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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Beard Papa, Chatswood

beard papa flavours
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 puffs
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
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 sign
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 custard puffs

Beard Papa’s Sweets
Westfield Chatswood
K353a, Ground floor (near General Pants)
1 Anderson Street Chatswood, Sydney

Tel: +61 (02) 9412 2214

Mon-Wed 9.00am-5.30pm
Thu 9.00am-9.00pm
Fri 9.00am-5.30pm
Sat-Sun 9.00am-5.00pm

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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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 10/01/2006 11:47:00 pm


  • At 10/02/2006 2:46 am, Blogger Tubby said…

    Mmm I love green tea and have been experimenting with it alot recently too =)
    I haven't even tried the original Beard Papa yet unfortnately (probably because I hardly stop over at Chatswood) so hopefully they'll open a closer Beard Papa soon! =)

  • At 10/02/2006 4:31 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Tubby - I've heard rumours that they'll be opening one in Chinatown soon. Could be dangerous :)

  • At 10/02/2006 6:21 pm, Blogger thanh7580 said…

    I've been eating a lot of green tea things lately too, like green tea ice cream, green tea cakes, green tea gelatinous rice balls. Green tea profiterole puffs should be nice. I might try making that. Usually I put a mixture of durian and cream into my profiterole puffs and that is delicious.

  • At 10/03/2006 12:25 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi thanh7580 - Durian profiteroles. Mmm sounds tasty!

  • At 10/03/2006 8:41 am, Blogger Reb said…

    Beard Papa in Chinatown? That is dangerous. I was going to suggest they might take some space in the new Broadway Shopping Centre extension

  • At 10/03/2006 10:54 am, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    I am such a bimbo!

    Hope they do open in Chinatown soon.

  • At 10/03/2006 7:21 pm, Anonymous shez said…

    i'm with you on the green tea beard papas, tasty, but nothing on the vanilla ones! my dad thought they'd gone mouldy from the ride home because of the green powder on top :)

  • At 10/03/2006 11:55 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Reb - There's quite some congestion in cakeage facilities in Chinatown. Perhaps they might be opening in Broadway...

    Hi Veruca Salt - I wasn't going to out you and the culprit but heh, you've 'fessed up.

    I guess we can only wait and see...?

    Hi Shez - That's a great misconception to spread about if you plan on hoarding them for yourself :)


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