It’s taken me a while (try 4 years) but I’ve finally been to Patisserie Jin. Usually if I’m around that area I would have just gone to Steven Ter Horst or down to Eggless. However, I found myself really struggling to find things open on Tuesday. 4 places that we had planned to go to dinner on Tuesday were closed – I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten out on a Tuesday before :s
So with Eggless closed we made our way to Patisserie Jin. The best way to describe it is what a friend told me a while ago: it’s like being in a Kdrama. Clean, simple styling with cabinets displaying cakes (we came after dinner so it was kinda empty by this stage).
Cracking the brittle caramelized sugar and into the bitter green tea custard brulee was delicious. I love how you could taste the green tea but it worked with the sweetness of the dessert. It came with this slice of green bean and red bean biscuit that was dusted in crumbed peanut. I found this biscuit threw the whole dish off as you would get this hit of savoury green bean flavour that didn’t taste too great. The biscuit also had this chewy texture that was like mochi.
Green Tea Creme Brulee
The first thing I thought was that is an awfully small dessert for $14 as the fondant was no bigger than about 6 to 7 cm. You could tell that it was freshly made as it came with the smell that only comes when you have just baked some chocolate goods. A spoonful into the warm fluffy cake gave way to a oozing melted chocolate middle.
Jin’s Signature Fondant ($14)
Crepes were covered in chocolate sauce and slices of bananas with it being a tad more soggy that I would have liked.
Chocolate Crepe ($13.50)
It’s got a nice atmosphere with calming, happy music playing in the background that lulls you to sleep/relax after a while. I really loved the green tea creme brulee as it does green tea right! The fondant and crepes were ok but quite steep for the small size.
241 Unley Road
Malvern SA 5061