Eat Drink KL: Get Baked, Paramount Garden

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Get Baked, Paramount Garden

Croissants that come close to pastry perfection; country loaves and butter blended with kombu or mentaiko: Get Baked - PJ's latest destination for oven-fresh delights - promises more carbs than our calculators can count, forcing us to postpone our Rebel Wilson diet plan for the sake of flaky, fluffy fulfilment. Deliveries are now available.

Get Baked's Pastry Box (RM60) is a sampler of mainly laminated, substantial-sized beauties.

The classic croissant is compelling enough on its own, crafted with impeccable credentials - a firm, puffy flakiness that's irresistibly crackly to the bite, yielding to rich, yeasty layers for a buttery-tasting chew.

A mix-and-match medley of matcha and chocolate line the other viennoiseries, including the pain au chocolate matcha, making it necessary for you to enjoy green tea if you order this box.

The standout is the bostock - like an extra-decadent French toast, moist and syrupy, with the thick-cut, fluffy tenderness of brioche, blanketed with matcha-flavoured, frangipane-style custard and a generous shower of almond flakes. If bomboloni, Paris-Brest and caneles were all the rage across KL's dessert parlours in 2020, bostock deserves a turn at the spotlight in 2021.

Order the classic croissant and the matcha bostock, and you need look no further for your fix.

Bread and butter are the other highlight.

The pain de campagne  - French sourdough - (RM14) is marvellously comforting, with a dense but delicate crumb and a light fermented flavour. This is one to bookmark for bread buffs.

The kitchen also blends three types of smoothly luscious butter (RM25-RM27 each) - roasted garlic, kombu and mentaiko.

The garlic is the headiest, with a spicier-than-expected punch from plenty of chillies. The kombu and the mentaiko are intriguing studies in subtle contrasts - both are umami-imbued in briny fashion, but the kombu boasts a beautiful balance of oceanic and earthy undercurrents, while the mentaiko is mildly fishier.

While all three butters are worthwhile, by the time we finished our loaf, we had only half a jar of the kombu remaining, compared to two-thirds of the roasted garlic and the mentaiko.

Get Baked was meant to officially open today, January 16, but current circumstances have compelled it to switch to deliveries first instead. It shares a space with a full-fledged restaurant, Journ, making this venue a bakery by day and an experimental eatery by evening.

Get Baked x Journ
21-A, Jalan 20/16, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-7877-9188

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