Monday, December 2, 2013

Brooklyn B Bagel Bakery @ SS15 Subang

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.

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Brooklyn B Bagel Bakery & Cafe
41, Jalan SS15/8A, Subang Jaya
Open 10am-10pm, except Mondays. Tel: 03-5611-6553

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47 comments:

  1. Bagels? Interesting! But at Subang leh, seldom go to that area. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, subang is less than 30 mins away for me, so it's not too bad :D

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  2. Had bagel in NZ, didn't get me jumping up and down with delight. I'd stick to our Sibu kompia anytime...

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    1. Suituapui: heh, but millions of bagel lovers around the world might disagree :D

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  3. I love the way they have their bagels displayed, Sean! So neat and organized, and the different flavours clearly marked! I love Lox and cream cheese...and freshly baked bagels! Lovely photos!

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    1. Linda: yeah, the display counter is excellent! :D glad to hear you're a fan of bagels, and thanks! =)

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  4. wah, salmon bagel, i like it!! XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: perfect for salmon admirers! =)

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  5. Ah! Was thinking to myself if SS15 was the new place for bagels, but read that Cham is somewhat behind this as well... had always wanted to visit Cham, and now looks like this is more reason to visit! :)

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    1. Drops of Contentment: yeah, the dude who ran Cham is kinda still around, temporarily in the background, I think, to ensure the transition goes smoothly. I hope this place does well, ya :D

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  6. Looks good. Have been looking for specific shop that specialised in bagels only.

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    1. Chong: your search could be over! This place is all about bagels! :D

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  7. Had these in Melbourne but can hardly find this here. You think this bagel culture thing can take off here like the burger craze?

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    1. Pureglutton: hmmm, it doesn't seem like bagels can overtake burgers, partly since bagels are a bit more difficult to perfect, I think, and a lot of customers might not necessarily enjoy the denser texture ... But ya, here's hoping that more bagel specialists will open! :D

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  8. Wao, good to hear that they have bagel here! Good thing is the shop is near to my place, yeepie!

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    1. Yay, hopefully it'll be convenient for you to visit this place if you feel like having some bagels :D

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  9. Wow, so many types of freshly made bagels! I would love to visit this place!

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    1. Ken: hope you'll get that chance the next time u're in kl! :D

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  10. OOhh bagels! I guess with a name like Brooklyn, there's no prize guessing that this is sort of an Americanized cuisine. Great that they have bagels for all meals of the day!!

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    1. Iamthewitch: yeah, it's nice to have more culinary choices from the good ol' USA! =)

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, this was quite early in the morning! :D

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  12. not a huge fan of bagels, but the one with salmon looks enticing enough!

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    1. KY: heheh, it's the classic combination, I guess! :D

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  13. Blueberries bagel and bagel chips sounds interesting!

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    1. Irene: yeah, the blueberry one had a faint fruity flavor that was pleasant, while the bagel chips were very tasty :D

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  14. My pick would be the classic bagel... one of my fav ones of eating bagell!

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    1. Baby sumo: true, that sounds like it would fall in the simple but satisfying category! =)

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  15. Bagel with cream cheese. Yum! Used to have a lot of bagels back in uni days in US. Hope these would bring back memories!

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    1. Kee Win: i hope you get to satisfy your bagel nostalgia here! :D

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  16. is definitely something to look into. Thanks

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    1. Cquek: join the bagel fan club! =)

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  17. Hi Sean,

    When I was in A-Levels way back in 1996, I had the idea of setting up a bagels shop somewhere, serving perfect blend of coffee as well :) I ended up opening up YummyLicious selling healthy-delicious burgers instead LOL Look forward to check out this shop although I'm not that familiar with Subang. Thank you so much for taking the time and money (?!) to blog about awesome food in the Klang Valley. We go food hunting from time to time now using Eat Drink KL as a guide. There are hits and misses but we definitely love the experience ;)

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    1. Jimmy: heh, it'd actually be nice to see a store that offers both burgers and bagels, and does them both well! with good coffee too =) thanks for the kind words and encouragement. yeah, for me, it's more like there are fewer outlets nowadays that really excite me, but i respect the fact that many of the places i visit are nonetheless run by people who are really hardworking and hoping to please their patrons =)

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  18. I've been wanting to check them out since quite sometime ago. Bagel is my favourite. Have been trying to make the perfect bagel since forever too...:(

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    1. Sycookies: here's wishing u lotsa luck in the bagel-making ambitions! i guess practice will make perfect :D

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  19. It was my first time eating bagels. I like the blueberry and the bagel chips. They are fantastic

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    1. First Timer: glad to hear you enjoyed all of it. ya, i agree, the bagel chips are terrific! :D

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  20. Bagel chips with the creamy aioli are extremely good and addictive,thumbs up.I tried their bagel sandwich with their combo set and the given tomato soup was really good in that set.I don't know whether the soup changes according to different days or weeks but it's very tasty indeed,very pure stuff there.

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    1. Mathialagan: glad to hear you enjoyed this place too, and i'd like to try the tomato soup someday as well! =)

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  21. Am glad that breakfast-with-baggles is making an entrance into Malaysian shores! =)

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    1. Spicy Sharon: hope u enjoy the bagels here, yeah! :D

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  22. any ideas if they're halal?

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  23. I love bagels! It is actually Jewish food. very popular in New York and Massachusetts where I used to live.
    They have the best bagels I have found in Malaysia!

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  24. I am crazy over bagel and I think Bagel station is a lot better.

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  25. Price? Finally I found a place for bagelsssss

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  26. New York Bagel, Cafe and Deli is now New York Cafe. Same location with updated menu selections.

    Bagel Shops New York

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