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Sweet tea 4

20 May

I tried the salted part of Sweet tea, the Vegetarian fougasse. I liked the filling because it’s like a ratatouille with pepper, eggplant…cooked in olive oil with basilica, so that was just delicious. However the bread…i prefer the one from Lalos.

Continuing with the sweet part, the cookies were nice, but even though they’re good in flavor, i think that they lack in terms of melting. I love subway cookies because they’re hard on the outside and melting in the middle. Here they’re crispy, that’s good, but not melting. So it’s still not perfect to me.

Finally, i tried the last cake, the candied fruit one. I didn’t noticed but yeah, fruit without “s”, and that’s true. Only one grape. They’re really kidding me. A fruit cake with one single grape in the whole cake. Ok, it’s the same size as a madeleine, but still! And it’s not even breath-taking. That’s a total waste of money.

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I-Baked

18 Nov

What i like about Taiwan is that concerning food they have a lot of creativity. Sometimes it can lack in taste, but at least they have a lot of ideas. This for example, an ice-cream between two cookies. Simple. Yet i haven’t seen it anywhere in France.You can choose 2 cookies of your choice between around 10 differnet, and the flavor of your ice-cream.

They cookies are ok, but too soft to be really good. I mean cookies need to be crispy, those one are soft but nice in taste (and i just checked, it’s written soft cookies on their flyers, so that’s really it)…Ice cream, not that good.

In the end? Ok if you just want something sweet, not a very refined dessert. Like you would take a ice-cream from Mc Do, which is not bad once in a while.

Shida Night Market
MRT: Taipei Mainpower Building

Lalos: a MOF in Taipei

7 Nov

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….

Lalos
Taipei 101 B1

MRT: Taipei City Hall

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