Oh Lordy, these Mini Stuffed Bagel Bombs just might be the end of me…
9cm Bagel 贝果客 is a Beijing-based bagel company that started making hand-rolled New York-style bagels from just a small kitchen in mid-September and are already making a name for themselves for their quality and innovative bagel-line of products!
“Here to comfort the homesick American and Canadian expatriates, 9cm Bagel is serious about making and delivering real hand-rolled New York style bagels to bagel lovers in Beijing. Our bagels are baked fresh daily and deliver to you straight from our bakery.” – 9cm Bagel
RMB 9 per bagel or RMB 100 per dozen
Plain, Sesame, Whole Wheat, Garlic, Everything, Onion, Sea Salt + Cinnamon Raisin
From the photos above, you can see that 9cm Bagel’s offerings of flavors are pretty standard and at good value at RMB 9 per bagel or RMB 100 per a dozen. Cream cheeses come in 250g containers and are available in Plain, Sun-dried Tomato, Garlic & Rosemary, Chives (RMB 25 each) or RMB 28 for the Dill & Horseradish spread.
More than just the classic bagel flavors, 9cm got creative during the holiday season and offered Gingerbread Bagels as their Christmas special, which was available in limited quantities and sold at various fayres around town. Though that flavor has come and gone, they also got crafty with local ingredients in their recent bagel inventions including a Sugar Roasted Chestnut Bagels which used a traditional Beijing street snack food – Sugar Roasted Chestnuts 糖炒栗子 as a key ingredient.
But enough about the bagels. As good as they are, what blew my mind was not the bagel, but a very creative take on a bagel – Mini Stuffed Bagel Bombs. Available in 3 different flavors varying from savory to sweet, I couldn’t stop popping these like those kids skateboarding in those Pringles commercials.
You can’t go wrong with their classic plain bagel bomb stuffed with cream cheese, which is every bit as amazing as you imagine. The bagels stuffed with peanut butter and strawberry jam took me back to my childhood days and the brown sugar bagel stuffed with chocolate cream cheese is dangerously delicious.
Thanks to 9cm’s signature Mini Stuffed Bagel Bombs, it’s just a matter of time before birthdays ditch the clichéd cupcakes and cakes for these bad boys.
This is what my next birthday cake is going to look like
Especially for those of you who find regular sized bagels intimidating, these bagel bombs are bite-sized and a great snack when you’re on the go. They’ll also make you a whole lot of new friends if you bring these to your next potluck.
Another recommendation are their Bagel Chips (photo’d below in the brown paper bag), which are also a great party starter snack that comes in two flavors – five spice and cinnamon raison (RMB 18 per 150g pack).
“To me personally, bagel is a very intriguing bread, it’s ancient, it’s cute looking and so versatile! We believe that we are the only bagel company that offers such unique products in Beijing and we constantly bringing new flavors and diversity to bagel lovers.” – Jie Yang, Co-Founder of 9cm Bagel
Office Bagel Party to Get the Day Off to a Rockin Start
On December 23, 9cm Bagel announced the launch of their Pop-Up Shop at Tigris in Sanlitun (next to Burger King in Yashow Market). Featuring a vegan-friendly spread – their Tofutti is made of fresh tofu and edamame. Their new bagel flavor is an Orange Peel & Cranberry Bagel and they’ve also added hand-crafted Italian sausages to their sandwich selection.
9cm Bagel x Tigris Coffee Pop-Up:
Pop-Up Shop: Tigris Coffee
Address: No. 19-20, 1/F Yashow Market (next to Burger King) on Gongti Beilu
Tel: 130 7014 2567/6500 0679
Open Daily from 10AM-9PM
9cm Bagel Contact Details:
To Order, Call: 18810077427 (Recommended!)
WeChat ID: beiguoke9cmbagel
Ordering Hours: 7:30 – 19:00
Delivery Hours: 9AM-4PM (Minimum Delivery Order RMB 68)
Free Delivery within 3km of Hujialou, RMB 15 delivery fee within 5km
Other than Bagel Sandwiches, please give orders 24 hours in advance