We are now into the fourth month since the first case of COVID-19 pandemic in Brunei was confirmed. Fast forward, with the recent de-escalation measures being slowly introduced, business activity is gradually returning to normal. During the early stage of the restrictions period, most people, like us, preferred to stay at home and going out only when necessary. Hence, businesses, particularly for restaurants and cafes, are slow at times. Instead of staying idle during this downtime, we kept ourselves occupied.
Expecting that customers would avoid places which are usually crowded, we created an online order platform via WhatsApp that allows customers to view our cakes catalogue, place order, make payment online and then pick up their orders from any branch they prefer. Due to logistics challenges, we do not provide any delivery service at the moment but it is something we will definitely look into in near future. Do note that the WhatsApp order is close at 20:30PM, Mondays to Saturdays, and close for the whole day on Sundays and public holidays. If we are unable to respond to your text in time, you may leave a message and we shall get in touch with you the following working day.
Staying home means it is the perfect opportunity to develop some new recipes as well as improving the existing ones. If you have been a regular of our sourdough bread, you would notice the improvement as compared to before. The appearance, the crumb and the overall texture. We made some adjustments to the procedures while maintaining the same ingredients component. Some of the exciting new products which we have developed include Granola bar, Vegan chocolate balls, Bite-size energy bar, Caramel bread popcorn, Chocolate truffle balls, Custard egg tarts, Almond florentine, Cinnamon raisins cross bun, Pumpkin wholewheat bun and so on, just to name a few. Our favorite is the Chocolate truffle balls which comes in 4pcs in one box selling at $3.80/box. We also recommend the Caramel bread popcorn if you have a sweet tooth.
Another exciting accomplishment worth highlighting is the collaboration with @24seven.asia ie a 24 hours self service bakery in the form of vending machine. Now you can have fresh bakes such as assorted buns, chicken pie, sandwiches, muffins, roll cakes etc, anytime of the day (or night) with just a click away. This machine is currently located at RIPAS Outpatient area, next to the pharmacy. We hope to bring you more of this machine to other locations soon.