Checking out a couple of new PJ bakery-cafes within a five-minute drive of each other: Jaya One's Fuwa Fuwa ...
... & Jaya Shopping Centre's Harold's Bread.
First up, Fuwa Fuwa, spaciously inundated with natural light at The School, the recently launched section of Jaya One that's still unruffled by crowds, for better or worse.
Fuwa Fuwa strives for simplicity; its all-day-breakfast platter comprises eggs (fried or scrambled), with chicken sausages & ham for RM13.
The buns & bread on Fuwa Fuwa's shelves look fairly fun ...
... as do the cakes, perhaps for a teatime treat next time (count us in for Cheesy Carrot!).
Good milkshake (butterscotch flavour, if memory serves us well), decent coffee.
Next up, Harold's Bread, the first branch in the Klang Valley for a barely year-old Ipoh-based brand.
This beef brisket croissant sandwich came cheap, well below RM10, but the meat tasted somewhat too processed.
Some of the pastries, from strudels to doughnuts, seemed pretty tempting ...
... so maybe we made the wrong choices, since the two we tried were evocative of a bland-tasting school cafeteria cream bun that would have cost 20 sen in the 1980s & a lump of undercooked dough.
The cakes look nice though; also something to keep in mind for another occasion.
Or should we heed the warning signs? Harold's Ipoh white coffee & regular latte were wallet-friendly but palate-hostile.
There's another stop for snacks at the newly unveiled Jaya Shopping Centre: The Meeting Place at Cold Storage ...
... where customers can order lamb moussaka (likely heated up on order) for under RM10, cakes, macarons & coffee.
Level 1, The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Open 10am-10pm daily
Jaya Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya
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