Of course, I didn't know the name of the place, I just recognised the place by sight. Almost everytime we go to Springvale, we inevitably get lost.
The few landmarks that I know is this buns place, which I now know as Golden Lake Cake and Roast. Given its location and its size, I figured it'd be good. Certainly, it has a lot on offer.
So we went with two custard egg buns (right), a red bean bun (with the red spot) and a BBQ bun (bottom left). Admittedly, it was a few hours post purchase that we ate them, so it could have affected the quality.... but, on the other hand, the buns could just be plain crap.
The custard buns were the most disappointing. When I picked one up, it was heavy - waaaay heavier than what a custard bun should be. Biting into it, the bun was dry and had a texture like a bushman's damper. The custard filling was solid and worse, it had dessicated coconut in it. Wrong weight, wrong texture and wrong coconut. Even looking at them, the surface looks lumpy.
I didn't have the red bean bun, and the Lawyer didn't say much about it, so I assume that it wasn't earth shattering. Ditto with the custard buns, it had an odd lumpy surface.
The BBQ bun was equally wierd. The dough was heavy and dry. The BBQ pork was as wierd and mysterious as you would fear from any meat you buy from Springvale. It really felt and tasted like scrap meat from god knows where. It was so wierd that I chucked it out after two bites.
Food – 4
Ambience – 6
Service – 6
Price – 8
So, an even meh-er experience than Pho Hung. Maybe (and that's a big, maybe) we chose wrong, but I ain't going back.
Golden Lake Cake and Roast
46 Buckingham Ave
Telephone: 9574 6881