Beard Papa: now in vanilla, chocolate and green tea
While we're on the subject of green tea obsessions, I should also mention that we recently sampled the green tea custard puffs from Beard Papa.
The usual tray of samples on the counter saw us all reach eagerly for the little bite-sized mouthfuls of choux pastry filled with matcha custard. It was a delicate taste of matcha within the satiny smooth custard tinted a pale green; a light dusting of matcha powder on the puff's surface added extra flavour and required some post-consumption lip-licking as well.
Beard Papa empty puffs
We agreed that the original vanilla bean flavour was still our favourite, and in a daze of custard-induced anticipation I neglected to snap any pics of the matcha-filled puffs.
We did find out however, that Beard Papa puffs, although baked fresh on site, are baked from frozen. "We get them delivered from our factory," our yellow-aproned server said with a smile.
"From Japan?" asked someone, whose mouth moves faster than their sense of logic.
"Oh, no," she laughed merrily. "Our factory in Sydney!"
Beard Papa kitchen
A helpful sign on site also told us that Beard Papa has only been around for eight years, opening in Osaka, Japan in 1999. Today there are apparently over 280 franchises around the world.
Beard Papa facts and figures
But most exciting? In the the blurb headlined "Good for Your Breakfast!", we are told that "Beard Papa's cream puff contains the dairy goodness of fresh eggs and milk. It gets you started [in] the morning."
Good for breakfast? Ok, you've convinced me.
Beard Papa’s Sweets
K353a, Ground floor (near General Pants)
1 Anderson Street Chatswood, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9412 2214
1 puff: $2.50
6 puffs: $12.00
12 puffs: $20.00
Related GrabYourForks posts:
Beard Papa's Sweets, March 2007
Beard Papa's Sweets, June 2006
Puffy at Market City, Haymarket Chinatown, July 2007
Puffy at World Square, City, September 2006
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