What happens when Japanese cuisine is fused with French sensibilities? Nothing less than elegant and whimsical desserts that thrill one’s taste buds and imagination.
Le Petit Soufflé’s unique Japanese-French concept will have any pastry and matcha lover say “Mmmm” after a bite of the distinctive creations by pastry chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla.
The café’s French country garden theme with a touch of playfulness is very telling of what the culinary experience is like.
“It’s not just the flavors and dishes – it’s a fusion of the 2 cuisines’ influences, culture and culinary methods,” said Chef Miko. “The perfect example for that are our parfaits. Parfaits are very French and we incorporated Japanese elements.”
Try the Matcha Parfait made with a matcha custard, red mung beans, matcha and coffee jelly, matcha and charcoal mocha and green tea KitKat.
For cakes, there’s the Watermelon Cake – vanilla cheesecake and sponge, rose mousseline, fresh strawberries and watermelon slice sprinkled with mint and rose petals.
Le Petit Soufflé’s newest dessert called the Golden Pancake Soufflé – cream cheese pancake with salted egg popcorn, salted egg custard sauce and maple syrup – is yet another innovative dessert that offers an exciting medley of textures and flavors.
For chocolate fanatics, you can’t miss the light and decadent Valrhona Guanaja, one of their classic soufflés, that’s made with pure Valrhona Guanaja (70% cocoa) with vanilla crème anglaise.
Look forward to more inventive creations come August with the opening of The Workshop by Le Petit Soufflé at SM Megamall where there will be a full-on bakeshop and ice cream station to satisfy your penchant for pastries.