I’m glad. Really. I found a MOF in Taipei. With nice cakes and breads. Better than Kayser (i think). And with French bakers (yeah yeah yeah, i said hello to one of them, and i heard some Taiwanese women saying that one was quite awesome -funny thing is that they were 40 years old women acting like teenagers in front of a baker in his 20’s….). I love Taiwanese, they’re so cute.
Anyway, that’s not the point here. The bakery is a French bakery from Frederic Lalos, a 1997 MOF who also has the brand “Le quartier du pain” in Paris & Boulogne. I tried a slice of a Marbré, a Palet breton and a white chocolate cookie. They have a lot of bread which are nice (i taste the samples), and not too soft even with the huge rain outside (which is really nice compared to the Carrefour bread that are more chewing gums than breads…). You can also spot cannelés, muffins, real sandwiches, croissants, pains au chocolat, croissants aux amandes (that look like ones contrary to Kayser in Taipei), financier, sablés, flan… It’s cheaper than Paul and better, and closer for me, so that’s perfect.
Now the review. The Marbré was really good. Not too dry and heavy, with chocolate but not too much. I came back to my grand mother’s place when i ate it. Just loved it.
The palet breton was quite plain, not salty enough for me, but i think they mixed the “sablé” and the “palet breton” on the board because it was definitely like a simple sablé. Anyway, i’ll not buy that again since it’s too simple.
The cookie with white chocolate and nuts: Melting inside and crispy on the borders. Nice, but not awesome. I’ll keep the marbré for me.
What is strange is that i had more pleasure into eating a simple marbré than the Aoki pie, even if it was delicious. Because the marbré reminded me home and family, while Aoki was good but maybe too “cold”. That’s the first time that something like this happens….
Taipei 101 B1
MRT: Taipei City Hall