Friday, June 10, 2011

mönchen gladbach

The other day, we finally got to try a new shop called Mönchen gladbach which recently opened in Daimaru Umeda.

The two times Satoshi tried to buy something from them after work they were sold out.

Then once when we went to Daimaru on a weekday, the wait was 40 minutes!

Finally on Wednesday, Satoshi and I went to see if the line was long and there wasn't any, so we ordered several items...

The baguette eclair...this is made baguette dough and filled with custard..and is 26 centimeters (about 10 inches) long!

We tried one coated with sweet chocolate and nuts, filled with chocolate cream.

We also tried one with custard and topped with almonds....both yum!

They also had pretzels...salty and chewy...delicious!

They also have a chocolate dipped version which could be dangerous...

An item called Mönchen Berg, looks like the Japanese Mont Blanc, but is a yellow cake topped with sweet potato.

A bit too rich for me, probably because it had some liqueur in it.

We also tried their petit financier..milk and noisette..very moist.

Overall, very delicious and at least we didn't have to wait in an insane line to try them.

Mönchen gladbach (UPDATE: 2/2016 this shop is no longer in business)
Daimaru B1
Umeda, Osaka
Phone: 06.6343.1231

It's Friday and we're expecting some rain this weekend, hope you have a great weekend!


Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I am envious about your life!! LOL. Lots of goodies on your site. You eat so well everyday...

jalna said...

Everything looks sooo good. No wonder got lines.

Admin said...

i love pretzels! do those come with a dip?

Rowena said...

This shop sounds like it could be very dangerous for anyone living nearby. That baguette eclair...omigod!

K and S said...

Thanks Nami, I try to enjoy whenever I can.

Thanks Jalna :)

There is one with chocolate on it Mikuru.

I'm glad we don't live THAT close Rowena :)

Take care everyone!

K said...

The mont blanc-ish cup looked like a cup of frozen yogurt at first, haha. Everything looks delicious!

Japan Australia said...

Sounds very German. Must be good if its selling out and has long queues. Enjoy your weekend.

Japan Australia

K and S said...

K it does look like fro-yo! :)

I think the name is a city in Germany, J-A, but the sweets seem French :)

Take care you two.

Barbara said...

Woak Kat some serious eating there

Asami said...

Haha I was laughing at the name! Mönchengladbach is a city in Germany, near Düssledorf where I live. :)

Looks all good, although these pastries aren't very German like apart from the pretzel.

manju said...

That eclair with the custard and almonds sounds like one of my favorite German pastries called a Bienentisch! We lived near a town called Moenchen Gladbach once. It's fun to see the japanese spin they put on the pastries, like the sweet potato mountain.

K and S said...

Don't worry Barbara, we did go walking afterwards :)

That is neat Asami, I agree that most of these aren't German :)

They had a name for the one with nuts Manju, but I didn't write it down, it may have been similar to that bienentisch you mentioned.

Take care everyone!

Deb in Hawaii said...

That is one long eclair. ;-) It all looks really good to me.

K and S said...

scary goodness, Deb in Hawaii.

Take care.