I never had hazelnut cake before so this was a treat. The layers of the cake were hazelnut flavored cream and it was topped with whipped cream and a walnut. I can’t remember the name of the bakery that I bought this from but there are so many bakeries in Germany you could probably find this anywhere!
I went all out when I found this Bakery and I bought 3 different things. I’m normally not a fan of chocolate glazed pastries but the Fudge Marble Pound cake was glazed in very good chocolate! I have no idea what the actual name is for the remaining 2 cakes but the triangle shaped one is like a coconut butter cake. THEE BEST pastry I had the entire trip! I bought a lot of this! The other cake was like a cheesecake topped with mandarins. I didn’t really like the combination of the mandarins with the cake. I bought it to try another country’s version of cheesecake. In Germany, I’ve noticed their cheesecakes don’t really focus on cream cheese as an ingredient but actual cheese. It was an interesting taste find.
This is the only patisserie that was located next to where I was staying in London, UK. Patisserie Valerie! Everything in the display window looked delicious! I chose a chocolate cake. This cake was deeply chocolatey! It was actually too much chocolate for me to handle! I wanted to try more of the pastries but I ran out of time and stomach room during my trip.
In the same outlet mall area in Köln is a bakery. This bakery sold coffee cakes amongst other pastries. I see the coffee cake I want and it will cost me about 2 euro. The American in me is thinking it’s 2 euro per slice. They ring me up and give me the entire cake that you see in the picture from above. Not only did I get more than what I anticipated, the cake was very good!
My Goodness! The best German Food I had on my trip. In Köln there is a little restaurant in the outlet mall called “Pommes de Lux.” I was in love! The bratwurst was flavored in a succulent curry spice and with the addition of their fresh french fries, it was the perfect fast food meal. I’d love to eat this more often.
I’ve seen quite a few Japanese shows in which the actors eat rice cakes. Walking past the many sushi stores in London, I finally decided to go into one and try it. Let’s say that this isn’t my favorite pastry and I won’t ever eat it again. It tasted like jello dusted in a sweet flour filled with red bean paste. The red bean paste wasn’t that bad but I’m not a fan of jello and jello-like foods.
Right outside the hotel I’m staying at next to London University is a small corner deli with various types of food. I chose to get a Chicken Baguette and a small pastry. The Chicken Baguette was delicious. It as like a chicken salad sandwich. The pastry was also really good! When I purchased it, I had no idea what it was; it just looked interesting. Turns out, it’s a Portuguese Rice cake. It tasted like sweet cornbread to me and I love sweet cornbread!
Along Oxford Street in London was a Belgian waffle cart. This was my very first encounter with having a Belgian Waffle. I had heard so much about how delicious they were and wanted to try it myself. I paid about 5 pounds for this and it was worth every pence! Soft like a donut on the inside and crispy with a sugar-like syrup on the outside. I was in food heaven! I couldn’t believe I went majority of my life not tasting a Belgian waffle. I started looking at other waffles I ate in the past like a serious disappointment.