Huize Van Wely

October 21, 2010

This Amsterdam-based enterprise has set up shop at Bangsar Shopping Centre, offering hand-made chocolates and pastries flown in from the Netherlands.

Products here are pricey, but chocolate-lovers might be thrilled by how smooth, creamy and rich everything tastes. Clockwise from right: Maison van Wely (bitter chocolate filled with orange confit & honey), English Caramel (soft cream caramel with vanilla) & Nougat Truffle.

Florentine Bouchee (honey, caramel, shaved almonds, orange confit, bigarreau), Noix Zebre (milk, bitter nut gianduja), Amandel Brulee (cream caramel, baked almonds), Prima Vera (bitter cream ganache, cream caramel) & Hazelnoot Gianduja (bitter chocolate, hazelnuts).

Juur Blanc (white chocolate, almond, walnut, pistachio, hazelnuts), Hazelnut Butterscotch (hazelnut paste, nougat chunks) & Caramel Truffle. Alas, although this Dutch company makes alcohol-laced chocolate in its home territory, none is available here in KL.

Caramel Delicieux (almond paste, caramel chocolate ganache, crunchy butterscotch) & Tonka Bouchee (cream tonka ganache with soft tonka filling). And yes, the two of us did experience temporary sugar shock after eating all this within an hour.

Boterrondje (a buttery orange cake that seemed superbly fresh) & Amandel Rondo (an almond cake that tasted like a medicinal, marzipan-ish mooncake).

Hot Chocolate. One of the best in town. Luxuriously milky and aromatic.

Cold Chocolate. Equally satisfying (especially on a sultry day).

Huize Van Wely,
Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur.