Two weeks plus back I was at Isetan FoodMarket (supermarket) to grab few punnets of cherries that were on sale when I stumbled upon many many CAKES!!! The colorful cakes were oh-so-sparkling and calling “come and get me”. With eyes widen (am I seeing things? Nope!), I started doing few laps of victory dance (thank goodness only in my imagination). And when I unconsciously made an upward curve of my lips, yup the lure were successful.
I quickly noted that this Japanese pastry shop called Châteraisé シャトレーゼ has occupy the space previously held by Caffe Gino. And I found Caffe Gino has relocated to Royce’s location. Meanwhile Royce has shifted beside Miki Ojisan No Mise. I sort of have a faint idea (read from somewhere) that a new pastry shop has landed in KLCC but I didn’t know where. Turns out it was right here in at Isetan FoodMarket. Fyi Châteraisé at KLCC opened on 26th March 2016.
Cakes = Pure joy 💓💘
Step aside young girl, let this grown-up kiddo order first. 😛
Because I was hungry (I swear!), I immediately bought their mochi cream cake Mont Blanc and horaku Camembert & walnut (RM4.80). I tried the mochi cream cake first and I was immediately hooked. It was so soft and fluffy… like a pillow of cloud. The cream inside is super nice too. Since it’s Mont Blanc, you get a chestnut in the mochi too. Horaku were nice as well. It’s sort of two sponge layers glued together by camembert cheese and walnut bits. Gotta say the mochi cream cake is the clear winner.
After shopping, I came back to Châteraisé and bought three of their cakes. Then last week, I went again to Isetan FoodMarket because all those berries (e.g. cherry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry) were on offer. This time I also bought three cakes and I grabbed another mochi cream cake flavor to try.
With so many choices, I had difficult time selecting the sweet treats. So I was like looking left, looking right… hmm which one ar?
Come now, check out what I bought during these two visits.
The mochi exterior is so fluffy. It’s like the best pillow (or mattress) ever! The fillings of both Mont Blanc and strawberry are quite sweet but I’m okay with it. My mom who is not a fan of dessert doesn’t quite like it. So it depends from person to person.
White Zebra @ RM14.80. No idea why they called this mille crepe White Zebra. I thought I will be wowed by it since it’s one of the bestseller. I wasn’t though. Most probably because this vanilla mille crepe reminds me of the one I had at Nadeje. The overall sweetness is just right.
Legendary fresh cream cake @ RM14.80. With this kind of glamorize name and as the most famous and bestselling cake from Châteraisé, I expected it to be real good. Guess what? This cake live up to its name! It’s refreshing, soft, light, fluffy, sweet and tangy (from the fruits). I give A+++. If you can choose only one cake from Châteraisé, this is it.
Fresh cream short cake chocolate @ RM14.80. This is a close cousin to the legendary fresh cream cake. For me it was just mediocre. Most probably because after I’ve tried the legendary fresh cream cake, this chocolate cake pales in comparison. This coming from a chocolate addict/lover.
Supreme tiramisu @ RM12.50. Another glamorize cake name. However this time it doesn’t measure up to its name. There are more sponge layers than mascarpone/cream and the coffee and liqueur aren’t really pronounce here. It didn’t feel like I’m eating tiramisu cake at all.
Matcha bombe cake @ RM12.50. Yes, yet another glamor name. Now this cake has more alcohol taste than the tiramisu one. Weird eh? Even though it’s a matcha cake, the only 3 things I remember after eating this cake are the chestnut (I got 3 pieces!), red beans cream and liqueur taste from the matcha sponge layers. It would have been an overall pleasant cake except I found the sponge quite dry on the outside.
The pastries are available for takeaway only. Since majority of the cakes are temperature sensitive, they will include couple of ice packs to keep them cool. Since most of their products contain alcohol, it’s not recommended for Muslim’s consumption. For example the horaku Camembert & walnut doesn’t contain alcohol (referring to the ingredients at the back of the package) but mochi cream cake Mont Blanc contains wine.
Overall, I find some of the pastries that I’ve tried so far to be quite sweet. Not complaining though. If it’s your first time there, make sure you try the legendary fresh cream cake and mochi cream cake Mont Blanc.
Tsk, if KLCC is too far, you can visit Châteraisé at One Utama (old wing). They opened on 14th June 2016.
Have you tried Chateraise? What would you recommend me besides the above?
Isetan (concourse floor),
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Note: Concourse floor is the ground floor where Isetan supermarket is located
Tel: 03-6141 3303
Business hours: 10am-9.30pm, daily
Isetan (2nd floor),
Lot G102, F101 & S101,
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
1 Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Business hours: 10am-10pm (Sunday-Thursday), 10am-10.30pm (Friday, Saturday, Public holiday)