bread tho

bread tho

Featuring Donq, Gokoku Japanese Bakery (Jurong Point), BreadTalk (BreadTalk IHQ), Simply Bread (Cluny Court), Swee Heng 1989 Bakery Cafe (SingPost Centre), Roti (Clementi), Swee Heng 1989 (West Mall), Huluruk Myeon House (Velocity)
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Matcha Cookie Bun ($2 promo)

Strong bitter undertones exude from the plenteous matcha cream filling. Not overpoweringly so, balanced out by the mildly sweet crumble topping.

In comparison to the ones I’ve seen on IG, it seems that they’ve at least doubled or tripled the amount of cream since them 😳 Pretty worth the $2 if you ask me.

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LOVED the injeolmi cream An amount this generous would usually be pretty off-putting to me, but its impressive light and airiness was hard to complain about.

I felt that the bits of red bean merely serve as an added texture to contrast the cream, as the scant amount really lacks any noticeable flavour. Perhaps a more prominent red bean could add a nice dimension in flavour, but honestly, I didn’t mind the injeolmi being the center of attention.

I liked it best chilled. Overall really balanced texturally and flavour-wise, worth a buy and a rebuy!

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𝐌𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐌𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐬𝐞 ($𝟐.𝟓𝟎)
The dough was so chewy!! It was filled with cubes of sharp cheese, with a slightly sour note that cut though the sweetness of the milky bun.

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𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐭 𝐊𝐮𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐢 𝐁𝐮𝐧 ($𝟐.𝟐𝟎)
Made with rye, malt and scattered with walnuts. I really enjoyed this one! A light dough that tasted on the healthier side, with prominent grainy and nutty flavours.

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𝐉𝐢𝐤𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐢 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐚 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐏𝐚𝐧 ($𝟐.𝟏𝟎)
A really intense matcha flavour this one 😳 The filling was thick and creamy, encased by a soft and chewy dough. Definitely one for a matcha lover!

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They’re $1.70 each, and the mochi itself was flavoured! The buns were SOO soft and chewy buttt the fillings didn’t match up ☹️
The 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐢 was a pass 🥴 I just couldn’t get past the artificial, sickly sweet apple filling. The honey flavoured mochi was not bad, but there was such a disappointing amount of it.
The 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐌𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐢 with a brown sugar flavoured mochi filling faired a little better, but I would’ve preferred a darker chocolate fudge to balance the sweet mochi.

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The 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐚 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐘𝐚𝐦 𝐌𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐢 ($𝟐.𝟕𝟎 𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐬) isn’t a that bad a bun, it’s just a bad matcha bun. There is a bare semblance of a matcha flavour, instead impersonated by a mild and artificial hint of... green.
Also, I don’t get what they’re trying to do with the BITS of red bean?? Maybe it work better would a red bean paste, because there was almost no red bean flavour, instead masked by the yam paste.
The flakey top has the tiniest bit of matcha flavour, but isn’t flakey nor bitter enough to add anything to the bun.
Overall, this bun isn’t doing much. It’s sweet and chewy, with a mild hint of each of the flavours. I’m just mad it’s none of the things it’s claiming to be.

𝐏𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐘𝐚𝐦 𝐌𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐤 ($𝟐.𝟒𝟎)

I especially loved how the natural taste and sweetness of both the yam and pumpkin come through, they’re substantial in thickness and flavour without being too sweet. However, I wish the ratio were heavier on the yam, as there was less of it, and their pumpkin was already the stronger flavour to begin with.

And I know how people feel against the flowy, almost liquid-y mochi, but personally, I think it makes sense. The bun itself is really chewy, and I think that having a chewy mochi inside to compete with it wouldn’t work. The flowy mochi adds another element of texture, that isn’t the conventional chewy mochi.

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Despite the negligible amount of yam filling, I still enjoyed the 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐨 𝐘𝐚𝐦 𝐒𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐌𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐤 ($𝟐.𝟕𝟎 𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐬). I mean, I honestly didn’t even realise there was yam in it until I read the name of the bun properly after. The sweet potato is definitely the overriding flavour, in the form of smooth vibrant purple paste. As a sweet potato lover, I really didn’t have a reason to complain. While the sweetness of the filling is palatable, it could do with less, considering that the crumb topping was also quite sweet.

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The generosity of Roti’s fillings is definitely their strong point, with this 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐁𝐮𝐧 ($𝟏) serving as the perfect testament for that.

Despite the monstrous amount of filling, the black sesame wasn’t too overpowering, BUT I would owe that to the fact that it’s not very flavourful to begin with ☹️ Tbh, the black sesame flavour just isn’t very rich, taking a backseat to the buttery taste of the bun. The texture was also a bit sandy, even though it was a paste.

With that said, I would still say that this is a decent bun! I really love black sesame and for $1, yea, I’d get it again!

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This 𝐎𝐫𝐡 𝐍𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐧 ($𝟏.𝟐𝟎) from Roti might be the best yam bun I’ve tried in SG, and a very decently priced one at that!

The quality of the yam paste is definitely its strong point, it tastes exactly like a good, pure orh nee packed into a soft and chewy bun. The filling isn’t the chunky type, but rather a completely smooth and creamy one, also not too sweet!

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The highly raved 𝐔𝐣𝐢 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐚 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 & 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐁𝐮𝐧 ($𝟑) undoubtedly lives up to the hype.
This screams good quality matcha, with a distinct bitter-sweet flavour profile, weighing heavier on the bitter side. Although almost all the elements were just matcha, there were still different nuances that thwarted a potential one-dimensional flavour; the contrasting textures and the smooth creaminess of the matcha filling complementing the crunchy matcha crumble on the top. The bread was airy, which was a good accompaniment to balance out the intense filling and toppings.

But, my biggest bread pet-peeve - the filling wasn’t very evenly dispersed. 😔 The chocolate sat in a corner, and I didn’t even notice it was there until I nearer the end of the bread. For the parts that I could taste it, it went really well with the matcha!

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