The Taste Test: flat bread

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 April, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 April, 2013, 11:50am

Reser's Baja Cafe Flour Tortillas 510 grams (12 pieces) for HK$31.50, Oliver's

Flatbreads are among the most ancient breads as they require no oven or utensils to make. Tortillas have been a staple in northern Mexico for thousands of years. This is a convenient way to whip up your own Mexican meal at home.
Verdict: warmed in a skillet, this was fluffy and great for a quick burrito. But it loses healthy points for containing hydrogenated oils and preservatives.

Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas 340 grams (six pieces) for HK$40, Oliver's

An option for people sensitive to gluten. Instead of wheat flour, this all-natural, preservative-free product uses brown rice and tapioca flours.
Verdict: because it's wheat- and gluten-free, it tends to be drier, stiffer and heavier than a regular tortilla. It crisps quickly in a skillet, so it's better eaten flat or folded in half than rolled up.

World Food Pita Bread with Zaatar 374 grams (four pieces) for HK$24.90, Oliver's

Pita is a slightly leavened wheat bread eaten in the Middle East and Mediterranean. This version is sprinkled with za'atar, a blend of sesame seeds, thyme and salt. Made by Habibi Cafe in Hong Kong.
Verdict: I remember pita to be fluffier than this. But it's still good, with a slight chew, and wonderfully fragrant with the spices.