Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Matthias Pattisserie & Confiserie @ Bangsar, KL

I seem to have an endless archive of old pictures which I have yet to post up. It will definitely take me a while to build out an archive of such size with the new camera. These were taken quite some time back but I thought I'll share them with all of you especially those who are partial to sweet things. We found this little place one day when we were around Bangsar for the Sunday pasar malam (Malay for night market). They make their own ice cream which they sell at slightly discounted prices for RM3.70 a scoop on Sunday. We tried the blueberry, mascarpone, praline and white chocolate flavours. The absolute favourite was the praline which came with chunks of their own hand made chocolates. We love the creamy ice cream which was a real treat after walking through the pasar malam.

The guy who owns this place was a famous chef who won an Olympic Pastry gold medal in an international culinary competition. He worked before in a string of five star hotels before settling down to open this shop. The shop is full of goodies - hand made chocolates, cookies and cakes. We tried their Chocolate Profiterole Tart (RM9) which was pretty good and extremely unusual with the profiterole (i.e. a small cream puff) hidden inside it.

We also had the chocolate raspberry (RM8.50) which was good too especially the combination between the rich chocolate and the tangy raspberry. In term of prices, they are comparable with Bakerzin just down the road from it. However even though they have unusual creations, I kinda prefer Bakerzin which I feel is fresher. They also serve cafe snacks i.e sandwiches and pasta plus creative ice cream sundaes like Banana Mango (Banana Bread and Mango Sorbet) and Spaghetti Ice Cream i.e. vanilla ice cream in spaghetti strands with strawberry ice cream.

Matthias Pattisserie & Confiserie
36, Jalan Telawi
Bangsar Baru

Tel No: 03 - 2284 1784

(Next to Hong Leong Bank Berhad)

*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.

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J said...

Tnat chocolate cake looks so good!

Tummythoz said...

Having simultaneous ice cream & choc attack now.

Unknown said...

Boo, this is an off topic comment. I am nominating you for the 2006 Asian Blog Awards.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That place sounds like heaven to me!

Unknown said...

These higher range bakeries show that the spending power of Malaysians is getting bigger..Hahahha

whistler said...

kampungboycitygal: agreed with you, always overheard people complaining m'sia economic goes down; inflation going up.. can't sense it at all, still see crowds in shopping centers, people are spending, and high range cafe/restaurant is going stronger.

boo_licious said...

j - go get one quick!

tummythoz - take them slowly or bring lots of people to share them with you.

tigerjoe - thanks so much. I didn't even know there are such awards.

rosa - lots of calories but once in a while quite ok.

kampungboycitygal - think these cater for a niche market hence it's location in Bangsar.

whistler - strange you would say that as the economy is quite bad but people seem to still spend on food i.e. I saw so many people during a weekday night at Lala Chong. During weekends it's packed to the brim so I guess people's rationale is you have to still eat or else you'll starve.

Babe_KL said...

hmmm we always passed by there and it's always empty :p dats y din dare to check it out hehe. always see the poor owner looking kinda lost there

Collecting Moments said...

oh gosh, the Chocolate Profiterole Tart look "to die for"!! The price is very Bakerzin.

jesscet said...

I never knew this place and i thought i know Bangsar inside out! Is it new? Wow, the desserts look delicious! Must check it out!

boo_licious said...

babe - Yeah, it's pretty empty but a friend recommended the place hence we tried it out and we like the ice cream.

honey star - yeah very Bakerzin esp since it's just down the road from Bsar Village.

jess - they took over the old space Oliver's Sandwiches used to be at so they have been there for quite some time.

Schokokal said...

Don't be fooled by the 'Olympic pastry medallist' and his claim to fame - I put in an order for what I expected to be a German cake and all I got was a cake with excessive amounts of buttercream and the Happy Birthday which was supposed to be in German spelt wrong! What a joke. Wrote a letter in German to the chef and got no reply for it whatsoever. Now if you give me cakes from that shop for free even I wouldn't touch it! Typical of foreigners to ride on some credit which they gained a decade ago and think Malaysians will fall for it!
I would ANYTIME go for Bakerzin or some other outlet which is even more expensive but the service outshines the quality.

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