Taken for granted…

I don’t remember the very first time I had cream puffs – that must have been so very long ago…and I must say that I have never been too crazy about them, probably because I am more into meat and savoury pastries and stuff. Thus, I am not too bothered as to whether I can get to eat any or not – if there is, I’ll help myself but if there isn’t, that’s fine by me as well. In other words, one may say that I’ve more or less taken them for granted all this while.

But when I was in Penang, my friend, Edmund, took me and Bananaz to this bakery…

Penang bakery
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…and insisted that we tried their cream puffs…

Penang cream puff
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Ah well, they were good – very nice but that did not get me jumping up and down with delight.

Then, there were the ones that I got from Yee Ling when I was in KL and my friend, Ivan, loved them so much. As a matter of fact, she had a post on those quite recently so if anyone of you is interested, you can hop over to have a look. The ones she bought were very nice, no doubt about it – very generous with the filling but maybe a little bit too sweet probably because of that but on the whole, they were very good indeed.

We also have a place here…

Hot Flavour Bakery Sibu
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…that makes very nice cream puffs.

As a matter of fact, I bought a whole lot once and served them for dessert at my Christmas dinner one year

Cream puffs for dessert
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…and everybody loved them a lot.

I blogged about them once…and the other day, I decided to stop by and get a few for my afternoon tea…

Sibu's cream puffs

I must say that I was not too pleased with the fact that some were much bigger while others were somewhat small…AND the price has gone up from 70 sen to 80 sen!!! I wonder how much those in KL cost.

They did not have the chocolate filling that day but that was perfectly all right as I very much prefer the conventional cream puff filling…

Sibu's cream puff - filling

Well, like it or not, these are still the best we have around here so if anyone comes to town and wants to try our cream puffs, this is where I will take them.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

30 thoughts on “Taken for granted…”

  1. i have tried the cream puff from Continental…and yeah i don’t find it really good or what. but that was the best in penang they said :/

    They were ok to me, good enough – lots of filling, not sweet…but it lacks the richness that some may be looking for.

  2. I love cream puffs and grew up eating them as my eldest sister is a cream puff hantu.There’s a Korean bakery nearby that makes very delicious cream puff but for 6 kuchimayong ones selling for NZ$6.00 is too expensive.I ended up baking them myself and they are pretty easy to make and cost less than NZ$4.00 to make dozens of them.Since you are not so into them, I guess tak payah buat for you lar kan… muahahaha.

    No lah, no need! They are, after all, just cream puffs. Give and take a little, they’re all the same…but of course, knowing you, I am sure you would love to prove me wrong and make me eat my words, right? Hehehehehehe!!!! Women! πŸ˜€

  3. Cream puffs are my favourite too. I think I remember eating those big and quite flat ones. I don’t think from Sibu. Must try the Sibu ones when I go back.

    Remind me! I’ll get these for you…no worries!

  4. I haven’t had cream puffs in ages. As far as I can remember, I didn’t like the puffs, only like the filling. So like you, I am quiet indifferent towards them. Just give me a curry puff anytime!

    Yup, between the two, I would rather go for a curry puff – provided it is good and worth the calories! πŸ˜‰

  5. Yeah Mango would love to go to this place in Penang where Edmund took all of us there for the cream puff. She was kinda like love at first bite or rather puff haha.

    Come, come!!! Bring her to Sibu and let her try ours!!! Bet she’ll fall in love all over again!!! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  6. cream puff for afternoon tea…
    you are so “Hou Seh”
    I do not have afternoon tea.. only work and work.. lol..
    The cream puff look very nice.. soft & creamy..

    You work work work…and money keeps pouring in – I eat eat eat and money keeps pouring out. Which one’s better, you say? LOL!!!!

  7. only 80-sen a piece?? but no idea how big the puffs are.. but I guess from the price it’s small ones, I rarely buy cream puffs but definitely more than RM1.50 over here in KL.. there are bigger ones that cost RM4 also.. anyway I don’t really fancy, cos it’s so FATTENNING!!! haha..

    Bigger than ping pong balls…maybe by a third. But these days, size not consistent and some just as big as ping pong balls. Soooo small, 80 sen. I would choose the big ones, of copurse! πŸ˜‰ Fattening kah? McD burgers and fries not fattening meh?

  8. woot, cream puffs, love them. Always have this really nice smell to it, plus the texture.. yum!

    Pity janice does not share the same taste, similar to how we do not share the same taste towards durians..

