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[Paris] Mori Yoshida

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Mori Yoshida

Add: 65 avenue de Breteuil 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 47 34 29 74
Hours: [Tue-Sun] 10am~7:15pm
Website: moriyoshida.fr
Price: €3.40~5.80/patisserie
Tasted on: May 2013

I’ve always loved clean, minimalistic shop designs, and Mori Yoshida was exactly that. Opened just one week ago by Japanese pastry chef Morihide Yoshida, who has honed his skills in both Japan (Park Hyatt Tokyo and his own patisserie) and France (La Pâtisserie des Rêves and Jacques Genin), the shop has an exceedingly purest design. The attention, naturally, is drawn to the beautiful pastries on display.

Through the floor-to-ceiling window…

Bare walls, plain wood, light grey floor.

Allergy information is provided for each pastry, a considerate touch.

A selection of some very interesting chocolate bonbons – shochu (Japanese liquor), Chai, mojito, etc. The boutique staff (who are all very, very nice) offered me a few to sample, and all were delicious.

Viennoiseries.

As usual, I went home with way too much than I can handle in a day.

Duo Saint-Honoré (€5.80) – raspberry cream puff and pistachio cream sitting on top of a puff pastry base, adorned with crystalized pistachios and fresh raspberry. The pistachio flavor is strong and aromatic, a lovely combination the raspberry cream puffs. My only complaint is that the crystalized pistachios have absorbed some humidity and were soft by the time of my purchase.

M (€5.80) – maple syrup cream, chocolate maple syrup mousse, mandarin jam, hazelnut biscuit, and hazelnut nougatine. Smooth, but punctuated with a bit of crunch; rich, but freshened with a hint of fruitiness.

Mont Blanc (€5.80) – philo pastry, almond cream, chantilly cream, chestnut confit, chestnut cream. This mont blanc is lighter and less sweet than the typical French mont blanc (think Angelina), and reminds me of the mont blanc I’ve tasted in Japan, and also the mont blanc from La Pâtisserie des Rêves (but is much easier on the rum). I didn’t care much for the philo pastry, but absolutely loved the chestnut cream and chantilly cream.

Choux 7ème (€3.40) is a vanilla cream puff wrapped in a puff pastry – now this is something I’ve never seen before. The cream puff was baked with croustillant for extra crunch, filled with smooth and aromatic vanilla pastry cream, then wrapped in flaky layers of puff pastry.

Eclair au chocolat (€3.50), I personally did not really like the chocolate pastry cream, and thought the croustillant (the crust) was not crunchy enough.

Moving on to the viennoiseries. The croissant (€1.20) was lovely, with a caramelized and crunchy crust and a soft and beautifully layered interior.

Chausson aux pommes (€2.80) was equally well-made. Flaky fluffy puff pastry dough wrapping fragrant apples, om nom nom.

Canelé (€2), crunchy crust with a soft smooth interior, infused with a bit of orange flavor.

Lastly, a brioche feuilletée rose (€1.60).

Kouign-amann, ultra dense compared to the typical.

Ok, I think I’ve exceeded my pastry quota for the week…

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April 16th, 2013 at 2:03 am