It's a cornucopia of carbs! Checking out a couple of new bread-laden destinations: Oro Cafe at Hilton KL & The Bakery at Marks & Spencer in Suria KLCC.
Our stop at Oro was for window-shopping: We browsed but never bought these bagels (RM26++), stuffed with the likes of roast beef, mozzarella & sun-dried tomatoes.
The quiches (RM21++) looked alluring; one had spinach & feta, the other promised smoked turkey & leek fondue. Maybe next time. Definitely next time.
Danishes, macarons & cakes are also available at Oro, as is coffee. The Hilton describes this lobby-level outlet, which is part of the hotel's F&B revamp, as a "classic barista cafe," complete with a polished marble bar counter.
More waistline-wrecking temptations to be found at KLCC's Marks & Spencer, where an in-house bakery opened this month, serving a sweeping, scrumptious selection.
Everything from Bramley apple turnovers to peach-&-cream tarts; resistance truly is futile.
The Bakery's croissants, beautifully flaky, are born of French-made dough, flown into Malaysia to be baked right here inside this KLCC store.
Malted wheat baguette, slow-baked with bran & barley malt flour, evincing a golden-crisp crust.
Muffins oozing with lemon cream; densely moist & flavorful, exactly how they ought to be.
Our indisputable favorites here: The sweet stuff, including this buttery, sugar-topped Eccles cake with a potently fruity currant filling.
Caramel tart with nuts. Gooey greatness; this one might haunt our dreams for many months.
Love the Cornish clotted cream honeycomb ice cream. Nothing at M&S is overpriced; pastries hover north of RM6, with everything above clocking in well below RM80.
Lobby Level, Hilton Kuala Lumpur. Open 24 hours a day.
Marks & Spencer, Concourse Level, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.