Le Painnamou opened today on Bishop near Maisoneuve.Its a korean bakery. I have no idea how authentic it is (the owner and staff are korean) but it tastes pretty good. I dont like sweets very much so I just got a sausage roll(more like a hot dog roll) and some type of bacon bread. The bacon bread was better than the sausage roll and had some sweet cheese inside that balanced with the salty bacon quite well. Both tasted of garlic. I wouldnt say its mind blowing but definitely a nice addition to the neighborhood. Together the pastries came to just under 10 dollars. It is a bit similar to cocobun but with a nice atmosphere and higher quality.
I reheated some of what I bought and it was actually really good..the bacon bread with cheese tasted different but really good.It wasnt really bacon tho..more like ham...a bit too much garlic but really good... I think my comparison to cocobun was unjustified as this is much bigger and better however I dont recommend the hot dog roll.
I tried a few things with friends today. As you said, similar to Cocobun, but higher quality! The cheese danish, peanuts bun and cream bun were all delicious and better than our favorites at Cocobun/Harmonie. This place could soon become too small for them I think.
I bought 3 items for $13 today : bacon bread with cheese, small hot dog roll, large hot dog roll. I ate the small HD roll; it was tasty, I enjoyed the banana peppers baked into the bread. I will eat the other two items for lunch tomorrow. Definitely a higher quality than Cocobun.