Eat Drink KL: May 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

Sucrose Desserts, Imbi

If you love luscious desserts, Sucrose's fab four temptations will be irresistible, creamy and dreamy, named cryptically for four women - Eva, Audrey, Liu Ying and Josephine.

It's challenging to choose a favourite, but Eva certainly wins our heart - a chocolate Paris-Brest layered with hazelnut cream and hazelnut praline, decadently rich but not cloying, sumptuous and scrumptious.

Audrey is like a cheesecake, elevated - densely soft and smooth chilled cheese mousse with baked cheese on a crumbly-crunchy McVities Digestive base. 

Liu Ying is aromatic with apples, a caramelised apple cinnamon tatin nectarously encased in a panna cotta donut, a terrific testament to Sucrose pastry chef CK's talents.

Josephine is peanut mousse with choco sponge and a feuilletine base, indulgently fluffy-nutty, like Snickers on steroids. Sucrose's desserts cost a relatively high RM35 for two, but its confident use of top-notch ingredients makes each worthwhile.

Note: Sucrose is essentially a dessert kitchen and counter in a striking set-up on the doorstep of Imbi's Curee cafe.

Sucrose Desserts

40, Jalan 1/77A Off Jalan Imbi, Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Open Thursday-Tuesday, 12pm-6pm. 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Bar At Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Mongolia

While visiting Mongolia's 40-metre-high Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, stop by the bar inside for a sip of the country's favourite vodka, the Chinggis.

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Bröom Artisan Bakery, Taman Paramount

If bread is your balm in troubled times, Bröom might bring you a bit of comfort in carbs, in a soothing space that speaks of solace and serenity. 

Fun fact: Bröom's name might look and sound Scandinavian, but it's also a nod to brooms, a reference to time spent on contemplation while cleaning up after long hours of service.

Head baker Ryan Wong honed his craft in London and Melbourne for more than six years before returning to Malaysia. 

His offerings span Danish smørrebrød to French bostock - the former features tasty toppings like cold-smoked salmon with herbed remoulade and sprouts over dense, dark rye bread (RM15), the latter is laced with bananas, blueberries and almonds for a fruity, nutty brioche (RM10).

Croissants also showcase extra effort - the hojicha chocolate croissant promises cacao-rich pastry pleasure (RM12). The country sourdough is worth taking home, lightly tangy with a soft but substantial chew, while the coconut macaroons (RM3) and triple choc cookies (RM10) are decadently textured delights.

Wash down with the Coffocado, blending espresso with layers of milk and avocado (RM18).

Bröom Artisan Bakery

27, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Open Wednesday-Monday, 830am-530pm. Tel: 03-7865-7082

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Friday, May 28, 2021

BeanGood, Cheras

Fresh-baked fruit tarts for tempting teatime takeouts at this friendly new Cheras cafe: BeanGood's treats come blanketed with toppings like orange curd (with a fragrant citrus zip) and Korean strawberries with yogurt cream (with a full-bodied berry zing), layered over a crunchy, gently nutty almond crust. 

You can order up to two flavours in one six-inch pie (RM60 with non-strawberry toppings, RM70 with a strawberry topping). Wash down with strong coffee and soothing peach gum lychee jasmine tea.


27G, Jln Damai Raya 6, Taman Alam Damai, 56000 Kuala Lumpur. Tel:  018-321-5119

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Neutrals, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

If you're biased in favour of flora-filled cafes, Neutrals should win your vote as TTDI's most inviting new space. Plant your roots here with fiddle-leaf figs on one corner, potted ferns hanging from the ceiling, and staghorns branching out of the wall, soaking up the sunshine that streams from the windows.

Neutrals marks a collaboration between PJ's The Roast Things coffee roasters and Bangsar South's Sunbather Coffee, with the former handling the caffeine. 

After seven years of supplying beans to countless cafes and running two of its own (Cream and TGT In Life), The Roast Things can be relied on for our fix of flat whites (RM12; add RM2 for oat milk), pleasantly light with a gentle tang and smooth finish. 

Don't skip the seasonal kombucha, currently a blend of apple and thyme (RM16), easy-drinking with a mellow fermentation.

Sunbather's sandos should be ready for takeouts this weekend - Japanese-style sandwiches, thickly stuffed with playful ingredients in house-baked rye bread. Combos will include the Ajitsuke Tamago Sando, Scotch Egg Sando, Maple Chicken Sando, Fish Katsu Sando, Spiced Mushroom Sando and Tofu Katsu Sando (RM20-RM35).

Bento-style meals will also be available, including the Beef Chizu Hambagu Bento, Marmalade Chicken Bento, Teriyaki Chicken Bento and Grilled Salmon Bento (RM25-RM31).

Quiches will include the Unagi & Leek, Smoked Salmon & Potato, and Quiche Lorraine (RM19-RM21).

For now, check out the cute sando-inspired signature Scones, tall and colourful, with comfortingly cakey textures and layered flavours (RM12 each). The matcha scone with matcha cream is double the green tea delight, mild and mellowly aromatic, turned into the perfect teatime treat with mascarpone and fresh strawberries, while the buttermilk scone with a chunky slab of butter is richer and heavier, balanced with red bean paste for Japanese adzuki sweetness.

Neutrals TTDI
30A, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Open Thursday-Tuesday, 830am-5pm.

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