Japan has seen for quite some time confectioners trying to recreate classics for the sake of originality, and most of the time out of sheer conceit.
Therefore, it is reassuring that some still keep making cakes as they should be, regardless of of fashion and ephemerous fads.
One such place is Chocolat Fin in Shizuoka City:
Their chou a la creme or “chou cream” for the Japanese contains only creme patissiere/custard cream with the right touch of brandy. Not an undescript puff full of whipped cream and I don’t know what.
Their eclair mocha lokks like the real article. The pastry is covered with a delicious mocha icing.
And once again a bite will reveal custard added with the right amount of mocha and a touch of brandy.
Why do people have to demonstrate their skills with unnamable contraptions?
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo Machi, 1-3-7 (2 minutes walk from Shin Shizuoka Center)
Tel. & fax: 054-2516321
Business hours: 10:00~20:00
Also: Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shin Shizuoka Center, Basement 1F