Tuesday morning I had my regular 3 month dental appointment.
Not wanting to go straight home afterwards, I caught the subway and wandered around Shinsaibashi.
In Daimaru was Debailleul, a belgian chocolatier. Of course when I saw these macaron, I had to get them. There were only 3 flavors, chocolat, cafe & citron. I was also surprised the person behind the counter gave me a little taste. Most places do not let you taste macaron.
Only thing was, they weren't the usual macaron. These are called Brizou Glace--a combination of the words bizou (kiss) + Brussels + glace = frozen Belgian kisses? The reason these were different was that you put them in the freezer, then take them out about 5 minutes before eating. The semi-glace (partly frozen) texture was like eating ice cream! The outside was a bit chewy. Yum.
Then I walked next door to Sogo. They have 2 food floors--1 for fresh foods and 1 just for sweets (both floors are huge!).
At one counter was Floresta, they are relatively new. They say they have the "nature donut" because they use mostly organic ingredients. But it is still fried, so the calories are unfortunately still there.
I bought the earl grey, chocolate and coconut chocolate. I halved them all so I could try each one (of course!) and gave the other halves to Satoshi. My favorite was the earl grey. Satoshi's was chocolate.
I first heard about Moisan from David Lebovitz's blog. This bakery is organic and the only one in Japan, the rest of the shops are in France.
I bought the ficelle apertif (with lots of white sesame seeds and poppy seeds), a pizza like bread with lardon (bacon fat & salted pork) & mini pomme (mini apple).
Again, like Le Sucre-Coeur, you have to talk to the person behind the counter and tell them what you want. I like that, more places should operate like this.
I had the pizza like bread for lunch yesterday, it was delicious and chewy and the mini pomme, flaky.
I had part of the ficelle this morning for breakfast. Nuttiness from the sesame seeds and poppy seeds, crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside...delicious.
It was a delicious Tuesday.