Saturday, March 31, 2012
Cake - Juchheim Baumkuchen バウムクーヘン in Hong Kong
We mentioned in one of our earlier entries, dessert in Kyushu, about Juchheim Baumkuchen. So when we saw the news about a branch opening in Hong Kong (in Concierge Magazine, the monthly Japanese free publication), mum was excited and couldn't wait to try. The shop opened its door inside Sogo department store, on 22 Mar and mum finally bought one to try yesterday. The painstaking effort from the Japanese chef didn't disappoint. The freshly cut layered-roll-cake still retained a whiff of fresh eggs and the thin layer of sugar coating brought a sweet touch while didn't overwhelm. Normally mum buys food with the furthest date to expiry on the packing, but these have short shelf-life of 1 day!!
Note - Baumkuchen is a German word which is a combo of "tree" (Baum) and "cake" (kuchen). It's not pronounced as Baum-ku-chen, but more like Baum-kuc-hen. While traveling in Germany, it wasn't widely available instead it was sold inside a tourist shop catering for Japanese below Schloss Neuschwanstein. But shops selling one version or another of this seem to be springing up everywhere in Japan.