BY CK Lam

Just recently, we get the first taste of Rasa Deli’s croinuts, a delicious merge of croissant and doughnut. The deli at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang is making the croinuts, a version based on the cronuts created by New York-based chef Dominique Ansel.

“The croinuts are made of laminated dough and deep-fried. The soft and layered interior is filled with fresh tangy lemony flavored pastry cream and its exterior rolled with flavored sugar,” says executive pastry chef, Dino Wan Teik Boon.

Croinuts at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by what2seeonline.com

 

Flaky on the outside, the croinut flavors include a combination of fruity, tart and creamy tastes. Right now there are six flavors like Toffee Orange, Lemon Raspberry, Chocolate Brownie, Apple Crumble, Nutella Banana and Vanilla Oreo.

Apple Crumble Croinut at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by what2seeonline.com

Apple Crumble with green apple

 

The chef shares that the croinuts are best eaten almost immediately or within two hours. We did just that over coffee and tea.

Addictive chocolate offerings include the Chocolate Brownie, Nutella Banana and Vanilla Oreo. The chef gives the Chocolate Brownie a crunchy bite with added toasted walnuts.

Croinuts at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Chocolate Brownie

 

The Vanilla Oreo with vanilla is sprinkled with chopped pistachios and crunchy Oreo cookies while the Nutella Banana is equally appealing, with combination of nutty flavored chocolate, hazelnut and banana.

Croinuts at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by what2seeonline.com

Vanilla Oreo

Nutella Banana Croinut at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by what2seeonline.com

Nutella Banana

 

The Lemon Raspberry stands out from the rest with the right combination of ingredients. It is refreshing and light, with tartness of the raspberry pairing well with the light and tangy lemon pastry cream.

Lemon Raspberry Croinut at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by what2seeonline.com

Lemon Rasberry

 

Fresh quantities of croinuts (only 100 pieces) are available daily, from 3pm to 4pm to enjoy at the premises or to takeaway. The croinut cost RM9.50+ per piece, RM18+ (two croinuts), RM34+ (four croinuts), RM50+ (six croinuts), RM65+ (eight croinuts) and RM95+ (twelve croinuts).

Croinuts at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by what2seeonline.com

 

Rasa Deli
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa
Batu Ferringhi
Penang

Tel: 04 888 8788

Business Hour: 11am till 6.30pm (Daily)

* Many thanks to Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa for laying on this invitation.

 

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Loved the texture of the pastry, but I felt that filling left much to be desired..

December 12th, 2013 at 1:35 am

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