Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Eat Me Dessert Club @ Telawi, Bangsar

From patties to pancakes: The team behind Bangsar's beloved KGB burger outlet this week launched an ambitious initiative - a dessert parlour that specialises in a carefully curated selection of plated treats.

 
Thanks to KGB founders Steven & Jo for this invitation to visit Eat Me, another outlet with a catchy name (no relation to the Bangkok restaurant, of course), situated beside Killer Gourmet Burgers; customers can easily hop into Eat Me - pretty in pastel colours, with soft, soothing shades - for something sweet after their savoury burgers.

 
Eat Me opens up to a world of thoughtfully constructed desserts, with inspirations & ingredients from East & West. Informed enthusiasts would realise that this Sydney Star (RM16.90) is influenced by the illustrious strawberry melon cake at Sydney's Black Star Pastry patisserie. Eat Me's rendition is reinterpreted, with cookies & cream crowned with strawberries alongside watermelon sorbet. Jo, who puts her training in baking to full use here, is still fine-tuning these recipes, so expect to see them evolve - for this one, the components might not necessarily complement each other in their current form.

 
 
The ice cheese tarts might remind some of Singapore's Japanese-helmed Flor Patisserie; available in variants of passion fruit, strawberry & cempedak. Eat Me is all about pushing the boundaries for KL's desserts, taking note of trends across our borders & reshaping them into imaginative new creations. These tarts cost RM8.90 each & can be shared by two.

Our current Eat Me favourite: The Belgian Musang (RM18.90), which features a fresh-tasting, moist & pulpy durian cake, its flavours nicely balanced with dark chocolate fudge, topped in eye-catching fashion with Eat Me's own-made durian ice cream.

Also well worth trying: Thin waffles tinged with cempedak, absolutely aromatic (RM16.90). If you're into sweet & salty flavours, Eat Me is also expected to serve maple waffles with sage-fried chicken & passion fruit cream (RM20.90) at some point; its current soft-launch menu comprises 15 items, but three fascinating-sounding ones - including a Momofuku-motivated banana-hazelnut bar & Hong Kong-spurred ice cream sandwiches - remained unavailable for our visit.

There's a playful twist to nearly everything here - the creme brulee (RM13.90) comes crowned with pop rock crumbles for some carbonated fun. Jo credits Adelaide's Eggless Dessert Cafe as a template for her vision with Eat Me; this is meant to be a dessert lover's version of a supper club - a wonderland where fresh discoveries can regularly be made.

 
Many dessert addicts are nevertheless among the pickiest people to please, stubborn in their belief that they know best what's right or wrong (someday, they'll know better). Opinions will clash on whether Eat Me's churros (RM13.90) meet the mark; we like them - they're fresh, firm & crisp, with a clean taste.

Also made from scratch in Eat Me's kitchen: Ricotta milk batter pancakes, light & fairly fluffy, with honeycomb butter, maple syrup & bananas (RM17.90). We hope this will be available at Steven & Jo's next opening - KGB Plus, a burger & tapas joint tentatively slated to unfurl next year in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

 
 
Drink Me: Beverages bring on an inventive spark too. Don't miss the Nutella Chill Pill (RM12.90); its pill-shaped coffee cubes, paired with warm milk & Nutella, could become one of Eat Me's most-photographed pleasures.

 
Iced lavender tea, salted caramel praline milkshakes (first introduced at KGB) & season-suitable gingerbread hot chocolate round out the single-page selection at a cafe that'll spread plenty of cheer this Christmas & beyond.

  
It'd be ridiculous to not note that - in a striking coincidence - two dessert specialists have opened on the same Telawi street this past month. Eat Me makes for a nice pairing with Jaslyn Cakes farther up the road, since it opens in the evening, while Jaslyn is typically closed at night. Also, Eat Me focuses on an entirely different spectrum of elaborate dine-in desserts, while Jaslyn does terrific takeaways.
Earlier entry on Jaslyn Cakes: November 27.

Eat Me Artisanal Desserts
23 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. 
Open 4pm-11pm, Monday-Thursday; 2pm-12am, Friday-Sunday

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29 comments:

  1. It's said "Eat Me", then I should go "Eat You" soon lor......... :D

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    1. “追食富迪”: hope you enjoy eating at Eat Me! :)

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  2. I am not a dessert person, but I have to say that this is an inviting, quaint little place with lovely dishes and beautiful desserts. :)

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    1. Linda: i agree with you on all counts! :)

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  3. From burgers to desserts - these guys are giving us many good reasons to run a little more. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: you are so right ... but gosh, that means i ought to start running! heh :)

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  4. Eat me? Oooooooo.....!!!! Wink! Wink! :D :D :D That's from Alice in Wonderland, if I remember correctly.

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    1. 'em desserts all sure look utterly delightful.

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    2. Suituapui: oh yes, alice ate a cake with 'eat me' ... in that sense, it's a very clever name for this wonderland of a dessert cafe :)

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    3. Suituapui: ya, very pretty desserts :)

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  5. The Sydney Star, iced cheese tarts, Belgian Musang looks so good...ditto the Nutella Chill Pill and ice lavender tea =)

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    1. Ulric: you chose my favourite dessert (the belgian musang) and my fave drink (the nutella chill pill) :D

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  6. attracted by their "open till late"!!! hahahah

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    1. 小乱: haha, ya, convenient for those of us who like to finish our meals late. i think they're looking at the possibility of closing at midnight on some nights :)

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  7. Even the plates are adorable! What a cute place. Love the chill pill!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: that chill pill already has a fan club, i can see! :)

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  8. Oh wow so many good looking desserts! Sure like the cheery decor too.

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yes, the variety here is quite unexpected, and i love how they try to offer many different things. and this could be a good place for a nice early evening stop with a few family members and friends :)

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  9. Eat Mee would be a good name for a noodle shop tho.

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    1. KY: haha, quickly open that before somebody takes the name in kl :)

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  10. The dessert looks so delicious and beautiful ... *yum* :D

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    1. Vivian: glad you like the look of eat me's desserts! :)

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  11. Am loving those fine china look-alike plates ;) Funny that this dessert place opens only from 5pm....anytime is a good time for dessert :D. What time do they close?

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    1. Contact.ewew: ya, the hours might not be convenient for tea time treats :) i think they plan to close at midnight, so you could try them for post-dinner desserts :D

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  12. so sweetly designed, love the pastel colour theme, so girlie...

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    1. Choi Yen: heh, yeah, the feminine touch by jo :)

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  13. OMG!! why is it only open at 5pm!! LOL.
    I could do with something at 3pm everyday.

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, ya, i think a 3pm opening time instead would make customers happier :)

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  14. How beautiful!! All the dishes are looking very tasty that I am really feeling very hungry after seeing all these pictures. I am going to eat delicious food at one of my favorite Boston restaurants. I will also have my ice lavender tea over there!!

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