Previously located within the Market Plaza Food Court in Adelaide Central Market, 4u Bread n Cakes has since moved to a larger place in Croydon Park near 127 Days burger joint. As its name suggests, 4u Bread n Cakes sells a wide range of buns, pastries and cakes using Asian ingredients and fruits such as kaya (coconut egg jam), red bean paste, pork floss, coconut, mango and durian. The buns are great for a quick breakfast, morning tea or snack. Children love them because they are tasty and easy to handle.
Perhaps my favourite, their Hot Dog Bun has a soft bun with a delectable slightly sweet flavour wrapped around a smoky hot dog. We usually purchase their full sized buns but they also sell mini-sized buns if you are not as hungry or only want it as a light snack. We discovered this yummy bun when we were here on holiday. It reminded us of the hot dog buns in Singapore and we ended up buying them for breakfast whenever Central Market was open. We soon found out that we weren't the only ones who liked them. We had to buy them in the morning before going on our touristy visits because they got sold out pretty quickly.
Hot Dog Bun (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Another of my favourites is their Tuna Bun. The bun was done as well as the one in their Hot Dog Buns with a delicious tuna filling with a bit of crunch from the chopped onions mixed in it. The topping of herbs and what seems like Japanese mayonnaise helped to enhance its flavour.
Tuna Bun (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
As its name suggests, their Durian Swiss Roll puts a twist on the Swiss Roll by including durian as part of the filling. Durian is regarded by people in South East Asia as the "king of fruits". The durian filling gives the cake its distinct Asian flavour without the strong smell that is often associated with durians. They also did a good job with the sponge cake, which is light and fluffy.
Durian Swiss Roll (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
A favourite of my sister, 4u Bread n Cake's Egg Tarts pastry shell is shortcrust pastry, giving it a different texture from the flaky pastry used by one of the stores in the Market Plaza Food Court. The custard filling was also not too soft with a hint of vanilla flavour. These Egg Tarts keep well in the fridge and taste delicious straight out from it (unlike the flaky pastry version which is only nice when eaten fresh out of the oven).
Egg Tart (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
If you prefer something with chicken, their Chicken Bun is a good choice. The chicken filling had a wonderful, chunky texture with a flavour that is not too creamy with the soft bun contrasting well with the filling.
Chicken Bun (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of my mother's favourites is the Coconut Roll, which consists of buttery, slightly firm pastry rolled together with a delectable coconut filling. She also enjoys their Coconut Cocktail Bun as well, in which the coconut filling is encased in a bun.
Cocount Roll (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Coconut Cocktail Bun (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Kaya, a sweet creamy coconut spread made from coconut milk, eggs, sugar and pandan leaves, is a very popular spread in Singapore and Malaysia. Coffee and Kaya Toast is a standard breakfast item in coffee shops in those countries. 4u Bread n Cake's Kaya Bun is one of the larger buns offered at the shop, making it an ideal choice for breakfast. The bun had a firmer texture compared to the buns mentioned previously, with a kaya filling that was not too sweet. I could tell that the kaya was done in the Hainanese style due to its golden colour, which came from the caramelised sugar and honey used in the making of the spread. The sugar topping helped to subtly heighten the flavour of the bun.
Kaya Bun (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The BBQ Pork Bun served here is the baked version of the bun that is commonly served as part of yum cha in most Chinese restaurants. It has a glazed exterior as opposed to the steamed white buns served for yum cha. Much like their Chicken Bun, the filling has a delightful chunky texture with a BBQ pork filling that was not too sweet.
BBQ Pork Bun (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The bulk of 4u Bread n Cake's business is takeaway. However they have a little cosy corner with a few tables if you decide to eat there. There is also an ample amount of off-street parking available in the complex where the shop is located.