mentioned! excellent list! may your months overflow with everything you need too! =)

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  10. this place looks so sweet and pretty...very dessert mood!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, it kinda makes me think of children's tea parties! :D

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  11. Happy New Year Sean and happy belated bday! :P

    The parlour looks cute. Least that's something to shout about eh? Hur hur

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    1. Qwazymonkey: thanks, jon! i hope the year of the dragon is treating the monkeys well too :D and yeah, a pat on the back for the folks who designed the look of this parlour =)

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  12. environment looks lovely. but seem like not the food.

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    1. Su-Yee: ya, unfortunately the ambiance is better than the food, for now. hopefully they'll improve soon! =)

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  13. Too bad about the taste. Coz was just gonna say, lin chee kang at RM4.50 is not expensive, esp in BSC! hah.

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    1. Ciki: oh ya, these could be among the cheapest desserts in bangsar! No need to use credit card, heheh =)

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  14. Another new place to hang out. The pricing seems be reasonable as well.

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    1. Smitten By Food: oh yeah, it had been ages since a new hangout opened at bangsar shopping center! :D

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  15. HHmmm.. not a reason to head here then. im surprised they decided to go chinese/local dessert. had alws thot BSC is very "ang -moh".. maybe its a marketing tactic. but mediocre desserts? good luck w surviving the BSC rent!

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    1. Rebecca: ya, maybe it's to coexist with the burp food court on this fourth floor, which is also asian food. i wonder whether the rent is cheaper on this floor too, since there's less shopping traffic up here, compared to the lower levels =)

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  16. wow, this is definitely a good place that serves both local favourites and western desserts. A good concept too.

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    1. Eiling: oh, actually the Asian desserts were at bangsar shopping center, while the italian ones were at bangsar village! :D

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  17. Hey, do u know the place's website? I googled dessert parlour bsc and not much info came up except for ur blog...

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    1. Jessica: sorry, i don't think they have a website =)

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