Paris Baguette (Seoul, Korea)- Starbucks of Korea, One At Every Corner ~ Eating With Kirby

1 August 2012

Paris Baguette (Seoul, Korea)- Starbucks of Korea, One At Every Corner

In Seoul, you will not be able to find Starbucks at every corner. Instead, you will find Paris Baguette which is a French inspired bakery/cafe that serves bread, dessert, bingsu (shaved ice), pastries, sandwiches, and salads.

Because my friends and I live within such close proximity to Paris Baguette, we come here quite often to get our bread fix. Peter, a friend of mine actually goes there every day because he is not accustomed to eating rice or soup for breakfast. :P

Their cakes look so darn cute and delicious! I wish I could try them all but I know I can’t. :(

More awesometastic cakes.

I realize that a lot of their breads are baked with either cream or cheese. I honestly wonder how Koreans stay slim when they inject cream into everything. 

Yes, they do sell baguettes at Paris Baguette. :)

They have things like Bononcini salad, chicken salad, avocado shrimp salad, and varies kinds of sandwiches and wraps.

My friends and I ordered two Bingsu’s (around 6,000 won each/ $6 CAD) to share. The left one consists of shaved ice, red beans, mochi, green tea ice-cream, and green tea syrup on top. The right one was a weird mixed fruit bingsu consisting of ice, red beans, sliced bananas, cubed watermelon, and corn flakes.

The green tea bingsu was undoubtedly the best because of the awesome combination of green tea, mochi, and red bean. :D I encourage every person visiting Seoul to try bingsu! It’s very comforting on a hot and humid day, and you can find it anywhere... even KFC!

The corn flake bingsu was alright but lacked flavour because the fruits weren’t totally ripe and there was no ice-cream to sweeten it up.

This post is full of random things I bought at Paris Baguette so excuse the different lighting in the pictures. I fell in love with the name of this bread so I just had to buy it. It’s called “Cloudlike Double Cream Bread”. How cute is that?!? :D

The bread was indeed very soft and I guess, to some extent, ‘cloud-like’. Haha. There was white custard cream in one bread and a chocolate cream in the other. Again, so cute.

This is called Grain Pastry with Almond Flakes (2,200 won/ $2.00 CAD) and it became my absolute favourite pastry from PB ever since I had it a week ago. It is essentially a sweet flaky multigrain pastry that is brushed with sweet syrup and topped with sliced roasted almonds. What you don’t see in the picture is the little layers of custard that they sneak into each bread bulb and it just elevates the whole pastry to a whole. Nother. Level.

Lastly, this is the Green Tea Sweet Potato Cake from PB that we got for Peter for his birthday!

You would think sweet potato and cake/ whipped cream would be an odd combination of flavours, but it actually turned out pretty well! The green tea flavour was a bit too subtle, but the sweet potato really shined through and tasted delicious as cake! 

Happy Eating!

2 reacties:

  1. Woaahhhh! How cool! A review about Paris Baguette!!!!!!! I am soooo addicted to Paris Baguette! It is my little heaven in Seoul! :-D Pictures look very good... :D. Let's do a Paris Baguette tour through Seoul sometime ;-)

  2. Yeahhhhh we shall eat ALL the bread! LOL


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