This month, we’re loving… CHEESECAKE
Why: Another genius idea from the BIG Group, Botanical features is a green-themed restaurant, featuring an al-fresco like dining area and vegetarian fare. The cleverly designed restaurant manages to make you feel like you’re sipping tea in a garden. Our Pick: The classic cheesecake is a wonderful, back-to-basic, no-fuss recipe with all vegetarian ingredients. The cake is smooth and blends extremely well with the crumbly crust, which still manages to maintain its shape and firmness despite being melt-in-your-mouth delicious. VISIT BOTANICAL AT LEVEL 1, BANGSAR VILLAGE 2, 59100 KUALA LUMPUR. CALL 03-2201 3028.
Why: This charming little bakery uses only the finest and most natural ingredients, and being preservative free, offers up a delicious array of pastries and bread. Our Pick: The New York cheesecake is rich and dense. Take a bite and you’ll taste a smooth and creamy consistency that is not overpowered by the presence of the sour cream. Served as a portion-sized square, it is just the right amount of dessert for those with a sweet tooth. DROP BY TEDBOY BAKERY AT 10, JALAN TELAWI 4, BANGSAR, 59000 KUALA LUMPUR. CALL 03-2202 1312.
KAFFA ESPRESSO BAR
Why: Kaffa Espresso Bar is comfortable and innovative. With a vintage American-themed design, they whip up an array of culinary delights from pastries to pasta, fusion sandwiches, and large cups of coffee. Our Pick: Darren’s Not-So-Cheesy cheesecake is a tantalising taste – not to mention a fun name that makes us want to keep repeating it. With a creamy, smooth and almost mousse-like texture to the cheese, it’s amazingly well balanced out with a dark chocolate filling that provides a slightly bitter taste to the cake. The crumbly base is buttery and crispy, wrapping up a sensational palette into one. DROP BY KAFFA ESPRESSO BAR AT 97, JALAN SS21/37 DAMANSARA UTAMA, 47400 PETALING JAYA. CALL 03-7732 4502.