Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pastries @ The Loaf, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

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.

The Loaf
Lot 3.13.00 & 4.12.02
Level 3 and 4
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

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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ai wei said...

The Loaf in KL?! THE LOAF in KL!
oh my! thanks for sharing up. i always like the pastries from The Loaf. was once eat-in Langkawi's The Loaf and da food was great (but bit pricey). gonna love this! thanks

boo_licious said...

ai wei - have you fallen off the chair yet? Yup, they are here so you better get down to KL for the pastries.

jasmine said...

owned by our ex-pm kan? wanted to try it during the weekend but it was so packed decided to go somewhere else.

Precious Pea said...

WOW! Looks really good and the price seems reasonable. I will head to the Loaf when i go visit Pavilion.

ling239 said...

i want tat Cream Chocolate!!
but it is so far away... >.<"

MeiyeN said...

oh... i didn't know they have another outlet at level 4! i went to da level 3 shop around 7pm yesterday and found nothing much, too bad! :(

boo_licious said...

jasmine - I just realised I forgot to mention his name! Well kudos to him as the breads are great.

Precious Pea - the portions are quite small so can be pricey.

ling239 - pastries kinda change so I notice the Choc Cream was available in the morning but sold out by the afternoon.

Mei Yen - er, the way people was grabbing the pastries I won't be surprised they finish quickly. Level 4 is the bistro - sit in dining and seperate menu.

ling239 said...

so hot selling...
tat means gotta go there early, otherwise no parking also problem ~

backStreetGluttons said...

finally ! the Loaf...at last
Tks for great 1st peek
( all of 2mahathir we mean RM2Millinos !) haha

boo_licious said...

ling239 - I think it was becoz last weekend lots of people. Maybe will not be so bad this coming wkend.

Team BSG - yup, it is here finally so no need to go Langkawi.

daphne said...

sounds like The Loaf is big! well, i can see y..especially with the to-die-for melted chocolate in pastry casing!

jesscet said...

i was there yesterday during office hour and there were quite a lot of ppl! bought some bread (the less expensive ones) and i must say the packaging is pretty neat, but the speed of service needs to be improved and the counter is not `friendly' hardly any space to put the tray!

taste wise, the bread there is a bit different from those u get in other bakery! hard to describe but pretty good..

boo, will you be reviewing its bistro food?

boo_licious said...

daphne - it is not so big, just that they split their place in different levels.

jess - the breads are good. We ate at the bistro already. Pretty good stuff but super pricey. Yet to try the mains though.

Ms One Boobie said...

Pricey for sure.. :) and looks very sweet leh.. ??

whoisnell said...

I snuck out from work on Raya Eve to check out the place.. My parents were complaining of its price.. Tun M really has exceptional taste..
The bread are good (but I've tasted better).. the Jap pastry chef was friendly and more than happy to cut a slice of green tea cake for me to tried.. simply yummy...

rokh said...

oh gosh, the Cream Chocolate had me at first glance....oh no..

Slang said...

The best iced coffee ever drinks...best recommend for those coffee lovers....I think TDM got the best coffee beans collection of Fidel Castro...salute.

Remarks: The ice cubes are the frozen coffee it selves and pour with hot milk + sugar....more times is more delicious because the ice coffees melt with the flavor.

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