Friday, May 13, 2011

revisited/dessert: i still strongly recommend macarons at PATISSERIE LA DOCEUR

Balsamic vinegar, salted chocolate, wasabi & vanilla macarons

No. 223 JinHua St.
(02) 3322-2833

website: Chinese only

hours: 1PM - 9PM; fri/sat until 10PM


Kid friendliness: small space, but a few couch areas in the back

visit reviewed: 2/24/2011 & 5/7/2011

last visit reviewed: 5/2009

Balsamic vinegar, wasabi, olive oil, truffles- these might sound more like seasonings to a meal rather than macaron flavors, but Patisserie La Douceur offers some of the most unique and tasty flavors I've yet to try. (The last time I had macarons from Paul and Sadaharu Aoki, I found them to be too sweet. Gasp! #livinginTaipeitoolong?) The colorful confections can also be gifted in some of their adorable packaging.

Each morsel is not cheap though as this plate of four was almost NT$300. That's one way to make you savor each bite. The wasabi is not as spicy as I expected it might be and the balsamic & salted chocolate ended up being my favorites of the day.

The store is adorable inside and out and can fill up quite quickly during afternoon tea time.

I still love their made-to-order apples and caramel mousse mille-feuille and when it's strawberry season, they make an even larger one that is made of strawberries! These aren't on display, so be sure to ask about them unless one their cakes or gelato catches your eye.


Pandalicious said...

what a cute store! i love macarons! my favorite in LA is 'lette, formerly Paulette in bev hills.

Anonymous said...

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im from malaysia n will going to visit taiwan next year march...
hope to read more in this blog..
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joanh said...

pandalicious- thanks for sharing! i will have to try 'lette sometime! i haven't had macarons in LA for a few years, the last time was at Jin's in Venice

sHuYjnG- thanks for commenting! hope you had a good trip! thanks for reading