Monday, 10 December 2012

Delicious Christmas Drinks and Desserts, St. Mary Residences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Delicious, St. Mary Residences, Kuala Lumpur
A Delicious Christmas, Drinks and Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The silly season is rolling in and Delicious is surfing the crest of the saccharine wave with seven Christmas inspired beverages and four desserts from around the world. Chef Steve Allan, E&O’s Group Creative Chef, presents a bundle of sweet temptations, ideal for gifts, devouring in one of the group’s cafes or for sharing with loved ones.

A Bevy of Christmas Desserts promises to raise your sugaromemeter levels to Extreme. Here’s what we tried:
Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Bouche Del Noel
Bouche del Noel -  a Yule log cake from France.  Layers of vanilla sponge cake holding a creamy chestnut and coffee filling are rolled up in a chocolate coat. Hubby and our dining buddy quickly demolished this round. The firm wrapping of dark chocolate contrasted the interior both in texture and taste.

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
English Christmas Pudding
English Christmas Pudding - this steamed pudding was my pick of the sweets and super moist. Apple juice is cleverly used to fill the absence of alcohol. Bursting with dried fruits, fresh apple, lemon, almonds and Earl Grey tea this sweet, tangy and fruit mound is extremely rich.

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Bibingka
Bibingka – a tradition from the Philippines. This dessert made with rice flour, coconut milk, salted egg, cheese and Hawaiian coconut is dense and filling. Hard to believe, but Chef Allen’s take on this dessert is a touch lighter than the traditional version. This was too dense for hubby, but richly indulgent for me.

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Cranberry and White Chocolate Panettone
Cranberry and White Chocolate Panettone – a classic sweet Christmas bread from Milan. Generously sided with lavish dollops of mascarpone, this plate topped hubby’s Xmas wish list.

A quartet of Yuletide desserts could only be accompanied adeptly with equally sugary beverages. Five hot drinks and two cold ones make up Chef Allen’s festive collection of beverages, themed “All Spiced Up and Ready to Go Drinks.” From the hot list:

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Hot and Spicy Grape Juice
Hot and Spicy Grape Juice – with ginger and chili this one ends with a bite!

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Mulled Cranberry and Apple
Mulled Cranberry and Apple – an assault of orange and lemon combined with cinnamon, cloves, chili and ginger make this citrusy beverage very Xmassy.

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Minted Hot White Chocolate
Minted Hot White Chocolate – had hubby drooling with its frothy smoothness and touch of festive mint.

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Gingerbread Latte
Gingerbread Latte – my favourite, has all the comforting fragrances of gingerbread – ginger, vanilla, cinnamon) without the calories - although gingerbread does come on the side if you’d like to add them in.

Chilled drinks, perfect for Malaysia’s tropical heat:
Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Delicious Festive Iced Tea 
Delicious Festive Iced Tea – a refreshing blend of tamarind, sour plum, lime, lemon and grenadine (my choice of the cool drinks).

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Ice Blended Clove Coffee
Ice Blended Clove Coffee – this was probably our least favourite of all of the goodies due to personal taste preferences– a fantastic texture, but neither of use are huge clove fans, so it didn’t stand a chance on our tongues.

Delicious, Christmas Drinks, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Eastern and Oriental
Pear Cinnamon Ice-Cream Smoothie
Pear Cinnamon Ice-Cream Smoothie – not hard to guess that this was hubby’s pick of the chilled items with its hills of ice-cream, aromatic pear and hint of cinnamon

Running from the 1st to the 31st of December, Delicious Christmas treats are priced at RM12.90 for beverages and RM16.90 for desserts. All items (except for the Bibingka) are available for takeaway too.

Reason to visit:  an overload of sugar with the inescapable taste of Christmas

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(Found around Kuala Lumpur but this sampling was carried out at the new St. Mary’s Residences in the city centre.)
1 Jalan Tengah (off Jalan Sultan Ismail)

24 comments:

  1. Superb drinks and desserts. Love the place!

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  2. I would like to try the Bibingka! The combination of the ingredients sound interesting. :)

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    1. Yeah, a bit of sweet and savory. I like the contrast.

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  3. https://www.facebook.com/thedeliciousgroup

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  4. I will need to find out if the Delicious in Penang's Straits Quay has these, too. My parents are from the Philippines, so someone always brought Bibingka to their Filipino parties in Texas. I am eager to try Delicious's version.

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    1. Ooh, that's right I just learned in your last post your heritage. This was my first taste of a dessert from the Philippines. I liked the combo of sweet and savory - they do that in Latin America too.

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  5. a very nice place..
    those desserts are lovely

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    1. The right place to go for a sugar rush!

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  6. vanilla, chestnut and coffee! what a tantalizing trio of flavors that sounds like, for the log cake! i think i'd enjoy this combination :D

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    1. You and hubby both! It almost disappeared before I had even lifted my spoon! :-)

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  7. Delicious is such a nice place to chill and gather with friends!

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    1. I agree. It's light and bright and has lots on the menu to satisfy many taste buds. :-)

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  8. The log cake is so pretty!! You must have been on some serious sugar high after this!

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    1. You are right! Serious sugar high and then a huge drop. I think I rolled around for about 2 hours before getting back in balance again.

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  9. Beautiful photos, and the food looks incredible!

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    1. Exactly! I couldn't have put it better. :-)

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  11. Oh my goodness I know where I am headed! Love festive drinks, and that festive ice tea sounds delicious!!

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    1. Glad to hear last night that you tried some of the Christmas goodies and liked them too. :-)

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  12. Hi Dearest,
    I am about to fly off to home town for Christmas but would not mind to feast with my friends on a christmas lunch one more time before i go.
    But where is this place. Looks all very YUMYUM.... Merry Christmas!

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