The more I think about it, the more I know I was definitely in the wrong country for desserts. If you haven’t noticed a pattern already, the desserts I ate were usually French (don’t cry Japan, I still love you).
La Fraise looks so cute with it’s strawberry shape, white beaded seeds and it’s little green stem. I jumped at the chance to buy it. It tasted as awesome as it looked with refreshing strawberry mousse, layers of strawberry confit and a small hint of coconut.
I’ve only seen Laduree soft-serves at their Shinjuku shop at the JR station. I definitely chose the Ispahan soft-serve after the actual cake here. This is one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten – I was literally in a better place, never had I felt so at peace (yes good food does make me terribly happy). Rose flavoured soft-serve icecream drizzled with raspberry sauce with fresh strawberries and juicy lychee hidden within. All finished off with crushed raspberry macaron shells sprinkled on top.
Look, it’s a tiny yule log! Light as a feather vanilla cream filling with a blackcurrant layer squished in between, garnished with adorable baby fruits and white chocolate pieces attached to the ends. An extremely stupid buy which costed $20 for 5cm of cake. Every bite my head was going “you’re eating $2, here goes another $5.” Tasted nice but way too overpriced.
Bûchette Fruits rouges et Vanille (Red Fruits and Vanilla individual Yule Log)
The Ladurée Saint-Honores vanilla chocolate had a chocolate coated puff pastry base with chocolate mini-cream puffs, topped off with delicious vanilla whipped cream. Chocolate lovers will really enjoy this.
Ladurée Saint-Honores Vanilla Chocolate
The plaisirs sucrés was an extremely rich yet smooth hazelnut chocolate cake. Starting with a crisp snap from the thin chocolate piece then plunging into thick hazelnut and milk chocolate layers – delicious right?
This isn’t something you can get in little old Adelaide, it is something so quintessentially French with a hundred years of perfection. Ladurée sums up what cakes should be – delicate yet innovative with flavours melding together into something extraordinary.
JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan 2F
3-1-3 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-8558, Japan
Shinjuku Lumine 2, 1F
3-38-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022