Eat Drink KL: Tommy Le Baker & PH Pastry House

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tommy Le Baker & PH Pastry House

For fans of bread & cakes, here's a double dose of destinations for us to pursue pastry passions & abandon Atkins aspirations.

First up, Tommy Le Baker, a small bakery-cafe hidden in a Sentul apartment block, run by a Malaysian-born pastry chef who honed his craft in France.

Tommy Le Baker's specialties include baguettes & sourdough bread, but we only tried his tarts. This apple confection was a joy _ flaky & full of ripe fruit.

Banana tart, warmed up on order. Respectably moist, not overly sugary.

Latte & caffe mocha. Steaming-hot beverages might not have been the wisest order at an outlet that lacks air-conditioning.

Tommy's credentials _ an assurance that standards here are high.

Next, we return to PH PastryHouse, focusing purely on carbs for this round.
Earlier entry on PH PastryHouse: November 14.

Whatever we've sampled so far from PH Pastry's bread selection has been supremely satisfying _ aromatic rosemary raisin bread & an enjoyably crusty walnut cranberry loaf.

Our first time trying this dessert dubbed the "Concorde," created by a Parisian chef in the 1970s to celebrate the plane of the same name. Constructed with creamy Manjari chocolate mousse & crispy meringue for a top-flight interplay of textures.

A melding of French & Italian sensibilities: Chocolate & hazelnut mousse, encased in almond macaron shells. Imagine the flavor of Ferrero Rocher, presented in a uniquely different fashion.

Raspberry panna cotta, remarkably soft & smooth. Impossible to share.

Green tea cake. Fresh & flavorsome _ what more can we demand of dessert?

Milkshakes bring all of us to the yard: Intrinseco (coffee vanilla) & Foresta Nera (choc cherry).

Tommy Le Baker,
Viva Residency, Jalan Ipoh (opposite KLPAC), Kuala Lumpur.
Open Tues-Sun, 10am till evening.
Tel: 03-4043-2546

PH PastryHouse,
54, Jalan Utara, Off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2141-2208