Theo: Classic Cake

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Theo Chocolatier is a major chocolate and cake company based in Tokyo. They have a couple of very upscale shops in Shizuoka City and for all their businesslike image, they do offer a couple of confections worth noticing.

One is Vostok, a cake christened (sic) after the USSR satellite (because of the shape or the colour?)

Now, this the kind of cakes more for guys like Foodhoe and Gaijin Tonic, although some hungry ladies will appreciate it (mind your figure!).

Made with lots of beaten egg whites/meringue and almond powder, it is very soft under the teeth but very fulfilling with hints of orange liqueur.
Coated with plenty of almond slices and icing sugar, it provides a crisp finish to the soft texture of the cake.
Perfect with a strong coffee!

Theo Chocolatier
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-7-13
Tel.: 054-2754700
Business hours: 10:00~20:00

Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamachi, 6-7, Shizuoka Parco B1F
Tel.: 054-9038610
Business Hours: 10:00~20:00

Homepage (Japanese)

2 thoughts on “Theo: Classic Cake”

  1. Although it is of no real importance I believe that Vostok was a spacecraft, in fact it was the spacecraft that took Gagarin on the first manned spaceflight in April 1961. Therefore it in no way resembles the appearance of this delicious looking cake. Unfortunately I can offer no further suggestion as to why it is named Vostok.
    Would you say the taste was at all similar to the base of a Bakewell Tart?


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