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[Taipei] Boite de Bijou 珠寶盒法式點心坊

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Boîte de Bijou 珠寶盒法式點心坊

Add: 1/F, No. 10, Lane 209, Anhe Lu Section 2, Taipei 台北市安和路2段209巷10號1F
Tel: (02) 3322 2461
Hours: 10am-9pm
Price: [lunch] 180~380 NTD [cakes] 120~150 NTD
Visited: Mar 2011

Tugged away inside a back alley behind Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei, there is a small French patisserie where the aroma of freshly baked bread permeates the air, where gorgeous cakes sit quietly inside a glass display, where light music waltz in the space, where waiters and waitresses carry smiles so genuine you can’t help but want to snap pictures of them.

Welcome to Boîte de Bijou.

After browsing through the glorious display of breads, cakes, chocolates, pastries, and jams, we sat ourselves down at a communal table next to the windows and ordered some light fare for lunch.

Oeuf gratiné à la Mozzarella (210 NTD), a poached egg baked with house made savory sauce, Mozzarella and Emmanuel cheese, was slightly on the firm side but nevertheless delicious in flavor. Better yet, it came with two pieces of pain de mie aux oignons, baugette aux céréales, and a salad tossed in light mustard dressing. I especially liked the soft and fluffy pain de mie aux oignons, which is baked from a brioche dough with onions and parmesan cheese. Both types of bread can be purchased a la carte.

Quiche Porc p. de Terre (180 NTD), with pork tenderloin, onions, potatoes, eggs, and topped with chunks of croissant for extra flakiness, baked to a satisfying golden brown. There is also a smoke salmon quiche on the menu that looked equally appetizing, but alas I had to save room for desserts. 

As usual, it was a struggle to choose when it comes to desserts. At the waiter’s recommendation, we tried the Tarte Macaron Pistache (125 NTD). Raspberry macarons,  pistachio cream, and a sweet tart crust  filled with with pistachio almond paste – what’s not to like about this dessert?

Then there was the Religieuse (150 RMB), a little tower of two cream puffs filled with passion fruit mango custard cream. Lovely.

Boîte de Bijou, may I please fold you up in my suitcase and carry you back to Shanghai with me?

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March 31st, 2011 at 10:06 pm

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