There’s this new bakery in Asian Square that opened this past Saturday. Funny that it’s a Malaysian bakery catering to Korean people with Korean baked goods and Taiwanese snacks. The inside is really, really cute with purple chairs and tables. And you can hang around until 2AM on weekends! Like all new hip bakeries everywhere in Asia, this one is made to look the same — including self-serve style display cases. Grab a tray, line it with paper, pick up a pair of tongs, and choose away.
I am not that impressed with their French style bread and pastries. The croissants are crunchy and absent of flaky, buttery layers. Instead, they are dense and chewy. Other breads are merely passable. There’s a mocha bread that tasted more like brown sugar. If you want really, really good Asian bread/pastries, you’re better off going to Mozart across the street or HongKong Bakery next door. Bubble teas aren’t impressive either. Go to Quickly at the plaza next door for stellar boba. Other drinks are okay but nothing to write home about. Still, this is a hang out place where you can literally spend hours whiling time away but you won’t spend an arm and a leg for the goodies. Most baked goods start at around $1.
But wait. There is only ONE thing you MUST get here. The BLACK PIG. The label says squid ink, bacon, garlic.
But when I opened it… SPAM SURPRISE!!! O. M. G. This is the BEST bread in the world. You can hardly taste the squid ink in the bread but the garlicky slice of spam sandwiched inside is pure heaven. This bread IS heaven.
Run, don’t walk, do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Get that awesome Black Pig. You can thank me later.
Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe
5150 Buford Hwy
Doraville, GA 30341