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Lalos 2

13 Nov

Again i went to Lalos shop. I needed some bread for Foie Gras, so i took 2: the Longuet and honey bread. With this, i tried the plain biscuit and a flan.

The Longuet is really good alone in fact. It’s too strong to go with Foie Gras, but i loved its aroma. Crispy as it should be. Yum Yum. Better than the one i usually buy in Paris.

The Honey Bread. Also really nice and goes well with the Foie Gras. The honey flavor isn’t too strong and sweet, so it just gives a little touch to the bread. Also really good, but i prefer the Longuet for everyday meals.

Biscuit. Hum, it seems that Lalos isn’t good at baking biscuit. The Palet breton wasn’t that good last time, and this plain sablé was really not interesting at all. I forced myself to finish it. Not good, it doesn’t have any taste.

The Flan. Nice one, the pastry was a little hard which was great, but i prefer flan a little less cooked. But i had trouble to ask for it. I mean, it was written “flan” at the counter, so i said it normally, but the women made me repeat 3 times and then she pointed at an “éclair”. Huuum, yeah, that’s nearly that… ^^” that’s nice to show off how frenchy the bakery is and use a lot of French terms, but if it crumbles down at the first word you pronounce for a cake, i don’t see the point of doing it. Just to say (yeah yeah, i love to criticize again, i know).

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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….

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