>> Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Overall comment: Pretty delightful desserts! Whimsical-like cakes, crepes & more to end (or even begin!) your meal on a positive tone ;) They've just started serving main courses as well, so they're still in the process of improvement & adjustments to ensure that their entire menu gets thumbs-up.
Halal: Pork-free, alcohol-free
Tokyo Pastry is no stranger in the dessert playground. The decor of Tokyo Pastry outlets feature an European touch from the era of the Meiji Restoration, when Japan promotes the study, culture and habits of the Western society. Such style has been popularize across many bakeries in Japan. Walking into such bakeries makes me feel comfortable & "at home" although my house is certainly not decorated with such 'woody' feel! :D
There are currently 2 outlets in Klang Valley i.e. one in Kota Damansara & another in Avenue-K, Jalan Ampang. It was indeed a privilege to taste & provide feedback on the items on the menu served to us on that day at the Avenue-K outlet :) Big thank you to NomsterAd + Tokyo Pastry for the opportunity!
Here's what we tasted that day. I'm gonna start from drinks to dessert to the mains as this pastry house is certainly more recommended for their desserts than their mains ;)
Surprised by what you've just read? *cucumber??* I was very surprised as well & was very curious on how this actually tasted. It was a pleasant surprise to discover that the cucumber flavor didn't over-power nor cause the simple coffee-latte to taste strange. It wasn't too 'green'; subtle, but evident - plus the latte was pretty smooth. I'm no coffee connoisseur, so I can't provide extensive, constructive criticism on this :P
Dessert: Matcha Red Bean Crepe (RM13.00/serving)
Basically, what I REALLY appreciate about this Yamaimo is that the 'strands' + cream between the layers of cake aren't "yam-flavored cream" but are ACTUAL mashed yam! I LOVE the authenticity! *thumbs up* Lovely mix of texture; the smooth mashed yam + the cool, moist white cake. Yums!
The mille crepe fell short of flavor. It needed more Oreos in the cream itself instead of just having cream between the layers of crepe with crushed Oreos as a topping.
Dessert: Mini Macaron Cake - Strawberry (RM10.90/serving)
The chicken certainly needs more flavor/marination. The simple trick = salt & pepper! The Japanese curry wasn't evident enough as well, so there's still much space for improvement for this burger ;)
Main: Pan-Seared Chicken (RM19.00/serving)
Main: Kikkoman Salmon (RM23.00/serving)
Main: Prawn & Baby Octopus Spaghetti (RM19.00/serving)
Hmm...I found this a tad too sweet for my liking although I really appreciated the evident presence of fresh basil in the tomato-based sauce. No complains for the prawns & baby octopus. I just feel that salt could balance up the dish more than sugar.
This is one vegetarian dish. As a big fan of mushrooms, I was delighted to have this dish served in our tasting menu. Having said that, I was actually quite disappointed that the pasta sauce was more 'soupy' than 'saucy' :( It felt like a boiled spaghetti in miso-mushroom soup. I certainly feel that the sauce could be thickened & the pasta could be more al dante ;) The mushrooms were still a delightful helping to have in this dish...haha...
After tasting the variety of drinks, desserts, appetizers & mains, I would still say that Tokyo Pastry is living up to its name as a pastry house. Given more time, hard-work & passion, Tokyo Pastry could be the next place for a complete & scrumptious meal - a place where the young & old would want to hang-out for good ambiance, delicious food & comforting/refreshing drinks.
Avenue K OutletM-20 & SAC-M-1, Mezzanine Level, Avenue K
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (+603) 2181 7660
URL: Tokyo Pastry
Kota Damansara Outlet
2A-1, Jalan PJU 5/9
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: (+603) 6151 2896
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Still thinking of the 'cute' Yamaimo,