The salted egg craze in Singapore hasn't shown any signs of dying. I finally had the chance last year to visit the birthplace of salted egg croissant, which is the hip bakery-cum-café called Urban Bakery Works in one of the high-end shopping malls in HK that's The Landmark. Do you see the croissant in the cover picture below?
No, that was actually another croissant that I tried as my BFF and I happened to be too early that day. It seems like the salted egg ones will only appear after 10am or 11am.
Brûlée French Croissant HK$18.00 (~S$3.25)
As we were rushing that morning, we didn't wait for the salted egg croissant. Instead, we put the seemingly unique variant into the acid test. Just like the perennially favourite dessert, the croissant had a torched sugar layer on top of it. I'd definitely go back for the crispy and truly buttery croissant.
Molted Egg Yolk Custard Croissant HK$22.00 (~S$3.95)
We came back the next day to get the salted egg croissant. Dusted with castor sugar, it was as awesome as the one mentioned above. While I was hoping that the filling would be runnier, I was blown away by the richness of it. The sweet and salty balance, as well as the flakiness of the croissant, was to die for.
Big Breakfast HK$68.00 (~S$12.30)
It's not cheap, but there wasn't anything that I disliked from that breakfast platter. The scrambled eggs were velvety, accompanied by a crispy toast, a savoury cheese sausage and a moist strip of bacon. The potatoes were highly aromatic due to the use of olive oil and herbs, while the cherry tomatoes were oh-so-juicy.
Caffè Latte (Add-On) HK$5.00 (~S$0.90)
To complete the meal, I decided to get a simple caffè latte. That was a good cup of joe as it was pretty aromatic and of an adequate strength. Pika's advice: You can opt for a cup of tea instead.
I shall make it a point to drop by the bakery whenever I go to HK. Anyway, last year's decoration theme at The Landmark was Christmas circus.
Urban Bakery Works
12-16 Des Voeux Road
Shop 322, 3/F The Landmark
(Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 8.00pm; Sat-Sun: 8.30am - 8.00pm)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,