Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
December 14, 2006
Bakerzin is a franchise from Singapore, the founder is a pastry chef. Needless to say, this restaurant is famous for its pastries and desserts. This restaurant is located on the ground level of a major shopping complex in the suburban Petaling Jaya. I was quite intrigued by the concept of this restaurant as it is first of its kind in Malaysia. They serve dessert tapas! You can order about 20 types of different desserts in small portions. 3 dessert tapas will set you back around RM21 (~USD6). This restaurant also has a selection of appetizer and heartier meals and wide range of coffee and tea.
You can get the best deal during weekdays when they have set lunch promotions and dinner specials where you could get free desserts! I had dinner there on a public holiday so none of the promotions were applicable. I did not have a very good impression of this restaurant initially as the service of the staff was lousy. They were not knowledgeable at all and inexperienced even in communicating with guests. When we made our order, quite a few items on the menu were already finished as it was a busy day that day! Even the very basic mineral water was out of stock! I was quite unhappy with that as it was only 8.30pm and there are in fact 1 hypermarket and 1 grocery store right in the shopping complex itself.
Anyway, apart from the bad service and unavailability of simple stuff, the food was superb! We had escargot in cream sauce with asparagus and crab salad as appetizers, pasta with escalope of roast beef and champignon a la creme for main, and warm chocolate cake for dessert. The escargot was all right, portion was quite big but it did not specifically outshine any other restaurant's escargot. We loved the crab salad. Many restaurants in Malaysia usually use Japanese crabstick as the crab salad ingredient but Bakerzin used fresh crab meat, which is really yummy. The pasta with roast beef was ok. They actually mixed up our order but we accepted it anyway. The most heavenly dish is the champignon a la creme. This flaky fluffy puff pastry is the best I had so far in Malaysia. It is a version of Dome chicken & mushroom pie, but done in a much better and tastier way! This is a must-try! Overall, I would recommend this restaurant.
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