Malaysia – The Loaf (Bakery – one of the BEST)

by Mijune on June 13, 2010 · 16 comments

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Restaurant: The Loaf (Bakery)
Cuisine: Bakery/Desserts/Cafe
Last visited: April 24, 2010
Location: A few locationsKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Address:
Lot 3.13.00 and Lot 4.12.02
Level 3 & 4 Pavilion (Inside Pavilion Mall)
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2145 3036
Price Range: RM10-20 / $10CAD or less

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!

Food: 6
Service: 3
Ambiance: 4
Overall: 5.5
Additional comments:

  • High-end, gourmet bakery
  • Premium breads and pastries
  • Fresh baked daily breads & baked goods
  • Fresh baked desserts
  • Famous bakery
  • Soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas
  • Cookies/Cakes/Chocolates/Jams
  • Very creative, unique, exotic baked goods
  • Baking with traditional Japanese techniques
  • Chef Yukichi Matsubara
  • Good for lunch, coffee, snacks
  • Lunch/Dinner
  • Allergy friendly options
  • Midnight menu
  • Online promotions
  • Gift boxes available
  • 10am-10pm
  • 10% service charge

**Recommendations: Everything! I NEVER say everything, but literally everything I tried was freaking amazing! My favourite was the Cranberry Cheese and then the Longan Danish and after the Chocolate Danish

Tart Varistion, Tropical Stick, Magazine, Campagne Fromage, Moon (haven’t tried these ones but they look and sound delicious!)

Seriously, this was one of my favourites from my whole Asia trip – and that says a lot!

Everything is made fresh and baked daily with master pastry chefs.

The Loaf bakery is actually from Japan and it has since expanded to Malaysia. I only came once but I would seriously want to fly back to Malaysia just for this. The fresh baked pastries are simply amazing. This is definitely a must try if you’re traveling to Malaysia and it’s one of the best bakeries I’ve been to. I say that with confidence.

The Loaf is a gourmet bakery and it specializes in making premium fresh breads and pastries with traditional Japanese techniques. They offer traditional items as well as creative and innovative baked goods. They use the finest local and imported ingredients and everything looks delicious – and IS!

The Loaf is like the Thomas Haas Fine Chocolate and Patisserie of Vancouver, BC. I liked it as much as Bakery Nouveau in Seattle.

On the table:

This was a snack, I seriously had to control myself from buying everything.


**Cranberry Cheese6/6

  • Soft butter rolls dough, with a perfect combination of selected premium dried cranberry, blended with our special home made cream cheese RM3.60 – about $1.20CAD

  • I would totally have looked past this because it sounded so ordinary, but it was the 2nd recommendation the baker gave me after her 1st recommendation of “everything“.
  • This is one of the most popular and local favourite baked pastries.
  • The bread is much softer than it looks. It’s definitely a sweet bread with pillow like texture. It’s the softest butter bun ever.

  • The filling is this lemon pastry cream cheese that’s thick, creamy, sweet and slightly tangy. The cream cheese is almost like a custard and the texture of Miracle Whip – so good! Perfect amount too.
  • There’s dried plump cranberries baked into the bread (although mine didn’t have as many) and the whole thing melts in your mouth and barely requires any chewing.
  • This is one of the best pastries I’ve had. It’s as good as my favourite pumpkin bread.

Mixed Nuts Danish5.5/6

  • Mixed nuts croissant with caramel filling, cashew nuts, pistachios, walnuts and almonds RM 4.90 – about 1.60CAD
  • I love nuts (yes, haha… insert joke here)… but seriously this one was just a masterpiece to look at let alone eat.

  • It’s a super flaky, crunchy and buttery croissant topped with TONS of nuts.
  • There whole nuts too so this can’t be cheap to make! They have a soft caramel glaze over them so it’s not hard like a nut brittle. Then they drizzle a little white chocolate or lemon glaze over top. It was only for presentation because I couldn’t taste it.

  • The nuts go all the way to the bottom of the croissant. The croissant is almost like a cup. I was so surprised! You bite down and it’s crunchy throughout.
  • The flavour is so nutty and buttery with all the different kinds of nuts.
  • There’s a caramel layer inside the cup but it’s quite thin so it’s not too sweet at all.
  • The nuts are actually not that sweet either, but they are sticky from the caramel. It’s stringy caramel and the nuts actually get a bit soft because they’re made so fresh.
  • Hands down the best mixed nut pastry I’ve ever had.

**Longan Danish – 6/6

  • Crunchy croissant with cream cheese & longan RM 4.90 – $1.60CAD
  • Seriously, Chef Yukichi Matsubara is a genius! Such a good idea that I haven’t seen in Vancouver, BC yet! Someone should seriously jump on this brilliant idea! Or even a lychee danish is a good idea! Money idea!

