Monday, February 25, 2013


Next door to Les Petites Papillotes is a tiny sweet shop called Benchi.

Did you know that "benchi" is the Japanese pronounciation for bench?!

Somehow we missed seeing this shop before, so we picked up some sweets to try like their vanilla cookies...220 yen.

These were dense, not very vanilla-y in my opinion. I think I would've preferred a crispier cookie too.

Their almond financier (150 yen) and ginger madeleine (120 yen) were moist and had a nice crumb.

The ginger madeleine had a nice kick to it too.

The rose marshmallows were soft, fluffy and the rose flavor "bloomed" in your mouth...delicious. (120 yen)

And the strawberry pâte de fruits (160 yen) was delicious too. The owner said it was quite sweet but we thought it was just right and had lots of strawberry flavor.

The cakes looked delicious too...we'll be back.

1-12-25 Kyomachibori
Nishi-ku, Osaka
Phone: 06.6225.8831
Hours: 11:00-21:30
Closed Mondays and the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays


Rowena said...

That is too cute about the word/name Benchi, but is it directly related to maybe the shop having some cute chairs/benches in it or??

K and S said...

Their store logo was a bench, Rowena, which helped us put 2 and 2 together :)

Take care.

K said...

Interesting selection! I love madeleines :o)

K and S said...

madeleines are delicious, K :) I like them too.

Take care.