Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Macarons @ Patisserie Rui & Profiteroles, Kuala Lumpur
I'm sure you're all surprised but my original intention to review all in one go was thwarted when one place didn't have any supply. I managed instead to rectify it one weekend by a fluke of good luck.
rose and coffee macarons from Patisserie Rui
Patisserie Rui, Mont Kiara
My friend CS had raved about these..., "they're not like the Nathalie's ones as they have a soft top that sinks in the teeth when you bite into them just they way I like them."
My curiosity was piqued. BUT, these babies were quite rare and done on occasion. However I struck gold last Saturday, when they had extra orders of rose (pink) and coffee (white with a little coffee powder dust) macarons. Each one is priced at RM3.
The verdict - she was right as it was a lovely to bite into, not a hard shell with a soft yielding centre. I didn't think much of the rose one since it had a faint fragrance but my favourite was the aromatic coffee one. There's a light almost ethereal quality to them just like their cakes, which I reviewed earlier.
assorted flavours from Profiteroles
Profiteroles, Solaris Dutamas
We had discovered this small cafe located on the upper floors of the maze one fine day after lunch. Since we were all full from lunch, we only sampled some goodies as takeaway.
I vowed to return but since it closes on Sunday, it was a little difficult to do so. The weeks went by and last Saturday, we managed to eke some time to visit here.
an assortment of macarons from both places
The cafe focuses on simple Japanese fare. Since we had eaten lunch elsewhere, we focused on the desserts. First, it was their signature profiteroles (RM6), all stacked up. The choux pastry is a little hard (probably due to the refrigeration) and each one is filled with chocolate cream. Not particularly memorable I felt but it did make a change since profiteroles are usually filled with custard cream.
There's an assortment of French gateaux and we select a Noisette (RM9.90) that is pretty nice since it has hazelnuts. Also on display are a rainbow selection of macarons. This is one of the rare places that has the sakura or cherry blossom flavour but I wade through the many colours and flavours to pick more citrus ones like the citron, the exotic one (yellow with green sprinkles), caramel beurre salt and a pretty dual coloured one with pistachio and raspberry flavours. Each macaron is priced at RM4.
Unlike the earlier macarons, these ones had a harder shell that does not crack so easily that seem to leave a pocket of air from the ground almonds layer. The fillings are pretty nice though and I love the tangy citron and passionfruit flavours of the exotic one. The dual colour macaron looked pretty but turned out to be too sweet.
Despite that candy like appearance, there's obvious defects in each of them - the top halves and bottom halves are of unequal sizes. Believe me, it's not easy to get them equal in size as I've tried making macarons before. For more droolworthy pictures, see my Flickr set.
G1B, Mt Kiara Meridin
19, Jln Duta Kiara
(Open from Monday to Saturday only. Call ahead to check on availability.)
Jalan Dutamas 1
(Open from Monday to Saturday. More details in their facebook page.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.