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The Kouign Amann has hit our shores at The Bread Shop!

What is made up of numerous layers of paper-thin flaky super-buttery dough, yet is not a croissant or a puff pastry?  Why, it’s the Kouign Amann, of course!  The…what? – you may ask.  I can’t blame you if you are a bit puzzled about this unpronounceable name.  Pronounced as “ku-ween a-mon”, its roots date back [...]

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Tai Thong Mooncakes

Fancy Fuji apples in a mooncake?  Frankly, this is a first for me. But then when it comes to Tai Thong mooncakes, “innovation” and “creativity” seem to be their forte.  This year, they take on a Japanese flair in their repertoire of mooncakes.  Using some of Japan’s unique ingredients such as matcha (powdered green tea), [...]

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Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration at Lai Po Heen @ Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching and many hotels and restaurants have already showcased their specialities. We recently had a chance to taste some mooncakes from Lai Po Heen Chinese restaurant at The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Available from 23 July to 30 September 2012, the handmade mooncakes were really pretty, especially the dainty chocolate-covered ones. [...]

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Afternoon Tea @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

The year end is always a time for merry making and feasting.  While some of us are still trying to recover from the onslaught of Christmas turkeys and fruitcakes, some of us are looking forward to the New Year revelry… which is just a day away.  And after that, the “loe sang” starts (if it [...]

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