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Published February 8th 2018
A Japanese spin on a French classic
Oh my goodness, I love this place! Tucked away in QV food court, I just have to share this one. I went to get frozen yoghurt in QV a few weeks ago, only to find it had closed down and something else had popped up - PAFU. New in Melbourne, I had never heard of it, but it looked like a cute shop and the queue was quite long. I decided since I couldn't have my frozen yoghurt, I'd try whatever they were selling instead.
On closer inspection. I observed there was one item on the menu, a Japanese take on a French apple turnover. If a business can survive internationally by selling one item, that item must be amazing, right? The pastry on these turnovers looked surreal through the glass. They were buttery, flaky, crispy and puffed into extreme proportions. In Melbourne. there is definitely a craze at the moment with Japanese desserts. Hokkaido Tarts, Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake, and now this - PAFU!
At $4.20, I bought my outrageously sized turnover and got it in a cute little bag, which also seems to be a running trend with purchasing Japanese desserts. Armed with this, it was now time for the taste testing.
Delicious! Behind the melt-in-your-mouth layers of light flaky pastry was warm apple and custard. What a treat! I would definitely recommend this if you like sweets and if you're a mad fan of Hokaiddo Tart & Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake (like me!). The only downside is it's a bit difficult to eat. Between the flaky pastry and the gooey centre, I felt like a cookie monster as I chomped through my turnover. Thankfully I managed to eat it unscathed, unlike my friend who dropped bits of pastry and custard all over her skirt. Oh well, it was worth it. So next time you're near QV, head down to the food court near Bread Top and get your apple turnover from PAFU. You won't regret it.