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Published July 12th 2011
One of my favourite things to do is to go to a weird and wonderful Asian style bakery and today, the chosen one is Breadtop. I've been to quite a few and this one is definitely on the top of my list. I was first introduced to Breadtop when my super delightful nearly sister-in-law presented us with an array of bakery treats for a lovely afternoon tea and I was very, very impressed. All the goodies looked very appetising and the flavours are so intriguing your mouth can't help but water.
With an assortment of sweet and savoury goods, there is a plentiful amount of treats to choose from. On this particular venture to Breadtop, I found myself holding two trays full of food by the end of it. Yes, that's how it works here, it's self serve, you simply enter the shop, pick up a tray and a set of tongs and then roam freely around browsing the wide selection, sliding the little doors back and forth as you pick out your items.
There are far too many things on offer for me to name them all, I also found there were more and different things available in store than simply the items featured on the website, but these are a few of the sweets that I am a fan of; there are red bean buns, chocolate horns, chiffon cake, taro buns, green bean sesame balls, milk de crunch (a crunchy topped bun with a somewhat firm cream cheesy filling), cinnamon pie doughnuts and on the savoury side of things, spicy beef buns, crab meat buns, sausage bun (like a little hot dog, very good), potato hash bun with kewpie mayo and pork floss buns. They also sell specially flavoured loaves of bread, such as purple sticky rice and coconut.
They have a large assortment of beautifully decorated cakes that come in lovely, interesting flavours and sell them by the slice as well if you're in the mood to treat yourself. Everything is very reasonably priced indeed, thus the reason I walked out of the shop with two bags full. The best thing you can do is to get to your nearest store and have a good look around at all the delectable things for yourself.
I cannot walk past a Breadtop without stopping to grab something - they're awesome bakeries. My favourite items are the crab meat buns, closely followed by the sausage buns. The mini burgers are also pretty cool. Delicious!