A few months ago I featured the very cute bakery in Hongdae~ Chocolat Yum 쇼콜라윰! Check out the original post for lots of pretty photos of the beautiful treats they bake plus a cookie haul of what I bought!
The chilled display case is always filled with lovely and fresh-looking cakes, but I never had an occasion to try them!
One of the most popular items is their strawberry cake, especially during strawberry season. Suddenly the cases fill with beautiful strawberry cream cakes! Woah *__*
They sometimes have individual slices for sale by the register as well, but usually we are in Hongdae kinda late in the day so since they do not have a sit down cafe I put off buying them… kinda outta laziness since bringing cake home in a box on the buses and trains here can be kinda a pain!
Well~ Nara happened to be in the area for lunch with his friends the other day and remembered I really wanted to try the strawberry cake so he brought us home two slices! YESSS
While the cookies at Chocolat Yum 쇼콜라 윰 are a little hit or miss in terms of flavor, the mini cheesecake blocks they make are super yummy so I was really optimistic to try the cakes here! Japanese-style strawberry cake is my favorite and visually these looked really good~ so I was praying to the cake gods that they would not disappoint.
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I think most foreigners living in Korea can agree that cakes are very often hit or miss~ they don’t have it as down-pat as Japan does just yet.
One was traditional and the other had a layer of yummy jam with a meringue cookie dollop!
The taste….. was REALLY good!! I was so happy and Nara was equally surprised since we were trying not to get our hopes up!! Not too sweet, not too bland, and filled with plenty of super fresh juicy and naturally sweet strawberries! I wish the whipped cream/icing was a teeeeeny bit sweeter, but often Korean cakes just use this totally bland whipped cream kinda icing that tastes like air~ so the fact this was made with the right stuff was good enough for me. Just being nit-picky!
♥ I would give it an 9/10! ♥
I am getting a full cake of this from Chocolat Yum 쇼콜라 윰 for my birthday in April because I enjoyed it so much! I have had is a few other times since this post and it was even better when I got a fresh slice! As of right now, this is my favorite place for japanese-style strawberry shortcake in Korea! YUM.
Milk even got to try a small sample and he loved it haha! I will update this with pics of the full cake when I get it~ and hopefully I can go back and try some of the other sliced cakes from Chocolat Yum 쇼콜라 윰 since they now have my stomachs attention.
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