Sunday, July 19, 2015

Der Backmeister @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Casting a 'rye' look at TTDI's new German bakery-cafe, run by a two-nation collaboration that includes Oliver Rollar (who has lived in Malaysia since 2000), Bobby, Chris & Steve, with the help of Klaus & Monica, who helm their own bakeries in Cologne.

Der Backmeister's shelves should delight devotees of dense, dark breads, including some made with up to 80 percent rye, relying on traditional German recipes that emphasise honest, wholesome goodness. Specialities span the likes of 'sesam semmel' (sesame roll; RM4) & 'bauern brot' (farmer's bread loaves; RM15), plus plenty of pretzels, pastries & almond cakes.

Bite-sized samplings of baked-fresh-daily offerings are available at the counter. Der Backmeister has the friendly feel of a real neighbourhood haunt, with an easy-going, everyone's-welcome vibe that might help make it one of KL's next bakery-cafe hits.

For the ideal introduction to Der Backmeister, order the breakfast set - for only RM23, you'll receive a basket brimming with at least five kinds of bread, plus a full plate of cold cuts (Italian bresaola, spicy beef salami, chicken meatloaf & more - Der Backmeister is a no-pork cafe), mixed European cheeses, French butter, German mustard, jam, hard-boiled eggs, veggies & fruits. Sufficient for two to share - possibly the best-value breakfast on this street, available all day long to boot.

Der Backmeister's short list of warm meals include a tangy goulash soup with buttered bread (RM15); sandwiches are provided too, as well as coffee of course, but the focus is expected to remain on bread that customers can happily bring home.

Der Backmeister: Your German Bakery @ TTDI KL
40 Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 8am-7pm (closed Monday)

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23 comments:

  1. Count me in! One breakfast set for me, please!

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    1. Suituapui: be sure to come in hungry if you're ordering that! :)

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  2. That breakfast set can easily feed two people! :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, it was unexpectedly huge ... i had expected the cold cuts and bread to all be on a single plate only :)

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  3. That's looking amazing!
    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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    1. Gil: it's a good honest bread meal :)

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  4. Everything looks lovely, Sean, and the ambiance is warm and cozy. I also love the Gingham tablecloths! :)

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    1. Linda: i like how the tablecloth adds kind of a picnic-y feel to this place! :)

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  5. It excites me like a kid when i see so many rustic loaves hanging around!

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    1. Ken: this is a playground for fans of bread indeed :)

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  6. The cold cut and cheese platter definitely my type of afternoon treat!

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    1. Choi Yen: it's fun to snack on the platter :D

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  7. Conveniently located next to my go to place for flowers! Will pop by soon!

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    1. Unkaleong: beside the bakery, there's another new neighbour, a fruits shop! :)

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  8. German bakery-cafe? I think Mr. LFB would love to visit this place. Hehe.

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    1. CK: ooo, maybe can try dropping by on a weekend :D

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  9. I spy pretzels! Ooh, I do like the chewy texture and salty bits on a well made pretzel.

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    1. The Yum List: ooo, btw, they have both plain pretzels as well as cheese pretzels here ... and they are indeed chewy and salty, heh :)

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  10. Hehe my mum loves German breads... (influenced by my brother), I should ask them to check this place out.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yay! hopefully this place will match up to their expectations of good old-fashioned german bread :)

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  11. Near enough to me! I frequent the fruit shop sometimes.. good fresh selection!

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    1. Rebecca: i stopped at the fruit shop for a pineapple too! heheh :)

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  12. Visited last Saturday. Prices for pastries were not displayed. Had the apple strudel, cinnamon snail and pain au chocolate. All were bad - hardly any chocolate in the pain and the pastry for the others was stodgy and uncooked tasting. Note you did not try their pastries for your review so my recommendation is avoid the pastries!!! Wish I had spoken up about prices not being displayed as that is against regulations and dishonest!

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