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SALON DE THE de Joël Robuchon
Address: 3/F, Bellavita, No. 28 Song Ren Road, Taipei / 台北市信義區松仁路28號 BELLAVITA 3樓
Tel: (02) 8729 2626
Price: [macarons] 80 NTD, [afternoon tea set] 1,040~1,200 NTD
Visited on: 2012-01-27
A little angel showered me with some macarons and canelés from SALON DE THE de Joël Robuchon. Thank you! These cuties made my day :)
The packaging was simple and considerate. There was an ice pack attached to the plastic box to keep the macarons cool, and inside the plastic box there was a pack of desiccants to keep the macarons dry. Each macaron rests snuggly within its own square, and none were bruised (before they met my teeth).
The traffic light trio: lemon, rose, and pistachio.
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La Maison du Macaron
Address: 966 Changle Road, near Wulumuqi Road 长乐路966号, 近乌鲁木齐路
Tel: 6209 4060
Hours: 10:00am – 7:00pm (closed on Mondays)
Price: 7 RMB/macaron, 18 RMB/cake or tart, 15~20 RMB/drink
La Maison du Macaron is a small French patisserie on the Changle Rd/Wulumuqi Rd intersection, and is the only patisserie in town that specializes in macarons as far as I know. The owner is a Shanghainese local who holds a diploma of pastry arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and her macarons – while not in the same rank as those exquisite creations at Ladurée or Pierre Hermé - are priced at only 7 RMB a piece and are well worth the money.
La Maison du Macaron
We tried salted caramel, passion fruit, and lemon (7 RMB each). All were quite good, but salted caramel seemed to be the winner – its thin crust breaks easily at the teeth to reveal a soft and chewy cookie and a smooth, ganache-like firm filling. I’d be interested in going back to try pistachio, chocolate, or any new flavor that happens to be in store that day.
Mr. Choi Patisserie
Address: Rm F05, 1/F 618 XuJiaHui Rd, near RuiJin 2 Rd 徐家汇路618号日月光中心广场1楼F05室
Price: [Sets] 40~138RMB, [Cakes] ~35RMB, [Coffee/Tea] 35~40RMB
Mr. Choi is a tiny patisserie hidden inside the ASE Center, a new retail/restaurant complex next to Tianzifang. While the name is Korean, the patisserie is actually led by a Japanese pastry chef, who churns out cute little tidbits that have girls in Shanghai going head over heels. When we arrived on a Saturday afternoon, the small space was already packed. We were lucky to even snatch a seat on the outdoor patio, and felt even luckier when offered thick blankets to shield ourselves against the chilly February weather.
Mr. Choi outdoor patio
Since it was my first time at Mr. Choi, I naturally opted for the 8-piece mini cake collection to try as many varieties as possible. I was disappointed to find out that most items, despite their deceivingly cute appearances, were barely passable. The only one that I enjoyed was the caramel pudding, which was creamy and runny (in a good way), and the blueberry cheese tart was also quite agreeable. Everything else was mediocre.
Mini cake collection (8 pieces), 138 RMB (includes coffee/tea)