In Pandan Indah is a sister cafe to a favourite bakery and dessert shop in KL... but at better prices. Edwan went and fell in in love with their pastry case. Read on what he thinks about it..
Delectable treats at not-so-KL prices..
5G, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/6a, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-4280 0618
Daily, 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
Dessert selection, okay prices
No one would purposely come here to have desserts.
I have to admit I have a sweet tooth. Even after a big meal or chicken or pasta or nasi campur or whatever, I'm always hankering for something creamy and sweet and luscious. So it's no surprise that I'm constantly on the lookout for a dessert spot in KL. Even if it's just for ice cream.Thankfully KL is loaded with good places to indulge in my sweet tooth. I found one tucked away right in busy Pandan Indah: Fougasse Boulangerie & Patisserie.
I have to say it looked a bit out of place! the shop has a European-ish look to it, in stark contrast to the hardware shops and used car lots that surround it.
As the name suggests, Fougasse is first and foremost a bakery, so one can expect to find the usual viennoiserie and pastry items. Take for instance, the strawberry tart. It's a tiny little thing, but packed with strawberries and a crumbly pastry base filled with yummy creamy custard. The chocolate covered waffle is nice, too.
Get one of each!
But what I like here are the desserts in their cake case. They're loaded with delectable treats, and all of them come in small, just-nice portions. Let me show you some of my favourites!
The Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake is number one on my list. It's a small cut of cake, rich with cream cheese and chocolate that is cut down wonderfully by the tart raspberry compote.
Tart, sweet and rich.
You like more berries? Then you have to try Berry Crumble Parfait. Strawberry and blackberry top a creamy custard based pudding with bits of crumbled sweet pastry throughout.
Berry lovers treat..
Love macarons? Fougasse has a range of em! My particular favourite is the Earl Grey: the light, delicate macaron shell is flavoured with Earl Grey tea and sandwiches a lovely chocolate ganache.
Oh, and I think I lied a bit. My number one dessert here is actually the Hanjuku Cheesecake. It's the lightest, fluffiest, creamiest Japanese style cheesecake I've ever had. It's almost like eating a souffle.
An incredible treat, this.
I could have two of these at a time. Or three. Or... well, you get the idea. The best thing about the cheesecake, and the other desserts for that matter, is that they're remarkably light and not-too-sweet. So they don't leave that cloying aftertaste at the back of your throat once you're done.
Another thing. I noted how similar the desserts are to Levain, in central KL (well, identical is more like it) but at much cheaper prices. When I asked one of the staff, they answered: "Oh we're owned by the same company. But Levain is in a bungalow, so that's why it's more expensive!" How cheap is it compared to Levain?
A name to remember..
Well, the same size of cake would be around RM10+ at Levain, but over here at Fougasse, it's about 3/4 of the price. Okay so still not bargain territory, but hey every little counts, right?