5 Dessert Places You Have to Try in Bangsar

5 Dessert Places You Have to Try in Bangsar

Nothing comes sweeter than these 5 spots

There are only a handful of certainties in this world: that the sun will rise, that night will fall, and that there’s always room for dessert. Sometimes we feel that we were made with two stomachs, one for the savoury, and the other, for the sweet.

Thankfully, dessert trends in Malaysia are still going strong and innovative new spots are sprouting up every now and then. Particularly in the lively suburbs of Bangsar, where it almost seems that every corner you take is designed to lead you straight on to a dessert outlet.

It’ll probably take a lot of time (and money!) to check off the entire catalogue of dessert places in Bangsar, but there are a few standout ones that are absolutely must-trys around this area.

Read on through and check out our 5 dessert places in Bangsar you should definitely sink your sweet tooth in.

 

1 – Namelaka Patisserie

Assortment of fruit-shaped chocolate desserts

Photo by The Isabel Lee

The reason behind its funky name is owed to the Japanese invention of a type of cream that blends chocolate, cream, and gelatine – the core of what Namelaka Patisserie’s pastry are made of. Inspired by the works of renowned pastry chef Cédric Grolet, Low Chin Kuan, the owner of this cosy minimalistic space, decided to replicate chef Grolet’s art to give Malaysians a treat of visual and tasteful desserts.

It’s easy to pick out what separates Namelaka Patisserie with the others, and that is their artfully crafted chocolate desserts that are deceivingly sculpted to resemble fruits! The ‘shell’ of the fruit is made out of chocolate, and enclosed inside it is a concoction of fruity filling.

One of the patisserie’s specials is a glazy looking ‘Apple’ made of cream and diced apples sprinkled with dill at its core.

Namelaka's Apple chocolate dessert

The ‘Apple’ dessert cracked open will reveal a fruity filling at its core | Photo by ladyironchef

If you’re craving for something zesty and refreshing, then the ‘Lemon’ with its tangy flavours of lemon ganache montee, marmalade, and lemon pulp is an ideal choice. Other ‘fruity’ specialties worth the mention is their pear and passionfruit creations.

Namelaka's Lemon chocolate dessert

The zesty ‘Lemon’ dessert | Photo by ladyironchef

Namelaka's Passionfruit dessert

Don’t be fooled, it’s not a real passionfruit! | Photo by The Star

Namelaka Patisserie’s menu will change on rotation and according to the seasons, so make sure to check them out during the festive periods to see what ingenious ideas they come up with!

Where in Bangsar?
1st floor, No 34, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours
Monday – Sundays: 10am – 7pm

 

2 – Kind Kones

Kind Kones Ice Cream in Bangsar

Photo by New Straits Times

Vegans rejoice! You no longer have to scour the market for vegan-friendly ice cream. Kind Kones in Bangsar offers an array of all-natural vegan desserts that’s free from dairy, eggs, refined sugar, and artificial additives. In other words, anything that’s bad in an ice cream is thrown out the door and forgotten. Instead, Kind Kones’ main reliance are on its coconut-, cashew-, and almond-based ingredients.

A triple scoop of Kind Kones vegan ice cream

A triple delight at Kind Kones | Photo by The Straits Times

Thai-Singaporean couple Serina and Ishpal Bajaj are the duo behind this healthy dessert, and it was conceived apparently from Serina’s idea to ensure their daughter gets a healthy, yet tasty ice cream treats.

Kind Kones Bangsar

Photo by Eat Drink KL

There are even 2 types of cones you can choose from: a wholemeal variety, or a gluten-free choice made with almonds. The latter contains eggs, so vegans may want to opt for the wholemeal instead. Top them off with a generous scoop of Salted Chocolate Chip and Raspberry Mango Coconut sorbet (favourites) for a guilt-free indulgence. Other flavours includes Cinnamon Toast, Salted Gula Melaka, Strawberry, Lime Sorbet with Coconut Topping, and Dragonfruit Sorbet.

Kind Kones ice cream cones

Photo by Eat Drink KL

Kind Kones is definitely challenging the general perception that vegan food is ‘boring’ and ‘tasteless.’

