Croissants, the delightful French pastries, have found a special place in the hearts of Malaysians. While the classic plain croissant is always a treat, Croissant Day is the perfect occasion to explore creative croissant flavours that add a Malaysian twist to this beloved pastry. Join us on a culinary journey as we discover five innovative local croissant varieties you must try in Malaysia.
1. Pandan-Coconut Croissant
Pandan, often referred to as the “vanilla of Southeast Asia,” lends its unique fragrance and vibrant green colour to this croissant. The combination of pandan-infused pastry layers and sweet coconut filling creates a tropical paradise in every bite. It’s a Malaysian twist on a French classic.
You can find this treat in Bijan in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, which offers a variety of unique and delicious pastries
2. Durian Custard Croissant
For those with adventurous taste buds, the durian custard croissant is a must-try. Durian, known as the “King of Fruits” in Southeast Asia, is blended into a creamy custard filling that’s folded into a buttery croissant. It’s a bold and unforgettable flavour experience.
You can get it delivered from Hazukido (Pavilion Bukit Jalil).
3. Teh Tarik Croissant
Malaysia’s iconic tea, Teh Tarik, gets a pastry makeover in this croissant. The Teh Tarik croissant is infused with the rich and aromatic flavours of black tea and condensed milk. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the sweet and robust taste of this beloved beverage.
4. Gula Melaka and Coconut Croissant
Gula Melaka, or palm sugar, is a staple in Malaysian desserts. In this croissant, Gula Melaka is caramelized and combined with grated coconut to create a sweet and fragrant filling. It’s a delectable blend of local flavours and French pastry craftsmanship.
Check out Lisette’s Cafe & Bakery in Bangsar for a few more awesomely flavorful sweet variations.
5. Curry Puff Croissant
Malaysia’s famous curry puffs meet the flakiness of a croissant in this savoury creation. The croissant is filled with a spiced potato and meat mixture, bringing together the familiar taste of curry puffs with the elegance of a croissant.
Feeling inspired to discover even more unusual pastries and cakes? Or rather stick to classics? In any case, check out our selection of the best cakes and pastries delivery in Malaysia!