Passionis @ Siam Road, Georgetown, Penang.
One blink and you will mistakenly assume this is just another heritage terrace along Siam Road but that's how Passionis wants to be... low profile. The Patisserie does have some serious talent up the sleeve, not only that they are very particular about the quality of the ingredients, they put great efforts in making sure that the presentation is up to par either. The entire setting of the place is simple and straight-forward but really, there isn't a need for those unnecessary frills to be there. It has a live-baking station tucked beside the dining space where diners can witness the making of the sweets. There's a glass counter, displaying an array of the traditional picks as well as refined twists of old favorites; some examples are Creme Brulee, Japanese Styled Strawberry Short Cake, Apple Crumble, Tiramisu etc. The menu rotates so be sure to check out their Facebook Page for the latest updates.
Tarte Au Chocolate et Orange (Rm 14.90)
Apple Brown Betty (Rm 14.90)
Brighten up your days with a Chocolate sweet treat of theirs- Tarte Au Chocolate et Orange, a delicate piece of art with creamy-dense Chocolate as filling, topped with light Chocolate Mousse with a zesty Orange touch. The Tart can be a good wake for those who need energy boost, it was most Chocolaty, as though you were chewing a piece of Orange-flavored Chocolate-Truffle. The sweetness was at its acceptable range but we'd recommend to wash it down with a cup of Joe.
Name me a better combination than Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream. This is like the dream combo of everybody's inner child. The Apple Brown Betty will first be warmed before serving to you, together with a dollop of their hand-made Vanilla Ice Cream. We were quite worried that the Cinnamon flavor could be overly-possessive but it surprisingly complemented the overall flavor well. The sweet treat was crumbly in texture but it did not pass my glucose tolerance test. Never mind on the Apple Crumble, I was blown away by their Vanilla Ice Cream. It was like one of the best Vanilla Ice Creams ever, equally delicious to some top-notch brands, if not better. It was inevitably sweet but the texture was so creamy and satisfying, backed by a sturdy Vanilla flavor. We expected this to happen the moment we saw the flecks of Vanilla Seeds.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: 74D, Jalan Siam, 10400, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 10 am to 7:30 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact Number: 604- 218 9314