Where in Bangsar?
F.29, Level 1, Bangsar Village, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm

 

3 – Jaslyn Cakes

Jaslyn Cakes in Bangsar

Photo by Jaslyn Cakes

Jaslyn Cakes is by no means a flashy hangout spot. It doesn’t brag the biggest of spaces, and finding an angle to take your daily #ootd’s will probably prove to be a challenge. Yet this humble half-lot bakery still teems with customers craving for its tasty line-ups of the divine 3C’s – cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.

Jaslyn Cakes assortment of desserts

Photo by TimeOut KL

The owner, Jaslyn Rangson, started baking as a hobby ever since she was a child. Her interest would persist right up to her university years in England where she studied economics while baking for family and friends. Eventually, she went on to attain her diploma from Le Cordon Bleu London to certify her culinary prowess.

The team behind Jaslyn Cakes

The team behind Jaslyn cakes | Photo by Vulcan Post

By 2014, Jaslyn Cakes was established and has since become a familiar name in and around Bangsar.

If you make your way here, we recommend trying out the Sticky Toffee Pudding, a dense sticky pudding packed with chocolate and topped with full cream milk. Either that, or go for the thick nutty fragrance of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake.

Peanut butter chocolate cake

Photo by FriedChillies

Jaslyn Cakes also offers a selection of cookies ranging from chocolate chip to raisin oatmeal cookies, next to its tempting varieties of custard doughnuts, scones, and Pavlovas. Not too bad for a half-lot!

Where in Bangsar?
7A, 7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 8pm

 

4 – Upperhouse Kitchen and Dessert Bar

Upperhouse Kitchen and Dessert Bar

Photo by Eat Drink KL

Owned by dynamic duo Gerard Ng and Hester Ling, Upperhouse Kitchen and Dessert Bar specializes in some very unconventional sweet desserts fine-tuned with expert plating.

One of their desserts, ‘Apple’, is a refreshing combination of sliced apples, chrysanthemum jelly, caramelized hazelnuts, and celery granita (a sorbet-like frozen texture). The ‘Strawberry’ on the other hand, contains watermelon and strawberry slices, bits of spongy vanilla cake, crunchy watermelon balls, drizzled in raspberry sauce.

The refreshing apple dessert from Upperhouse

Photo by The Yum List

Strawberry dessert with chunks of watermelon and vanilla cake

Photo by The Yum List

Adding to the ensemble is their Mille-Feuille, a sweet tooth’s dream come true. This layered dessert has a slab of almond cookie as its base, followed by rows of milk chocolate, vanilla mousse, pineapple, and hay ice cream, all crowned with petals of flowers.

Upperhouse's favourite, the Mille-Feuille

Photo by Eat Drink KL

Complement this with a brew of their own funky coffee concoctions, such as the Bridestowe Latte which comes in blue, and their Earl Grey Rose Latte, in pink. If not, their assortment of homemade Kombucha and Kombucha mocktails offers a worthy alternative.

Where in Bangsar?
27A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours
Sunday – Tuesday: 11am – 10pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 11.30pm

 

5 – FROZEN

FROZEN in Bangsar

Photo by munchh

Ken Liew and Evelyn Lim met while working for acclaimed pastry chef Christy Tania in her café, GLACÉ Dessert. Acclaimed for artisanal desserts, both Ken and Evelyn decided to share their masterfully crafted creations and hence, FROZEN was established.

Much of FROZEN’s talking point is their creation ‘The King’, a Musang King ice cream shaped to look like the king of fruits itself.

FROZEN's durian dessert, The King

Meet ‘The King’ | Photo by munchh

But don’t overlook the other yummy desserts like the Rafaello. The Rafaello is a blend of hazelnut milk chocolate ice cream and coconut sorbet, confined in a shell of white chocolate and sprinkled generously with coconut shavings.

FROZEN's Rafaello dessert

Rafaello | Photo by The Nat Channel

The Mosqow is a similar approach. But this time, a scoop of kaya ice cream is enclosed in a shell made of Gula Melaka, with its exterior drizzled in gula Melaka sauce.

FROZEN's pandan-based dessert, the Mosqow

Mosqow | Photo by The Nat Channel

Don’t neglect the other plethora of dessert treats. The Chocolate Grandeur is the ultimate combination of chocolate brownies, chocolate ice cream, and chocolate ganache. Their ice cream selections has also won much praise, particularly for its alcohol infused ‘Rum Raisin’ and ‘Old Fashioned’ flavours.

Where in Bangsar?
6, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday, & Friday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 12am

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