Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cakes @ Just Heavenly, Epicure Building, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur

I finally decided to sample the Just Heavenly cakes last week but it took me a while to put it up as we slowly savoured the items. Our absolute favourite is their Banana Cream Pie shown in its full glory above. We love the crust - so light, crumbly and with a crunch from the crushed biscuits. It's a twist from the usual pies you get since they didn't use a shortcrust pastry but a biscuit crust instead. Kind of a coincidence as I was reading a Fine Cooking magazine just the past week which was extolling the ease of using a biscuit crust for tarts. There's a nice layer of melted chocolate on the crust which is topped with the light as feather cream. Final layer has sliced bananas with a sprinkling of icing sugar. They don't make too many quantities of the pie so if you do see it, grab it as it's sublime.

Here's the famous chocolate durian which was all mine since Splashie Boy hates durian. I had slid a knife through the cake to cut a tiny slice and the moment it opened, a whiff of durian popped out.

If you see the cross sectional of the cake - it's about three quarters filled with the durian mousse with just a tiny layer of chocolate cake to balance the taste. Topped with a chocolate ganache, the flavours from the rich and creamy durian mousse actually melds together very well with the slightly bitter chocolate. Looks like this may be a new trend in say chocolate buffets - dip your durian in the chocolate fountain for additional pleasure.

I had also gotten a profiterole and a rum ball to sample. Their profiterole is not the crunchy type but more towards the cream puff type I remember my mother making when I was young. Filled with pastry cream, it was eaten in a few seconds between the two of us. The rum ball was also delicious and filled with lots of good stuff inside like orange peel and almonds.

I had also bought the sticky toffee with its interesting whirls on top of the cupcake. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste this as Splashie Boy took it home where he has a microwave. This needs about fifteen seconds in the microwave for it to melt the toffee topping before you can savour it.

Drop by their new shop to get a feel of their cakes. I find their cakes to be not as sweet as the other commercial offerings and the varieties offered are unusual. There's not many whole cakes except their Death by Chocolate Cake and the Cheese Chocolate Cake. If you do want a whole cake, you will need to order from them.

Just Heavenly Pleasures
Lot 1.05 & 1.06, Ground Floor
(opposite Chef & Brew) Epicure
No. 1 Jalan Medan Setia 1
Damansara Heights
Kuala Lumpur

Tel No : 03-22879866 (Off. number in Bangsar)

(Open from 11 am to 6 pm from Monday to Saturday. In June, they will be extending their hours to 9pm. To get here, the shop is right next to the Chef & Brew restaurant and just round the corner from Plaza Damansara. If you're coming from the Kiara road, turn up to the Science Centre and go straight up the traffic light. Go straight and you will see the big Chef and Brew sign. Cross the road and make an immediate right turn inside the small road and then turn right into Epicure building. Parking can be bad around here especially during the daytime so you may need to park at the side of the road for a while. To get out, take a loop around Plaza Damansara which is one way. You can go back the same way or at Wisma SBB towards Pusat Bandar Damansara.)

*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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Precious Pea said...

Wow..the Banana Cream Pie is calling my name. Must call Nigel real soon.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I doubt if any hotel is gonna offer durians as part of their chocolate buffet. lol. But it's an excellent idea...if you're doing one of those chocolate fountain parties at home, eh? Unfortunately, cannot invite ppl like Splashie Boy and Precious Pea's hubby lor...LOL. Nanti they throw up, how?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

looks like this is the JHP week of reviews!..yeap the banana cream pie was calling me..but my gf being so shy told me that i will have to eat everything..little did i know she couldnt resist the temptation..like that i should have bought the 4th piece!

Babe_KL said...

looks like i must go today since i'm on leave. else hv to wait till June!

lemongrass, can invite me and hubs since we both can take durian but my poor boiboi gonna suffer though haha

MeiyeN said...

ooooo i tot it's walnuts inside.. so it's actually almonds? no doubt, cakes here are supa yummy! :D

wmw said...

Wah...JHP members! Hee hee...*Chants* Loyalty card...Loyalty card...

Unknown said...

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I had no other way to contact you. Had to join up. Thanks !!

Unknown said...

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Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I went there to get a banana cream pie just now. The power of advertising. Hmmph.

boo_licious said...

precious pea - aiyoh, now I also feel like having a banana cream pie.

lemongrass - who knows? May be a trendsetting restaurant. must ask though anti durian people to sit far far away.

joe - that was the first thing I wanted when I set eyes on it. Have tried their Death by Choc before in an Xmas party so wanted something different.

babe - guess u better go as everyone is going for the cakes this whole week.

mei yen - yes, the cakes are yummy.

wmw - I think he will go pokai if he gives us loyalty card.

hiya platedworld. Nice to hear from you and sure no problems will drop you a line and we can all meet up.

lemongrass - it was good rite? Splashie Boy's fav and he was licking the spoon and eating all the crumbs for this one.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I had to wrestle the banana cream pie from hubby!! I should have bought more than one!

Collecting Moments said...

HEY! you guys all "komplot" to write about JHP or wat? Im reading it in every blog. If I dun get some soon..Im gonna go bonkers!! 0_o *must eat JHP cake* *must eat JHP cake*

boo_licious said...

lemongrass - hee hee! U should. Definitely yummy stuff.

honey star - long time no hear from you! Time to join the JHP gang.

boo_licious said...

platedworld - sent you an email at yr gmail acct. Did you get it since there's no way to contact you besides gmail?

Collecting Moments said...

Yea, went into hiding. But the smell from JHP has lure me out of my cave. Will join soon. leave a space open for me :D

boo_licious said...

honey star - hee hee, definitely good to entice you out. Do enjoy the cakes.

Anonymous said...

shit...am hungry now....:( he he he...:P

BOO LICIOUS missy, your BLOG is lethal gurl! hugz!
keep it up! owh, and anybody knows where we can try the venetian amaretto choc cake?

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