As I was walking around the business district area, I went through my makan makan list and then thought, hey I haven’t had a good dessert. Out of nowhere, I recalled about Sadahru Aoki, after all he’s Japanese. And coincidentally the patisserie was only about 500 metres away from where I was! Guess it was meant to be…Time for desserts in Sadaharu Aoki!
The shop was really quite quiant. Mainly white, and the place was full, both with seated down guests as well as those who were taking away.
Just nice. An empty seat.
We sat down and browsed through the menu. I did not recall this in Taipei, but they have this degustation menu of 5 or 7 cakes, but I went for the 5 of course..Cost about 1600 yen.
I don’t know if there was a flow to eat them, but each cake had a really distinct flavour, all displaying it’s own vivid colours, which translated it strength in your mouth. My top three favourites were the hazelnut strawberru and cheesecake, which ended up as my top selections too for the macaroons.
The pistachio and green tea were good as well. What was missing out was a cuppa coffee, and i regretted drinking too much of it in one morning.
Through my second experience, I learnt something peculiar. As there were just abit too much for finish over one course, I wanted to pack up the rest of the macaroons home to savour them later.
Strangely, I was not allowed to. The waitresses had limited English but from their hand gestures and a couple of pictorial drawings on their notebook when I asked why I was not allowed to, it had got to do with bringing home may damage the eating experience later as they do not have the packages that are designed to preserve the best eating moment for the macaroons.
Which, I thought was just too strange. I was sorta forced to gobble up every macaroon since it was 500 yen a piece, but I was too sickly sweet full by then hence in my opinion, that ruined my macaroon experience more than having a less tasty one at home later on.
I guess every place has its rules in place to make sure the food they serve are at their very best. But forcing patrons to finish up, or choosing to leave behind the unfinished food is not something I’m used to. Then again, I’m not in the ranks of the rich and the wealthy haha.
The iced Macha latte was amazingly delicious. According to the menu, this drink is also a signature for this patisserie cafe. Though this drink isn’t something that I’d order usually, but I had too many doses of coffee for the day.
The milk was just about nice in terms of the creamy texture, and the sweetness was just right too. The Macha flavour was quite strong but its intensity was just about right to make it fuse well with the milk.
I want to learn making this on my own when I head back!
Total damage was quite..Damaging 🙁
The bill was about 4000 over yen, which cost nearly RM200. Ouches. But it brought back wonderful memories of my first experience of Sadaharu Aoki’s pastries in Taipei. And it reminded me too of my early youthful days of dreaming to be a pastry chef, and naively writing to Sadaharu Aoki asking for an internship. Hahaha.
You can read more of my older post here about my first experience of his lovely decadent pastries in Taipei from this link: