Yi Zin Cake House Butter Bun

Poh Kwong Park-Butter Bun
“Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable.�
If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem.
But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it.” – Mario Andretti

I had the good fortune to be one of the photographers during the recent Elizabeth King Charity Dinner and Dance. There I met a group of photographers that were really in to the art of photography. Some were new to the craft. Some were well experienced. Some had expensive equipment. Some had the basic tools. But all had been seduced by the Siren we call passion.

There are other groups of people with passion of course, but maybe for other things. Like the dancers from Studio 23, dancing their hearts out during the Dance me a Story show in BCCK. Mind you, most of them weren’t professional dancers. They might not have the talent or technical ability of those professionals in a ballet company or even those in a broadway musical. But they had as much passion if not more.

Donald Trump once said “Without passion you don’t have energy, without energy you have nothing”. It is so true. Without passion, the activity becomes a chore, a routine. Taking a photograph becomes an afterthought. A belly dance becomes hard work. But with passion, you get the energy and the motivation to see it thru.

What is my passion you ask? Food is definitely one of them and so is photography. Writing this blog has allowed me to combine the two, which I am truly grateful for. So when I got the chance to shoot food in a more studio like condition, I jumped at the chance. The subject I chose is something that should be familiar to us all, the butter bun.

The soft bun filled with the sweet custardy goodness is a staple of my childhood. It was standard fair either for my breakfast or afternoon tea. Those were the days.

The ones I got for this photo shoot is  from Yi Zin Cake House. This is a very unassuming bakery in one of the old shops at Poh Kwong Park. One shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and if you did, chances are you wouldn’t have tried this delicious bun.

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The buns come in a pack of 6 for a decent price of RM3.80. It looks pretty average from the outside in fact. But once you bite down into it, you will know the difference. The first thing you would notice is that they did not skimp on the filling. Actually you can even tell from the photos. It is overflowing with the butter filling.

The butter filling is sensational! It is most definitely sweet but it has a nice rough texture to it. The bun is nice and soft with a nice toasty crunch on some bits. It is a good thing that they sell it in a pack of 6 because one is definitely not enough. In fact, it is like Pringles, once you pop one in your mouth, you won’t be able to stop until it is too late. If you are not careful it will make you pile on the pounds.

If you buy it in the afternoon, it can be even better especially when it is fresh out of the oven. There is no feeling like a warm butter bun melting in your mouth. Thinking of it now actually makes my mouth water and I’m full!

Let me leave you not with more butter bun temptations but with a quote:

“Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Tony Robbins.


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