Friday, May 2, 2014

Fuwa Fuwa @ Jaya One & Harold's Bread @ Jaya Shopping Centre

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.

Fuwa Fuwa
Level 1, The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Open 10am-10pm daily
Harold's Bread
Jaya Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya

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17 comments:

  1. Beef brisket croissant for less than Rm10... certainly sounds good for me

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    1. Ken: yeah, i had been hoping it might have been a thicker cut of real-meat brisket, but i guess that was too much to hope for at that price :)

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  2. I love freshly baked bread, Sean! And the chicken sausages look like chicken hot dogs/wieners.

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    1. Linda: oh yes, nothing's quite the same as freshly baked bread :)

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  3. Used to hang around Jaya, 1986 - must be so different now. Ummmm...that's scrambled eggs?

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, heh, that's a difference of three decades between then now! :)

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  4. Fuwa fuwa looks like it has got an interesting space, let's hope they improve on their bread and other food items then.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, i like the setting at Fuwa Fuwa, it's nice for a peaceful afternoon :)

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  5. Lamb Mousaka caught my attention...

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    1. Applefish: ya, hopefully it's a good one :)

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  6. Oh dear.. Both sounds quite horrid lol

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    1. Rebecca: i'd give a thumbs up to Fuwa Fuwa :)

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  7. Just groaned at an awesome food pic! I love try the milkshake.

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    1. Cquek: yeah, a good milkshake is definitely worth having :)

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  8. Both Fuwa Fuwa & Harold's Bread offers varieties of bread & pastries with an affordable price! And both places look quite neat in their arrangements

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    1. Melissa: i like your positive perspective on them! :)

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