I went here after reading Tricky Taipei’s post about Yu Chocolatier being Taipei’s Premier Chocolate shop. It’s an excellent write up. It wasn’t only the food I wanted to try, after reading it. But more the journey and experience, after reading how long it took to develop the ideas of each dish.
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– It didn’t disappoint –
What to expect: precision, at every turn. That goes down to the placement of the whisky and cognac bottles behind the counter, to the placement of the chocolates and pastries so delicately in the refrigerator.
We went on Christmas day, how cute to these look?
What we ordered:
Hot chocolate with Cognac
I was quite disappointed with this – I was expecting deep richness in a cup. However, I was met with a fairly standard hot chocolate. It was good, but nothing special, even with the cognac added. Also, it was a very small portion size for $250.
Bitter hot chocolate
The better of the two hot chocolates, for sure, but worth $230 with the portion size? Possibly not. If it was $180, I would be thinking that it is looking pretty good. It’s a lot more bitter than the aforementioned one with cognac. But, I like the more bitter chocolate.
What a beauty!
Expect luscious dark chocolate meets a heavy chocolate smooth mousse inside and then a crunchy base with layers of chocolate inside. Basically, chocolate on chocolate on chocolate. Does it work? Absobloodylutely it does! It is delicious at every mouthful (of this, there were 6 mouthfulls, each better than the last!).
Could this be the best Mille Feuille in Taipei?
(Thoughts on a postcard, please)
I am hugely partial to the strawberry Mille Feuille at Paul, but this tasted like it was on another level.
The incredible crunch of the pastry on top met with the delicate vanilla cream which was not sweet in any way, married together exactly like they should. However, paired with the balsamic syrup on the plate and you’re really onto something, here.
My final thoughts on Yu Chocolatier
I admit that I am more a fascinator and lover of chocolate than I am a connoisseur, however, I know good chocolate when I taste it. And this, right here, is some damn good chocolate. If you want something delicate, beautiful and decadent then this is the place for you. However, if you love Cadbury’s or Hersheys, then maybe think again. If you do come here, be sure to bite the bullet and get the Mille Feuille – I don’t think you’ll be dissapointed, in any way.