Paul Salon de The

July 3, 2013

Paul Salon de The
http://www.paul.fr
(
Sorry, I honestly don’t remember and cannot understand French well enough to find out the address for the specific store we went to!)

Just so you know, this post is killing me. I’m having a serious dose of Parisian croissant nostalgia and there’s another half an hour to go before lunchtime.

Walking into Paul was a bad first impression. It was early in the morning before we made our way to Versailles. We were told to wait for our maitre d’. We were left standing for a good ten minutes before we were eventually seated. Turns out, they only had one waiter working that shift serving a room filled with tourists, all eager to get their hands on the famed croissants.

Words can’t do fresh-out-of-the-oven Paul’s croissants any justice. It was warm, crispy, soft. A mixture of pure bliss. It was that moment when the croissant entered my mouth that I remembered why my friend told me even if I’m not a big fan of croissants, I HAVE to try croissants in Paris.

After coming back to Hong Kong, I have to say the short trip to Paris has turned me into a croissant lover. However, I’ve been disappointed with the croissants I have tried so far. Ironically, I don’t have an image of their croissant here. To be completely honest, I ate it before I realized I didn’t have a picture.

Happy eating,
Joey Wong ♥

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5 Comments

  • Reply Twinnie July 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    try Urban bakery! they have really nice croissant! and those at M&S r pretty nice too

    • Reply Joey Wong July 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      Thank you Twinnie! I’ll definitely make my way to those places soon!

  • Reply mochamudpie August 27, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    PAUL has locations in Washington DC, Virginia, and Florida. I have been to one in Washington DC and one in Miami Beach. Yes, really, really good croissants. Their dough is unbelievably good … not just for croissants but for all their baked goods I have tasted. Wish they open a store in California!

    • Reply Joey Wong August 27, 2013 at 5:37 AM

      Dear Mochamudpie,

      I am literally hunting for good croissants in Los Angeles in the meantime to satisfy my cravings for flakey croissants. Frances Bakery in Los Angeles has decent croissants, though I wish it was a bit flakier. They also sell cronuts too if you ever come to LA!

      Joey

  • Reply mochamudpie September 2, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    I have yet to try the infamous cronuts, which just became available in a few bakeries in the San Francisco Bay Area. What do you think of them?

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