Located not too far from Adelaide's Chinatown, Han's Patisserie is notable for using unusual ingredients such as rose petals and watermelon in their various cakes and pastries. In addition to ordering the cakes and pastries on display, you can also place orders for larger cakes for birthdays or events.
Said to be one of the patisserie's main cakes, the Strawberry Watermelon Cake is notable for its use of a slice of watermelon as one of the layers of the cake. The sponge layers of the cake were light and airy with the watermelon adding a refreshing taste and crunch to the cake. It was topped with strawberries set in jelly which added a sweet taste which was not too strong.
Watermelon Cake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Similar to Astonish, Han's Patisserie offers Crepe Cakes, a unique cake that is constructed from crepes layered with cream. We chose to try the Black Sesame Cake, which had a light texture with fragrant black sesame flavour. If that flavour is not to your taste, they also offer Crepe Cakes in other flavours such as vanilla and Oreo.
Black Sesame Cake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of the signature pastries from the patisserie is their Rose Petal Pastry, said to have been created in the Qing dynasty 300 years ago. The rose petal jam filling had a flavour somewhat similar to Turkish Delight, with the pastry having a slight flaky texture. The pastries are popular in China with the jam noted to have medicinal properties such as improving skin health.
Rose Petal Pastry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For something a bit more 'normal', they also have a selection of Chinese handmade pastries. We chose the Taro, Matcha and Black Sesame Pastries. The Matcha Pastry was our favourite, having the distinct matcha flavour. The texture of the filling was also not too thick, making it enjoyable to eat with the pastries.
Chinese Pastries (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While there are only a few seats in the store, the décor gives a cosy feel should you desire to eat there. If you are looking for something a bit different from the cakes at most bakeries, consider dropping by Han's Patisserie for a visit.