Take a hefty bite of the Big Apple at Brooklyn B, possibly the Klang Valley's first hipster cafe that centers on bagels.
Brooklyn B replaces Subang's Cham Bagel Bakery; it's now run a Malaysian team coached by Cham's Gambian owner, who spent 16 years making bagels in New York City. This new outlet has been entirely refurbished, transforming it into a relatively trendy-looking hangout that might perform better among SS15's college crowd.
Brooklyn B's bevy of bagels is freshly baked, supplying a distinctive chew that's densely solid without being distressingly strenuous.
Bagels are served all day long starting 10am, except on Mondays; begin with breakfast, when a warm bagel sandwich can be savored, heartily stuffed with scrambled eggs & veggies (RM8.30).
Lunch might be the classic bagel with lox & cream cheese, plus capers & spring onions (RM15.50); Brooklyn B's salmon proves surprisingly luscious, signaling that the outlet is serious about stocking up on top-flight ingredients.
For dinner, when Brooklyn B's speakers switch to the turbulent sounds of Florence and the Machine, consider the garlic-topped bagel filled with soft corned beef, Worcestershire sauce & black pepper (RM11.90).
Regular bagels range from savory ones flavored with onions, poppy seeds & sesame seeds ...
... to sweeter varieties tinged with blueberries or apple cinnamon (RM3.50 each, RM12 for four), perfect to have plain for a snack.
Brooklyn B's can't-stop, won't-stop-eating addiction: Bagel chips, thinly sliced & baked till golden-brown, even crunchier than potato crisps.
Excellent with creamy aioli; very simple but purely enjoyable.
Brooklyn B Bagel Bakery & Cafe
41, Jalan SS15/8A, Subang Jaya
Open 10am-10pm, except Mondays. Tel: 03-5611-6553
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