Hummingbirds

“Hummingbirds drink nectar, a sweet liquid inside certain flowers. Like bees, they are able to assess the amount of sugar in the nectar they eat; they reject flower types that produce nectar that is less than 10% sugar and prefer those whose sugar content is stronger..”- wiki

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Here in Kuala Lumpur, we have hummingbirds that manifest as two legged, homosapiens who have cravings for all things pretty and sweet. Pretty sweet.

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rainbow cake

I love extended lunches with Brother B and Life for Beginners, Kenny . It’s always endless hours of mindless chatter and talking a mile a minute about everything under the sun.. from politics to potatoes. I guess that’s what one calls “catching up”.

The sleep-deprived, tot-totting netizens of Bangsar, probably don’t need yet another coffeehouse, but Hummingbird is more than just a place for a caffeine fix. A mainstay of French celebrations, the crumbly, ganache-filled macaron has long caught on here like wild-fire, and thanks to innovative versions such as the ones at Hummingbird, it seems like the flames will not be doused any time soon.

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He says "We must try the Wasabe macaron".
She says " And the Peanut Butter.. AND the Earl Grey".

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durian cake

She says, "No durian cake for me and Brother B, thanks".
He says, "More for me, then!"

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Macaron obsessions..

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the red velvet

She says, "Not just a pretty face?"
He says, "Actually beauty is only skin deep."

It’s true.. Hummingbird is indeed a lovely place to catch up over coffee and macaron. The Wasabe and Earl Grey flavours were my favorites. Unlike some of the ones I have tasted in the past, these were not too sweet and less monochromatic in taste. Unfortunately the cakes that looked oh so pretty, were just well, pretty cakes. I wouldn’t have guessed it by just looking because they were perfect in form.. too bad beauty is only skin deep.

Hummingbird

All in all, a great day out!

(This post is dedicated to my hummingbirds.. Brother B and LFB!)
Add:
Hummingbirds Coffee Bar,
Beatrice Looi Boutique,
Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2201-5889
GPS – N03.132101, E101.671018

Comments

  1. Brother B says:

    Birds of the same feathers…..eat cakes !

  2. This looks delicious!!!

  3. I want to try the peanut butter favour macaron! We went there last sat, but they run out of it. :(

  4. Wah. So vibrant – that’s probably the most colourful cake I have ever seen!

  5. Oh yea, aren’t they pweety? They make pwetty pics!

  6. Oh, the kek pelangi is so cantik! I wanna make one too!! :D

  7. Rainbows and hummingbirds just go so well together, don’t they? Let me tell you a story about this one day…. Hehe. ;)

  8. The rainbow cake is so attractive! But it looks sweet and artificial with all the colourings though.. Are they natural colours, u think? But I wouldn’t mind the durian cake please! :)

  9. omgee… the rainbow cake looks so nice! I dont dare to eat it! just too nice! haha

  10. wow, the rainbow cake looks incredible. It sounds like a lovely place and lovely time. Gorgeous pictures. I am now craving cake. this is doing nothing for my healthy eating month.

  11. Are they called humming birds because of all the bright colors?!

    I’m with IAMTHEWITCH on this one, curious to know if they are artificial or real colors? Hoping for the latter!!

  12. Wow, that looks delicious! I love the colorful rainbow cake, I want to make one myself :)

  13. 3 reasons I want to visit this cafe immediately: (1) Rainbow cake with star sprinkles. So so cute! (2) Red velvet cupcake looks amazing (3) I want to try the Durian cake, even though it probably smells like feet. It looks delicious :)

  14. huh that’s a lot of sugar, will make one behave like a humpingbird later.

  15. sounds like a great place to chill out with frens ;-)

  16. macarons! I’m so jakun that until now I have not tried any macarons yet :( ..

  17. you bettah have been there on a weekend, and not on a workday…how can u encroach into bangsar neighbourhood and not call ahpa who works down the road.
    ooh, that colorful rainbow cake…. looks positively erm….i cant words to describe it.