I read about Bengbeng Sourdough here and was quite intrigued (I am a sourdough fan) that this bakery, based in Kota Bahru does online deliveries of its baked goods.
I created an account on their website thinking that I would be ordering and enjoying their sourdough baked goods but somehow I never placed an order. In fact the discount code I received via email expired as it had to be redeemed within 10 days.
Then I received this email.
Oh! How lovely! Not too long ago they were at Glo Damansara and now they have come to me! wahahahaha!!
So after my scrumptious lunch ........
...........I went over to The Starling in search of Bengbeng Sourdough.
What shall I get? One of each because I cannot decide - the Kouign Amman, donuts, three types of croissants and a cinnamon roll. I was also interested in the Chocolate Babka but I must not be so greedy.
I can understand because cultivating the sourdough starter is a labor of love and I also know the amount of work that goes into baking these pastries (anything involving yeast and fermentation) takes loads of time and effort. So I would gladly pay, after all I don't eat these everyday.
Oh ya, if you spend above a certain amount you get a complimentary box of tissues and a small pack of facial tissues.
The young chap sounded surprised when I asked for one of each pastry. One of each? And the cinnamon roll too? Yes, I replied. To share with my colleagues. I lied.
I meant to enjoy these at home but I couldn't wait.
This Kouign Amman (my first time eating) was very sweet and very crispy. It was very buttery too. I liked it (although too sweet for me) and it would have been even better heated before eating.
You know I love donuts. This one is on the dense side and since it was already cold, it was a bit hard. Pastries are best consumed freshly baked/fried and once left to cool it is advisable to reheat before consuming.
This donut has a bit of tang (due to the sourdough) and would have been better had I eaten it at home where I could pop it into the microwave.
The rest of the pastries (the three croissants and cinnamon roll) I took home to enjoy.
I was too lazy to heat up the pastries in my air fryer (I don't have a toaster oven) so I microwaved them. Of course microwaving will not crisp up the croissants and I had hoped to make the cinnamon roll soft. But it was still dense and hard.
Tastewise I would say that these Bengbeng Sourdough pastries are good although I was not able to appreciate them at their best.
So if anyone is interested, you can drop by The Starling and try their sourdough loaves and pastries until 11-05-2021.