18 July 2006

Oh my god, it's Beard Papa's on the Westside!

I first tried beard papa's cream puffs in a department store food arcade in Singapore two years ago. Wonderful pastry dough—or pâte à choux, as the French say—baked into airy puffs and filled with delicately sweet cream. Whatever self-control I might have had left me after the last bit of the first one. I ate 4 from a one dozen box my cousin bought without even sitting down.

I heard they came to the West Coast maybe a year ago—I'm not sure of the exact date—and have a store front on Hollywood Blvd. in the Hollywood & Highland Center. I never went to see them there, but now they have location on the Westside, too. It's on Sawtelle Blvd. and the grand opening was July 1st. I stumbled upon the place today when I dropped by the Nijiya Market. What a pleasant surprise—and a surprise you can eat, even better!

Purist will say stick with the vanilla cream custard filling, but there's also chocolate. I like both, equally, and didn't want to choose, so I got one of each. But after finishing that last bit of the two, I couldn't help thinking maybe I should have gotten two of each.

beard papa's
2130 Sawtelle Blvd., #110
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-6665


Blogger s. said...

We first had beard papa in new york, and I have to say I was a bit disappointed, after all the hype. But on our recent trip to Hawaii, we picked some up from a grocery store and for some reason they were so much tastier in Hawaii. I'm not sure if the recipe is different, or if sitting on rocky cliffs while enjoying them made them better.

7/19/2006 1:07 AM  
Blogger Blue Plate said...

If true be told, the ones I had in Singapore were still the best. Hype is usually hard to live up to. But as cream puffs go, beard papa's is generally good.

7/19/2006 1:21 AM  

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