  • It’s pretty much the base of an excellent almond croissant topped with fresh longan or “dragon eye” fruit. Longan is an Asian fruit that’s floral and sweet in flavour. Not as sweet or juicy as lychee though.
  • It is a danish and not a croissant though. The croissant part is crispy, flaky and crunchy and filled with a little almond pastry cream. Then you get the crunchy nutty almonds matched with the plump and juicy fresh longan fruit – it’s perfect.
  • This danish is all about the toppings. A sweet and fruity treat!

**Chocolate Danish5.5/6

  • Crunchy croissant with cream cheese & chocolate filling RM 4.90 – about $1.60CAD
  • They offer thses in a big verison (above) and mini versions – I ordered one of each.
  • If you’re a chocolate love you DO NOT skip out on this chocolate danish.
  • This is for any chocolate lover that really knows and loves chocolate. It’s amazing if you have a weakness for chocolate. Sit down to eat it.

  • OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG – look at how shiny that chocolate filling is!
  • It’s the same super crispy, crunchy and flaky croissant cup then filled with this liquid filling made of pure chocolate and butter to keep it shiny!

  • Just look at those layers of croissant! It’s absolutely perfect and the most indulgent dessert ever!

  • What the f!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG OMG OMG – soooooo goood!!!!! Just look at that chocolate ooze out. It’s creamy thick chocolate but still fluid enough to ooze. It’s not overly sweet because it’s bittersweet chocolate.
  • I couldn’t even taste the cream cheese filling, but I did see a little bit. I think they ling the croissant cup with it before pouring in the melted chocolate to ensure the croissant doesn’t get soggy.
  • It’s a marvelous dessert that requires  tall glass of ice cold milk.

Marble Chocolate Bread – 3/6

  • Butter roll dough bread maple syrup butter. Simple yet yummy! RM 8.80 – about $2.90CAD (Not my description but theirs. It is true though.)
  • I also ordered one of these, which had no game after everything else.
  • It wasn’t even bad! But after going to heaven after trying all those other pastries… yeah I should have started with this if anything.

  • I just found it something I could find at T&T Supermarket in Vancouver, BC.
  • It’s one of their new creations. It’s just everything else was so decadent and I tried this last so it was hard to enjoy properly.
  • It was super soft and fluffy bread and it wasn’t too sweet at all although it is still a sweeter bread.
  • I really couldn’t taste the maple syrup but I wasn’t looking for it either.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chuck June 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm

OK Mijune,

I had to grab a napkin to stop the drool coming from my mouth. The photos of the pastries are to die for and that chocolate danish, with the oozing, belly busting, chocolate goodness looks like pure heaven.

If you go back to Malaysia, please bring me back a dozen ….. or maybe a dozen of each pastry lol!!!!

2 Mijune June 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Welcome Chuck! I KNOW!!!! Don’t you want to bite your screen!??! It looks and WAS soooooo good!!! Although I’m sure you could make a pretty good imitation of this…if not even better!! I’ve seen your baked goods and those make me drool at the screen!

3 Mijon June 15, 2010 at 1:03 am

yum, eating some goodies from The Loaf as I read your post about … The Loaf

4 TimeToChow June 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Thank you for sharing. Just wondering what and how much u ate before u even arrived at the loaf? I will add this to my list. It does look good and yummy. Will google the loaf on my next visit to Japan or Malaysia. I am still surpired u compared favorably to haas and nouveau… Must be good!!! Must try, must try!!!

5 Mijune June 16, 2010 at 12:24 am

TimeToChow – You MUST try this bakery! Seriously!!! This was my meal between breakfast and lunch… I couldn’t resist. I’ve only tried a handful of things from here, but based on that I’m confident that nothing is bad. Thomas Haas and Nouveau are more European – but this one is more Euro-Asian but just as good! You HAVE to try it!

6 Mijune June 16, 2010 at 10:54 pm

TimeToChow – Actually Thomas Haas and Bakery Nouveau are more desserts whereas The Loaf is baked goods and pastries mainly – not as many cakes and handmade chocolates etc. Oh gosh I’m hungry again…

7 amal November 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm

hai mijune,

just drop to say AGREE!!! with “everything” at the loaf :)
its superbo…
u should try others : lasagna, the soup, all the juice and choc drinks….nyummy nyummy

please come again :)

amal
Malaysia :)

8 Mijune November 24, 2010 at 11:41 am

@Amal – welcome! Oh I hope to go back to Malaysia one day and I’ll make sure to try their savoury items! Thank you for your comment!

9 Mohamed Shaaban February 21, 2012 at 8:53 am

I hope and wish that received the information from this site include detailed recipes and the pictures shown of non-baked goods recipes and beautiful and good

I should Twasalonni e-mail

With best wishes for Food

Thanks

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