Fancy a bite of nasi lemak bread? Try it at BreadTalk, with the new Masterpiece Premium Collection: Flavours of Jubilation (side note: wonder what jubilation tastes like). Five breads feature in the range, including three of Taiwanese chef Johnny Chen Yung-Hsin’s signatures, as well as two locally-inspired ones (hence the slightly gimmicky nasi lemak creation).
Made from natural yeast dough, Ah Lemak features peanut and ikan bilis sambal with melted cheese, in an attempt to remind you of the last time you inhaled a mouthwatering plate of nasi lemak. SingaShake is another local creation — it’s made of eggless coconut custard and kaya, with a biscuit stick poked into the center (perhaps for aesthetics purposes).
The other three have been bestowed with more profound names, such as Circle of Life, which is a rather delicious-sounding recipe of cinnamon bo luo brioche with longan walnut and roasted pistachios. There’s also First Love, another bo luo brioche filled with strawberry rose jam, because love equals all things pink and flowers.
Lastly, the most expensive bread out of the bunch is Five Blessings — it’s a mix of red quinoa, red rice yeast, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, black and white sesame, walnut, pumpkin seeds and cheese. Lots of healthy stuff tossed in there.
And if you wanna watch chef Johnny create a bread sculpture dedicated to the brand, head over to BreadTalk Paragon on Oct 1, from 4pm to 6pm, to see him put together the finishing touches on his 3D creation.
The breads are available from today at selected 32 BreadTalk outlets, including Bugis Junction, Paragon, Plaza Singapura and VivoCity. $2.40-$8.80.