Making the perfect macaron required masterful technique, attention to detail, creativity and patience. It the world of baking, those who can master this culinary marvel are admired by all. A macaron should have a shiny, crisp shell and a soft and chewy centre, be perfectly round, of uniform shape and size and delicately filled with just the right amount of sweet buttercream. Here is a run-down of some of the best macarons KL has to offer, in flavours and themes for every occasion.
FUN Macarons at Whisk, Outpost Espresso Bar & Bake Shop, 1Utama
A sophisticated sweet given a childhood twist with flavours that will take you back down memory lane to simpler times.
The flavours: strawberry shortcake, peanut butter, chocolate-vanilla, passion fruit, lemon meringue, salted caramel
We love: peanut butter – rich and nutty, like spooning it from a jar. Try spreading a little strawberry jam on top for a PB&J delight.
FUSION macarons at Les Deux Garcons, Bangsar
Inventive and elegant flavour combinations to intrigue the tastebuds.
The flavours: chocolate-passion fruit, black sesame, Earl Grey, wasabi, pistachio, raspberry-rose-lychee.
We love: raspberry-rose-lychee – delicately fragranced and gently sweet; a combination for a truly classy lady.
CLASSIC macarons at Betjeman & Barton, 1Utama
Chic classic flavours from Paris with love.
The flavours: Earl Grey, vanilla, black sesame, dark chocolate, raspberry and hazelnut
We love: dark chocolate – a wonderful balance of sweet and bitter in a perfectly fudgy bite with a crisp shell.
TEA-INSPIRED macarons at TWG, The Gardens
Look no further for an inspired addition to your afternoon tea platter.
The flavours: bain de rose tea, Earl Grey fortune and chocolate, 1837 black tea and blackcurrant, lemon bush tea, Moroccan mint tea, matcha, camelot tea and praline, Napoleon tea and caramel, vanilla bourbon tea and kaya, grand wedding tea passion fruit and coconut
We love: Moroccan mint tea – infused with one of the world’s finest mint teas; memorable and unique.
MODERN macarons at Brasserie Enfin, Oasis Ara Damansara
Hand-made macarons available as a platter for a light and sophisticated dessert at this upscale French restaurant.
The flavours: elderberry-apple-green tea, rose and elderflower, dark chocolate and chilli, white chocolate and cardamom
We love: dark chocolate and chilli – the kick of spice bring the chocolate alive.