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Here Are The Top 10 Places To Hunt For The Most Unique Pastries In KL & PJ

Hybrid pastries are the future!

By now, everyone knows what a cronut is thanks to the invention of French pastry chef, Dominique Ansel! Way back in 2013, this successful New York-based legend started a worldwide phenomenon with his croissant-doughnut hybrid: the cronut. Since then, many more unique, hybrid pastries have popped up globally, especially in Malaysia! From croissant lavas to mochi puffs, here’s our list of KL & PJ’s crème de la crème.

Where To Find The Most Unique Pastries In Town

1. Cronuts

Croissant-doughnuts. Soft, buttery and flaky pastry fried in grapeseed oil (typically), while retaining the shape and essence of a doughnut. All the craze back then, still the craze right now!

KLCG Confectionary & Bakery Factory

Cronuts - unique pastries
Photo: Cake Rush (Website)

KLCG aka Kuala Lumpur City Gallery launched a confectionery & bakery spin-off in August this year. Their specialty cronuts rapidly attracted a TON of sweet-toothed customers, selling out daily. According to them, they only source the finest ingredients from France for that flaky, buttery experience. Apart from their variety of flavours such as cinnamon, chocolate, matcha, durian etc, you can also grab yourself a seasonal box too!

The current flavours are lotus biscoff, peach, lemon zest and strawberry. Drool.

klcg cronuts
Photo: KLCG (Website)
Cronuts - unique pastries
Photo: @hungry_potatoo (Instagram)

KLCG Confectionary & Bakery Factory

Address:  51, Jalan Midah 3, Taman Midah, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM-6PM

Contact: 012-3893907

Status: Halal

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee

dotty's cronuts - unique pastries
Photo: @mydottys (Instagram)

Mamma mia, would you look at that? A popular choice for most, Dotty’s stands out for their different ideas and creative pastries. Their salted egg yolk cronuts have been a regular hit and we’ve raved about them too! Depending on the season and celebration, they also release interesting cronut flavours such as their butter chicken cronut for Deepavali this year. We love a diverse bakery.

dotty's cronuts
Photo: @mydottys (Instagram)
dotty's cronuts
Photo: @mydottys (Instagram)

Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee

Address: TTDI, Suria KLCC, IOI Putrajaya

Opening hours: Varies by location. Click here for more info.

Contact: Varies by location. Click here for more info.

Status: Halal

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Croissant Cubes

The name says it all. Croissants, but in cube form! It’s the brainchild of Swedish baker Bedros Kabranian, who simply desired a new shape for the French breakfast staple. They’re essentially just geometrical croissants, but who’s complaining?

Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee

Dotty's Croissant Cubes - Unique Pastries
Photo: @mydottys (Instagram)

Currently, Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee is the main bakery selling these in KL. They’re available until the end of November, so if you like trying novelty goods, make sure to check them out! Their flavours include red velvet, pandan ovomaltine, nutella chocolate, speculoos and salted egg.

dotty's croissant cubes - unique pastries
Photo: @mydottys (Instagram)
Dotty's croissant cubes - unique pastries
Photo: @mydottys (Instagram)

Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee

Address: TTDI, Suria KLCC, IOI Putrajaya

Opening hours: Varies by location. Click here for more info.

Contact: Varies by location. Click here for more info.

Status: Halal

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Mochi Puff

It only makes sense, doesn’t it? Jiggly and creamy on the inside with bread-like texture externally. Originated from Japan, mochi puffs are formed through the transformation of mochigome into a light, crispy morsel. Move over sticky mochi, these powerful puffs are coming through.

Family Mart

Mochi Puff Family Mart - Unique Pastries
Photo: Family Mart MY (Facebook)

But of course, Family Mart has it! Malaysia’s favourite Japanese snack store sells assorted mochi puffs, with flavours that come and go. Their Hokkaido Melon Puffs are gorgeous, but they other delicious ones too. Warning: photos are for illustration only, they’re packaged and sold individually!

Family Mart Mochi Puff
Photo: Family Mart MY (Facebook)

Family Mart

Address: Various locations

Opening hours: Varies by location. Click here for more info.

Contact: enquiry-familymart@ql.com.my

Status: Halal

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

Komugi

Komugi mochi puffs
Photo: Komugi (Website)

Worth mentioning is Komugi, with their bestseller Japanese chewy puff filled with smooth, handmade whipped cream. These sell out on the regular and are subject to store availability so if you’re not quick enough, tough luck! They also have Fuwian Durian Cheese Cups (yum) and many more baked goods you might love.

Komugi mochi puffs - unique pastries
Photo: Komugi (Website)

Komugi

Address: Various locations

Opening hours: Varies by location. Click here for more info.

Contact: 03-61402430

Status: Halal

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Croissant Lava Cake

Honestly, how versatile are croissants? Pair them with “lava” and boom (pun intended), volcano cake. They’re ash-coloured croissants on the outside with your choice of lava cream on the inside. This dessert apparently went viral in Korea and now, you can try them right here in KL too.

Park-In Bing Sutt

Park-in Croissant Lava Cake - Unique Pastries
Photo: @pinprestigemalaysia (Instagram)

This virtual pop-up store is part of Park-in Malaysia, a neo-Chinese restaurant and bar. They drew inspiration by Hong Kong Classic Cha Chaan Teng, creating polo bun “burgers” both savoury and sweet. Their combinations are certainly interesting albeit a tad strange! In September 2021, they launched their line of 6-inch volcano cakes, with flavours like durian and matcha! Unfortunately they are not halal, but fellow Muslim foodies can scroll down to the next store for halal options!

