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Salted Egg Yolk Croissant From Le Bread Days & Bake Plan @ SS2, Petaling Jaya


Anyone heard about or have participated in Le Bread Days’ salted egg yolk croissant craze + war few months back? I chanced upon this sounds-amazing salted egg yolk croissant few weeks ago when I was browsing through Instagram. Instantly captivated I was but act upon it I did not because I was nowhere near SS2. 😜

Golden Lave Salted Egg Croissant @ Bake Plan, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Bake Plan’s golden lava salted egg croissant.

I finally had my chance a week plus ago when I went to the Living Palette warehouse sale at Jalan University which is just a stone throw away from SS2. I also found out salted egg yolk croissant is available at Bake Plan. So I visited Bake Plan first and then Le Bread Days simply because it’s the easiest way to get in and out of SS2.

I’ve visited Bake Plan few times before this and the bakes that excite me are their caramel croissant and milky spiral. Both are so yum! As for Le Bread Days, it was my first time there and the first thing that hit me when I’m inside is the intoxicating aroma of coffee. Besides the salted egg yolk croissant, I also bought mushroom chicken amann which were soggy.

Mini Molten Egg Yolk Custard Croissant @ Le Bread Days, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Le Bread Days’ mini molten egg yolk custard croissant.

Tsk, like many of you I’m also a BIG fan of salted egg. I’ve tried salted egg yolk custard bun from Jin Xuan Hong Kong Restaurant at Damansara Jaya and PJ Old Town branches years back. Totally dislike them. Now, how would the salted egg yolk croissant from Bake Plan and Le Bread Days fair in my book?

Golden Lave Salted Egg Croissant @ Bake Plan, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Bake Plan’s golden lava salted egg croissant @ RM6.90 (incl. GST). Taken in the car. It was huge and you can see where the salted egg yolk custard is piped into the croissant based on its remnant on the pastry.

Mini Molten Egg Yolk Custard Croissant @ Le Bread Days, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Le Bread Days’ mini molten egg yolk custard croissant (a box of 5) @ RM23.85 (incl. GST). That’s RM4.77 per piece. Taken in the car. These just came out from the kitchen. I wanted to get the regular sized one but was told they won’t be out until 2pm. I didn’t want to wait for 20 minutes, so I bought these minis instead. FYI, regular molten egg yolk custard croissant cost RM7.30 (incl. GST).

We hold off from eating our salted egg yolk croissants in the car because we knew it’ll be really messy plus we need a knife.

Golden Lave Salted Egg Croissant @ Bake Plan, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Bake Plan’s golden lava salted egg croissant:
By the time we reached home, some of the salted egg yolk filling have oozes out from the croissant’s hole on top. Perhaps that’s one of the reason why Le Bread Days covers their salted egg yolk croissant with toppings (so they wouldn’t leak)? Hmm…

Mini Molten Egg Yolk Custard Croissant @ Le Bread Days, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Le Bread Days’ mini molten egg yolk custard croissant:
Looks good and mini cute.

Golden Lave Salted Egg Croissant @ Bake Plan, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Bake Plan’s golden lava salted egg croissant:
We sliced right at the hole where the salted egg filling were piped into. Don’t try slicing at another place because you might make the custard leak from the top. Just look at the gorgeous golden colored lava flowing out!

Mini Molten Egg Yolk Custard Croissant @ Le Bread Days, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Le Bread Days’ mini molten egg yolk custard croissant:
Due to its mini size, I guess the molten effect is less pronounced here. Still good-looking for me though.

The colors of the salted egg yolk fillings from both bakeries are as different as day and night. Bake Plan’s is golden yellow and more runny while Le Bread Days’ is dark yellow with slight orange-y and less runny. I prefer less runny filling because I believe it’ll be a better eating experience.

Golden Lave Salted Egg Croissant @ Bake Plan, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Bake Plan’s golden lava salted egg croissant:
Taste wise I was not impressed. The salted egg yolk custard has extremely faint salted egg yolk flavor that doesn’t taste quite like eating the real deal. It’s quite similar to the salted egg yolk filling use for custard bun in dim sum restaurant. The custard is also floury and heavily scented with vanilla which somehow made me think that I’m eating cake mixture. The croissant (pastry itself) is good and overall the sweetness is just perfect.

Mini Molten Egg Yolk Custard Croissant @ Le Bread Days, SS2, Petaling Jaya
Le Bread Days’ mini molten egg yolk custard croissant:
Wasn’t moved with this either but I like it better than Bake Plan’s one. At least for this one I can detect real salted egg yolk flavor although quite faint. It’s overly sweet (due to the addition of sweet toppings) and comparing the croissant itself (pastry only), Le Bread Days’ one is better by a bit (flakier and crunchier on the outside).

Note: I did not re-heat these croissants during the taste test.

Since I’ve got mini croissants leftovers from Le Bread Days after the taste test, I went and reheat ’em in microwave for about 1 min in medium setting. They’re tastier when warm… still the salted egg yolk custard did not dazzle me much.

I guess these salted egg yolk croissants just weren’t my cup of tea.

If you could give me a croissant with the real taste of salted egg yolk (without any other ingredients masking its beautiful taste, nevermind if it doesn’t melt), I’ll be VERY VERY happy. Anyone know where I can find such croissant?

Address:
Bake Plan
36, Jalan SS2/61,
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.

Tel: 03-7865 7774
Opening hours: 9am-10pm from Tuesday-Sunday. Monday closed.

Le Bread Days (main shop)
68, Jalan SS2/72,
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.

Tel: 03-7932 0868
Opening time: 8am-8pm, daily

Le Bread Days (Subang branch)
48, Jalan SS15/4,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor.

Tel: 03-5612 2780

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4 Comments

  • Reply foongpc April 12, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I have yet to try both! LOL! Scared of long queue at Le Bread and I tried buying at Bake Plan but they asked me to wait till 2pm. So no buying from both haha!

    • Reply Che-Cheh April 14, 2016 at 12:40 am

      Hi Foong, I’m eager to know what you think about both of them. Go on weekday lo. Surely no queue.

  • Reply Belcie Agdigos September 16, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Here in the Philippines, The Salted Egg Lava Croissant from Jipan Bakeshop & Cafe, really taste so good. A must try.

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 16, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Belcie, thanks for sharing. Looks like the salted egg lava croissant fever is famous everywhere. 🙂

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