Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tokyo Pastry, Avenue K Food Review

Saturday April 5. An extremely lazy day for me where the sun never showed much of it's glory that morning. When I woke up eventually, it was already way past noon, just in time for me to freshen up and head on down to Avenue K. More specifically, to Tokyo Pastry:
I had not slept past noon for more than a year now and with that happening, it just goes to show a little change in mood. All I can remember during my commute from home to Tokyo Pastry was the relentless drizzles of rain.

As I approach the quaint and dainty looking shop, I just stood at the entrance for a second admiring at the woodwork and letting my brain register the scene into memory. The outside of the shop where most of it's seatings are had an adequate fill of patrons blissfully sipping on their beverage with some pastries to munch on, some tied on a good book or occupied with their gadgets while others chatter away with people they're together:
I headed on into the shop and it felt like I'm in an antique store browsing at items that were once brand new in the 18th and 19th century.
The time ticks away while I sit at the corner watching the busy world passing by until one after the other, the party of 5 had arrived.

Then the commencement of drinks ensued.
Cucumber Latte:
An unusual combination but neither the cucumber nor the coffee taste is overpowering the other.

Ice Blended Matcha:
With the price of RM10

Rose with French Vanilla Special Hot Tea (RM6):
You can taste the rosy taste of the tea which gives off a fragrant kick to it. The Victorian type of cup gives an English feel to me as well as a girly one since it's so flowery in design.

Ice Blended Oreo:
Priced at RM10

The first appetizer that came was the Hearty Mushroom Soup:
Creamy and smooth with bits of mushrooms to chew on, just the way I like it and a toasted bread to go with it. Priced at RM10

Another soup savored was the Salmon Chowder:
In contrast with the Mushroom Soup, this leaves much more to be desired. A watery feel to the soup and some chewy bits of salmon in it which could be better. With it being the same price as the Mushroom Soup, this needs drastic improvement to be on par with the Mushroom Soup.

This dish here is the Salmon Salad:
A tad saltish on the Salmon, I can see why it counteracts it with mango lime salsa to go with it. The greens were a teensy bit bitter. Priced at RM15

Over for the mains, here is what we savored.
This is the Japanese Curry Chicken Burger:
The patty is grilled chicken and there is a splatter of Japanese Curry on top of it. However, it didn't taste much like Japanese Curry but had some slight similar taste to it and as you can see, it's with Charcoal Bun. The grilled chicken patty is nice and juicy. Priced at RM15

This is the Mushroom Garden Spaghetti:
The broth that the mushroom spaghetti comes in is Miso base. There are assorted types of mushrooms in it. Priced at RM15.

Other spaghetti tried is this Prawn and Baby Octopus Spaghetti:
Fresh sauteed prawns with baby octopus in tomato basil sauce. The prawns had it's fresh taste to it. The baby octopus has a sweet taste to it that goes well with the spaghetti. RM19.

This here is the Kikkoman Salmon:
Pan seared salmon glazed with Kikkoman sauce. Nice presentation. It's priced at RM23.

And the last main we had was the RM19 Pan Seared Chicken:
The truffle sauce was great which I dipped it with each bite of the chicken. Recommended to try if ever eating at Tokyo Pastry.

Moving onwards from the main we had a handful of delectable desserts presented to us.
Yamaimo clearly was the most interestingly presented among all the desserts.
Individual strands and strands of cream being laid atop a layer cake which overall has the yam taste. Creamy texture and light tasting.
We also had this Mini Macaroon Cake:
A crusty foundation. Very sweet and sugarish. Too sweet for my taste.
Oreo Crepe Cake:
All I can say is that it's really creamy but surprisingly, not much of the Oreo taste although you can see the flakes of it on the top.

Choko Brownie:
My fave dessert that was served to me that day. Walnuts, ice cream, hot fudge - all of the ingredients worked nicely on the brownie. Priced at RM13.

Matcha Redbean Crepe:
Not bad. Especially loved the crepe itself. Got an egg flavor to it and very soft.

Tokyo Pastry main place is at Kota Damansara while these that I had were at the Avenue K branch.
The full address of the Avenue K branch is at:
M-20 & SAC-M-1, Mezzanine Level, Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opened daily from 10am - 10pm.


Unknown said...

woww the place embellishment looks really pretty and the desserts also looking so so yummiehhhh !

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Try the Choko Brownie! That's nice. :D

foongpc said...

So Tokyo Pastry don't just sell pastries? The layer cake looks interesting.

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yup. They also sell proper main dishes. But of course main selling items are their pastries.

Charmaine Pua said...

When are u going to belanja? Looks yummy jer

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

This one? Anytime

Sook Teng said...

Quite big portion yeah? will try it out, thanks for sharing.

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Actually, the portion size is normal.

Tenshi Chn said...

sounds like i should check out this place :)

went to Bankara Ramen @ Avenue K as well the other day..

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Heard Bankara Ramen is not good. Tokyo Pastry I guess would be good to check out their pastries more.