May 15, 2011
Rrarely seek sustenance in this section of the Klang Valley.
Ficelle is under the same management as Levain Boulangerie, so the similarities in the setting and servings are easily explained. This is a smaller venue though, with only outdoor seating.
Turkey ham & egg bun. What's the saying? Delicious for the lips, disastrous for the hips.
Durian custard donut. Die-hard fans of the spiky fruit might scorn this as timid and mild-tasting, though the rest of us will surely savor its creaminess.
Caramel Earl Grey roll. A tasty teatime treat; nothing more, nothing less.
Saku-saku mille-feuille. Most of Ficelle's offerings look undeniably pretty and well-crafted.
Macarons are sold at both Ficelle and Levain, with over a dozen varieties available: hazelnut praline, triple chocolate, lemon, pistachio, macchiato, red bean, green tea, orange, strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, passion fruit, jasmine, Ghana dark chocolate & cinnamon.
We'd rate these behind Nathalie's, Babycakes and T Forty Two's, but ahead of Whisk's. They taste fine, with bold, rich flavors. But the texture could be better: what should be crisp isn't crisp enough, while what should be airy falls slightly short of that.
Durian macarons, which cost slightly more than the other flavors. Most of the other macarons are priced at RM3.60 at Levain and RM3.30 at Ficelle.
Blurring the lines between both outlets: Levain's house-made chocolates (not available at Ficelle), packed in beautiful boxes with wide-ranging fillings: cinnamon, coconut, caramel, hazelnut, nougat, pistachio, macchiato, jasmine tea & almond marzipan.
Iced chocolate & cafe latte.
Cafe latte, cappucino & Earl Grey lemon tea.
Earlier entry on Levain: June 12, 2010.
Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie,
Jalan 3/109F, Danau Business Center,
Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur.