Address: Shop No. 2096A, Level 2, IFC, No. 8 Finance Street, Central
Already famous in New York City and featured in multiple Magazines such as Allure, Vogue and on Oprah; Lady M has spread her wings to Hong Kong. Known for their signature ‘Mille-Crêpes’ cakes, I was anxious to try them out despite the long lines for both take-away and dine-in!
So what is a Mille-Crêpes cake? Created by half-Japanese Pastry chef Ken Romaniszyn, he brings together Japanese and French pastry techniques. The semi-sweet and delicate cake is comprised of 20 layers of thin crêpes sandwiched by whipped cream. Perfect to tickle the taste buds of both Asian and Western customers!
Step on to the 2nd floor of IFC, right next to starbucks, you are greeted by a sleek corner store with a display of beautifully decorated cakes. Limited to 6 pieces per person for take-away, I quickly chose my 3 favourites to try. Original, Green Tea and the Hong Kong special, Earl grey Mille-crêpes cakes.
Signature Mille Crêpes
The first layer caramelized with a layer of burnt sugar and every bite as airy as can be. Cut into the cake and you can still see the delicate layers. Take a bite into the light and slightly sweet silky pillows and you are in heaven! The original/ Signature cake has a slight vanilla fragrance, while the green tea and earl grey are slightly sweeter counterparts.
Green Tea Mille Crêpes
This is the prefect marriage of Japanese and French desserts, where the light green tea flavor slowly comes though each layer. Still in keeping with the airiness and fine layers of crêpes of the signature.
Earl Grey Mille Crêpes – HK Exclusive
Topped with a layer of earl grey cream, this is the sweetest of the 3 cakes. Again beautifully light and smooth, this for me had slightly too much cream. Tea flavor was not overpowering and came through with each layer and bite.
A unique creation that combines Asian tastes and French Pastry techniques, this is a simple yet very sophisticated dessert. Perfecting an already difficult Crêpe, keeping it airy, smooth and thin, this is a superb cake.
I’m keen to try out some of their other cakes! Let me know if you guys enjoy them as much as I do!