August 24, 2007

Mmm...Cream Puffs

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For the most part, I will avoid going to Hollywood — or anywhere in the city of Los Angeles — if I can help it. But two weeks ago my aunt was in town, and my family and I took her around local places so she could see some sights. One of our stops was Hollywood & Highland.

The most exciting thing at Hollywood & Highland (for me, at least) was seeing the hand-, wand- and footprints of the Harry Potter trio in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. After I put my hands on the cement blocks there, we strolled down to the shopping area and — lo and behold — I spotted Beard Papa. I completely forgot one was located here! ::slaps forehead::

It's so clean and new-looking still. :)

My dad ordered half a dozen, and we ate them while warm — delicious!

I ordered a green tea latte with tapioca, which was refreshing on such a hot day.

My parents and aunt were asking me, "Why is it called Beard Papa?" To which I replied, "The logo has a picture of an old man with a beard." ;P Frankly, I think he looks like a cartoon version of the Gorton's Fisherman.

I generally don't eat at places that have been hyped up on food blogs or TV programs (did you see Pinkberry featured on MTV's The Hills this week? I still haven't eaten there). But I've been wanting to try these cream puffs for a long time. I wasn't disappointed, I'm happy to say. They're so fresh, straight from the oven and pumped full of custard right before your eyes. There was a green tea-flavored cream puff on special the day we went, but unfortunately I didn't try it. :( Sounds like it would've been good, though.
Beard Papa Sweets Café
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 153
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 462-6100

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At 8/24/2007 4:32 PM, Blogger mushroommeadows said...

Hey, thanks for the comment! It's been so long since I've seen you...shame on you! :) Well, I hope you're back for good.

Anyway, I LOVE cream puffs. Were they expensive? Are they big? I want to make a trip there just to get one! :)

At 8/24/2007 4:48 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

I've been really lazy about reading food blogs lately. The last couple months have been spent in Harry Potter-ville, and it's all I've been reading and thinking about. LOL.

I think the cream puffs were $1.50 each. I ate only one, as they're pretty big.

At 8/26/2007 10:04 AM, Blogger Chubbypanda said...

Sadly, they have no staying power. If you don't eat them right away, they become unremarkable fairly quickly.

At 8/27/2007 9:59 AM, Blogger Yuzu said...

I figured as much, since they don't contain any preservatives. But I wouldn't know how unremarkable they would've been hours later because I refused to let my cream puff go that long without being introduced to my tummy. ;P

At 8/31/2007 1:41 PM, Blogger BuddingCook said...

i've been wanting to try these...haven't yet.

At 9/03/2007 5:39 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

You've got to try them at least once. I need to try them again, though. ;)

At 9/20/2007 11:49 AM, Anonymous tigerfish said...

I thought they are the best when eaten cold? I've had them while in S' was crazy long queue then.

At 9/20/2007 11:54 AM, Blogger Yuzu said...

I've eaten frozen (defrosted) cream puffs before from the grocery store. Those are tasty too. But there's just something different about eating puffs when they're warm and flaky with fresh custard inside.


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