TeaRoom by Bel Jee

June 2, 2011

It's a terrific time to harbor a sweet tooth in Bangsar, since several divine dessert specialists have sprouted here. This week, TeaRoom by Bel Jee joins that list of sugar-high suppliers.

Belinda Jee has spent years baking for online orders, but she now has her own sunny cafe where walk-in customers can savor top-flight wares such as decadently creamy coffee cupcakes & densely moist carrot cupcakes, bursting with fragrant bits of grated carrots, raisins & walnuts.

We also liked the chocolate cupcake with dark choc ganache, but if you choose only one item, make it the chocolate blueberry cheese cupcake. Instead of a cake base, this has a soft, sticky layer of rich chocolate at the bottom, a nectarous swirl of blueberry-filled cream cheese in the middle and thick, luscious frosting on top. Otherworldly.

Strawberry cheese cake. Juicy morsels of ultra-fresh strawberries pervaded every bite of this slice, proving that Bel Jee tolerates no short cuts or second-rate ingredients.

Chocolate cake with milk choc icing. TeaRoom Boutique Cafe is smallish, so it might get crowded for lunch. Business hours are 8.30am-6pm on weekdays _ inconvenient for those of us who work away from Bangsar, but let's hope it eventually stays open for dinner.

TeaRoom Cafe,
TeaRoom by Bel Jee,
Wisma Volkswagen, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.