Sunday, November 20, 2011

Les Deux Garcons @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur


The weekend is over....

How sad.

To cheer all of you up for the demise of the short-lived weekend, here's a little sugar, spice and everything nice.

 marble butter cake

Throughout the whole of last week, I was reminded constantly of the opening of Les Deux Garcons' new outlet .

Friends will SMS, gmail chat, facebook, tweet, blog and even talk to me face to face about their wondrous creations.

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Despite a rather busy weekend, we managed to steal some time to visit the place.

I was rather pensive about going there so late as so many friends have told me how their wares would sell out quickly.

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Since we decided not to tempt fate and look for a parking space, we took the easy way out and packed home the cakes.

The most important cake wasn't the dainty pretty ones displayed under the glass counter.

Instead it was the rather non-descript one swaddled in white - the marble butter cake (quatre quarts, RM60 for a medium size) for my mother.

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I must admit my mother is right to love this simple marble butter cake as it's rather perfect in my own eyes. 

The crumb is rough (some prefer it fine but I love it crumbly and rough for the homely texture) and it is redolent of the creamy butter taste. The best bits are the rich chocolate swirls found within the cake - intense chocolate flavour with the use of French Valrhona chocolate with just a hint of coffee to bring out the dark aromas. They use Golden Churn butter to make this cake so there's definitely none of those Buttercup spreads, Planta margarine or that immensely horrible Butta Vanilla flavouring they sell in the cake shops to mimic the buttery taste.

Outfitted in pristine white, the shop serves as a palette for the jewel-like cakes such as the Le Palladio (RM22), Le Favori (RM15) and Passion (RM13). 

The Le Palladio is the most decadent one with truffle mascarpone cream that tops a vanilla tart. Each layer needs to be taken together as the tart crust is rather hard (almost like a cracker) and tasteless on its own. The Le Favori one is all about pistachio with a raspberry brulee layer. For those who prefer their desserts not as sweet, you will love the Passion one with its passionfruit and mango flavours that offer a tangy treat to the tongue.

There's lots more goodies in there including their macarons including the decadent truffle flavoured ones and lots more cakes to tempt you. Who knows, I may get to sneak away again next weekend and eat another round. From what I hear, those rapturous tweets about their goodies will still continue as one friend is so enamoured with these sweets that he has to have them at least on alternate days.

Les Deux Garcons
36 Jalan Telawi
Bangsar Baru
Kuala Lumpur

(Pork Free. Open from 12.30pm to 8pm daily. Place is opposite Cziplee and Eon Bank. It is the same row as the dental surgery and fruit shop. The outlet was previously where Mango Mania. For the full set of pictures, see the Flickr set that also includes the macarons)

*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. 


Kenny Mah said...

The shop's lovely - pristine white and petite, just like their creations... I must have had more macarons these couple of days than I have had all year... and I can't wait for more! :D

Michelle Chin said...

this looks like the stuff i had over saturday. hehe. :)

Ciki said...

fabulous photos boo. this place will be swamped for the next 2 months. Me, I will go after that .. :p hehe said...

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fatboybakes said...

swoooooooooon, really really, it is THE best dessert place in the country me thinks! the macarons, omigawd, and i'm not even a macaron fan. cant wait to go again. but lemme save up some money first. worth every penny.

iamthewitch said...

Wow heard so much about LDG, especially on the butter cake and macarons! I'd opt for takeaway too, seeing that it's in Bangsar and parking would have been a chore. Can't wait to get it this weekend! :)

Jean said...

so lovely! I must visit them one day.. would like to try the Le Palladio!

qwazymonkey said...

I really hope they do well and many will embrace them so they can be around for eons to come. I'm in love with their creations. Must visit one more time this week.

Finding a celebration to buy the entire marble cake... maybe celebrate the frenchie's departure.

Baby Sumo said...

So pretty their desserts. *swoons*

Nikel Khor said...

all the cake look tempting.. I like it.. How if the price for a cut slices?

Ellen Whyte said...

I'll go take a look!

Ms. Tindall said...

I love your photos with the small bites taken out so that you can see the inside. What self restraint :-) Mmm...

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boo_licious said...

Kenny - u're going into macaron overload. I can imagine you bouncing off the walls after them.

Michelle - wow! Sounds like a good time u had. Give place a try when u get back to KL.

C&C - LOL, go now, damn good stuff.

fbb - Happy Birthday! Very tempting for u esp since it is just down the road from you.

iamthewitch - u can do takeaway or just sit at the tables in front of the shop. Hope u manage to try it this weekend.

Jean - do try, the Le Palladio is very good esp if you love truffles. Beautifully perfumed.

qwazymonkey - yes, more people should be converted into LDG fans. Buy one whole cake and just divide it up I reckon. Am sure your office mates will thank you.

Baby Sumo - very pretty. Almost jewel box like with the colours on the white background.

Nikel - they're individual cakes except the marble butter cake that is sold whole. Prices I think starts from RM12 onwards..

Au & Target - hee hee, hope the kitties will like it but I think roast chikkun is more their thing.

Ms tIndall - hahaha, yes a lot of restraint and angry people going "hurry up" next to me.

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So yummy man..I seriously want to have it..
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