Oh, the joys of discovering a wonderful neighborhood bakery that doesn’t just serve the freshest pastries in town — but delectable pastas too! The Carpenter’s Daughter greets every customer with a strong aroma of fresh bread and coffee upon entering, and continues to impress through its mouthwatering selection of artisan pastries and western delicacies.
Gentle lighting illuminates the cozy interior, drenching the dark walls of the cafe in a soft yellow glow. Knick-knacks line the shelves while framed photographs of old English paintings add character to the green walls. As soft music hums in the background, young waiters and waitresses work the floor by taking orders, dishing out meals and greeting new patrons.
This bakery is every bit as cozy as it is delightful. I uncovered the mystery of its name a few days ago when I learned that the founder’s father is actually a carpenter who crafted most of the furniture in the shop. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? This artisan bakery takes pride and joy in organic and natural ingredients, and its fresh breads taste especially great with butter or soft French cheese.
The All-In-One-Pan features sausages, a choice of turkey ham or beef bacon, baked beans, half a tomato, crispy hash browns and sauteed mushrooms and an egg of your choice. I slathered butter on the bread and chewed into a slab of perfection.
I love pasta, and by that, I pretty much worship the Italian dish with all of my heart. My friends and family know this to be true. Too many shops try to replicate a good carbonara but sadly, most of them don’t even know half of what they’re doing. Thankfully The Carpenter’s Daughter’s rendition of a spaghetti carbonara is worth every single cent — with nice chunks of chewy beef bacon tossed among the al dente noodles and garnished with a sprinkling of black pepper. The sauce is just the right balance between salty and milky, leaving you longing for more.
Last but not least, the Lemon Meringue Pie is incredible. I’m not even joking. I’m not crazy about lemons, but I have to admit that this probably just altered my perception of lemons in pastries. The zesty lemon custard is shelled within the walls of a buttery crust and topped with creamy, toasted meringue.
I’m coining this as one of my favorite neighborhood bakeries.
THE CARPENTER’S DAUGHTER
Venue: No. 46G UEP Subang Jaya, UEP, Jalan USJ 10/1e, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia