Came across Chizu & Honzu as we were walking around AEON Mall Tebrau City in Johor Bahru. It was that fresh-out-of-the-oven aroma that first caught my attention and I just couldn’t resist that tempting scent.
Chizu & Honzu are actually two sister brands/companies. Chizu (on the right hand side) specialises in cheese teas/drinks whereas Honzu is a bakery that specialises in Japanese creative croissants. Over here at AEON Mall Tebrau City, it’s pretty much like an open cafe that’s right-smacked in the middle of the mall and surrounded by retail shops on both sides.
That gorgeous array of mouthwatering croissants.? Took me a while to decide what to get because all looked so good!
Prices ranged from RM2.90 for an Original Croissant to RM5.90 for a Matcha Croissant. As you can see, they aren’t your regular kind of croissants as they come in multiple flavours and toppings/fillings.
Buy 5 Get 1 Free
The lowest priced croissant will be complimentary. It’s an on-going deal.
They have a pretty nice seating area that we can chill out in. Power outlets are also available for those who want to bring along your laptop to work or if you need to charge up your devices.
Our croissants were all nicely packed in a paper box like this.
Delicious looking croissants!
Decided to go for (from top left in clockwise order) Snowy Custard, Garlic Cream, Japanese Cheese, Raspberry, Salted Mentaiko and Cheddar Cheese.
Every croissant looked so plump and puffed-up. Really liked their texture too – so crispy on the outside and airy on the inside.
The Cheddar Cheese Croissant had a rich and creamy nacho cheese sauce topping on top. If you love cheese, you’ll definitely enjoy this.
The Garlic Cream one reminded me of garlic bread. Buttery. Garlicky.
And the Salted Mentaiko Croissant tasted just like the mentaiko baguettes I used to get from Sun Moulin. Very salty but so flavoursome.
Snowy Custard Croissant was da bomb!
This was the inside of the Snowy Custard Croissant which happened to be my top favourite of all. Cream was light and not overly sweet. Generous amount of filling so every bite of it felt really indulgent. Really yum!
I highly recommend the Raspberry one too because the icing had a nice tang to it. And the pistachios and cranberries added texture too.
The Japanese Cheese Croissant was better than the Cheddar Cheese one because cream cheese was used in this and it didn’t taste as rich and cloying as the nacho cheese sauce.
Checked out Chizu on the other side. Besides cheese teas and cheese drinks, they also served up fruit teas, bubble teas and coffee. Also had a selection of cakes in the chiller display.
Super Season Fruit Tea (RM8)
Ordered a Super Season Fruit Tea as I wanted something light and refreshing. Just to balance the heaviness and richness of the croissants. And I loved this tea! I requested for it to be less sweet so the fragrant tea that was infused with assorted fruits really stood out nicely.
J who had a Matcha Latte (RM12) also commented that it was smooth and fragrant.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my little tea break here at Chizu & Honzu. These delicious croissants were a nice change from our usual donuts and cakes. It’s a shame Honzu isn’t available in Singapore yet so we still have to get across the Causeway to buy their croissants. Croissant fans, do not miss out on this. Definitely worth every calorie!