Sunday, March 11, 2012

La Mallorquina

Spain, Part V: A classic bakery-cafe that never seems to lack crowds.

After choosing your cakes and pastries, grab a table upstairs overlooking Puerta del Sol, Madrid's equivalent of Times Square.

Milhojas. The Spanish version of mille-feuille, with a gloriously thick midsection of fresh cream. The perfect morning pick-me-up.

Puff pastry with icing. Dozens of confections are available; it's like Christmas in here everyday. We struggled to narrow our selections to just a few items.

Palmeras glaseadas. Warm & fresh-tasting. Kinda like glazed doughnuts.

Empanadillas. Soft & fluffy. But gosh, look at all the sugar coating it.

A little coffee to send us on our way for sightseeing...

La Mallorquina,
Madrid, Spain.
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32 comments:

  1. Gosh... I think i'm having sugar high after reading this... hehehe

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    1. Smitten: heheh, carb-loading first thing in the morning is the key to having enough stamina for a full day of walking :D

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  2. The milhojas is definitely something I'd like to sink my teeth into NOW!

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    1. Baby sumo: yaa, I really wish it would be available in KL. it's grand! :D

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  3. And I thought Malaysia uses too much sugar in its baked good. That's like way more than our malay kuihs!

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    1. Rebecca: sugary, starchy, creamy ... heheh, carb overload, but it actually tastes quite good. and the bitterness of the coffee helps to balance out the sweetness of the pastry, for sure :D

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    1. Michelle: a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go dowwwwwn =)

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  5. All them Spanish pastries look so good, especially the Milhojas. As for the crowds, I bet there's something other than the breads to attract them, ahem. ;)

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    1. Kenny: ahem, i'll assume you aren't referring to the coffee :D

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    2. Kenny: coy AND cryptic! :P

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  6. Freshly baked pastries, I wish I can have some now.

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    1. CK: i want fresh pastries with creamy custard inside! =)

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  7. the puff pastry with icing reminds me of the french pastry houses we have in KL :) must be a fresh good one there!

    Latest: Chinese Pastry

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    1. Fish: the pastries here were very nice! i guess that's why the shop has managed to survive for decades, heheh =)

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  8. Oh goshhhhh I could wake up to these goodies everyday! Good way to power through the day a.k.a lectures and tutes!! :D

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    1. Vien: hahah, sounds like a sweet plan, though I'd be wary about crashing after the sugar rush wears off! :D

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    2. not if i da pao and nibble at them throughout the day!! ;) MUAHAHAHHA brilliant plan!

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    3. Vien: genius! :D

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  9. Palmeras - love those flaky pastries. A good one has lots of layers and melts in your mouth. I can't wait to get back to Spain!

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    1. The Yum List: that seems like a good rule! I wonder if palmeras might ever become popular in kl. they'd be a nice alternative to the usual puff pastries we have here =) i'd love to return to Spain someday too, but to barcelona next time :D

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  10. I think I'll like the Empanadillas. I love sugar coated donuts...hehe

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    1. Bangsar-babe: and the ones here are very well-made :D

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  11. Oooh! Was it on the same trip as when you went to the oldest restaurant in the world?

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    1. Rad: heheh, yep, I'm still blogging about that trip! =)

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  12. they all look so sinfully good! pastries and coffee never go wrong:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: pastries & cocktails might also go well, heheh :D

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  13. Wah.. SUGAR is a killer!! Don't read this post if you value your health! hehe. No seriously, terrifically tempting photos I tell ya:)

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    1. Ciki: yaaa, we forced ourselves to make sure we burnt off all that sugar with lots of walking that day! :D

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  14. gosh everything looked so sweet here. I bet after i had all those desserts, i had to stop eating dessert for a week!

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    1. Eiling: heheh, it was a sugar shock to the system, good to wake us up in the morning :D

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