I fell for creampuff, also known as choux puff, when I was in my teens. Back in the days, I would pester my mother to make them for me and I loved piping fresh custard cream into the warm pastry shells. They never lasted longer than two hours, to mum’s dismay.
Eventually, I fell for cupcakes, mille crepes and macarons, but creampuffs remained my first love. Like many first loves, they were a distant yet fond memory. I say that because it is almost impossible to find good, wholesome creampuffs (I don’t like the light cream ones) unless you make them yourself. And if you’re a terrible baker, you’ll only crush the sweet, sweet memory of this first love.
Kee’s Creampuffs is a family-run business which started off as a hobby before turning into a business venture. From an online business, Kee’s Creampuff has expanded to its first outlet in Subang Jaya. I sampled all the creampuff flavours that afternoon – classic, cookies & cream, strawberry, blueberry, chocolate, choc top, mocha and coffee – with a cup of long black.
The bestseller here is the classic creampuff, which I liked best. The buttery puff pastry had a fluffy texture and was fully filled with custard cream. I reckon this tastes better when the cream is just slightly chilled. Two is barely enough! I also enjoyed the mocha creampuff – the mocha filling boasted a light nuance of bittersweet flavour and was almost as thick as whipped butter. The coffee flavoured creampuffs had a bolder flavour compared to the mocha. rif liked this one.
Between the strawberry and blueberry creampuffs, I liked the former (studded with strawberry bits) while rif preferred blueberry. And what’s not to like about cookies and cream? It makes a great ‘pick me up’ and doesn’t cost you an arm. The choc top was simple classic creampuff coated with chocolate on top; I still prefer the one without.
All creampuffs are made fresh with no preservatives, hence their short lifespan. They can last up to 2 days with proper storage in the fridge, but it’s best to eat them immediately. Heck, a box of 25 didn’t last me until the end of the day – I huffed…and I puffed…till all the creampuffs are gone! According to Kenneth, they are coming up with more flavours, and the durian creampuff is available now.
- The classic creampuff cost R1.50 per piece and the rest of the flavours cost RM1.80 per piece.
- For purchases of more than 10 pieces, you will enjoy a 15% discount from the total price.
30-G, Jalan USJ9/5Q,
Subang Business Centre,
47620 Petaling Jaya
Business hours: 8:30am-8:30pm (Mon-Sun)
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