Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Ice (of skinnierthantheoriginal fame) recently blogged about this japanese-french bakery which serves the most amazing strawberry cakes, in her words, and i'm a sucker for desserts anyway. and the desserts i had in japan were amazing, i think they were the best part of the whole trip really. so yeah. i absolutely had to try these amazing desserts.
popped down to chinatown POINT and found out it was the wrong place. danggit. didnt check properly. so hopped down again to chinatown plaza, parked e car, and then stumbled in. met the friendly japanese chef and his really friendly vivacious wife (they are all like that in japan, i realised) - with the usual mashi-mazes and whatnots; and the cakes all looked so pretty and nice.
so, i ordered the strawberry souffle, and found it really quite amazing. very very light and delicate! a strawberry and fresh cream layer of perfect sweetness, balance, and a light fluffy texture in between light sponge and a lemony-cream cheese filling (the souffle part) makes for a wonderful light, sweet, delicious treat, and i was really enjoying every little morsel of it. it was soooo good.
another day, i tried the Strawberry Hill, and that was just as amazing, if not better. really light sponge of bigger proportions on top of fresh cream and strawberries again, but this time there was a really buttery tart-like base which was extremely delicious and enjoyable. it brought back memories of eating delifrance fruit tarts as a kid, always loving not the fruit but the buttery tarts which were so fragrant. this was exactly the same. in fact so much better - just had this round-ness of flavour and balance that is hard to put in words. just go try la.
and the last thing i had was the marron pie. ahh this was very very good. buttery, light, pastry with strong chestnut flavours encasing a real japanese chestnut. good to go nuts for.
Rating: 10/10. no joke.
Chinatown Plaza, junction of craig road and neil road