It's charcoal bread! PS: It is not burnt, but normal bread added with bamboo charcoal powder.
I noticed there is this bamboo charcoal craze in Malaysia years ago and now they are putting it into bread. Apparently charcoal, especially the bamboo charcoal, is good for you. They claimed there is a lot of health benefits and healing propertises. From what I know, doctor would prescribe charcoal tablets for you if you had food poisoning as charcoal tablets can neturalised the toxin in your body. There is also ornament charcoal in various design for sale. They claimed that it could soak in harmful UV rays emited by the computer screen and purify surrounding air and water.
Anyway, I found this bread selling at Lavendar, one of the famous bakery franchise in Malaysia, akin to BreadTalk in Singapore. There are 3 thick slices in each packet and cost RM$3.20. After conversion, it cost like 40 cents sing per piece.
I lightly toast it (not that I can tell if I have burned it... ha ha) and stuffed with this leftover sweet potatoes mash that I happened to have. I supposed it should taste nice with Kaya or any fruit jams.
It tasted normal I guess, if I hasn't got this psychological mentality going on. You cannot taste the charcoal and it is not grainy. In fact, I think it got a bit of miky taste to it. Anyway, while writing, I was thinking that it would looked very pretty if we smeared some mashed shrimp meat on it and fry it. Imagine this pinkish and light coral coloured spread on crispy black bread. Decorated with a hint of coriander's green, it would be perfect!
Ok, back to reality, you can read about the wonderful healing propertise of charcoal if you are curious. Well, the next time you ever go JB, get one and try it. Lavendar can be found in City Square. :)