Friday, February 12, 2016

Salted Egg Yolk Croissant at Le Bread Days, SS2

I was at New Paris restaurant for a Chinese New Year lunch with my colleagues and thought hey, why not try my luck with the famous salted egg yolk croissants from Le Bread Days next door. The first time I tried it was long before a certain blogger drew attention to it and I was curious to see if the quality remained.

It was past twelve by then and their first fresh batch of croissants comes out of the oven at 11:30am. The last time I tried getting it, a guy ahead of me bought the last four croissants which sent me to Bake Plan to get my fix.

Fortunately there weren't that many people that day but the cafe area seemed to have picked up in business with about half the tables full. This to me was an improvement from the pre-salted egg yolk croissant days when it was practically empty throughout the day.

Anyway, by luck, there were plenty left and I happily swiped two from the shelves. There was no way I was going to enjoy four rich salted egg yolk croissants anyway so two sufficed. There were other varieties of croissants available but of course everybody who walked in, bee-lined for the salted egg yolk version.

My colleagues weren't so fortunate as the croissants were sold out after they saw my loot. I ended up selling one of my croissants to one of them. Cos I naise liddat. 

So how does this version, the original salted egg yolk croissant fare against Bake Plan's version? Well, honestly, I think I like Bake Plan's version more. Le Bread Days' croissants seemed to have lost its vibrant eggy taste and sweetness and the croissant body lacked the puffy and crustiness it once had. 

Even warming it up in the oven didn't help. How disappointing. 

At RM7.30 inclusive of GST, it was a tad pricier than Bake Plan. Yes, they may be the original salted egg yolk croissant creator but their competitor over in the main SS2 area just does it a little better. Bake Plan's supply also runs throughout the day and with the correct storing and warming up steps, the croissant can last overnight. 

However don't discard Le Bread Days just yet. They served some pretty awesome danishes and pastries such as their chocolate danish and cheese danish. These unsung heroes are the ones that deserves a queue outside. 

Le Bread Days also takes orders in advance so you can have yummy pastries for your office functions. 

Le Bread Days Cafe
68, Jalan SS 2/72, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(next to New Paris Restaurant)
Tel: +60 3-7932 0868
Opening hours: 7:30am – 10:00pm
Salted egg yolk croissant hours: 1130am, 330pm. Limited to four per person. Presumably until the hype dies down.

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synical said...

Stumbled into Bake Plan's Golden Lava croissant by accident (had no idea it was there, or that they were selling salted egg yolk croissants), had yet to go to Le Bread Days. Thanks for the info.

Tania said...

Have a go at Le Bread Days' version. Lemme know what you think :)