Back to the grindstone again after the long holidays. Unfortunately the city was not as quiet with throngs of tourists from other states. The malls were super packed with people who were there to sight see since you didn't see many touting shopping bags. We joined the sea of people at Pavilion and walked around the six floors to build up an appetite. I've heard good things about The Loaf hence we bought a selection of pastries to try.
Who could resist their Cream Chocolate (RM6.80) - puff pastry case filled with melted chocolate. Thumbs up to this as you could taste the rich dark chocolate. A bit messy to eat though but don't worry as the chocolate sauce is something you don't mind licking your fingers for.
With an unusual name Moon (RM3.80), this rich brioche is topped with almond flakes and has orange peel chunks within. Kinda plain tasting especially if you ate the Chocolate Cream first but it is not so sinful.
These ones I didn't get to try since Splashie Boy brought it home for breakfast but they looked interesting - crusted with pumpkin nuts and flavoured with cinnamon.
There's quite a selection of rolls like this chocolate one sprinkled with crushed almond. Smells really good and Splashie Boy had this for breakfast and gave his thumbs up for this. Earlier when I had visited this place, I noticed the breads and pastries looked burnt. Not sure whether they are still getting things right but I realised the breads look better if you go for the morning batches. When it hits the next few batches in the afternoon, they look slightly burnt on top. I wonder if it is something to do with a hotter oven as time goes by? The selection of breads and pastries are quite large - croissants, almond paste croissants, pastries with fruits, foccacias with various toppings, cinnamon type rolls with various toppings, buns and etc. Also available are pre-packed sandwiches at the counter.
At the other side of the shop - they have a dual frontage, one which faces Jalan Bukit Bintang and another which opens to the mall, you'll find a small selection of tarts ranging from RM10 to RM12. There's chocolate tart (which look similar to the chocolate cream with the same ganache), strawberry tart, peach tart, cherry tarts and etc. I chose a Lemon Tart (RM10) which was very good. Filled with a slightly tangy lemon cream, it is not too sour as there's a liquid syrup centre. Thumbs up for the light pastry casing.
Prices here are way higher than other bakeries but believe me it is worth it for the taste of the ingredients. They also sell confitures, pre-packed cookies, chocolates and cakes that make great gifts. I also liked their nifty little boxes they packed the pastries for take away. Designed to be used as a tray to select your items, you can also convert it to a box with a handle. For more details, click this link for their informative website.
Lot 3.13.00 & 4.12.02
Level 3 and 4
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Tel No: 03 – 2145 3036
(Halal. Currently opened from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
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