Thursday, May 19, 2011

Japanese Green Tea with red beans in a slice of cake

I am not a big fan of cakes; crazy I know, because I don't really have a sweet tooth BUT, big but here, I do enjoy the decorations and sight of pretty cakes when they are all dolled up!

That being said, we were wandering and checking out some bakeries, when I remembered reading reviews from other local blogs about a bakery which bakes better cakes and pastries than some renowned cake specialist chain outlets (not going to mention names here). I have always wanted to check out this little bakery which looked quite exquisite from the outside.

Ritz Cakes & Pastries is not located in a large shop lot nor is it marked by a huge sign with blinking neon lights shouting the name of the shop, and some may even miss this particular bakery.
At a glance, everything that was on sale was already displayed and honestly, there was not much in the bakery (maybe they were all sold out)

We ended up getting a slice of cake, which I have read from various reviews as one of the top selling and highly recommended ones.

Look at the packaging, isn't it just so sweet??
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I took a few shots of the pretty little box (I love English country details like these:)
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So, what's the best selling cake inside the box?
As the title revealed, it is the Japanese Green Tea sponge cake with creamy red beans.
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I have always liked sponge cakes, and this cake was filled with the strong green tea on top of the cake with intermittent layers of cream and creamy red bean.
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The sponge cake obviously exceeded that of the cream; which for a first, is better than most cakes (other bakeries).
I don't like cream as they tend to make me sick, really.

I am not in any way singing praises for the cake or the bakery, but the cake was not too bad and it kind of had a very unique taste; whereby there were three tastes detected - bitter (top layer), salty(mid layer) and sweet (in between layers)
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The cake was definitely fresh, and the combination of the three tastes gave the cake a really unique (yet alluring) taste.
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It is no wonder the cake is one of their best-selling, and the bakery also claimed that the cake is freshly baked daily (it runs out fast, I guess)

Priced at RM6.20 (~USD2.07), it may be a little pricey for a slice of cake (although the price is still better than other bakeries).
The cake was definitely fresh, and is one of the most interesting green tea cakes I have ever tried; I think it's worth a try, what do you think? :)
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27 comments:

  1. This cake looks absolutely yummy. All it needs is a scoop of red bean ice cream!

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  2. i wan a bite! the box is really lovely

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  3. Great deal for a pretty piece like that!

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  4. omg, this cake looks so interesting and GOOD! i love those beans in the middle, what a cool idea!

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  5. The name doesn't inspire me to want a slice but the look of the cake is awesome. I guess if I didn't know what it is called then I would be all over it.

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  6. A lovely cake! Surely divine.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  8. I am such a fan of green tea in desserts...I would LOVE this cake.

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    stop by mine n follow me too..
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. Love those layers! YUM!!!

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  11. thank you for leaving the sweetest comment on my blog!! made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside XD

    that is some colourful multilayered cake you got there! and i love the vintage packaging too :)

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  12. Oh wow! I love the green tea + red bean combo! Looks so yummy... I have a sweet tooth and it's hard to control when the sweets are in front of me! Thank you for coming to my blog Christy!

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  13. I've only had red beans once... in a sweet ice cream from a hibachi grill. This sounds great!

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  14. yummychunklet, the red beans embedded within the layers of the cake is not enough for you??:p

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  15. ivy, really, it was lovely:) I loved the box so so much too;)

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  16. Food glorious food, hehe, good deal indeed:D

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  17. Laural, yeah, I was actually amazed at how good it tasted (the red beans in the middle) :D

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  18. Medifast, LOL, I am guessing you're not a fan of green tea?:D

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  19. Rosa, even a non-cake lover like me felt it was quite good:)

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  20. Thanks Add Your Blog:)

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  21. Cheap Ethnic Eatz, I love green tea as it is too, as a drink :-)

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  22. Jay, thanks for following, I will follow you too :-)

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  23. Now Serving, it was indeed good:)

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  24. sugarpuffi, you're welcome, but I really meant it!!:D Loved your pink pink and sweet sweet blog;)

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  25. Nami, hehe, thanks for dropping my blog too and following me on FB!!:)

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  26. danas, you should try more red beans, the Chinese really love this nutritious and yummy source of protein ;)

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