Paris Baguette is a Korean bakery chain with a couple of locations in San Diego: one inside H-Mart in Mira Mesa, and another inside Zion Marketplace in Kearny Mesa. PB has always had a decent selection of assorted pastries and breads, and I wanted to share some of the recent goodies that I’ve tried.
Last year, Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City created a pastry that went viral – the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid that contains a layer of pastry cream on the inside. I’m not too into “food trends”, mostly because 1) I don’t like waiting in line for food, and 2) I don’t like having to get up early just to get something before it gets sold out. Haha. I’m a bad food blogger, I guess. Anyway, bakeries were coming out with their own copycat cronuts, and Paris Baguette was one of them. I was finally able to snag one recently – they come in two flavors, orange cream and coffee cream. (I’ve also heard that they have other flavors as well, actually.)
There was a layer of coffee-flavored pastry cream inside as well as on top. The croissant dough was light and fluffy, with a crispy exterior. I enjoyed it, but I still think I like croissants and doughnuts separately.
This is a relatively new pastry, at least as far as I’ve seen. Even though it says “danish,” I think it’s more like a chocolate croissant. The dough was flaky and buttery, with plenty of chocolate throughout.
When I first saw this pastry, I seriously thought that it was a typo on the label and that it was green tea bread.