Ladurée Cakes, Japan

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.

Laduree La Fraise

La Fraise

Laduree La Fraise

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.

Laduree Ispahan Softserve

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.

Laduree Fruits and Vanilla Yule Log

Bûchette Fruits rouges et Vanille (Red Fruits and Vanilla individual Yule Log)

Laduree Fruits and Vanilla 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

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?

Laudree Plaisirs Sucrés

Plaisirs Sucrés

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.


Ladurée Osaka
JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan 2F
3-1-3 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-8558, Japan

Ladurée Shinjuku
Shinjuku Lumine 2, 1F
3-38-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022

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