How fast does time fly?! Its been almost three months already since we said farewell to Vanilla Box. And last week I went to say hello to Bisou. Bisou is the youngest sibling to Bianco and Bijou. I didn't recognise the lot at all! It looks completely different from its predecessor. I guess its more in line with the whole feel of Heritage Row. That is, a little more slick. The look is similar to that of Bijou. Its bright and feminine; fairy lights adorning the tree, a cupcake display tempts you by the window. Walking past the window, any girl would not be able to resist stopping and going "Oooh" in her mind. Men, I'm not so sure. Saw a lot of men walk straight past! Oh well, can't win them all.
It was about 9:30am when Sis and I sat down at Bisou. There are not many tables here as it is more a cake shop than it is a cafe. Sis ordered a brioche (RM5++) and chicken pie (RM9++). Sis' brioche arrived piping hot with butter and strawberry jam on the side. It was lovely hot and that subtle sweetness was yummy with the salty butter. The chicken pie was ok, nothing out of the ordinary. Its the run of the mill type of chicken pies that we have come to expect. You know what I mean, diced chicken and vegetables in gravy that resembles Campbell's mushroom soup and baked in puff pastry. Not to say that its a bad thing. I quite like it but before I die, I would like to try a chicken pie that doesn't have that mushroomy gravy.
I stuck to coffee and for an extra RM2 I added a "muffin of the day" which happened to be orange with chocolate chip. I love the taste and texture of my muffin. I liked that the muffin itself was not very sweet and the slivers of fresh oranges gave it a fresh and zingy contrast to the chocolate chips. And the texture is gorgeous. Its dense without being floury, more like moist steamed bread. I was thoroughly satisfied with my mid-morning snack. Sis felt that she wanted something sweet and ordered a treacle and ginger slice. I liked it a lot as it is not as toothachingly sweet as Nigella's. It was moist and almost spicy from the ginger. Perfect with hot tea. I wouldn't say the food here is cheap but everything I had tasted good, the service is good and it is located in a strip that is better known for its drinking culture than fine foods. Closed on Mondays. Open from 9am-11pm Tue - Fri. I think they close earlier on the weekends.