Sunday, July 3, 2011

London (UK): Harrods

Harrods is described by the Londoners a must-visit place for this is one huge and posh shopping mall. Although most of the items sold in this mall are branded and expensive, the food hall is worth a visit for it being ornately decorated with its wide range of gourmet items. However, one huge flaw about eating here is that there is no sitting area except some benches or the Hype Park Corner within the vicinity.

Harrods bakery

However for those who are keen to find a place to sit down and enjoy some sweets, Harrods Chocolate Bar, located at the second level of the mall, sounds good for chocoholics. Alternatively for those who are into coffee, Italy's oldest cafe, Caffe Florian has a branch at the third level of the mall. And for macarons lovers, Laduree is at Harrods but located outside the mall.

Harrods bakery Display

Anyway, I didn't visit any of the above for I was combing the food hall for interesting finds and what screamed for my attention was the huge selection of cakes by Harrods bakery and I have to say that each of them are visually tempting in their way. This bakery offers a number system, meaning to say, grab a number, wait for the number to be reflected on the screen and your orders will be taken.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse

Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse (3.95 GBP, SGD$7.90) caught Yuan's attention and surprisingly, the chocolate cake is very moist. The outer couverture-like layer is actually a thin layer of jelly and the bulk of the cake is salted caramel mousse. Taste-wise, it does resemble like coffee just like the same way we felt towards Pierre Herme's salted caramel macaron.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse 2

Red Fruit Flan (3.95 GBP, SGD$7.90), is basically a frangipane tart topped with fresh fruits. There isn't any pastry cream and the frangipane layer is relatively small in comparison to the sweet pastry base. This is nice but maybe too common to justify a trip to Harrods.

Red Fruit Flan

That is pretty much the pastries we had during our trip and we hope you have enjoyed reading them. Time to work on our regular buffet and desserts entries.

Harrods Bakery
Located at ground floor of Harrods
87-135 Brompton Road
London Swix 7XL
Tel: 020 7730 1234


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