Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Teatime @ West 57th Street Cafe, Parkson Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

the chairs here get all dressed up in the label

Last weekend, we did a little retail therapy - a little hard to resist especially when every shop you walk into was having those magic words - "sale" that seems to make you reach deep into your wallet. After a long day zipping through town from Kampung Baru, KLCC, Pudu and finally Pavilion, we settled for a teatime snack at this cafe nestled within the department store.

even the glasses that fill a tangy fruit tea punch (One for RM6+) are "labeled"

Unlike the other outlet in Sungai Wang Plaza, this place was nice and bright - all white with chairs dressed up in grey outfits with the Zang Toi label. Opened by the ever famous Malaysian designer - the only one who has made it big overseas, the cafe serves pretty good food. From what we spied at the next table, their set meals are definitely good deals (the sandwich looked enormous). Unfortunately since we were quite full, we opted for drinks and a snack instead.

pandan flavoured sponge cake with cream, chocolate sauce and bananas (RM8 per slice)

Since we needed a cool drink, it was their tangy fruit punch we ordered - a delicious concoction made from tea and loads of diced fruits to give it extra flavour. Really refreshing stuff that I could have drank more.

decadent chocolate banana cake (RM8 per slice)

A must-have is the chocolate banana cake - rich layers of chocolate cake with sliced bananas. What I loved about the cake is it is rich and chocolatey plus the bananas are just ripe. You can opt to eat it with ice cream but this time round, we decided to eat it a la mode. Another version they have of this cake is made with pandan sponge cake - very delicate flavour drizzled with a cream sauce and also filled with banana cakes. Unlike the rich chocolately taste of the other cake, this one was more subtle and will suit someone who prefer a lighter taste.

For fans of the label, they also sell decorative flowers, mirrors and leather items to keep stationery, photos and etc. around the cafe.

West 57th Street Cafe
Lot 4.42
Parkson Pavilion
Jln Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2145 7701

(Halal. Place is located inside the department store, open from 10am to 10pm daily.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

20 comments:

mel^^mel said...

oh my goodness, i love their choc banana so much!!! cannot d, this weekend must go buy...

J2Kfm said...

oh so they've a branch in pavilion now and gone all poshy? :)

at Sg Wang, the cake's less than that I think. but still very very attractive, from the glass display.

babe_kl said...

oooo goey goodness!!! nice

Alwyn said...

thx for this. I nvr noticed it tho. Do you remember which floor it's in?

CUMI & CIKI said...

i love that term.. retail therapy... but why is it, everytime i go for retail therapy, my husband's BP hits the roof! hahaha... (kidding)

zang toi eh.. funny looking man, with not a bad fashion sense.. and apparently food as well!

Tummythoz said...

Too full for sandwiches so went for snacks - cakes! Jialat. =P

vialentino said...

droolling my saliva till the floor already

Little Inbox said...

How can one resist the choc banana cake? No way!

http://eatingpleasure.blogspot.com/

Jun said...

the menu looks tempting whenever i walk past, but i've never stepped into this outlet.

issit me or is the choc banana cake a tad smaller than before?

SOGOH said...

wow!..so nice, i'll gonna there..huhu..yummy..

worldwindows said...

With lots citrus fruits peel floating it is tangy and a thirst quencher alright!

Xylia said...

The worst thing about coming to your blog is the torture I have to endure for not being in Malaysia to taste any of these!!!! *Cry*

Angie Tan said...

They have that interesting tea lime cake, if I recall.

The pandan cheese cake was interesting... :-)

daphne said...

who can resist.. shopping but sweets?!?!?!? pandan cheese cake..banana chocolate..here i come!

Ernest said...

Gosh! Those cake pictures are simply mouth-watering! Must try the fruit punch too!

btw, isn't a la mode = served with ice cream?

boo_licious said...

resistance is futile mel mel!

j2kfm - hmmm, maybe rental is cheaper over at Sg wang plaza? I just realised I have a 10% discount voucher.

babe_kl - hee hee, very nice and gooey esp that choc cake.

alwyn - 4th floor...

cumi & ciki - of course it is therapy...but not for that poor bank acct. LOL on your poor hubby's BP!

boo_licious said...

tummythoz - hahaha! after all that nasi mah.

vialentino - wipe up quickly and head there instead...

little inbox - yeah choc and bananas are a combo made in heaven esp for me.

Jun - nice meeting you the other day! we had fun. Yeah, I guess times are bad....

enjoy, Sogoh!

boo_licious said...

worldwindows - it was nice, not overly sweet I felt!

poor dearie, never mind Xylia, can always come back to Msia and try everything.

Angie, thxs for the tip.

daphne - yeah, best two combo! esp with Xmas coming up. sigh, there goes my bank acct buying up pressies.

ernest - yeah, thxs for that, ala mode means with ice cream.

Simon Seow said...

My favourite Chocolate Banana cake. Even Secret Recipe's can't beat it.

ashieBee said...

drooling!!! i wanna try this when i get back this summer :))

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