US cinnamon roll chain Cinnabon has lastly opened their first retailer in Indonesia, and I positively underestimated the hype as I discovered myself queueing greater than half-hour on a weekday for his or her well-known buns.
Formally opening in mid-June, Cinnabon’s first Indonesian outlet is situated in Grand Indonesia (GI) mall. Although it’s situated within the coronary heart of Jakarta’s business district, I do hope that Cinnabon will unfold its goodness to different components of the capital as a result of the demand is evidently there.
There are three bun variants supplied by Cinnabon Indonesia, particularly the Cinnabon, Chocobon, and Caramel Pecanbon. They arrive in three sizes: Basic, Minibon, and Bonbites (IDR26,000), the latter of which is simply accessible for the OG. There are additionally Roll-On-The-Go (IDR28,000), designed to be eaten with a fork, and the crispy Cinnachips (IDR26,000).
The buns vary from IDR26,000 and IDR28,000 for the Minibon Cinnabon and Chocobon, respectively; IDR36,000 and IDR38,000 for the Basic Cinnabon and Chocobon; to IDR30,000 and IDR42,000 for the Caramel Pecanbon in Minibon and Basic sizes. All costs are earlier than taxes and surcharges.
Cinnamon rolls have been a scorching commodity previously couple of years as many native bakeries supply their very own takes for the candy treats. The primary time I went to Cinnabon in GI, the outlet ran out of rolls they usually solely bought them later within the night, so I made a decision to attempt their Iced Cinnamon Roll Cappuccino (IDR52,000 for the big cup). It was fairly candy with a powerful cinnamon kick, and I felt like gulping iced espresso whereas chewing a cinnamon roll on the similar time.
Nonetheless, I didn’t go residence empty handed at the moment as a result of a sort worker gave me a heaping pattern of heat Chocobon, which made my coronary heart swell with happiness. Whereas it’s not too candy, it tasted extra like a gooey chocolate bread as an alternative of a cinnamon roll with chocolate.
My second go to to Cinnabon additionally got here with a shock as I needed to queue greater than half an hour on a weekday earlier than lunchtime. The maintain up, it appeared, was brought on by clients solely being allowed to position an order as soon as the employees have been accomplished baking a batch. On the time of writing this text, every individual was restricted to 2 items of Basic and Minibon every.
After patting myself on the again for queueing for this assessment, I ordered a Basic Cinnabon, a Minibon Chocobon, Roll-On-The-Go, in addition to the Mochalatta Chill (IDR38,000 for the common cup).
The Mochalatta Chill is described as a “a chocolaty drink with a espresso kick,” topped with a heaping serving of whipped cream. It’s extra like an iced chocolate drink with a splash of espresso taste, although I doubt it was refreshing for a noon deal with because it was fairly thick and I needed to gulp a lot of water after.
Whereas I had already tasted the Chocobon, the Cinnabon was rattling close to good for me. It’s not overly candy and all that you simply most likely ever dreamed of a Cinnabon got here true because of the buns and the aromatic cinnamon, which was complemented by the icing. Personally, although, I really feel the Basic measurement continues to be fairly extreme for me.
The Roll-On-The-Go, which is served in a cup, is slathered with caramel sauce, but the cinnamon taste continues to be sturdy sufficient to face out amid the sweetness.
Total, I’m fairly happy with my first Cinnabon expertise in Indonesia, although I’ll decide to attend till the hype dies all the way down to order their buns once more.
Grand Indonesia East Mall 3A ground, Central Jakarta
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, every day
Transit: Bundaran HI MRT
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