I’ve been asking myself why I kept lo0king and posting about this little deep fried cronut. I have to admit, I’m a fan of croissant. I actually couldn’t care less about burger buns or bear paws but when there’s something related to croissants, I have to pick it up. For anyone who thinks that croissant is just a bread or pastry that magically has layers in it, then maybe you need to know that there’s no magic in it. Or that the magic is actually crafted by the baker, with layers of tlc, butter and dough laminated a few times over a couple of hours.
So when cronut was hyped up, I had to check it out. Ok because the name Cronut has been trademarked by Dominique Ansel (the original founder of Cronut) in the States, you see alot of other names like dossaints, crodos, zonuts, klonut, etc etc. So this hybrid of Croissant and Doughtnut, somewhat just reinvented modern pastries. Like mixing 2 pastry dough to create something new. Who would have thought of that!!
After trying them in Dessert Storm, Publika. I’ve made way to Delectable by Su at The Gardens Mall to my share of Cronut!
This one is indeed similar to a croissant dough and is yeasted.
Su offers 3 flavours between now till 30th July 2013, everyday at 12noon onwards.
Didn’t realize it’s until 30th July only… go try!
These Delectable Donuts are priced at RM 10. They are HUGE. I would say, my palm size. Uhm, my palms are quite big cause I have chubby hands, but it’s like the size of regular doughnuts.
Filled with silky lemon cream and topped with a hint of tangy strawberry coulis and slices of fresh strawberries
A twist with Malaysian favourite; Kaya!
I had the Caramel Praline, with a vanilla creme patisserie filled in and a drizzle of caramel across caramelzied almond,pistachio, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts.
The Delectable donuts are very crispy on the outside. I bought it quite fresh, at about 1pm, so It still retains its crispiness. As we know, deep fried pastries tend to turn soft after xx hours. So anyone wanna buy it at 9pm and see how it is ? hehe
So are cronuts here to stay or just a fad ?
I sure do hope no one comes out selling them with overused deep frying oil, or adding additives to make them crispy because I think, it’s better for the cronut to be slightly soft inside, maybe a little chewy, and not crispy all the way through. It should also not be cloyingly hard to eat (anything deep fried can sometimes be too oily.. )
Ok now, let me try making my own…
Delectable Donuts are available at
Delectable Treats, LG K25B (In front of Cold Storage), The Gardens Mall
Price per pc : RM 10
Period : From 12pm onwards, limited quantities. until 30th July
(Photos are taken from Delectable’s FB page unless stated with watermark.)
Would you prefer to have lunch with Meat Jagger or Salmon Hayek ? Perhaps Christina Arugula or Shia Le Beef may be free too!
I can’t help but the laugh a little at the names of these sandwiches by B’wiched when I saw them. How creative!! These made to order sandwiches at B’wiched are sure to bring a little fun to your lunch or dinner. We had these before our dessert feast by Dessert Storm. B’wiched is located in Ben’s Independent Grocer in Publika and at The Intermark.
In B’wiched, you would find loaves, buns and even cakes. They go all the way from West to East, featuring baguettes, brioche a tete, to kaya puff and red bean bun. Personally i’m not a big fan of buns. I prefer whole hearty bread, crusty and chewy. But I never bake these French breads at home, because my family thinks otherwise. Actually I think we are not ‘bread’ people. Hence we seldom buy bread of any sorts.
I love a good sandwich every now and then.
With catchy names like these, it’s going to be quite fun to order… like .. “Hey, I’d like a Marilyn
Monroe Mayoe ”
Here we have Meat Jagger rolling out a garlic butter toasted baguette with meatballs, a touch of coriander and melted mozzarella cheese. The ‘potion’ seems quite big.. No, I mean, the bread was huge! But good ol’ crusty baguette. RM 12.90
Did Edward Caesarhand love caesar salad much, his scissorhands sure ain’t able to handle ? Haha. This was one of my fav, scrumptious chicken caesar salad filling with turkey bacon, gruyere cheese and egg, wrapped in a tortilla wrap. RM 12.90
How did Shia le Beef transformed into a cold grain-fed tender beef striploin served on a toasted baguette with caramelized onion, capers and arugula ? Not sure how, but he sure was very tasty!
Next on the red carpet, we have
Salma Salmon Hayek. Homcured salmon with toasted seaweed focaccia with wasabi mayo, edamame and tobiko. The seaweed focaccia…. sabroso!. RM 12.90
I guess the Christina Arugula didn’t hide anymore and came out of the bottle. She may have lost some sizes with this vegetarian option. A Seaweed focaccia with arugula, japanese cucumbers, edamame, tomato, corn, avocado and a house dressing. Healthy! RM 8.90
MMm care for a lunch date with the stars ?
Or get your friends and party with the stars!
Get a special Meal Patrick Harris for RM 15.90 including a sandwich (any sandwich) of your choice, a side salad, a pack of nachjos and a drink. All that we had above (in photos) are set meals.
