Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Winter Lover & Humble Beginnings

As we learned from "An Affair To Remember," winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. Mercifully, sweet remembrances can be made at Kota Damansara's Winter Lover, which specializes in fascinatingly flavored mille crepes and macarons.

For a treat that tastes like Neapolitan ice cream, these layers of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry illustrate that three flavors might be better than only one.

Winter Lover also offers mille crepes tinged with either Bailey's or rum. The taste of the liquor is obvious though not as powerful as we might prefer. Still, there's no complaining, since each slice costs barely RM10.

Other varieties include French chestnut, Musang durian and Hokkaido milk. Soft and smooth, these are terrific in texture but perhaps slightly too subtle in taste.

Also an attraction here: funky macarons, including cempedak, jaffa, oreo, bandung, corn, yam, banana, salted caramel and cheesy chocolate.

Kids will likely love these, though we'd like 'em better a little less biscuit-like.

Winter Lover also offers numerous types of flower tea and other relatively healthy beverages.

Another mille crepe specialist, Humble Beginnings, recently opened its own cafe in Bangsar after some time supplying cakes to stores and for deliveries.

Fresh is best: four or five varieties might be found at Humble Beginnings, but request the ones that have spent the least time in the chiller, since they'll provide the most luxurious creaminess.

Everyone might have their favorite flavor: Peanut butter with blueberry? Cheese with mango? French vanilla? All worthy of consideration.

Hot latte and iced doppio. Decent, but the mille crepes are the real reason to head here.

Raspberry tea laced with French vanilla. A bit of an acquired taste.

Humble Beginnings sits in a humble half-outlet beside Telawi's Subway. Tricky to spot.

Winter Lover Bakery House

Winter Lover Bakery House

Winter Lover Bakery House,
22A-1, Jalan PJU 5/21, Kota Damansara.
Open daily, noon through 9pm.
Humble Beginnings,
30, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily through nighttime.
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42 comments:

  1. Hahahaha I saw this and thought "spooky".My scheduled post for tmr is HB too! LOL.

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    1. Baby sumo: oooh, it's fated! Cool coincidence! :D

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    2. Trying to post about a new place faster than Sean is a constant game we all play.. =D

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    3. Drops of Contentment: everyone wins in the end, heheh :D

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  2. Ooo i drooling on tge blueberry peanut butter liow.... U make me hungry at this hour..

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    1. Cindy: heheh, buy a Mille crepe from either winter lover or humble beginnings, and keep it in your fridge, so the next time you feel hungry at 2am, the cake will be there waiting for you! :D

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  3. Yay! We see ChopChop@Winter Lover!
    Coming soon in Humble Beginnings! haha!:)

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    1. Chopchop: buy nine mille crepes or macarons, get one free. Good deal =)

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  4. OMG you're tempting me with peanut butter everyday!!! :P hehe And those are some funky macaron flavours!

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    1. Vien: hahah, ok, no more peanut butter posts for the next few days :D oh yeah, cempedak macaron was pretty bizarre. and it was distinctively cempedak too! =)

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  5. Peanut butter with blueberry sounds good!
    I just had a savoury crepe for my breakfast, cripsy pork bacon, mushroom, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, Yum yum!

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    1. CK: the peanut butter helps to create a unique texture for the mille crepe :D oooh, a porky savory crepe! sounds very good. i would order that crepe if i can, heheh =)

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    2. Freshly made by my boss this morning, so nice! hehehe.

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    3. CK: yerrr, ask your boss whether he can agree to deliver the crepes to people in offices nearby. i will buy! :D

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  6. Didn't know we can make such request in HB. Have they expand their menu or is it still the same?

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    1. Chong: ooh, when we were here, there was at least one cake that was still fully intact and looked fresher than the other cakes. that cake ended up tasting the softest! :D the menu's still the same, but i think they offer about five varieties at the cafe each day :D

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  7. why does all these sweet place has to be at bangsar? aiyohhh traffic & parking...

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    1. KY: heheh, bangsar is the hub for dessert-eaters. but can park at bangsar village and walk to the telawi shophouses lah :D

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  8. oh wow! we're going to have to loosen our belts after hitting up all these new fabulous joints for mille crepe! Wendy is definitely going to blow her whole months salary on those macarons too..haha

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    1. Drops Of Contentment: heh, yeah, the mille crepes might look delicate, but i bet they're calorie bombs :D and yeah, if you're in the kota damansara area, it's worth trying out those macaron flavors ... at least the yam and corn ones! :D

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  9. waahh...that mille crepe has so many colors. so attractive..
    yawor...I too agreed...Y lah most of it at Bangsar... T_T

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    1. Melissathegreat: oh yeah, winter lover's neapolitan mille crepe is a nice-looking rainbow of a cake, heh :D oooh, but there also lotsa dessert places in the solaris dutamas area! =)

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  10. Jaffa and orea macarons for me please!

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    1. The Yum List: cookie flavors! :D

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  11. lovely cakes and when I was a kid I like to eat neopolitan ice cream .. many flavors..

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, i actually don't really like neapolitan ice cream cos i don't enjoy the strawberry flavor :D

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  12. yay! another nice place in Bangsar to check out. I wonder how the earlier dessert shops are holding up in the face of increasing competition

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    1. Footfringe: maybe as long as there are people with sweet teeth (sweet tooths?) living in kl, there'll always be a market for dessert shops, heheh =)

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  13. Actually having a mixture of flavours for the mille crepes is a good idea!
    I can't never finish one as it was so jelak after 3 bites!

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    1. TNG: that could be true! i'm not a fan of strawberry flavors, but i did enjoy the vanilla and the chocolate in the mille crepe, heh =)

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  14. You mean they do not welcome Summer Lover? Lol! In Europe, most see winter as a depressing months. Everything comes alive in Summer. You can visit many great cafe, restaurants during Summer :) Many just open during summer, especially near the beach.

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    1. River: heheh, ya, I think I would also prefer summer compared to winter. But maybe my favorite season is spring, when it feels like the start of a new year, when everything is beginning again. It feels like a time for hope =)

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    2. Fall is my favourite month, a quiet slowing down and intense colours.:) Not as rainy as spring, not as hot as summer, not as dark as winter. How about we open a cafe called 'Fall in Love'? :p

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    3. Footfringe: heh, i always associate fall with leaves slowly dying and the inexorable march toward winter's cold =) ermmm, maybe i'll open "spring in love" (or that might sound like a korean soap opera title) :P

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  15. I'm going straight for the peanut butter and blueberry. Peanut butter is awesome and with blueberry I wonder if its going to be like the good old fashion Goober peanut butter & jelly.

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    1. Missyblurkit: it reminded me a bit of goober's spread! i'm wondering if peanut butter would go well with pineapple jam as well, hmmmmmm :D

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  16. yummy. the mille crepes does look very good especially the 3 different colours that looks like the neapolitain ice cream i used to like.

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    1. Eiling: ya, the 'neapolitan' mille crepe is their specialty! i think one other mille-crepe seller in KL does that so far :D

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  17. Sean, winter lover or humble beginning if u were to choose one?

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    1. Mel: i think it depends on your location, whichever is more convenient for you. both have their good points =)

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  18. Thx! Been visited winter lover. But since humble beginning is worth a visit, why not ? ^^

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