Sunday, 3 January 2016

Salted Egg Yolk Molten Custard Lava Croissant Johor JB Pelangi Seven Oaks JK1356 流沙牛角面包

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It's been a couple of months. Whenever I pass this junction at Jalan Serampang and Jalan Sri Pelangi, I wondered what palace they are building here. When I realised that this is a Seven Oaks Bakery Cafe, I was so eager to visit. My first chance came when I was on a JB food trail with Hazel and Hannah.

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First impressions were good.

We were impressed that there is a friendly doorman to welcome customers and to help us swing and hold open the huge, heavy glass door.

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Stepping into the ground level (Seven Oaks has 4 levels), it's a well appointed bake shop with shelves showing off a wide range of pastries.

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There were also bright showcases of dainty, colourful cakes.

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We could see the pastry chefs busy at work through the window.

While I was still exploring the bake shop at Seven Oaks, I heard a sudden squeal of delight.

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Hannah and Hazel spotted this.

Salted Egg Lava Croissant - the latest food fad that has taken Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur by storm has landed in Johor Bahru. Hey, JB is at the leading edge of food trends :-D

Salted Egg Lava Croissant (流沙牛角面包) is a cross between the French croissant and Chinese molten salted egg yolk lava (liu sha 流沙).

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We were really very full as we were on a day long eating trail since morning - but, that didn't stop us from ordering just one Salted Egg Lava Croissant to try.

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We just hand over our food to the counter staff at the bake shop and they will allocate us a table at the cafe on the second floor. They will also warm up our pastry and send it to our table upstairs.

It was crowded at the cafe, with many selfie stick wielding customers :-D

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There is even a grand looking lift to take us to the upper floors.

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A long table at the cafe for nice gatherings. This table was later taken by a three generation family enjoying their cakes and pastries together ;-D  So heartwarming.

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There is a KTV room on the third floor with a street view. This room has a capacity of 20 people, and the group only needs to spend more than RM500 to use this room for free. (Need to call for booking as this room is in high demand, of course.)

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We each had small bites of this croissant and I like the savoury sweet salted egg yolk lava with the buttery flaky pastry. The lava is made with real salted egg yolks (not salted egg yolk powder).

How much did we like it?

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Hannah went back to Singapore happily with more than a dozen Salted Egg Lava Croissants. It's RM5.90 each at Seven Oaks. RM6.90 each at Le Bread Days in Petaling Jaya (near KL) and SGD7.50 (RM22.50) at Flavour Flings in Singapore.

(Well, in the beginning you could just walk in and take away a dozen, and there will still be some left on the shelf.)

Hannah raved about it in her blog here :-D  Hazel also loved these croissants as she shared in her blog here :-D

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I came back a couple of days later and found that Seven Oaks has been tweaking their Salted Egg Lava Croissant.

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The salted egg lava was sweeter and cleaner, lighter tasting this time around.

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I like Seven Oaks Salted Egg Lava Croissant even more, the second time around :-D

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I shall be back for more of Seven Oaks' Salted Egg Lava Croissant and try their other cakes and pastries as well as their savoury dishes such as pastas and burgers.

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Seven Oaks has four outlets in Johor Bahru but Salted Egg Lava Croissant is available only at the Pelangi branch.

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Restaurant name: Seven Oaks Bakery Cafe (Pelangi branch)
Address: 134 Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
GPS:  1.484301, 103.771576
Hours: 9:00am to 9:30pm daily
Tel: 012-860 1204

No pork, no lard, Halal cert in process

Dates visited: 29 Dec 2015, 3 Jan 2016

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4 comments:

  1. I had 2 bad experiences here.

    The first when I came here with my wife for dinner last week. We ordered the rib-eye and lamb shank. We requested the rib-eye temperature to be medium, but it came as medium-rare to medium well. Basically the temperature was not uniform. The lambshank was extremely gamey. Drinks came after our Entrées was served.

    The worst part is that their customer service standard is not up to par. Several staff was talking amongst their own, and why have the call-button system when your staff does not adhere to it. Pushed the call-button 3 times but no one came until we had to wave a server over. When we finished our meal, we pushed the bill-button 3 times, no one came as well, so we had to wave the server over again.

    All 6 times that we pushed the button, we could hear the bell/alarm sound, but no one came... Worst serving ever...

    Second experience was when we came at 2pm yesterday to get the Salted Egg Croissants... The server staff was racist in terms of she served Chinese customers but ignored us Malays. Chinese customers who cut the queue was served as normal, but when we came over, we were told to join back the queue. Worst still was when the server gave us the Croissants, she limited it to one per person, but still gave the Chinese customers behind us 2 and 3 each!

    Avoid this place like the plague! IMHO, the croissants were nothing special. I can easily skip this place for the rest of my life.

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  2. Terrible. The decor is bit too outlandish for a cafe. It looks like a hotel lobby..basically the interior designer needs to reevaluate his work.

    For a latte and a fruit juice, we waited maybe half an hour or more? My husband said he wanted to go make it himself already. I ordered an apple +cucumber +soda fruit juice..sounds refreshing right? No.. they use those flavour concentrates from those big bottles with the pumps. Which i feel is super unbecoming of a premium place.

    Food wise, a lot of items on the menu was not available. Disappointing. very disappointing.

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  3. I have bought a 3 course meal Groupon voucher (Taman pelangi branch) and would like to redeem it today. Upon arrival, I showed the voucher on my phone to one of the staff (with no name tag worn) for redemption. He then keyed in the code with the tablet/ipad. However, he was very distracted while attending us with the Groupon redemption. While we're enjoying our dinner, another staff approached us and requested for our Groupon voucher again. As it has already been processed by the first staff, status shown as redeemed in my mobile. Erratically, this staff told me that I have redeemed the voucher and are not eligible to be redeemed again. He has also taken my phone to investigate on this issue for about half an hour, of which I'm not very comfortable with in view of privacy until I requested them to return it. Most disappointedly, nothing has been done throughout even after we finished with our meal. The staff, even the general manager Miss Tan requested us to make full payment again for our meal while she sorting it out with Groupon later (ie. I'm paying double for my meal!!). Staff also claimed that contacting Groupon support line to clarify is not their part which is ridiculous! Just because of this, they hold us back until 11pm and basically wasted 3 hours of my time in the restaurant. I am very disappointed with this unprofessional service, with no trust and respect to customers! Food was just moderate as well. This will definitely be the one and only time I will visit this place and would not recommend to visit this place.

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I firmly believe that taste is subjective and so, warmly welcome differing viewpoints :-D But, I disapprove negative comments that are anonymous or hide behind fake identities. I feel that that is the same as speaking ill of others behind their backs. I look forward to all your comments :-D Thank you. (Date: 18 Dec 2015)

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