Tie back your hair, slip into a pair of comfortable Marc Jacobs ballet flats and grab your favorite Chanel bag, because you’re coming with me, to visit my favourite French Pâtisserie, Les Deux Garcons, on Jalan Telawi, Bangsar.
Le deux Garcons, Jalan Telawi, houses the finest authentic French Macarons
, along with an array of other French cakes, and goodies to choose from.. all of which make delightful gifts or, perfect self-indulgences. I normally choose to self-indulge. There’s something almost clinical about this little shop that can be spotted across Telawi Street, gleaming like a white shiny diamond reflecting the sun’s rays, in the noon day heat. There’s also only a little spot outside the shop to sit and have a quick bite, so you best dress casually and lightly with the heat in mind.
Oh.., I do like this place.. very much.
came up with the idea to stick macaron pieces together, and inject them with different flavors of ganache, was a pretty smart guy
. This small pastry that is crunchy on the outside and melting on the inside, is prepared with extreme care and precision. Almonds, eggs, sugar, and a pinch of a unique know-how are necessary for each unique one to be different form the other, ensuring that every macaron reaches the delicate balance between flavors and textures. The two boys at Les deux Garcons have perfected this fine juggling act, like no other place I know.
What I die for every time is the silky smooth ganache in their macaron and their exquisite flavours. None can come close.
Truffle macarons are Les Deux Garcons’ trademark, but there are heaps of other flavours to choose from such as wasabi, pistachio, earl grey, sesame, caramel, mango, cassis, rose, raspberry & even a less novel dark chocolate. For those who are not too keen on macaron, there are always the other cakes. I highly recommend the Le Palladio – a crispy almond tart, layered joconde, topped with vanilla ganache and white truffle mascarpone. Very sweet but completely acceptable, especially when the musky, earthy truffle flavour hits your palate. Everything just blends into one big sinful mouthful of decadent smoothness.
So amazingly addictive. I sit there in rapture, clicking my Marc Jacobs pumps on the walkway in approval and pleasure, as I dive deeper into my Le Palladio.
Tres Tres magnifique!
The prices are not cheap, but they are pretty standard for what’s on offer in Kuala Lumpur at the moment. The quality of the cakes at Les deux Garcons, Jalan Telawi are fabulous – do yourself a favour and have tea there one day. You won’t be disappointed.
Oh, and don’t forget to invite me along. I can never get enough;)
Passion – Joconde base, silky passion fruit mousse, mango coulis – RM13
Eclaire – pate a choux, traditional French premium vanilla/rum creme patissier – RM10
Le Palladio – crispy almond tart, layered joconde, vanilla ganache, white truffle mascarpone – RM22
Les Deux Garçons Pâtisserie,
No. 36, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-2284 7833
Currently operating from 12:00noon – 8:00pm