super nice Aug 24, 2011
oh my, oh my,
i've only left their eclair and cup desserts haven't tried!!!
i love all their pastries,
then follow by raspberry layer cake and pistachio layer cake,
coming were then macaroons and last was black truffle cake.
the filling was soft and not too sweet,
slightly vanilla infused into the ganache which wasn't making you very full.
tart was butter cookie kind,
as i was a bit late,
when my fingers touched the tart,
it was quite too wet or maybe that's oil of butter?
but the chocolate ball was not filled up.
but oh my, oh my,
i would definitely come here to grab myself a chocolate tart.
should i try their eclair or cup desserts next time before i leave hong kong?
Recommended Dish(es): all pastries
Table Wait Time: 30 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 23, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD45(Night Snack)
Value for Money3
Best chocolate cake in town Jul 12, 2010
I normally don't really like eating chocolate or chocolate cakes, but I must say the chocolate cakes here are divine. They are not too sweet and you can really taste the high quality chocolate used in the cakes. The flavours just melt in your mouth.
The flavours of the cakes are also seasonal. There was a chocolate mousse log during Christmas, which was amazing. The staple is the layered dark chocolate cake (Delice), and currently they're selling the layered dark chocolate cake with raspberry (Salvador).
The cakes do come at a price though; a small slice retails for $50, whereas a cake for four is $190...but trust me, it's totally worth it!
Recommended Dish(es): chocolate cakes
Date of Visit: Jul 12, 2010
Spending per head: Approximately HKD50(Other)
Value for Money3
Best Macaroon? Mar 28, 2010
I always loved the macaroons in la maison du chocolat. Vanilla macaroon is the best, it has a strong vanilla taste and the sweetness was just right.
Spending per head: Approximately HKD20(Other)
Value for Money5
Delicate Feb 15, 2009
To put it simply: Sumptuous Chocolate that has a lot of gourmet in it
What does that mean? You know, chocolate has become a heavily marketed fare. So many people snap up the expensive chocolates but they are not exactly worth your time. La Maison is one of the only ones which I would say...
"I wouldn't care if this chocolate came in a paper bag."
Not that it did. Hermes did their packaging.
But it is really good chocolate. Their operations outside France, if you ask them to deliver, comes express with dry Ice. They really take pride in their work, and the flavour is incredible. I am a true fan of their Cocao dusted truffles.
Go try it, their stuff is expensive as it is, so they give out samples. And well, don't expect that you will come out empty handed after you've tried it. So, that's another sales technique that works.
Value for Money2