Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris, France

How DO Parisians stay so thin? It’s near impossible to find vegetables that aren’t smothered in butter at restaurants. Croissants and baguettes are diet staples, and purchasing fine, yet affordable wines is way too easy. Not to mention, the locals are constantly surrounded by a rainbow of irresistible pastries.

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

Some patisseries are finer than others but few are as chic as Sadaharu Aoki in Paris. If Bubo in Barcelona resembles a jewelry shop then Sadaharu Aoki looks more like a high-end cosmetics boutique.

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

Pastry chef Sadaharu Aoki mastered his craft in Tokyo and is internationally recognized for his intricate and whimsical creations. He incorporates avant-garde Japanese aesthetics and flavours such as yuzu and cherry blossom into French macarons, cakes, chocolates and biscuits.

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

Sadaharu Aoki has expanded to Taipei and back to his hometown, Tokyo. There are four locations in Paris so be sure to check one out when you head that way.

Oh, and these delicate treats taste even better than they look. Take a peek.

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki in Paris by Melody Fury

  1. July 15, 2011 by Mpak

    Mel you have some crazy photography skills.. so beautiful!! Nice write up and now I really want to try them!

  2. July 15, 2011 by Mpak

    Wait so where did you go to try his stuff? Were you in Paris?! Everything looks amazing!! I’d go broke here.

  3. July 15, 2011 by Melody Fury

    Yup, these photos were taken in Paris. Not wallet friendly but well worth it. I can see you going crazy here.

  4. July 18, 2011 by Karl @ MyWinePal

    Just back from France after 3 weeks of eating cream and butter daily, and I have to say I gained ZERO pounds.  I think it is the walking around and the wine that burns off all those calories.

  5. July 18, 2011 by Melody Fury

    No need to brag, Karl ;) Where did you go in France, dear?

  6. July 19, 2011 by Teresa

    Ugh I should have done a better job researching Paris.  I want to go back just to try the bakeries and restaurants!

  7. July 19, 2011 by Melody Fury

    All good, love. Also in Toyko and Taiwan… going anytime in the near future?

  8. July 20, 2011 by Bz Elizabeth97

    These photographs are absolutely amazing ! I wish I could bake like that. 
    Great article, btw!

  9. July 20, 2011 by Melody Fury

    Thanks, dear! I wish the same but baking and I never really got along. The precision required here looks painful.

  10. July 20, 2011 by Me LikeyUK

    Wow! And I was impressed with Pierre Herme’s macarons! I am going back to Paris in September so will definitely be looking out for Sadaharu Aoki’s patisserie. Thanks for the tip! As for the French keeping so slim, having married a Frenchman, my observation is that they do not have the same tendency to snack between meals and that their main meals actually occur at lunchtime and they tend to eat relatively light in the evening.
    Photographs are stunning ;-)

  11. July 22, 2011 by Melody Fury

    Wow, lucky you :) September will be such a beautiful time to visit. I know you’ll love love love Sadaharu. Thanks for demystifying the slimness thing for me. It’s what I’ve heard but it’s still hard to believe, maybe because I have such little self control ;) Drop by more often!

  12. July 23, 2011 by FreeSpiritEater

    Wow! Your photos are incredible and your writing is flawless. I am officially your newest fan. I hope you don’t mind me adding you to my recommended blogs list on my site. Very much looking forward to future posts and poking around your site. =]

  13. July 23, 2011 by Melody Fury

    You are too kind. I appreciate the support :) Cool site!

  14. July 25, 2011 by Adrian

    The photographs are unreal!! I loooove me some macaroons, and I’ll have ’em in Paris any day!

  15. September 16, 2011 by GUSTAVO

    soy estudiante de cocina en COLOMBIA. y solo puedo decir que son excelentes estas preparaciones !    El color y la delicadeza de cada una de ellas son simplementes lo mejor ! ..   FELICITACIONES.

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