Japan Recommended in JapanI Only Eat Desserts / December 2, 2012 / 6 Comments
La Pâtisserie des Rêves, “Pastry Shop of Dreams”, famous for reinventing the classics of French pastries. Everytime I’m in Kyoto I always pass by La Pâtisserie des Rêves when it is closed. While I was trying to catch more autumn leaves I passed by the shop again and it was opened! Being the curious person I am, I ducked in to have a look – but I did not come out empty handed :)
The futuristic layout of the store with the desserts trapped in light bulbs – aren’t they just screaming to be rescued?
I got the vanilla and coffee flavoured calisson frais, The vanilla one had two layers – a biscuit base with a vanilla filling, covered in a thin crunchy white chocolate coating. It tasted good but pricey for just biscuits. I would rather spend the money on more cake.
Vanilla and Coffee Callison Frais (189 Yen each ~ $2.30 AUD each)
After much consideration I choose the Saint-Honoré – look how beautiful it is, topped off with beautiful folds of vanilla Chantilly crème and cream puffs dipped in caramelised sugar. Looks were not deceiving, it was absolutely delicious – biting through the brittle caramelised sugared top into puff pastry and cream, while eating the thick Chantilly crème from the side. It doesn’t stop there, the feuille at the bottom had two long pastry caramel-glued on with a long row of chiboust filled in between.
Saint-Honoré (525 Yen ~ $6.40 AUD)
Seconds anyone? I need to run back to try and eat the entire collection. That is how in love I am with La Pâtisserie des Rêves :D