Monday, November 15, 2010

Hiestand Swiss Gourmet Bakery - Bangsar Village

Imagine living next door to European bakery. Waking up to the smell great bread and pastries. This is going to be heavenly to all except probably the baker. Hiestand is a big-time provider of deep-frozen convenience bakery products. So, my take is that all their products are either raw or in different stages of being baked/finished. The final stage/s is finished off in the oven at the outlet. Their subsidiaries are found all the way from Europe to KL. And that leads me to think why they are having a bakery and cafe outlet - a downstream activity? To test the Asian market? I understand there is another one in Mont Kiara opening from 7:30am till late everyday. Online info for these outlets is scarce.

I was there with a friend catching up for a good 2 hours for tea. And I am taken aback by the steady stream of customers coming in. Most were "to go" customers. It seems to me that up-market Bangsar demands high-quality products and there is space for a few more of such.
Pretzel and Green Tea
This is (I think) a Lye Pretzel - Chewy, Hard and Savoury type
Scone - Crusty outside and soft and moist inside. Like some people hard outside but soft within. Get to know them and it will yield good results in friendship!

Croissant was so pleasant, big, soft and like those I had in Europe that I have to take-away one for my son.
Strudel Apple. And many more bread, baguettes, rolls, buns etc. I can wait for another trip.

2 comments:

choi yen said...

why the pretzel so shinning?

thenomadGourmand said...

So totally agree - "Like some people hard outside but soft within. Get to know them and it will yield good results in friendship!"