Food Porn – The Bagel

There aren’t many good places for bagels in KL. Fortunately, we know one of them.

A bagel is a round bread, with a hole in the middle, made of gluten flour, salt, water, yeast and malt. Its dough is boiled, then baked, and the result should be a rich caramel color – it should not be pale nor blond. It should always possess a yeasty, chewy inner texture. A bagel should make a delightful cracking sound when you bite into it, it should be eaten warm and, it should not be eaten after it’s four hours old.

All else is not a bagel.

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But the single characteristic of the bagel that has always been honored, no matter what other attributes go by the board, is its shape. A bagel is ring-shaped.. round with a hole in the center.

And bigger, is NOT better.


The size, I think, affects the proportion of crust to interior. The thickness of big ones makes them like rubber tires! Don’t ever keep a bagel overnight. Not overnight – not even past four hours. If you don’t eat it in four hours, it will become a stone.

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Oooh, I do look forward to my chewy bagel fix, from time to time.

Go crazy with the fillings.. as long as you have a well constructed bagel, the sky’s the limit.

Knock yourselves out;)

 

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Add:
Bagel ‘n’ Coffee Station
Lot P-7B, Plaza Floor
Hartamas Shopping Centre
No 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-62011073

 

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