This little corner (right opposite of Hong Leong Bank and right beside Jason Dental) used to house a pretty darn good desserts place called Mango Mania. I liked their mango ice cream and fish burgers; reasonable both in terms of pricing and portioning.
Then not too long ago, it became a two-in-one eating establishment and started serving substantial food, (remember “Beefy Steaks”?) which dished out pretty amazing steaks; based on feedback I’ve got from reliable sources.
Sadly, all that wasn’t sufficient to sustain Bangsar shoplots rental prices.
Le Deux Garcons Pâtisserie took over the lot recently and I dropped in for some French tête-à-tête one fine afternoon.
Now, it’s not cool (both literally and figuratively) to sit outside on the Telawi sidewalk in the sweltering heat with heavy traffic fumes and attempt to enjoy your
ridiculously expensive pastries. But that’s the only option for now unless you popped in for a take-away.
A trip to Le Deux Garcons Pâtisserie is worth the trouble; for the desserts here are at the very least; unique and one is assured of premium ingredients.
Pistachio biscuits pate a choux, raspberry brulee, and pistachio mousseline. RM16.
This was incredibly good. Layers of fine sponge coupled with the sourish notes from the raspberry added to the nutty flavour of pistachio mousseline makes this cake oh-so-delectable!
Every mouthful bought forth delicate flavours on the palate, soft and harmonious blend of balanced sweetness, nuttiness and slight tang from the raspberry brulee.
Crispy almond tart, layered with joconde, vanilla ganache, and white truffle mascarpone. RM22.
Yes, you read right. TRUFFLES. TRUFFLES and CHEESE. In a cake form.
Did you just cringe? Well I kinda did when I read the label. God knows how I ended up ordering this anyways. It must cos I was intrigued.
Well curiousity kills the cat they say. While I can’t vouch for your palate, I can assure you this may not be for everyone. It was expensive but I couldn’t eat more than a mouthful. Unfortunately my dessert-partner didn’t help finish it. So wasted.
But in all fairness, the truffle aroma and flavour was very distinguishable and certainly worth the RM22 price tag. Perhaps I’ll just have to get used to the mushroommy taste in sweets rather than just savouries.
Against my better judgement my friend insisted on trying a macaron because she has never tried one before.
She chose the Pistachio one (RM5.00) and as expected, found it to be too sweet. So did I. I guess I’ll never enjoy macarons. However, I make exceptions for the wasabi ones here @ The Hummingbird Cafe, Jalan Telawi!
Will I be back? Of course! There’s so much more to try. But I got to make sure my wallets are nice & fat before stepping in again! 😛Les Deux Garçons Pâtisserie, #36, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-2284 7833 Business Hours: Currently operating from 12:00noon – 8:00pm All pictures shot with the: