The Ancient History of Bread Making

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The history of bread goes back at least 30,000 years. The first bread produced was probably cooked versions of a grain-paste, made from roasted and ground cereal grains and water, and may have been developed by accidental cooking or deliberate experimentation with water and grain flour. Bread has come a long way since then and we have seen innovation and fusion including Mentaiko and even the famous salted egg yolk. While every person has their own preference for bread, should you ever crave for one while in Penang, do pop by Bread History and get a slice for yourself!


Making History Since 2003

Both BREAD HISTORY (“BH”) and SAVOUR BAKERY (“SB”) are owned by Auyong family, originated from Penang. BH and SB were established in the year 2003 and 2015 respectively. They specialise in baking! From buns to loaves to dry cakes and cakes, over 130 types of confectionary and pastries. Bread History Sdn Bhd was the first modern bakery in northern Malaysia to bake buns with various fillings. Each type of bun has their own character and is named differently. Started from buns and bread loaves, they have expanded to cake-baking and cake-decorating. Now, they have a cake-décor team specifically to create customized decoration for cakes of various events.

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Specialising At What They Do Best

They bake over 100 types of buns (made from their signature sweet frozen dough), bread loaves, dry cakes and over 30 flavours of birthday cakes. All items are baked with natural ingredients with no additional preservatives. They use flour of different varieties from various country to create the finest taste for all products. All baking ingredients and methods are constantly updated to seek the best to bake or a different way to create a different texture for an unconventional tasting experience, even if it could be just a simple butter cake. Other than baked products, they have set up two cafes at Setia Spice Canopy and Sunway Carnival Mall respectively providing a space for customers to savour their bread with freshly brewed coffee. They also serve breakfast sets and main course for lunch and dinner as well.

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The Bread Loving Dream

Being the chief baker in a well-known bakery, Mr. Simon Auyong had always dreamt of running his own bakery. After failing a few start-ups in Singapore, losing almost every penny he had, he came back to Penang broken-hearted. Back in the days, baking industry in Penang revolved around traditional baked products. It was the perfect opportunity to introduce something new to Penang consumers, and that lighted up Simon’s inner fire to bake again. Despite all odds, he found an outlet for rent at Prangin Mall (First outlet) and created Bread History.

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Rising With The Dough

To date, Bread History has been awarded:

  • Malaysia Most Impactful Award 2014
  • SME Phoenix Award 2014
  • Ranked the 3rd in Top 50 Enterprise Awards Malaysia 2015/2016 (Gold Award)

Under the leadership of Mr. Simon Auyong, Bread History has broke through the conventional concept of confectionery and pastry industry. The companies have successfully brought creativity to their products. With such creativity, Bread History became the first modernity pastry company in the northern region and became a brand of its own for pastries lovers.

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Penangites, did you know with Bread History, you can buy bread online and have the freshest buns from the oven delivered to your home? Get your slice of bread making goodness here.