Have you ever tried canelé? It is a tiny French sweet from the Bordeaux area with a custard-y center and a dark caramelized outer crust.
To tell you the truth, the first time I tried canelé was from another shop and it was bad...dry no flavor...boo!
And then I heard about Canelé du Japon's canelé and was a bit leery to try them but....
The insides were moist and the outside had a nice crust like when you break the caramel topping of a crème brûlée...delicious!
They have 6 regular flavors (shiro, black sugar walnut, black bean kinako, anzu, matcha anko, hojicha). And 2 flavors that change with the seasons, which for winter was (yuzu, chocolate). Too bad I hadn't tried them earlier, autumn's flavors were kabocha (pumpkin) and kuri (chestnut).
Top row: black bean kinako (soy bean powder), black sugar walnut, yuzu (citron), shiro (rum) Bottom row: anzu (apricot), hojicha (roasted green tea), matcha anko (green tea with sweet bean paste), chocolate
My favorites were black sugar walnut, yuzu, anzu and hojicha. Satoshi's favorites were all except the black sugar walnut and hojicha.
I'm glad I gave canelé another try...We'll be back.
Canelé du Japon
Hours: 12:00-19:00, Closed Tuesdays