Saturday, 26 March 2011
♥; Beard Papa's cream puffs
I Love custard puffs. I like the typical western bite sized custard puffs ,also the doughnut textured creamy vanilla puff, all from local bakeries here.
I guess God wanted me to show mah curves more cuz now we have Beard Papa's in the house!! Beard Papa's cream puffs is a cream puff chain store originating from Nihon. And it's here now in our shores!
The difference, and a very apparent one for that, with Beard Papa puffs and the aforementioned ones is their emphasis on freshness and quality. I don't mean that the previous puffs are Unfresh in any way. Hell no, mama ain't want no stale buns. mm Hmm! *arm on fat waist.
Reasons I would prefer Beard Papa's buns:
1) The crispy exterior
Most puffs we have in Brunei have a soft doughey texture. Nothing wrong with that, but this is something different. It's not the uniqueness that wins the case of course. The pastry has a double layered outer crust sprinkled that is oh so crispy. This is topped of with a sprinkle of ICING SUGAR (this is written in caps to emphasize my affection to icing sugar) and just goes Perfectly with the cold cream, Especially if the buns are freshly whisked out from the oven (cooled first of course).
2) The fresh cold vanilla cream!
Again, for comparison purposes, for most buns in Brunei, the fillings, whatever it is, are generally pre-filled and placed in display cases, on its own, chilled, or heated. The difference with Beard Papa's buns are, the custard is always made fresh, chilled, and placed in a stainless steel barrel ( i don't know how to term this thing,lol), and pumped inside the puff in front of you
WHEN you place your order. Now tell me that ain't fresh.
3) Natural ingredients
Those of you who bake know that vanilla essence is quite a staple ingredient in most recipes, whether a plain sponge cake, a lemony tart, or a cheesy cheese cake. So it only makes sense if vanilla essence is used in vanilla custard puffs no? Apparently this is not the case. I was amazed and almost touched with their "natural" philosophy and that they manually scrape the vanilla pods and uses Just that for an authentic gustation.
4) The Friendly Staff
Of course, I can't say that the staff are Enthusiastically friendly per se, but I like that they are really polite. Whatever a situation, the member at task would explain to the customer and also apologize earnestly, if required - for instance, the waiting time.
Some people complain about the waiting time. But if you think about their motto, doesn't it make sense that there should be some time provision for each customer to be served? As mentioned, the puffs are baked Fresh and the cream is NOT pre-filled beforehand. This makes it even more challenging to operate and I salute them for that.
Last but not lease, for very superficial reasons,ahem , there ARE certainly a couple of eye candies in the store. bwaahahaha.. *shifty eyed
On a different note, please pray for coutries hit with the recent natural disasters, whether it's Japan, China, Myanmar etc.
Koibito and I have donated to the Japanese Red Cross. You can too by clicking here.
Source:google images. Look at that crust!
this is mine. the yummy filling, do you spot a speck of vanilla inside?
Congratulatory flowers on the opening day. so.. pretty
From my family
Corals and oranges. Some of the current trending colours
~~O Fusen O~~
The brightly lit storefront
Friendly kitchen staff member
* The Cbox post about Horlick was written by KOIBITO!!! Haha fml!! He couldn't even spell "koibito" right up till this day. I asked him, "You've never bought any clothes for Horlick!!", which he defended, "No I always play the raggedy cloths with her!!"... Yes... he didn't know that the plural of CLOTH is CLOTHS...not CLOTHES.... lolol.. love this bunny.