Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki Paris
*Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Xinyi Branch, A8 Building, 1F
*Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Tianmu Branch, Building B, 1F
*Breeze Center (mall) ground floor
Hours: Same as above department stores/malls
Credit cards accepted.
Sadaharu Aoki, a Japanese bakery chef who has travelled and worked in France, now brings his famous skills to Taipei. He previously served as appointed dessert chef for famous French figures like Pierre Herme, Jean Millet and Gaston Lenotre. If you want to discover just how he conquered picky French palates, you don't have to fly to Paris or Tokyo. Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki Paris and its favorite dessert items are all available and imported from France to Taiwan, giving you a great opportunity to savor these tempting treats. --By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee
A. Aoki opened his first Paris bakery in 2001, nicely combining the "simple, artistic" facets of typical Japanese desserts with the "fashionable, trendy" elements of Parisian sweets. For example, he mixes popular ingredients like Japanese green tea, pomello and sesame into desserts that French people adore, and focuses on accenting dessert textures with the ingredients' unique fragrances.
B. This 1 cm x 1 cm x 4 cm chocolate box, or Bonbons Maquillage (6 for NT$650), uses modern packaging much like a cosmetics compact, making it appealing to the eye. It may be a bit pricey, but you'll feel like you're tasting a work of art.
C. Macarons is flavored with Japanese green tea (12 for NT$980). As you savor the pure sweetness of this treat, you'll also fall in love with its fragrant smell.