There’s a new cake shop in town and what’s a cake-oholic got to do if not go check it out?
She of course, asked a baker friend to come along, since she had heard Jaslyn is an accomplished baker trained from Le Cordon Bleu London and it’s always good to have second opinions.
Jaslyn’s cosy bakeshop is easy to miss, but keep an eye out for La Bodega and it is “almost” right opposite it.
The space is small, quite spartan even, but the large “kitchen” in the middle adds character to the modest setting.
It is almost like being in someone’s home watching them bake their homely pastries and then having them serve it to you fresh there and then.
Walking in, the display on the right tempt me with all the bakes for the day.
There were sampling portions as well, and naturally I stopped to try some.
The banana loaf was good, moist and fragrant but I found the financier and blondie too sweet for my liking. It’s good that Jaslyn offers samplings as customers could then decide on which they like better before ordering a whole portion.
I went on to meet my baker friend, hidden in a corner at the back. He was already happily tucking into his Bread & Butter pudding, and pronounced it good.
Frankly I thought it was a bit too set (firm) as I helped myself to it. The bread part was only at the top and even he said there could be more raisins.
But the Mini Carrot Cake (RM7.50) I ordered wasn’t up to my preference either, so I finished his B & B and got him to help me finish mine.
There’s nothing majorly wrong with the carrot cake mind you, but I found it a bit sweet, very spongy (light if you will) and has a strong cinnamon aroma.
I’m sure there are plenty of people who would love this, but it just wasn’t to my preference.
Since we were undecided on our verdict, my friend decided to add another order.
He chose the Apply Crumble (I think it was RM15.90 or less. My friend paid, and I couldn’t possibly ask him for the receipt right?) which came served with low fat cream.
The Apple Crumble was nice though I can’t say it left an everlasting impression.
We loved the crunchy top (which was like granola) and the overall taste was decent. I wish I could say more, having heard of her delicious bakes online over the past few months but whatever we had that day didn’t really give us any reason to return.
I actually thought the cakes are expensive, but from what I read online, Jaslyn procures the best ingredients for her bakes, so I trust that such prices are warranted.
7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm