LEpi DOr French Boulangerie @ Kelana Jaya
August 14, 2013
This French-owned bakery-cafe seems lost in the unlikeliest location, churning out croissants & cinnamon-cloaked cakes amid sober rows of laundromats, camera shops & mamak hangouts in Kelana Jayas Zenith Corporate Park.
French butter makes these treats a little more luxurious, but cost-conscious customers will be pleased that prices here remain pegged to the ringgit, not the euro.
Pate brisee (RM1.70 each), rich shortcrust pastry thats simultaneously crunchy & crumbly.
Peach danish (RM4.40), totally peachy, theoretically available 9am-8pm daily.
Should the weather prove kind, take a table on the sidewalk (LEpiDOr has no indoor seating) & savor a serving of the Galette Frangipane (RM5.20).
Memories of madeleines eaten in bygone times in faraway lands (RM4 for four at LEpiDOr) ensure we never miss out on purchasing them whenever possible.
Boxes of traditional tidbits flown in from France are a highlight: Bite on Brittanys crispy-savory creperolles, filled with Comte cheese & flavored with walnuts ...
... or attack the almond-paste calissons, Provence-made candy confections similar to marzipan.
The chink in LEpiDOrs armor: its coffee, tea & hot chocolate, fully forgettable.
Baguettes, various loaves & jams are available too, though stocks run low sometimes.
LEpi DOr, spearheaded by Malaysian-based French patissier Frederic Dion, also sells frozen dough to F&B outlets that want it.
LEpi Dor @ Kelana Jaya,
38-G, Block C, Zenith Corporate Park,
No. 1, Jalan SS7/26, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya.