Monday, April 18, 2011

cacao sampaka (take 2)

While waiting for Satoshi to finish his class, I went back to Cacao Sampaka since I had a 10% off coupon that needed to be used here.

I ordered a cappuccino, this was actually lukewarm. Kinda disappointed, not that I wanted it scalding hot, but it should've been hotter. Good thing about this cappuccino was the crema on top was really good...800 yen (about US$8)

The gelats (which I found out is Catalan for gelato)...they had 2 flavors dark chocolate or white chocolate. I chose the dark chocolate....750 yen (about US$7.50)

This was served in a demi-tasse cup. This size was, delicious.

When ordering gelats, you also receive a bon-bon. This was called Llima. The in-house "chocolate specialist" told me that it was a lychee flavor with dark chocolate, but when I took a bite of it, it was sour, nothing like lychee.

As I was leaving, I went to look at their showcase. The bon-bon which I had tried said that it was filled with lime! not lychee. It also mentioned that this was a milk chocolate ganache with a dark chocolate coating.

After searching their site, I found out this was from their No.6 collection Fruites i melmelades de fruita (Fruit & Fruit Jam). In the past, I've tried bon-bons from their other collections, in the days before they brought a store to Japan. This was good, just surprised me because the specialist said lychee.

I'm glad I had a little discount on these items. Not sure if I would go back though.


jalna said...

At least you gave them a second chance, even after the disappointing churro.

Deb in Hawaii said...

The gelats/gelato look delicious. I guess the "chocolate specialist" was just too specialized to know what is inside the chocolates1 ;-)

Suomi said...

This blog has definitely changed my perspective on this subject. There’s no way I would’ve thought about it this way if I hadn’t come across your blog. I was just surfing the web and I found your blog and all of a sudden my views have changed. Good on you, man!

K and S said...

I know Jalna, I'm glad the gelats was good :)

Thanks Deb in Hawaii, she should've just given me the description in the showcase :p

Thanks Suomi :)

Take care everyone!

Japan Australia said...

The dark chocolate gelats looks really good and love the rich colour!!

Japan Australia

Rowena said...

Ouch, 8 bucks for a cappy! I won't complain the next time the prices go up by a few euro cents...but at least your gelats was yummy.

Patzie said...

yum yum, the gelats look so good! :)

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

gelato...高っ!!!LOL. Looks great tho. I'm so envious you are eating SO well.

K and S said...

Thanks J-A it was the only thing good there.

I know! even Starbucks Reserve drinks are cheaper Rowena :0

Thanks Jalna :)

Takka! indeed Nami :)

Take care everyone.

K said...

I love the gelat in the tea cup! I might have to try that at home to fancy up my Ben & Jerry's :o)

K and S said...

Definitely a cool way to fancy up Ben & Jerry's K :)

Take care.