On our way back home, several helpers from the event were giving out leftovers to passerbys. Freebies, without having to queue! An auntie stuffed a few handfuls of buns and fruit into a large plastic bag. I overhead one of the helpers mentioning that the rose bun was very nice, and that these buns were unavailable for sale outside.
Greedy for something sweet after lunch, I immediately unwrapped a rose bun and took a bite. While I was expecting it to be decent, I never thought that it would be so good! Why the surprise? Well, that's because the bun was filled with yummy cream cheese!
I always eat the raisin cream cheese buns from Barcook Bakery within minutes of them coming out of the oven 'cos they wonderfully soft when so. Gee I really wonder how these buns will taste when they're freshly baked!
What makes these buns special is how well the flavor of the cream cheese complemented the mild rose fragrance of the bread. Although the amount of cream cheese in this bun was considerably less than that from Barcook's, having too much of it would overwhelm the delicate rose flavor of the bun. I would have liked it even more if the rose fragrance was stronger. The texture of the bun can't beat its pillowy soft cousin at Barcook's, but nevertheless, it was still soft and fluffy, and remained so even the day after.
More bakeries should seriously consider making rose cream cheese buns instead of churning out substandard raisin cream cheese buns.
Coffee Red Bean Bun (i.e. the red bean filling is coffee-flavored). Not too bad but I'll readily swap these for another Rose Cream Cheese Bun.
Roar, all for me.You can purchase the above mentioned buns at the following location. They won't be complimentary here though haha!
HDB Hub (Gourmet Paradise Food Court)