“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
Here in Kuala Lumpur, we have hummingbirds that manifest as two legged, homosapiens who have cravings for all things pretty and sweet. Pretty sweet.
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.
He says "We must try the Wasabe macaron".
She says " And the Peanut Butter.. AND the Earl Grey".
She says, "No durian cake for me and Brother B, thanks".
He says, "More for me, then!"
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.
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