    Wah! Interesting! I eat, you watch, you eat, I watch! Variety is the spice of life! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  9. I have yet to try the cream puffs in Sibu but I have tried those sold in Jaya Jusco.. nothing special.. well, hope to get to try the ones you displayed over here! πŸ™‚

    What about in the states? I’m sure they have good ones there. Come, give it a try and blog about it… πŸ˜‰

  10. The cream puff from Sibu looks good. I have tried the cream puff from Penang. It was brought by my friend for my colleague’s farewell. It was quite nice. Similar to you, I like curry puff more!

    They’re good…maybe slightly nicer than the Penang ones which were not quite sweet even though very nicely done. Healthier, I guess.

  11. I love cream puffs. I love the custard fillings. But the one I had in Korea was not nice. They looked huge in size but was quite tasteless. Expensive somemore.

    Never judge by appearance. I guess cream puffs are not a Korean specialty… LOL!!!

  12. Oo… love Cream Puff…tried to make them but they just not as nice as those I can buy outside… hehehe.. not giving up yet.. I will post it in my blog if I m ever successful…

    The Penang bakery is famous for their bread using all natural ingredients… no preservatives so it barely last 3 days. I go for their breads…especially their Croissant and Cinnamon Rolls…yum!

    I m going to seek out that Kee’s place for a taste test!!

    Wow!!! That Kee fella should give me something for this promo! LOL!!! πŸ˜€ Ya…when I was there in Penang, they wheeled out all the different types of bread and dumped them all on a table and in no time at all, all would be gone. No need to put on the shelves. That Penang bakery certainly is very popular… Good luck with your cream puffs!

  13. Not really crazy about cream puff. Ya those that Yee Ling bought were very good. πŸ™‚

    Yes, they were. The Sibu ones more or less the same standard…but smaller and filling a bit less.. 😦

  14. Recently many blogs posted about ‘Kee’s Creampuffs’. I often go to USJ…also din know got this hidden gem. Lets see this weekend got time to hunt for it or not. hehehe…

    Good luck!!! They’re pretty good… πŸ˜‰

  15. Not really a fan of cream puffs. I am more into curry puffs. Reminds me of those from Kai Joo Lane.

    I love those… Yum! Yum!

  16. Hmmm…i am not into cream puff. Ya, just like Twilight Man said, there is one at MV ,Beard Papa, very famous and i heard the cream puff are really good but i have yet to try. I saw it in HK, and i didn’t try also.

    Hope to try that the next time I go to KL, see if it’s really that good. πŸ˜‰

  17. I love creampuffs. The one that Yee LIng bought from Kee’s are simply awesome! Just as good as my hometown ones.

    Ya, I tried those – they were really good. I wonder how much each of them costs…

    1. The classic one was less than RM2 which I think is quite reasonable la. Another bakery I went it was selling at RM2.80. I bought 2 pcs to try and the staff was looking at me as if errrmmmm….think i tak cukup duit to buy a dozen..lol!!!

      RM2??? *pengsan* Hmmm…I promise I will not complain about our 80-sen ones from now on. Hehehehehehe!!!!!

  18. I am a huge fan of cream puffs but I still love to stick to the classic filling eventhough now you can get all kind of flavors. I heard the place I got you the puff have durian filling too. Geee…don’t know how much it cost.

    I can’t remember how much I paid for the durian puffs. They were pretty good. I don’t think I would like the chocolate ones…but classic, anytime! Still think that’s the best.

  19. there are lots of great cream puffs in the philippines πŸ™‚ but i’m not into cream puffs though so i don’t know…but my sister loves them and if she likes the ones we have here then it must be really good. πŸ™‚

    To each his own… Like me, I prefer the savoury stuff but I do not mind once in a while for a change, provided they’re really good.

  20. I do enjoy a good, fresh cream puff … emphasis on “fresh”. That’s why I prefer to make them at home. Now why would they charge such high prices for them? They’re a cinch to make! Tsk. And, like you, I do prefer the classic fillings. Durian is a definite no-no πŸ™‚

    You make too? Oooo…I wish my missus knew how to make – no need to go out and buy then. 😦

  21. It’ll cost a lot more in KL. Those terrible tasting ones from papa beard costs a few bucks!

    HAHHHHH!!!! TWILIGHT MAN!!! You see this! Hmmmm…there he was praising them to the skies. RM4.80 each!!! Just the price alone would make me think twice about buying and eating them! Quite ridiculous! Would have to taste absolutely heavenly to make it worth it…and for cream puffs, that certainly is not easy.

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