So, I finally made my way to this famously popular bakery, located right here at Dataran Merdeka. I was initially reluctant to pay this bakery a visit because many reviews online have indicated that a long waiting time as well as a large crowd is the norm here. I finally decided to drop by because on this particular day, I had nothing much planned. So, if I have to spend time waiting in line, I can do that with a clear mind.
If you are wondering where to park, I parked by the roadside 😁😁. It’s the weekend and I am sure you know how it goes. Lots of folks like to visit Dataran Merdeka simply to ‘lepak blues’, sit around and do nothing. A part of the area is cordoned off for bicycling enthusiast. Dropping by during the weekend was awesome because you can park by the roadside and not have to worry about getting ‘saman’ .
In case you guys did not know this, KLCG stands for Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and I this was my first time stepping foot here. I suppose it doesn’t really matter how Malaysian you are or how long you’ve been around, there is always something new to discover. KLCG serves as a Tourist Information Centre and so, if you are looking for a history lesson on Malaysia, you can attain the necessary information here. Within this city gallery, you would come across the KLCG Confectionary & Bakery.
It occupies a large space. Well spread out and capable in accomodating a large crowd. How it works here is you wait in line and when it is your turn, they will lead you to a table. Once you are seated and settled, be sure to note down your table number. When you are ready to order, you can then proceed to the pastry display section to select your items.
To view their Menu, do click on the link provided : https://www.klcg.online/
Pain Au Chocolate, RM 12.90 + Biscoff Danish, RM 12.90 +
At first glance, the pastry did seem to be on the pricier end. I haven’t had to pay almost 26 ringgit for two pieces of pastries, in a long long time. However, as you bite into it, the high price point seemed more acceptable. It is after all located at a touristy spot and on top of that, the pastroes tasted good. Each piece was buttery, light and airy. I was not that big a fan of the Pain au Chocolate simply because I dislike hazelnut chocolate, specifically Nutella. There was plenty of it stuffed within this pastry. If you are a fan though, you’d love this.
What I fell in love with was the Biscoff Danish. If I was not already full, I’d order myself another piece. Gooey melted Lotus Biscoff served on flaky, buttery pastry….. 😍😍 ooooo my.
Caramel Cronut, RM 9.90 + Biscoff Cronuts, RM 9.90
The cronuts were da’ bomb. It was somewhat hard and strong, yet dense and chewy at the same time, buttery. It looked like it was made up of many thin, crispy layers piled onto one another. This pastry was a crowd favorite. I went back to the pastry section 3 times before I was able to get my hands on them. Everytime a freshly baked batch was served, it was gone within the minute. So, you just have to keep your eyes open and time yourself accordingly. Some planning was required here, lol.
Once our tummies we full, we then proceeded to take a short tour around KLCG. It is free, no charge at all.
It was an enlightening experience. After the walk around KLGC, we headed ouside and walked around Dataran Merdekan for a bit, took some selfies and then headed off to REXKL. We were still in the mood of exploring and did not want our time here to end at KLCG. As it was located less than 10 minutes away, REXKL would be a good place to head to as it was always bustling with activities during the weekend.
As usual, we parked at 5 Elements Hotel, located a short walk away from REXKL, at a rate of RM 4 per hour. As expected, REXKL was bustling with people. We decided to skip the food section and headed up instead. During my visit, there was a bazaar, a skateboard area, a large BookXcess, art gallery and rooftop bar Shhhbuuulee.
We spent a good hour and a half at REXKL, after which we headed home. It was an exciting day or good food and new discoveries.
Address: 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, KL.
Opening hours: Mon, Wed – Sun, 9 am – 6 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.