Chocolat Fin has the advantage to be located a few minutes away from my office, which in a sense is a bit unfair to other very good confectioneries in Shizuoka. I promise I will hunt away from my haunts from next month! My students will be the happier for it as I do have to visit cake shops at east three times a week!
Now, before I start I’d better alert all my lady friends with a sweet tooth!
I’m certain that Rowena, Memory Taste Girl, Jocelyn, Etsuko, Melinda, Deluscious Life and The Left Over Queen wil be interested to know that the present dessertis a very healthy one! Oh, I forgot that there is atleast one gentleman, Dominique, who will grace me with a professional curiosity!
Shizuoka Prefecture is the largest (about 70%) producer of green tea in Japan. Since we are in the middle of harvesting season, Chocolat Fin had the greaty idea to come up with a creation made with ma-cha tea, a superior class of tea used in tea ceremonies and restaurants. As it comes under the form of powder it is very easy to manipulate.
This Ma-cha pudding was underllined with a caramel sauce and topped with a fine layer of ma-cha jelly. The whole pudding is a perfection of balance, not too sweet, with a definite tea savour and firm enough for you to dig in with your spoon. Actually, I made a point of leaving it in the fridgefor a coupe of hours before devouring it. It almost ate like an ice-cream.
The recipe is not difficult, but the ingredients are simply first class!
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