B’wiched Solaris Dutamas is located at Ben’s Independent Grocer in Publika.
opening hours : 9am to 10 pm
Wow wow wheee, If you haven’t heard of cronuts, you should, you know, watch out for more foodie news Cronuts were made famous by Dominique Ansel (so famous that the name Cronut, is trademarked now). It’;s a hybrid of croissant and doughnut. After it’s launched on May 10, 2013, this little treat has taken the world by a storm, literally! Each country has got their own version and name. Like in Australia, Zumbo calls them zonut, in Singapore, by Patisserie G, it’s Gnut, Doissant is another popular cronut imposter and not forgetting KL, it’s called Klonut. How clever.
Now available in Dessert Storm, a sweet treat pop-up stall in Ben’s Independent Grocer in Publika from 5th July onwards. It replaces t42 in BIG. (Next to Royce and Plan b roasters) This delectable croissant-doughnut is made fresh to order, and expect a sugar rush from the new KLonuts in 3 different flavours; the signature Peanut Butter & Caramel, and 2 new flavours which will change weekly. I tried both Lemon Curd & Meringue, Cheesecake & Chocolate as well last week.
What else does Dessert Storm serve? this American themed pop up store (theme changes monthly – so awesome!) offers a variety of American-styled desserts, ranging from 10 items a day with the signature KLonut, plated desserts, cookies and pop tarts. Dessert lovers sure can look forward to a dessert-centric afternoon tea very soon.
I think you’d see me there very often. I frequent Publika lots, all the delicious coffee joints are there. Plus, I love grocery-window shopping in Ben’s Independent Grocer. Kid you not, there’s such a thing, grocery-window shopping. HAHa
Dessert Storm is headed by Mabel Cheah. She will be crafting up the dessert themes and menu bringing all kinds of imagination-defying desserts for everyone to enjoy. Mabel has been working in New York for 7 years before returning home to Malaysia. She has worked for and alongside Amy Scherber of Amy’s Bread, Emily Wallendjack at Cookshop, and Veritas. She is currently crafting the dessert menu for the newly-opened bar & grill; BEAST, at The Intermark. an added bonus for dessert lovers is the upcoming pop-up dessert bar at Bangsar Shopping Centre (probably similar to the one here in Publika)
So I got to try, like EVERYTHING from Dessert Storm on one night. I tell you, it’s pretty CRAZY! And even before that, we tried some awesome sandwiches from B’wiched (next post). First up, let me show you, how a
Cronut KLont is made
Yes, did I not tell you, it’s deepfried ? *ahem* So, deepfry, then fill it up in 4 sections, here I was making my own, so I filled up with some caramel cream. Then on top, to cover the ‘holes’ you can pipe the same or different filling on it. Here, I have the peanut butter and chocolate ganache topping, with some pink sugar dragees. Erm you won’t find this flavour, because ….. I customized it.
Then… eat …. well, dont’ put too much filling otherwise this would happen. Overflowing caramel. But really, it’s quite a treat.
I gotta admit, it is quite like yau cha kwai, except that this was much flakier. Layers of puff, and caramel filling, what’s not to love ? But it wasn’t as doughnut-y as I thought it should be. I thought it would be more ‘bread-y’ since it’s a yeasted product, but I soon learned from Mabel that this KLont is more of a puff more than croissant + doughnut. Well, I couldn’t help but to feel a little disappointed. She explained that if it’s made deep fried to order, it’s really hard to estimate the time as we all know, yeast is a living thing and it grows. And you definitely don’t wanna be eating an overproofed klonut! But still, it’s a treat; thin layers of fried dough, soaking up the filling (in my case, the drenching filling)
Well, I reckon I pipped too much, but …. there’s always room for caramel ^^
So last week, they had the signature Peanut Butter Caramel (which is there to stay), Cheesecake Chocolate and Lemon Curd Meringue. If you want something that is ‘lighter’ (come’on, it’s deepfried) then you can opt for the lemon curd meringue. But since the flavours changes every 1-2 weeks… I reckon you just go to Dessert Storm and pick up a flavour you like. Each piece is RM 7
KLonut is only one of their offering. They also serve plated desserts for only RM 15. Cheap! First of all, plated desserts consist of many elements and components. It’s unlike making a cake, stacking everything together. In a plated dessert, flavours, colours, textures, visual all play an important role in harmonizing the dish. Garnishes should also compliment the flavour, not just merely for visual pleasant.
Death by Chocolate. pliable chocolate, dark chocolate mousse, caramel, meringue, edible flowers. My favourite. Thank goodness this is their signature dish where it would still be around longer than the other 2 desserts.
Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake. Strawberry Compote, Nilla Wafer Crumbs and lemon curd. The cheesecake was very delicious as apart from cream cheese, goats cheese and mascarpone were used as well! Nilla Wafer were also made by Mabel.
Orange Pavlova with Orange caramel, Orange Cranberry compote, Orange segments and Cream. This was my least favourite as the pavlova was too hard, but overall the flavours compliment well.
Dessert coma. Really.
So what’s for dessert next week ?
Don’t forget to check out Dessert Storm (I think it’s only until October 2013) in Ben’s Independent Grocer, Publika.
Opening hours 4pm – 10pm, Tuesdays to Sundays
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