Thursday, August 6, 2009
Won't Miss #22 - pretty, but bland pastries
There are a lot of impressive looking pastries being sold in Japan. They're like beautiful little trinkets, but a lot of them are pretty flavorless. I'm told time and again by Japanese people that they like subtle flavors, and I think the cake shops reflect this preference. I'm not just talking about a lack of sugar, but also a lack of strong chocolate, strawberry, coffee, etc. flavors in cakes.
I won't miss the gorgeous cakes which usually let me down in the flavor department (and cost a fair amount).