Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pierre Herme

France, Part VII: Pierre Herme reputedly offers some of the world's best macarons.

Priced at 1.50 euros a pop, these seem like a relative bargain. More than 30 flavors are available, running the gamut from vanilla with olive oil to raspberry with rose cream. Forgot to list which varieties we had here though.

Do the macarons live up to the hype? They're definitely decadent; sweet and gooey, but paradoxically still crisp and airy. We could have happily eaten three dozen in one sitting.

Pierre Herme,
Paris.
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21 comments:

  1. I've only had a taste of PH's macarons in their Tokyo branch. Lucky Japs!

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  2. Qwazymonkey: yeah, I guess we'll never ever get them in KL! Sniff. But still, we oughta count our blessings that we have nathalie's here, even though her macaron flavors are less adventurous =)

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  3. Did you try the ketchup one?

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  4. Won't be visiting Paris or Tokyo anytime soon and I don't have a Chuck Bass to buy me macarons, so I will have to settle for the ones in Paul Lafayet in Hong Kong

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  5. Oh all those colours! Oh all those flavours! I also wan wan wan... :P

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  6. baby sumo: nope, i don't think we did! drat, must go back for that sometime :D
    michelle: i want a chuck bass to bring me macarons too! i've never tried the paul lafayet ones though; maybe they're just as good as pierre hermes =)
    j: your wish is, errrm, not my command in this case, unfortunately (if this was in KL, i'd happily get some for ya!) :D
    lfb: considering how frequently you jet-set to europe (and to japan), you'll probably be snacking on this sooner than any of us! =)

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  7. I where got jet-set jeh? I wish! :(

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  8. Lfb: got! Senantiasa cuti sini-sana ... Heck, u could qualify as a professional vacationer! :D

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  9. No lah, where got? Do you see any travel posts lately? That's proof that I dun get to travel half as often as I'd like to! :(

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  10. Lfb: got wat, that Thai beach-bum vacation mere weeks ago! But ok, maybe you need a holiday once a month like I need a drink once a night! =)

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  11. Ya, ya, ya! Something liddat! I no got my vacation bulan ni yet wor leh...

    (Goodness me. Someone stop me from my mangling my Manglish...)

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  12. Lfb: gasp! No birthday holiday?!! How can! :D

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  13. Can what. Especially since it's more advantageous to postpone it to after CNY when Devil's friend is back from the reunion dinner tour and returned to Taipei so we get free lodgings there.

    Not that we're going to Taipei for a post-CNY-hols. Nope. No idea what you're talking about. :P

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  14. Lfb: Taipei! Another city I've never been to. I might not survive for two hours there, considering my weak command of mandarin/Cantonese :D

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  15. argghhhh i missed this!!! i was too lazy to line up. see what i've missed!

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  16. eiling: next time in paris! i'm betting they'll be around for many more years/decades! :D

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  17. Best macarons ever.. Do try their Isphahan croissant, they are to DIE for

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  18. alia: sounds like a good reason to return to paris! though i think my next visit won't be for several more years =)

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  19. I remember we were talking about Paris when you got back and I asked if you'd tried Pierre Herme, and maybe at the time I'd mistakenly called them Pierre-something-else, but you said you didn't.

    I'm glad you actually did!

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  20. Elaine: heheh, or maybe I was too drunk to hear you correctly! But yeah, I'm glad I did too! =)

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