The shape of you…

The other day, I decided to drop by one of the bakeries in my neighbourhood to see if there was anything that would tickle my fancy.

I spotted these ma ngee (horse’s ears), call it whatever you want (RM1.20 each)…

…but they were not quite the same shape as the traditional ones that we grew up enjoying, almost like it but not exactly. The old school ones had bigger “bags”, if you catch the drift. LOL!!!

I have not come across any really good ones from the stalls outside lately, nothing like those back in the good old days. These few weeks, I saw a lot of people coming home for the Ching Ming Festival and they were delighted to get the chance to enjoy some of these childhood delights. I must say that the ones in their snapshots looked rather pathetic, so small and all shrivelled up. So kesian!

The ones at the other bakery right across the road are very nice, HUGE but the shape and taste are somewhat different. The problem is they come out from the kitchen at around 1.30 p.m. and you would have to be there at the time to grab as many as you want. Past 3.00 or 4.00 p.m., there will not be any left and you will have to go back and try your luck the next day.

I did not get my hopes up too high that day but when I sat down to try these here…

…when I got home, I found that they were really good, just like those long ago except that they were smaller and the shape was a bit out, just a bit. I certainly would not mind dropping by here for more whenever I feel like it.

I also picked up this very small and cute “Great Britain pie” (RM3.80)…

…for my girl to try. I did not know if it was beef or chicken (I did not ask) but it had that smell that one would associate with western cuisine (ang moh ciak) probably because of the cheese in it and yes, my girl enjoyed it a lot, just that at that price for something so small, I don’t think you will see her or me running back there for more.

She was complaining that the bakery across the road was not selling their very nice Japanese cotton cheese cake anymore so I went to have a look and yes, there was none – I don’t know if they were all sold out and whether they have it at their other branches all over town. Much to my delight, I saw them selling it here (RM12.90)…

…so I quickly grabbed one and took it home.

My girl quite liked it…

…and personally, I thought it was pretty good too. If I remember correctly, this one here is slightly cheaper than the ones at that other bakery.

I also bought their croissant (RM3.80)…

…for my girl – she enjoys these things but the ones here lacked the buttery fragrance and were not nice and flaky as the more expensive ones here. They used to be RM3.00 each a long time ago but the price had gone up. Ah well! What’s new?

I also bought this chicken ham croissant (RM4.30)…

..as well that day. Hopefully, that slice of chicken ham…

…inside would bring the taste up to a whole new level.

C & C GALLERY

…is located at Lot 62 at the extreme end of the block of shops to the right of Delta Mall, back entrance.