 Park-in Croissant Lava Cake - Unique Pastries
Photo: @parkinmalaysia (Instagram)
Park-in Croissant Lava Cake - Unique Pastries
Photo: @parkinmalaysia (Instagram)

Park-In Bing Sutt

Address: Various locations. Croissant lava cakes only available online.

Opening hours: Varies by location. Click here for more info.

Contact: 010-3636277

Status: Non-Halal

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

Luckin Kopi

Luckin Croissant Lava Cake - Unique Pastries
Photo: Luckin Kopi (Facebook)

Now Luckin Kopi on the other hand, is 100% HALAL! Their menu typically focuses on local delights but in collaboration with Sang Kancil, they launched their own versions of croissant lava cakes too. Here you can find pandan gula melaka, cempedak and mocha!

Luckin Croissant Lava Cake - Unique Pastries
Photo: Luckin Kopi (Facebook)
Luckin Croissant Lava Cake - Unique Pastries
Photo: Luckin Kopi (Facebook)

Luckin Kopi

Address: 14, Jalan Panggong, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Status: Halal

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Ou Bao

Ou bao otherwise known as 网红欧包, can briefly be translated into “European-style bread” in English. They’re these colourful buns (baos), with generous fillings both sweet and savoury. Some oubao are made with mochi fillings too. Their silky textures are absolutely unrivalled, you just need to try these! Having already blown up in China, here’s where to find the best oubao in Malaysia.

Oubao Bakery

oubao - Unique Pastries
Photo: @oubao_bakery (Instagram)

This IG bakery uses wholemeal flour for her oubao breads, with as little oil, sugars and fats as possible. Their main ingredients are coconut oil, a healthy sugar substitute and oat grains! Talk about a guilt-free indulgence. In addition to that, their oubao is freshly baked daily, thus only limited orders are accepted. Most if not all of their oubao contain mochi, just look at that gooey ooze. Their current standout fillings are mochi pumpkin chicken floss and mochi chocolate raisin!

Oubao - unique pastries
Image: @oubao_bakery (Instagram)
Oubao bakery unique pastries
Image: @oubao_bakery (Instagram)

Oubao Bakery

Address: Based in Setapak. Available for order online (KL & Selangor only)

Link(s): Instagram

Mama’s Cookies Oubao

Oubao unique pastries
Photo: @eatsbyjuu (Instagram)

Adding to the oubao hype is yet another IG bakery called Mama’s Cookies. Their flavour choices are versatile and come in treatboxes of 6! Here’s what they’re selling at the moment:

  • Crabstick ham & cheese
  • Sweet potato mochi
  • Oreo cream cheese
  • Matcha red bean
  • Salted egg yam chicken floss
  • Black sesame mochi
Mama's Cookies Oubao
Image: @mama.s_cookies (Instagram)
Oubao unique pastries
Image: @mama.s_cookies (Instagram)

Mama’s Cookies

Address: Based in Subang. Available for order online (KL & Selangor only, available in Johor Bahru on 22/11/21)

Operating Hours: Tuesday-Sunday

Link(s): Instagram

6. Paris-Brest

Get your mind out of the gutter. Paris-Brest is a ring-shaped, French pastry made of choux and filled with hazelnut praline cream! The origin of its name dates back all the way to 1891, when a race to Paris from the town of Brest was launched to encourage bicycle use. Thus, this dessert was created by Chef Louis Durand to promote the race!

Orito KL

Orito KL - paris brest
Photo: @orito_kl (Instagram)

We’ve written about Orito KL before, but it’s worth another mention because #toogood. At Orito, their dough is hand-rolled with freshly selected ingredients that results in premium quality. If you’re a fan of choux pastry, look no further! With their neat variety of best-selling pastries, it’s the perfect spot for a yumcha session. Their Paris-Brest are truly the brest you can find (sorry, feeling punny today)!

orito kl paris brest
Photo: @nm24.12 (Instagram)
Orito KL unique pastries
Photo: @orito_kl (Instagram)

Orito KL

Address: Plaza Damas, B-0-5, 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10am–6pm (Tuesday-Sunday)

Contact: 012-3826878

Status: Halal

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

Croisserie

Croisserie Paris Brest
Photo: @croisserie (Instagram)

Alright, we kid- Croisserie also has amazing Paris-Brest! They specialise in handmade European pastries using only the finest ingredients. Their Paris-Brest especially comes in two (2) sizes, in the form of a whole cake or petit gâteaux (small cake)! How delicious do their hazelnut choux and crackin hazelnut praline mousseline cream sound? Fancy, that’s what.

Croisserie Unique Pastries
Photo: Croisserie (Website)
Croisserie paris brest
Photo: Croisserie (Website)

Croisserie

Address: Various locations

Opening hours: 7:30am-8pm (Monday-Sunday)

Contact: 012-5644154

Status: Halal

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

Which Unique Pastries Are Your Fave?

While there are a loads more to be added to the list such as brookies, cruffins etc, these were the ones that stood out the most! Classic pastries will remain forever but hybrid ones are the future. Do you agree? Check out these places with your yumcha buddies and let us know what you think!

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