With Valentine's a week away, chocolate season is in full swing.
I didn't check out Salon du Chocolat (Osaka) this year, as the space that they hold this event at is so teeny and it is always so krazy crowded!
I hear the Salon du Chocolat in Tokyo is now being held at a huge convention area called Tokyo Forum.
I am still hoping we can check out the one in Paris soon!
The other week though, I did check out Hankyu's chocolate fair...
Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki's canelés in plain and chocolate. I enjoyed the chocolate one more as it was tender, the plain seemed a bit overcooked and hard.
Osaka Tsuruya Hachiman's chocolate dorayaki...chocolate is mixed with sweet bean paste...the chocolate flavor was super light.
Kamakura Ca.ca.o.'s dark chocolate tarte...super rich! The crust was flaky and the inside chocolate pudding was really rich and chocolatey.
Over the weekend, I dragged Satoshi to try this...Es Koyama's soft serve.
Ethiopia Blue Nile Coffee paired with Peruvian Piura 63% chocolate. We enjoyed this. It wasn't too sweet nor were either flavors overpowering.
It was nicely balanced.
Love this time of year...