Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Caffe Cino @ KL

Somehow or rather, I just don't like shopping so just before catching the coach back to Singapore, we had an express 1.5 hour exploration of KL Sentral, Malaysia’s largest transit hub for phototaking but Hilton Hotel was screaming for my attention the moment I alight from the LRT.

Since the cakes from Concorde didn't disappoint, we were motivated to hunt for more cakes. Pretty ambitious on our part to take pictures of the street life and Kuala Lumpur Sentral railway station and at the same time, wanting to blog about KL's hotel cakes.

Caffe Cino

Unlike Concorde, the lobby of Hilton is much quieter and note that there will be a security guard sending out courteous requests that photography is not allowed in the hotel. Don't be mistaken, we did ask for permission from the Cafe and were only stopped after all these pictures posted here have been captured.

Dining area of Caffe Cino

The high ceiling and the spaciousness of this cafe offers comfort to enjoy pastries, cakes and freshly grilled gourmet sandwiches. Choice of white and beige contrast nicely with the black table tops and the only complain I have for this dessert adventure is that I am rushing back for the coach. No time to sit back and relax.

Hotel Hilton's cakes

Selection of cakes is completely different from Hilton Singapore and surprisingly the classic New York Cheesecake is not seen during our visit.

Strawberry Sponge Cheese

Since there is no New York Cheesecake, we settled with something close to it. This is not rich and resembled something similar to Japanese light cheesecake minus the cornstarch. Not velvetly smooth but the cake base at the bottom seems to have traces of almond, yet on the other hand a slight resemblance to kueh lapis, might contain minute amount of coconut milk. Didn't enjoy this as much as the ones we had at Concorde.

Pistachio & Lavender macarons

Even the macarons at KL is huge. I don't recall seeing such big macarons at Hilton Singapore. The white lavender macaron is just plain sweet but the pistachio one is pretty good. Because of the high amount of icing sugar used, the shells are chewy with a nice exterior crisp but just too sweet to our liking. So we were practically gulping down the pot of white tea (白牡丹) to wash our palette.

Pai Mu Tan (白牡丹)

The cafe is located beside Vintage Bank and we can't help but to frame a picture out of it. Yea, that is also the time when we got stopped by the security guard.

Vintage Bank bar

Caffe Cino
Hilton, Kuala Lumpur
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50470'


SistaFood said...

It's always great to travel! Can try out many yummy goodies. When we went to Europe earlier this yr, we spent most of our money on food!

Fen said...

Yea, and I cannot imagine how much weight I will put on if I go on a long vacation or places like Japan and Europe...

So how long was your Europe trip and which countries did you go...

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