Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Kedai Roti Foo Chow (Foo Chow Trading Company) @ Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur

Looking for an excellent bread? Then look no further as Kedai Roti Foo Chow is one of the best in town which still makes the old fashioned breads and buns the conventional way. These guys have been in business for the past 63 years now. Previously they were located in Jalan Chow Kit and it was just recently that they have relocated the shop to Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman Satu Off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. This is right next to Kin Kin, the famous Chili Pan Mee restaurant. 

The Bakery Along Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman Satu

Simple Set Up
Unlike the posh bakery's that are commonly found in malls these days, these guys maintain a very simple look and feel. Most of their business is to wholesalers and just a handful of retail business. That being the case, aesthetics is their last concern. 

Variety Of Buns Available

Variety Of Buns Available
Baking is done thrice daily. They do not have the modern type of buns here, just those old school ones that we used to buy from the Bread Man that used to go door to door those days. Common buns found here are the Coconut Bun, Kaya Bun, Butter Bun, Plain Bun, Potato Bun, Sweet Bun, Chocolate Bun and Cream Buns. It is best to come around noon onwards as you get very fresh items that are just out of the oven. The place opens at 7 am itself but that batch would be the one that was last to be baked the evening before. 

Old Fashioned Bakery
Baking methods used here are still the conventional ones. Their breads still use charcoal ovens and that gives it an excellent texture. If you see on the right shelf, you would be able to see rows of the old fashioned bread.

Coconut Buns @ RM 0.70 each
I bought a huge bag of these Coconut Buns as my Mom loves them. These were priced at RM 0.70 each and for me, they seemed like a good price to pay. The buns were really soft and tasted great. One that you don't get at most places. I would rate these buns at 9.3/10 .

Panggali Bread @ RM 4.00 per Loaf

Panggali Bread @ RM 4.00 per Loaf
Firstly, you might be confused as to why I used the term Panggali instead of Bengali. Well actually, this is called Panggali Bread. Panggali being a Tamil word means, shareholders. This is an Indian Muslim recipe that started from Penang, Malaysia. Those days, few friends used to get together and start this bread business , hence the name Panggali. This somehow became twisted when the trade was dying and came to be known as Bengali Bread. Now, with the clarification part settled, lets come back to the bread itself. Here, a large loaf is priced at RM 4.00 . They have two variations, one that has been skinned and one that hasn't. I prefer the one that has not been skinned and bought a number of loafs back. This bread is ideal for those Kopitiam style breakfasts. The bread itself was ultra soft, I would not be wrong if I said that it was as soft as cotton and it tasted so good. This definitely has to be one of the best Panggali Breads in town and I would rate this at 9.8/10 .

If you happened to be in this part of town, then I would highly recommend you to try this bread. Definitely one that you would not regret. I have introduced this to many friends till date and not a single one has anything bad to say about this. All have ended up being repeat customers of his. Once again, one that I would highly recommend!

Address: No. 42, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman Satu, Off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman,
                50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 0700 - 1900 Daily

Telephone: +603 2691 7342 

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