I’ve been cooped up at home since the weekend and was in a dire need for a breather. So, when my friend mentioned she was headed for this new patisserie, I decided to tag along. If I am not mistaken, Engi is about 3,4 months old.
*** Sorry for the lack of photos of the seating area. I overlooked this minor detail 🙏
It was rather obvious that this is a well loved eatery, a neighborhood favorite. Besides those already dining in, there were many who opted to take away instead. Their pastries were a hot sell, the cakes too. Located within a row of shops with mostly old school Chinese restaurants, Engi offers a change of scenery.
If you are just like me and you use Waze, it might get a little confusing to get here because it seemed to be wrongly tagged. Its bring you to the right area but you’d end up going around the wrong row of shops. I ended up using GoogleMaps instead which led me right to Engi.
Engi was cosy and I enjoyed myself here. My friend and I managed to snag the table closest to the entrance itself, so we had the whole front to ourselves. Certainly a nice environment for catching up.
Rendang Chicken pastry, RM 6 + Pistachio Rose Coissant, RM 10 + Marmalade Sourdough, RM 10
I went for the Pistachio Croissant. I loveeeeee pistachios and since this is the first time I’ve seen this being paired with a coissant, I was naturally curious. Of course, just a layer of it on the top will not do, i wanted it on the inside too. I was assured that there were plenty of filling both outside and inside.
Ooooo yum. The taste of pistachio was evident. I did not think I’d like a creamy, gooey filling with pistachio flavoring but this taste good. Accompanying it with soft, fluffy, buttery croissant was lovely.
My friend decided to go with the Chicken Rendang pastry. If you loves pastries with potatoes in it, you’d like this one. The pastry filling includes half an egg, lots of potato with flavorful chicken rendang. To me, it tasted similar to some of those tasty chicken karipaps I’d come across every once in a while. I liked the fact that there was lots of filling with a thin layer of flaky pastry.
Once we were done with the pastries, we realized that we still had some space left for more and so, we decided to indulge a little bit more. This time, we opted for their sourdough. There were 4 options for bread and the one we went for was the Cranberry Sourdough with the Butter + Orange Marmalade combination. The bread was good and it had the distinct and unique taste of sourdough. The outer layer was harder and had bits of oats on it and the inner side was more softer with bits of cranberry scattered all over. I actually enjoyed having it just by itself because it tasted good. Having it with the butter and marmalade was equally as good. Both of us enjoyed this as well as the other two dishes we had at Engi. Overall, a good experience.
Address: 14, Jalan Nadchatiram, Taman Taynton View, Cheras.
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 8 am – 8 pm. Mondays Closed.
Signing out now, Ciao.