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Aug 18, 2013 08:03 AM

Kuala Lumpur - KLonuts are *NOT* Cronuts!!! Not even close :-(

Feeling very diappointed and let-down last weekend - went all the way to Publika mall to try KLonuts, which were, apparently, the B.I.G. Group's rendition of Dominique Ansel's global hit, Cronuts.

What I got? Anaemic, light-textured doughnuts - similar to Pop DoH donuts which used to be sold at Takashimaya Singapore's basement food hall. Just compare the *real* Cronuts in this Manhattan thread to the ones in my photo :-(

And at RM7 a piece?!!

Address details
Lot No. 1A, 83-95, Level UG1
1 Jalan Dutamas 1
Solaris Dutamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-6209 1740

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  1. haha its hilarious how fast these things have become a fad worldwide...they get very mixed reviews in NY, generally either love or hate

    6 Replies
    1. re: Lau

      Lau, my sister in HK tells me even Mandarin Hotel has come up with a copycat "croissant-doughnut". Dominique Ansel has trademarked "Cronut", so anyone else attempting to use the same will be infringeing his copyright.

      1. re: M_Gomez

        yah they are getting copied all over the US, seen pics of them in korea and other countries

        some people are claiming that Dessert Club ChikaLicious' do'ssaint (a good japanese dessert bar in NY) is actually better than Dominique Ansel's cronut now

        1. re: Lau

          New Delhi's version looked inestimably better than KL's:

          1. re: klyeoh

            im just waiting for all this hype to die down and ill go try one at dominique ansel (its a good bakery generally), but im not going to wait like 2-3 hours for one...that's ridiculous

            1. re: Lau

              Just wait for a few months. Food fads are pretty fickle.

              I remembered during one of my visits to NY a while back when folks went absolutely mad over Magnolia Bakery's cupcakes. I wanted to join the queue but couldn't see the end of it as it snaked around the block! Admittedly, that was the evening of the Rockefeller Center annual X'mas tree light-up, so it *was* the worst possible timing :-D

              1. re: klyeoh

                yah i figure it will die down in a few months

                actually magnolia still has lines, usually like a 15-20 person line outside (all tourists)...unfortunately they have turned into mostly hype as I think their cupcakes suck.

                luckily i have sugar sweet sunshine closer to where i live and their cupcakes are much better (it's a closer to what magnolia used to taste like bc the guys are originally from magnolia)

    2. LOL! That doesn't look like a Cro-nut at all! At least Da Paolo in Singapore has the decency to make multilayered croissant dough that at leats LOOK like the real thing. The ones you have in KL look like 50 sen doughnuts one can buy from a roadside stall. LOL!