I dropped in at Bel Jee again for some tea-time savouries after my first visit sampling her desserts (POST –> HERE) .
Below: Bel Jee’s White chocolate cheese longan. This was incredibly good!
Like I said before HERE, Bel Jee little’s outlet here at Wisma Volkswagon on Lorong Maarof, opposite Rebung, (some of you might be more familiar with Restaurant Rebung by Chef Ismail) catered mainly for office workers within the vicinity.
Her opening hours (Mon – Sat : 8.30am — 6pm) remained unfriendly for office hours people, but it’s worth a Sat brunch visit if you love homely cakes and pies.
I love homely cakes and pies and I work odd hours so I managed to catch Bel Jee one fine afternoon at her pretty baby blue and white cafe with my glutton partner -in- crime Verne.
Surprisingly enough, my favourite pie was the Tuna and Pasta one. I had thought one of the meat based pies would have gotten my vote since I’m a carnivorous creature.
But the lovely creamy tuna with corn and pasta was really tasty and thankfully wasn’t too laden with the mayo. The portion was just nice too, for a light lunch.
Next in my list of preference was the Moussaka Pie. This was seriously alike “lasagne-in-a-cup”,with layers of aubergines, tomato-based sauce, pasta and finally topped with a layer of cheese, slightly torched.
The Shepherd’s Pie was a bit dry. The saving grace was the smooth, buttery mashed potato topping.
Once we were done with the savouries, we started on the sweets. The Double Chocolate Brownie was fudgy and rich, yet pleasantly very well balanced as it didn’t come across as too cloying.
The Chocolate Mars Cheesecake didn’t quite hit the spot for us, with both of us concurring that it was way too sweet.
I’m saving the best dessert for last, and that is the Chocolate Blueberry Cheese cupcake. I’m not a fan of cupcakes but since this came HIGHLY recommended by Bel, I surrendered and gave this a shot.
The ordinary sponge base was replaced instead with a soft, sticky layer of chocolate. The next layer up was delightful blueberry-filled cream cheese followed by luscious frosting on top. This was no ordinary cupcake, and deserves praise of the highest order.
If you’re in the vicinity of Bangsar, I do recommend you to hop in at Bel Jee’s.
Alas, for the coffee purists I’m sad to say she hasn’t started to serve any specialties coffee brews as yet ( currently it’s just Illy’s) but her desserts certainly warrants a visit. It’s also a good alternative from the usual Telawi joints.
TeaRoom by Bel Jee
** Belinda also runs a designer cake business. Cakes are available via advance order. Pop in here to see her catalouge or speak to her directly for your cakes!
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Monday – Saturday (8.30am — 6pm)
Address: Wisma Volkswagen, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
(it’s just opposite Chef Ismail’s Rebung Restaurant)
Tel: 03 – 2201 1806