Monday, September 22, 2008

Back from Jakarta with Savoury Donuts


Savoury donuts! Pure genius! Why haven't I thought of this (as well as the crustless sliced bread and nutella and cola drinks!!) before?!!! This is clearly why I am not a gadzillionairess. I never thought of producing the things I (and possibly the whole world) would LOVE to eat ^_^

I discovered J.CO Donuts during my previous trip to Jakarta and I couldn't believe that I haven't even mentioned it! Everybody loved it, and my foreign colleagues brought back huge boxes of the donuts back to Hong Kong and we wrote to almost literally beg them to open a branch in Hong Kong. They're so hot that during my last trip to Kuala Lumpur, surprise surprise! I saw a branch in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. Yay!



I love their donuts because:
- They aren't too sweet, they aren't all glazed with a layer of sugar (just like those from Krispy Kreme. I am sorry, but I absolutely despise Krispy Kreme!)
- Their chocolate are really chocolatey, rich, melted and gooey
- They offer obvious combination of flavors others didn't think of for donuts (the above donut is called Tira-Miss-U)
- Their donuts have cheesy names, and I am a big time sucker of anything cheesy (my favorites are Coco Loco, Da Vin Cheez, and Mona Pisa)
- Their table tops are decorated with even cheesier phrases (check out the one on the picture below)
- andddddd...they sell savoury donuts! Cheese Me Up (donut with cheese topping sprinkled with herbs), Da Vin Cheez (topped with garlic and creamy cheese - yum!) and Mona Pisa (Pizza inspired donuts, topped with cheese, a hint of ketchup and chicken sausages! Deliciousness!)




I brought a big box back to Hong Kong...and it is obviously not enough...sous chef gobbled them down like there's no tomorrow...and to my friends who were expecting them...please accept my sincere apologies.

Imagine a special someone holding a coco loco right now, the melted chocolate filling dripping off his/her hand, right into your mouth.

My, oh my!

19 comments:

deeTha said...

oalah, bar sko jakarta,to? g mampir smg,Rit?
ng Smg jg ono j-co kok...ng java mall..hehehe

soto banjar? wkwkwkwk ayo,ndang dgawe.... :P

FFichiban said...

Mmmmmmmm donuuutsss. I guessing the savoury ones taste similar to asian breads - soft and doughy? with creamy mayo and cheese? I wanntt nooww hee hee :D

Elsye said...

KK emang manisssss bangettt, ternyata pulkam tah Rit..:D

noobcook said...

good to see you back babe! hehe me too, I dun really like Krispy Kreme too, too sweet for me. J.Co looks much better! ;)

Big Boys Oven said...

i know i know and know they are so delicious and lovely not only to see but to indulge them!

daphne said...

I cant take too many bites of krispy cremes but certainly like the donut texture (just not the sweetness)! I havent tried J.CO's savory ones yet but the cheese one sounds really good!

Passionate About Baking said...

Welcome back...great to see the virtual treat! YUM...I'd love some savoury donuts! What a unique concept...all that creamy cheese is making me drooooooooool!

A.G said...

weh jd pgn mæm J-co aku.. suk ah nek mudik nyang Javamall tuku J-co......denger-2 dowang tp rung tau nyokot.
can't wait to bite it :((
count down for my vacantie to my beauty country

Ben said...

Yes, that is a brilliant idea! I could eat half a dozen of these savory doughnuts.

I got your package over the weekend. I loved the little dragon magnet and the cards. Thanks so much! :D

Lina said...

welcome back home! Ive never heard of those donuts before but they look amaaaaaazing! I am a donut freak and have never ever had savory donuts. pure genius...

Vicki said...

Cheese and garlic donuts? Yes, please!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Welcome back! And the donuts look YUM. First time seeing this kind of savory donuts too. Real eyes opener! Wish I could taste it!

Rita said...

I just bought some doughnuts for my husband today. Here in Seattle there is a place called Top Pot Doughnuts and they are pretty famous around the area. But I never saw savory ones.
BTW, welcome back!

Ning said...

Welcome back! And what savory treat you have for us! I usually do not eat donuts because they are too sweet. But these savory kind may just change my mind. :)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Wow! Those doughnuts are so interesting! I love the idea of the savory ones. Italians make a savory kind of doughnut called zeppoli. They are usually filled with fish.

tigerfish said...

Tried the original and choco-glazed version here in SGP! Not bad. Still got so many varieties to try!Woops!

Beachlover said...

oh yea,when I was in KL everybody praise about this donut.I line up to buy this donut like they are giving out for FREE...long Q!hahaha!!I like the texture,soft and moist like you said not too sweet!

Lidia Sianturi said...

ngiriiiiiiiii...kpn bs plg ya?

Foni said...

buat gue mana rit j-co? duhhh 1 potong tak cukup eiiii