Eric Kayser Bakery Grab & Go Hong Kong

Eric Kayser Artisan Boulanger Hong Kong
Since I’ll be going to Hong Kong again soon I decided to post my discoveries from my trip last Holy Week.  I didn’t know Eric Kayser, a popular bakery from France, opened a store in Hong Kong until a thoughtful reader pointed it out to me.

Their first branch was located at the ground floor of Ocean Terminal at Harbour City. It’s at the same area where Toys R Us is. There was a restaurant too but I only had eyes for the “Grab & Go” bakery.

Eric Kayser Hong Kong-001

 

Let me take you on a tour of all the mouth watering products sold in the small shop. 

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - creme brulee, raspberry & pistachio macaron
creme brulee, raspberry & pistachio macarons
Eric Kayser Hong Kong -  brasilia tart K$38 cherry clafoutis tart HK$38
brasilia tart K$38 cherry clafoutis tart HK$38

Eric Kayser Hong Kong pastries

I’ve never seen a giant macaron ‘cake’ before. I wonder how well it holds up when you slice it? I’m going to try a small lemon tart on my next visit. 

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - lemon tart & giant raspberry and pistachio macaron
lemon tarts & giant raspberry and pistachio macaron
Eric Kayser Hong Kong macarons
macarons HK$18
Eric Kayser Hong Kong - chocolate, coffee eclair HK$30
chocolate, coffee eclairs HK$30
Eric Kayser Hong Kong - eclairs HK$30
pistachio eclairs HK$30 coffee mascarpone delight HK$28

 

Eric Kayser is known for their croissants which has been named ‘best croissant’ in Paris, Tokyo,  New York and Singapore. 

Eric Kayser Hong Kong -  croissant HK$15 chocolate croissant HK$16
croissant HK$15 chocolate croissant HK$16
Eric Kayser Hong Kong - almond croissant HK$18 almond & chocolate croissant HK$18
almond croissant HK$18 almond & chocolate croissant HK$18
Eric Kayser Hong Kong - chouquettes HK$22
chouquettes HK$22

 

As much as I drooled over the sweets it was the bread section that had my heart thumping. Most bread stores in Hong Kong are the Asian kind that sell sweetish bread filled with pork floss and the like. These are the kinds of bread I’ve been looking for.

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - bread-001

I bought a croque monsieur sandwich and just reheated it back at the apartment for breakfast the next morning. As expected the bread was wonderful and thin enough that I could savor the ham, cheese and bechamel sauce on top.  

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - croque monsieur HK$35
croque monsieur HK$35

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - bread

I plan to try these financiers or almond cakes next. I hope they have the seasonal matcha flavor when I go back. 

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - pastries

 There were samples of milk chocolate cookies at the counter and after trying a couple of bites I immediately looked for it and found 3 kinds of chocolate chip cookies – dark, white and milk. 

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - chocolate chip cookies (dark, white & milk chocolate) HK$22
chocolate chip cookies (dark, white & milk chocolate) HK$22

 

Can you see how thick the cookies were? These solid pucks of buttery, chewy cookies filled with really dark chunks of chocolate and even more walnuts are my current favorites. The ratio of chocolate and nuts to cookie dough were about 50:50. I don’t think I’ll ever find a better chocolate chip cookie in Hong Kong. These freeze well too. I know since I have a couple hidden in my freezer right now.

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - dark chocolate chip cookies HK$22
dark chocolate chip cookies HK$22
Eric Kayser Hong Kong - vendome square HK$22 mini walnut
vendome square HK$22 mini walnut

 

The Monge bread had a crisp crust and light center. It was perfect with cheese or even butter and marmalade.  

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - mini monge HK$10
mini monge HK$10

 

The cheese bread was dense and had a gooey cheese filling.

Eric Kayser Hong Kong -  mini cheese bread HK$10
mini cheese bread HK$10

 

With great restraint this was what I bought. The croissants were indeed very buttery and flaky. The breads were top notch. But my heart and tummy belong to the dark chocolate chip cookies. It’s love at first bite. 

Eric Kayser Hong Kong - my haul

Eric Kayser Bakery Grab & Go Hong Kong
Shop OT G14-G15,G/F Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
telephone: 27362884
open daily 10:00am to 10:00pm
website

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