Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Khai & Rony Recipe @ Telawi, Bangsar

Checking out a couple of cafes that seem suited for Telawi teatime treats, starting with Khai, which serves as both fashion boutique & sweets shop.

Khai's intimate, low-light ambiance & eye-catching furnishing make it an interesting hideaway, a calm & easy retreat from Bangsar's bustling streets.

Khai's desserts are the low-guilt sort, ensuring that customers can have their cake & still squeeze into a slim-fit outfit. Try the house special: almond-topped chocolate cake (RM14.80), made with gluten-free flour & no added sugar.

Organic peanut butter & banana smoothie (RM13.80), alongside another with fresh spinach & fruits blended with low-fat yogurt & milk (RM15.80).

 Only a few steps away from Khai, here's a look at Rony Recipe (which has no signboard so far, due to DBKL red-tape). It's a small but bright & welcoming space.

 Have Rony's massive strawberry tart (RM15.80, a portion for four people), generously crowned with U.S. Driscoll's berries.

 The selection isn't wide, but cranberry scones with cream cheese & blueberry jam (RM4.80)  taste worthwhile, while the Oreo cheese tart feels fairly fresh.

 Blueberry muffins? Maybe next time. Rony Recipe is conveniently open 10am-9pm daily.

 Custom-made Barbie "jelly cakes," pretty alluring (no, they're not creepy at all!).

Earl Grey tea caps this meal. Would love to spike this with a little gin.

Khai Apparel & Cafe (Beside Moo Cow),
6, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

Rony Recipe (Above Tedboy Bakery),
10A, First Floor, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

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24 comments:

  1. I love the look of this place, Sean! You said that the desserts are of the low-guilt sort. Hopefully they are not of the low-taste sort. LOL! All kidding aside, I am sure they are delicious. :)

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    1. Linda: heh, you're right, sometimes low-guilt does equal low-taste! thankfully though, the makers of the cakes here have managed to somehow work their baking magic, so the cake's still creamy and flavorful. hurray! :D

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    2. That's wonderful, Sean. I so enjoy reading about the places you get to explore.

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    3. Linda: thanks! here's to many more years of exploration, i hope =)

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  2. Interesting on Organic peanut butter & banana smoothie, how it's taste?

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    1. “追食富迪”: it's quite creamy, with a mild flavor from both the peanut butter and banana. and it tastes quite natural, without a lot of extra sugar added =)

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  3. The jelly cakes look too good to eat, so pretty.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, very beautifully crafted, i guess =)

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  4. I often wonder how many people actually feel like eating a lot inside a boutique... will my clothes still fit?

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    1. The Yum List: heh, there's definitely that worry! i guess it makes sense for a cafe-boutique to offer a lighter, healthier-looking menu, heh :D

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  5. Both cafes gives you a different kind of feel...I meant the ambiance.
    Barbie "jelly cakes" look very attractive hoh ^_^

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    1. Melissa: ya, you're right, Khai is dark & Rony Recipe is bright. ideal for different moods :D and ya, i think those barbie cakes might be great to purchase for celebrations for young girls, perhaps =)

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  6. Thanks for sharing.
    I want to drink some tea with these cakes.
    It is so wonderful.

    Black

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    1. Feipeng: true, these cakes would go quite well with some mild, soothing tea :D

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  7. I was just looking at the Barbie jelly dolls in another shop today and was thinking of getting it for Baby C's birthday since she's in her "I love Barbie" phase. Oh and that strawberry tart sure is reasonably priced, esp if it feeds 4 pax since strawberries are not cheap.

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    1. Baby sumo: ooo, I remember when my younger sister was in her Barbie phase, in the early years of primary school, heh. I hope baby c likes the Barbie cake, if you decide to go with that choice =) and ya, the tart was huge, with probably a packet's worth of strawberries on it. A very pleasant surprise =)

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  8. I have seen quite a few of your posts about these boutique cafes, they must be a population group it is catered for; interesting.

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    1. Wong: perhaps people who wanna shop for clothes/accessories and have a place to snack, drink tea/coffee and chit-chat right after that =)

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  9. Organic peanut butter & banana smoothie and fresh spinach & fruits blend for me! :)

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    1. Rebecca: those would be the nutritious beverages for before/after your gym workout! :D

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  10. Bangsar is really teeming with cafes and a few more won't hurt the scenery, hehe!

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    1. Pureglutton: am crossing my fingers for a greater diversity of cafes in telawi eventually! :D

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  11. Guilty of stepping into Khai rather often and not having tried anything to eat or drink there. Hehehe...

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, i hope you left with some other satisfying purchases from Khai then! :D

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