It was a scorching afternoon while I waited to board the train to KLCC from Kelana Jaya train station. A methodical route that I take daily but attempt to avoid during the weekends. But I figured today’s an exception. For me though, driving to the city center is always the last alternative. Hence, the train ride.
Hearty Mushroom Soup. Rm10.
The mushroom soup was warm and hearty yet not too thick and creamy. If you’re wondering what those brown bits on top of the toasted baguette are – fried garlic bits and chopped spring onions.
Salmon Chowder. Rm10.
The salmon chowder was not overwhelmingly creamy nor fishy. It had a handful of crunchy carrots and salary bits inside, that added a nice crunch to the overall dish.
Scallop Salad. Rm15.
You’d probably be able to finish this dish in four mouthfuls and would definitely be hoggish to share. The quick seared scallops were succulent, zesty and had a hint of spicy aftertaste to it, probably from the onions and chilies.
Kani Avocado Salad. Rm13.
This salad is a clever concoction of some of my favorite ingredients – snow crab meat tossed with Japanese sesame dressing, topped with slices of avocado and ebiko. Sadly, the salad leafs were tad bitter and the avocado was hard and unripened. That said, I wouldn’t mind giving this salad another shot – simply because of the choice of condiments.
Prawn and Baby Octopus Spaghetti. Rm19.
The baby octopus came in a pleasantly savory and chewy texture; the prawns were surprisingly bouncy and fresh. The spaghetti was doused in tomato basil sauce, which I thought tasted a hint too artificial for my liking.
Tokyo Burger. Rm15.
The matcha bun was the bomb. No matcha taste – as expected, but it was nicely toasted at the edges and fluffy at the center. And the grilled teriyaki chicken was seared well. Somehow or rather for me though, the bun stood out more than the fillings.
Kikkoman Salmon. Rm23.
This dish was a mixed bag for me. The salmon had amazing textures – moist, juicy and flavorsome. The Kikkoman sauce didn’t work quite well for me however. It tasted rather peculiar. Imagine dipping your fish in thick soy sauce – salty with a bitter aftertaste.
Veggie Mushroom Croissant. Rm13.
A simple dish of sauteed mushrooms served on a crisp croissant.
Pan Seared Chicken. Rm19.
Seared chicken with truffle sauce stacked high. I adore the creativity, but thought the dish was better off without the thick layer of skin in tact – I’m not a huge fan of skin. Nevertheless, I was rather pleased with the roasted herb potatoes beneath.
Bamboo Charcoal Mille Crepe.
The bamboo charcoal crepe reminded me of the one I had in Vanilla Cakes sometime back.
The surprising part of this dessert was not the fluffy vanilla chiffon cake inside, rather, the purple hair streaks of yam outside. The yam had a nice coarse texture and wasn’t too sweet all in all. A delectable dessert that I wouldn’t mind ordering again.
Chocolate Mousse Tart.
My least favorite of the bunch would have to be the chocolate mousse tart. The mousse tasted more like cream than chocolate; The crumbly tart at the bottom didn’t do much justice in complimenting the overall dessert also.
Matcha Red Bean Crepe.
Crepes are an inescapable Japanese dessert. The green tea ice cream was gone in minutes – as expected. The crepe and chewy mochi bites though – was left half uneaten.
Matcha Misu. Rm10.
My dessert pick of the day – green tea tiramisu. Beautifully crafted green tea chiffon cake between layers of fluffy marshmallows-like whisked-egg whites, that had bits of coffee infused cake in it. What a fantastic way to end my meal!
Overall Rating: 7/10. I was largely contented with my meal at Tokyo Pastry that fine afternoon. There were some-good and some-bad, but it was mostly good. The place is not only reserved for the high tea Juliets, but have got plenty to offer for the Romeos too.
Tokyo Pastry Menu available Here. One of the most detailed online menu I’ve seen thus far.
Address: M-20 & SAC-M-1, Mezzanine Level, Avenue K, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 KL.
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily
Located on the second floor, tucked at a corner and right next to Sushi Zanmai.
Food Blog by: Spicy Sharon