Gosh. I only just realised today that I haven’t blogged for about 4 months! Been so incredibly busy, but not to worry, am still passionate about food (just take a look at my Instagram hehe).
Anyway, I’d like to quickly share a bit about a gem of a dessert shop I visited in Taipei in August. Which actually many of you likely already know about, as it was ranked in some list of Taipei’s top dessert places, and is much-talked about in the online space.
And so, after drooling over a friend’s picture of a ridiculously delicious and beautiful looking pastry on Facebook, I knew I had to make a visit to this little cafe, rain or shine.
Literally, as we had to brave pouring rain to get there. But I do think it was worth it!
Three of us were actually planning to share two desserts as we just had a filling lunch, but they require a minimum spending of around NT$150 per person I think, so do note.
So we ended up ordering a pastry and a tart to share there, and a pack of chocolate cookies for my dad who decided not to come along for the trek from the further end of Yong Kang Street.
Of course, we had their popular Caramel Apple Mille Feuille (which was what my friend posted on Facebook actually), and a rich looking Cherry Chocolate Ganache Tart. Believe these were NT$190 and $170 respectively.
The mille feuille was simply delightful – the pastry was light and fluffy, with the taste made complete with the gorgeous filling of thick caramel cream and refreshingly sweet and tart apple paste.
The parts really complemented each other well and the dessert came together very nicely. I really enjoyed this delicate dessert.
The cherry tart was good too but in a different way. This had a bit more bite due to the slightly sour taste of the cherry, but the rich chocolate ganache and crunchy base acted as foils to this and gave the dessert delectable character. In one word – yummy!
The decor of the place was clean yet vibrant, with white based tones and bright coloured furnishings and ornaments adding a touch of cute and bringing some happiness to the ambience.
And finally, I regret not taking a picture of this, but oh-my-goodness, the chocolate cookies (NT$120) that we took away were out of this world. I’m not really sure how to describe them, just that I think they were the best chocolate cookies I ever ate.
So anyway, if you’re a fan of sweet treats, do pay Patisserie La Douceur a visit if you’re ever in Taipei!
(You can even go and queue at the original Din Tai Fung restaurant nearby on Xinyi Road if you have the time… heh.)
More on Taiwan another time!
Patisserie La Douceur
No. 223, Jinhua Street
Daan District, Taipei City