Thursday, March 11, 2010

Secret Chocolate Pear Cake Shots

Chocolate Pear Cake

Nestled amidst the mysterious alleyways of Hongdae is a cafe, a green fronted cafe that is always full. This cafe sells cake - chocolate cake; no other kind of cakes, only chocolate.

I went to this cafe, I chose the chocolate pear cake... not your asian pear cake, but your western pear cake. Real western pears (서양배)!

They may have been tinned, but they were real pears nonetheless. It was sublime. Dark rich chocolate and sweet pears make for a heavenly combination and its one that I've never found in Korea until today. The chef trained at the Ritz Hotel in Paris and the cakes served in this little cafe are of a standard I have never seen in Korea before.

Chocolate Pear Cake

The aforementioned chocolate pear cake once again pictured here, accompanied by a glass of apple juice topped with a scoop of apple granita.

I'll be going back, with my bigger, better camera and I'll get more pictures, details, prices and directions; but for the moment just comfort yourself with the knowledge that somewhere in the backstreets of Hongdae is a cafe to suit chocolate and pear lovers alike...


Anonymous said...

do u mind letting me know the name of this shop and the directions to go there? thanks!

Paul Ajosshi said...

I'll let you know once I have a chance to go back there and find out the details. Hopefully this Thursday...