Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Alexis @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

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Through the window, Jalan Maarof seemed longer that particular Sunday. The vehicles that passed me by were moving at a slower pace. Lingering mid-tempo house tunes seemed to resonate with that pace as well. Perhaps there are 48 hours on Sundays. Or perhaps, that’s what we want to believe.

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The bistro was chic, minimal and smart. So were the patrons.

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I placed my order. Something sweet (like most Sundays) to go with my favourite Earl Grey.

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My Banoffee Pie came with a nice aroma. The coffee cream was light and smooth while the chocolate-coated pieces of bananas were sweet and soft. A good combination of texture and flavour. The crust was optional, at this point.

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The scent of caramelized mixed nuts (almond and peanuts) was familiar. And who can forget those layers of finger sponge soaked in a heavy dose of cognac? Smoothened by the rich, lush mascarpone, which was embedded with chocolate shavings, it was a seductive bite. Every bite. The strawberry sauce gave a nice, tangy contrast. But it was a Sunday. A sweet day that could do without a taste of sourness.

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They often say waiting is the hardest thing. But on Sundays, we don’t impatiently wait for the arrival of Mondays. In fact, if we have to wait for 48 hours, we will gladly do so.

Bring on the storm! That’ll cause some delay!

As we watch the world goes by.

With pieces of sweet heaven right in front of us.

Alexis BSC
Lot F15A, First Floor
Bangsar Shopping Centre.
Tel: (+603) 2287 1388
Website: http://www.alexis.com.my

Menu:
Tiramisu – RM13.00 per piece
Banoffee Pie – RM11.00 per piece

20 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

i love lingering mid-tempo house tunes, on a lazy sunday afternoon as well!! lol.. im a fan of the pavlova, the tiramisu, the carrot.. most cakes at alexis really:P what good taste u have.. teehee

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha seeing the sugar reminds me when i asked my gf..whether it was after dinner sweets (coincidentally coffee being served after dinner mah)..n popped a cube of brown sugar into my mouth..well some sugar is always good for u rite?

Precious Pea said...

Hey, how i wish i could swap my Sundays with you. Usually am very busy during weekend (dunno why) and before i knew it, Monday is here again. Sigh..

Kenny Mah said...

Oh Pak Nic, you make me wish the weekend is here already! Ah but mine will be spent in JB and a Sat nite viewing of The Dark Night in the Lion City while you're back in Kay-El. Such busy lives we lead... Stress-nye.

I think I need a cube of sugar too. Make that two. :P

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I prefer Saturdays. I like the anticipation of a 48-hour day. :-)

Well written, as always!

fatboybakes said...

i still think alexis serves the most consistent cakes in KL....they're the only place i'd have cake without much hesitation. as usual, so cheem and poetic.

breadpitt said...

aww, sunday always remind people to have sweets stuff, its always a good reason to have sweets after those hardworking day before sunday...

Hazza said...

You can certainly make a plain bowl of sugar lumps look gorgeous! The bananofee pie looks mouthwateringly great!

Shell (貝殼) said...

i like alexis's tiramisu^^
Not too sweet and full of mixed nuts

Xiu Long Bao said...

Can't believe that you went to alexis just for their desserts.

Their tiramisu is good. Da paolo is next in my list.

mimid3vils said...

I always craving for sweet stuffs, not only Sunday...hehe ~.~

Big Boys Oven said...

lovely sweets!

Nic (KHKL) said...

cumi & ciki, i where got good taste?? haha! i just love to eat ;) ya, i havent tried the pavlova yet! ohhh...another sunday coming up..hehe

joe, haha! those brown cubes do look delicious, dont they? i did that once, but i crushed it first lar. hmmm, sugar is definitely good, if taken in moderation ;)

precious pea, same here! my sundays are very tied up as well. i run between 2 countries somemore..lol! that's why i treasure those relaxing sundays ;)

kenny, wah, nowadays u always in jb/sg ar? too bad i'm coming back to kl this weekend...if not, we can meet up hor? busy lives? yes. stress-nye? definitely!

bring on the sugar! haha!

lyrical lemongrass, wah, you so deep! actually, it's true lar. saturdays are better knowing that we'll have sunday to fall back on.

thanks for the compliment, ya!

fatboybakes, yupe, i agree on the consistancy of alexis' cakes...bought some cakes from there and the quality has always been good. not cheem lar...as usual, me shiok sendiri punyer...hehehe...me gila hor?

Nic (KHKL) said...

breadpitt, hi there! thanks for stopping by! true! i guess sunday itself is sweet in nature. a natural sedation. and for some, saturdays as well, i guess ;)

hazza, hey, thanks for the compliment. i thought that bowl was attractive..hehe...yupe, the pie was good but the tiramisu was even better! ;)

shell (貝殼), yupe, yupe! the mixed nuts really make a difference, right? gives a good texture as well. oh, and the cognac too! love it!

xiu long bao, it was a sunday evening and i had lunch d...so, desserts seem to be a good choice lar, i guess. and the tiramisu's really good. definitely!

mimi, aiyoh, must remember to drink more water and eat more vegetables and fruits, ok? too much sweet is not good for health! i should tell myself that also..hehehehe...

bigboysoven, yupe, the desserts were lovely! i love the tiramisu there! and it's not too crowded also. ;)

sc said...

love alexis's tiramisu..sinfully delicious....this post reminds me of lazy weekends spent with my good fren..having cakes and whiling away..alas, she's in HK now :(

Nic (KHKL) said...

sc, no worries...you can still have those nice cakes and while away...with us, the foodies! but knowing us, we'll be stealing the tiramisu from you lar..hehehe.. ;)

ai wei said...

i miss alexis's tiramisu. the price increased adi?!

Nic (KHKL) said...

ai wei, the price increased already ar? hehehe, i din realise that...next time i must compare the price ;) thanks!

ling239 said...

i tried the tiramisu before...
but i need more than one leh :p
not tat the portion is small, but ppl seems to dig their fork into my cake !! argh.....

Nic (KHKL) said...

ling239, haha! that's the power of alexis' tiramisu, i guess. that's why i always curi-curi buy and curi-curi eat...hehehe...