Friday, 8 March 2013

首尔的cafe时光



我把首尔的cafe时光带回家了。。。


一向来安排自助旅行都非常贪心,总是把行程排得满满,搞得自己像导游,带着鸭子从一个景点赶到下一个景点,势必要 cover as much as possible, 这种怕输的心态不是一朝一日可以培养出来的,呵呵!

去年的首尔~釜山~庆州自由行,虽然行程有点像行军(我穿着球鞋脚都会被磨破,其中一个脚指甲回来后还脱落了!),不过这次终于有机会在首尔的江南区,新沙洞林荫大道附近的一个好小好小的cafe,喝下午茶,la kopi!


这家Banana Tree cafe是我无意中在某个网站发现的。一看到那宛如盆栽的甜点和可爱的小‘铁铲’汤匙,立刻把它列入我的‘die die must go’ list!


有了GPS, Google map,这间躲在一个好不起眼的街边小店,并不是很难找。


那天下午,小小的cafe就我们三人,感觉好像包下整个咖啡馆!其实咖啡馆就只有那三,四张小桌子。。。


看,这个被店主命名为paap的甜点,其实是把布丁盛在花盆里,上面的‘土壤’是oreo粉末,再加上巧克力石子和假花作点缀,就变成一盆可爱的小盆栽。


有闲情喝咖啡,吃甜点,对我们来说真的很难得。。。


在冷冷的冬天,坐在小小的,温馨的露台,來杯热热的latte,甜甜的香蕉布丁,幻想着有朝一日能开一间这样的小cafe,感觉非常非常好。


我特地向店员买了小花盆回来,只可惜小铁铲汤匙不卖,要不然买来当手信也不错。


小花盆带回来就一直搁着,直到有一天心血来潮,在网站上找一找,发现原来这种盆栽甜点除了布丁也可以用雪糕来代替。做法很简单,只虽放一个纸杯(马芬纸杯)在花盆里,填入雪糕,再插入一段吸管(用来插花)放入冰箱冷冻。要吃之前,撒上捣碎的oreo cookies,再插上鲜花或假花,以巧克力石子点缀,我的DIY花盆甜点就完成了!饼干里面的馅要不要拿掉可以随意,不拿掉的话,‘土壤’会很像好多天没浇水,变干硬,结块的泥土 ;)




我的花盆甜点:Oreo加雪糕,好像变成oreo mcFlowery了啦!


没有小花盆? 没关系,小花也可以‘种’在小玻璃杯里, 一样能在家享受拥有视觉, 味觉,来自人气cafe的甜点!


This post is about my last trip to Seoul...the relaxing time we spent at this little cafe, Banana Tree, at Shinsha dong, near Garosu-gil. I was drawn to this cafe simply because of their cute flower pot dessert! We had a great time sipping latte and enjoying the .banana pudding (paap) on a cold wintry afternoon.

I had wanted to recreate this lovely dessert when I got back home, but as usual, I procrastinated. A couple of weeks ago, I was so inspired by The Pioneer Woman's springy flower pot dessert that I wasted no time to get my hands 'dirty' creating my own flower pot dessert. I made a simplified version, that is, I didn't use any pound cake as base. Instead, I lined my flower pots with a paper muffin cup (which happened to fit in nicely into the flower pot) and filled it up with ice cream. I topped the ice cream with crushed oreo cookies and colourful chocolate stones. If you do not own any flower pots, this adorable dessert can be made in small glasses too. These are great after dinner dessert and I am sure they will surprise any guests young or old.













16 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds like a very delicious dessert! You used actual flower pots?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Phong Hong yes I used actual flower pots which I bought from the cafe in Seoul.

    ReplyDelete
  4. 接下来我也会到那里去
    只是我们有7个人
    也不知道会有
    那种闲情喝咖啡没有:(

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi, HHB, is this your 1st time writing in Chinese? This edible "soil" is very special! Are you going to post more about your trip to Seoul?

    ReplyDelete
  6. 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, 去首尔一定要去一下咖啡馆!至少也要到咖啡馆吃早餐 :)

    Jessie, no this is not the first time I wrote in Chinese ;)
    Can't write well although I mainly speak Chinese and read Chinese books. Yes, will mention my Korea trip as and when there is any food that I made is related.

    ReplyDelete
  7. HHB, if my seoul trip confirm, hope I am able to squeeze time to go this cafe!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Jess, there are many nice cafes in Seoul, you can hop into anyone which is convenient for you...the only problem is time! There are so much to see, not forgetting the wide array of food to sample.

    ReplyDelete
  9. You can find this in singapore! At a cafe called vanilla cafe. Just order Dirt Cake!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yes HHB, I missed the korean bbq, the gingsheng chicken, the bibimbap, the street food such as grilled cuttle fish, tteokbokki variations etc, so much, and missed the shopping too hahaha...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh my goodness! This is so brilliant. How did you find that korea cafe online? How did you find the Pioneer woman site online. What gives you the inspiration to google for these beautiful things. :)

    Doing it in a flower pot is so much nicer but I cannot be buying them just for this dessert, maybe do it on a glass cup or ramekins? But then no feel ... how ah? :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I also want to say I love the paper house, the other pictures you have taken. So magazine, journal like! So got feel! I love! I also love the metal spoon which shape like spade. You did not go ask them where they buy it ? :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yanshuang, thanks for the info! I certainly hope I can find time to visit the vanilla cafe, from its website it looks like a nice little cafe ;)

    Jess, hope your trip is confirmed! I missed the food too!

    Sherlyn, found it by chance, from a travel site. I don't know how to ask where they got the spoons, could only use international language to communicate, haha! That is not a paper house, it is made of metal, very cute!


    ReplyDelete
  14. emma's mummy28/3/13 2:10 pm

    A sweet cafe! Thanks for sharing, love to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi happy home baker, i am so inspired by your blog! I really admire your passion and diligence in creating all these wonderful eats for your loved ones. If you or anyone you know is keen to be a part time baker with profit sharing, please drop me a mail at leeflyn@hotmail.com. Im sorry if this is sounding like an advert, but i dont know how else to contact you!I know you probably dont need a job but it will be wonderful to share what you are so good at with more people. Let me know! Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi, thanks for your invitation! However, I am no professional baker and everything is self taught, I am not qualified to sell my bakes. I don't really have the skills and my knowledge in baking is quite limited as there are still so many things that I do not know. I wish you success in your business venture!

    ReplyDelete