Wednesday, March 03, 2010

patisserie hare

It is Girl's Day today. I want to share with you some sweets we recently enjoyed.

Awhile back, I read about Patisserie Hare (ha-ray) on a Japanese blog.

It is near where we live, but without a car, it is quite out of the way.

Since Satoshi had the day off last Thursday, we decided to check out the shop. From where we were at the time, it was a good 20 minute walk (one way).

I was surprised that Satoshi chose this cute bear. It was a tart crust with some cake, raspberry puree, custard cream and cocoa powder.

I chose this caramel slice. Caramel cream, caramelized pecans, crispies and chocolate. This was rich and good!

Of course, we didn't walk over there just for two desserts, we also chose two more.

I chose the Uji Daifuku. A slice of cake topped with matcha (green tea) cream gelatin, topped with cream, black beans and mochi (rice cake).

Satoshi chose the sesame blanc manger. A slice of roll cake covered with a sesame cream sauce topped with sweet bean paste and shiratama (rice flour dumpling).

Though a little out of the way, I'm glad we got to try their sweets. They were all delicious!

Patisserie Hare
1-3-29 Midorigaoka
Ikeda, Osaka
Phone: 072.754.4180
Days off varies : take out only

Happy Girl's Day!


K said...

The bear is TOO cute! All the sweets look delicious- glad it was worth the trip!

Hannah said...

Oh gosh, with the first two cakes I definitely would have chosen your caramel slice, but I can't decide between the second two! In a purely dream-only sense, I think I'd like the sesame one! :P

Kim said...

The bear cake is so cute!!! I probably would have chosen that one too. It's a long walk but you probably burned off half your calories coming back home. Now you can eat more.

K and S said...

Thanks K :)

Good choices Hannah :)

Good way of looking at it Pocky :)

Take care everyone!

Sara Mari said...

Oh man, that bear is way too cute to eat haha! But it all looks so tasty^^

K and S said...

Tasty they were Sara :)

Take care.

Unknown said...

Happy Girl's Day! The bear is so cute!

2kamuela47 said...

Those all look so ono! Happy Girls Day Kat!

jalna said...

I didn't even realize today is Girls Day. All of your treats look so good!

K and S said...

Thanks Rick & Laura :)

Jalna, it will be Girls Day for you tomorrow :)

Take care everyone!

Rowena said...

Happy Girlìs Day, and thanks for making me happy with these yummy dessert pics. You guys really ace France by a daifuku (and then some). Too bad you couldn't send these to me!

K and S said...

Back at ya Rowena! The thing is that most of these patissiers train in France! You know I would send you these if I could :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Happy Girls Day! (I guess I should say belated now!) ;-) All the desserts look incredible and that bear is way too cute!

K and S said...

Thanks Debinhawaii, what delicious things will you have on Girl's Day :)

Take care.

RoseBelle said...

Absolutely mouth-watering delicious especially the Uji Daifuku. I'm such a dessert person that if I ever traveled outside of the U.S., I'd come back gaining a lot of weight because all I will eat is just desserts! Btw, I lived in Osaka for about 2 years before coming over to the U.S. I wonder how the place has changed. It's been about 30 years already.

K and S said...

Hi Rose Belle, Thanks for stopping by. 30 years, I'd say that many of the places you have been to eat at may not be there anymore. Not to mention, they are doing a HUGE renovation to the JR Osaka station and surrounding department stores.

Hope you get a chance to come back this way.

Take care.