Eat Drink KL: Hummingbirds

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Returning to Hummingbirds for cakes, cocktails and more! Earlier entry: May 19.

Macaroons (with a double 'o') _ not to be confused with macarons. These are soft-baked cookies, covered in shredded dried coconut. Sweet and sticky, but an acquired taste, especially for those of us who aren't fans of coconuts in the first place.

Might as well face it _we're addicted to wasabi macarons. Despite returning here repeatedly in recent weeks, we still haven't had our fill of these terrific treats.

Hummingbirds' cakes are among the best in Bangsar _ no mean feat, for sure. The Toblerone cheese cake is breathtakingly smooth and creamy, while the caramel cupcake might leave some customers swooning in the delirium of a decadent dessert.

Charcoal cake. Despite how rich-tasting Hummingbirds' cakes are, they also seem relatively low in sugar compared to similar offerings elsewhere.

Tiramisu (with a splash of Kahlua) & Hershey's cupcake (oh-so-chocolatey).

Can you keep a secret? Booze-laced beverages are available _ though the fact is not explicitly trumpeted on the menu _ including the Ooh La La (cucumber syrup, iced lemon tea, vodka) & Strawberry Surprise (five freshly blended strawberries, vodka).

We loved the subtly sweet, satisfyingly potent Mulatto Russian & Daydreaming caffeine cocktails, enhanced with vodka & coffee liquor.

White Russian Coffee (with alkie) & citrus tea (without).

Hummingbirds Coffee Bar,
Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru.