Thursday, February 14, 2013

PH Pastryhouse @ Lakefield, Sungai Besi

Remember PH Pastryhouse? It opened in November 2011 & acquired a respectable following but had to close when its Imbi venue was torn down to make way for the MRT.

It's nice that the cafe owners have chosen to forge forward, opening afresh at a calm, spacious location amid Sungai Besi's Lakefield commercial blocks.
Earlier entries on PH Pastryhouse: Nov. 14, Nov. 16 & Nov. 26, 2011.

PH Pastryhouse has revamped its menu in line with its new premises; the offerings feel more ambitious & taste well-executed. Can't fault this hearty, fishy-fruity salad of smoked salmon, mango, pomelo & blackcurrant dressing (RM13.90+).

Tapas are also available now, including wine-braised beef ribs with honey barbecue sauce (RM15.90+), lamb meatballs, fish cakes & fried brie.

Mains comprise the likes of this juicy 180-gram chunk of Canadian cod (RM48.90+), crusted with almonds & served with clams & tomato confit.

Beef Wellington (RM42.90+), 200 grams of mouthwatering meatiness, finished with finesse.

Apple strudels might not rank among our favorite things, but PH Pastryhouse serves quite impressive-looking ones, overstuffed with slices of doctor-repelling fruitiness. The signature strudels are also offered in blueberry & other variants.

Macarons (RM3.90+) here are well worthwhile; try the toffee & coffee flavors, crisp & creamy.

Wine is sold, but only by the bottle (about RM100 each).

PH Pastry House,
Jalan Tasik Utama 3, Lakefield, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily, 8am-11pm

36 comments:

  1. Oh.. the decor looks as good as (or even better than) last time! Haven't try their mains but would love to try the beef wellington.

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    1. Chong: yeah, it doesn't have an outdoor, walled-up garden area anymore, and it doesn't feel as secluded as previously, but you're right, it looks like they took a lot of effort to replicate the original look as closely as possible in this new location. they did a good job! :D and ya, the beef wellington was surprisingly good. i forgot to specify my preferred doneness for the meat, and i was worried it might be over-cooked, but it turned out pretty much perfect =)

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  2. So this is one pastry house that serves more than pastries eh! Love the look of that pinkish beef wellington!

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, there are lotsa pastries and bread and cakes on the shelves here, but it's definitely worth exploring the savory food menu too! am glad to have ordered that delicious beef wellington. and they also serve quite a few eggy breakfast dishes here :D

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  3. Seems like a worthwhile place to check out! Though I'll need GPS to hunt it down I think. Wendy would go to great lengths to find the best macarons! :D

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    1. Drops of Contentment: ya, i had to use the GPS too to get here (ironic though, since this place is less than a 10-minute drive from my neighborhood of sri petaling, heh). and yeah, even though i guess we're all getting a bit jaded with macarons nowadays, i'm still happy for any chance to munch on good macarons :D

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  4. looks good.. I have not heard about this before..
    shall try it one day.

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    1. Simple person: ya, if you're near this area of sungai besi, this is a very good place to stop by and have some snacks and drinks :D

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  5. Beef Wellington absolutely looks amazing. But that's a little too much for a pastry house isn't it? How's the taste?

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    1. Sycookies: ya, even though the name says Pastryhouse, they're definitely offering much more on the menu than pastries. So far, the food here tastes good. Comparable to, say, the big group's ben's restaurants :D

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  6. Ah, glad to see that they have reopened. The beef wellington sure looks good... nice to see it perfectly cooked inside.

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    1. Baby sumo: ya, it's encouraging that ph pastryhouse's owners weren't discouraged after their original outlet was demolished. And they've chosen an interesting location for the new venue. And a good menu too! :D

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    1. Suituapui: strudels are pastries!

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  8. ... hmm i work near Sg Besi area... but can't remember a lake field! oh.. they have strudels! <3, <3

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    1. Nekohime: ooo, it's closer to the bkt Jalil turnoff. A mixed commercial-residential area. Quite peaceful, with lotsa parking :D and ya, I don't actually like strudels very much, since they're sometimes too sweet for me, but i think many customers will enjoy the ones here =)

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    2. Nekohime: happy exploring! There's also a croissant cafe in this neighborhood =)

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  9. oh i didnt even know it has closeddown!
    Never liked the food back then, but it did look like they have stepped up their game!

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    1. Tng: ya, their demise at Imbi was quite abrupt and unexpected. But you're right, there's a distinct improvement in their food now. I'm not sure if they got a new chef, or whether it's cos their kitchen crew is more experienced now, but I was pleasantly surprised, heheh =)

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  10. Yay! PH Pastryhouse and Lakefield here I come! =)

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    1. Ulric: a very breezy, traffic-free drive there from sri petaling! :D

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  11. Beef wellington looks awesome! Now to find my way there real soon for some beef goodness without slaving away in my own kitchen:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, that sounds very wise! We'll let the chef here toil to produce the beef Wellington, and we can sit back and enjoy the fruits of his/her labor! :D

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  12. this is just outside my house (well ex, since im now in melbourne)..saw it opening when i was back but didn't have stomach space (with so many local stuff to eat) to drop by..looks good but with that kinda prices, not exactly a place to drop by for a casual dinner?

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    1. Joe: ooh, interesting neighborhood, looks quite up-and-coming. ya, i think they have some cheaper options (pastas, sandwiches, mostly around RM20 or less). it seems to have become reasonably popular in the area, probably among residents =)

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  13. Prices sound reasonable, and its always good to go somewhere independent rather than the old chains. Tapas and strudel in Sungei Besi, eh? Malaysia is changing!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: heh, changing for the better, i hope! yeah, gentrification has its pros and cons, but i like to think positive! and i can never say no to tapas :D

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  14. Can't go wrong with fruity salads.

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    1. The Yum List: pomelo, mango, blackcurrant sauce, and smoked salmon ... a cool combo! :D

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  15. Love the pink juicy centre of that Beef Wellington! Happy V-day Sean! :)

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: yeah, that nicely pink beef certainly got my appetite worked up! :D happy v-day to you too, and hope you have a very enjoyable evening with rif =)

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  16. I like their previous place, the deco quite nice. :P

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    1. CK: ya, the first thing i liked about the precious place was the deco also, heheh =)

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  17. the food does look GOOD! :D

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    1. Ciki: surprisingly so! a pleasant surprise for me :D

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