Berliner - cream cheese, vanilla custard, strawberry jam
Also known as jelly doughnut for its sweet interior, the original fillings for Berliners were meat, fish, mushrooms, cheese or other savory mixtures. The reason was sugar was still very expensive and difficult to find in Germany at that time. Only when the price of sugar decreased in the sixteenth century, sugar and fruit preserves were introduced to fried doughnuts, making the popular Berliners today. At Park Hyatt Saigon, our Pastry Chefs used the best quality butter and that the baker bakes them fresh daily throughout the breakfast service
Many believe that the 'croissant' was invented by the French, but in reality its origins were in Austria, from a specialty called Kipfel. The French queen during the Revolution was not French-born; she arrived in France at age 15 from Austria. Legend has it that she so missed the Kipfel that she requested royal bakers attempt a version. They called it “croissant” and made it look more exquisite for royal dining. Croissants are simple pastries without filling, so their quality depends totally on the quality of the dough. Come and taste the traditional croissant in Opera (also available for take-away from our Pastry Boutique)!