Hey all! I know it's too late but Happy New Year 2016 to everyone! Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come. Time flies so fast, eh? I still find it hard to believe that it's 2016 already. Hmm.. Is it too late to ask how's your New Year vacation? I hope you all had a wonderful New year! I'm really excited as this would be the first post in 2016 and I wish to thank you for the support for all the time. I'm really appreciate every single of you who read my blog, including haters. I don't know why you hate me, but I'm truly gonna say thank you to you because you do spend time to read my blog and attention to talk about me and for my real supporters, without you guys my blogging journey might can't go further.
You guys are my motivation to blog! So I will try my best to motivate the people around and I'll do my best to improve my blog! Okay, here I am going to write a long blog post today so read it while you are not busy peeps! I'm going away until 10 January and probably didn't have the chance to update my blog until then! Ok, I will stop babbling and let's move on to today's blog post!
With my oppa who's as adventurous as me in terms of dessert. lol
You guys must be wondering where did I went for my new year holiday! No? Well I'm still gonna tell you anyway. =D My oppa and I went to Passion Five (패션파이브). I have been really curious about this place for a while, and we finally got there for the first time in 2016. Woohoo! We personally have heart for desserts. I guess almost everyone loves dessert! I'm sure you're already familiar with this bakery's most famous pastry ~ Passion Five (패션파이브), but if not, you can read my hunting experience at Passion Five, which located near exit 3 of Hangangjin (한강진역) station on subway line 6.
Before entry, you'd see this luxury looking chandalier which is really amazing at night.
Red big bird as an icon. This is located beside the SPC building, so you can't miss it!
I was stunned and amazed by what my eyes could see. The building gives a sense of elegance and luxury combined with a yellow light bulbs.
It is the perfect place to go for a break when you are in Hangangjin or Itaewon.
The Passion 5 parking structure is 90 minutes of parking is free with validation and then it's like 6,000 KRW per hour after that.
Now let's take a peek inside the Passion 5! Sit back and enjoy the photos taken by yours truly!
When we walked in the place was packed, lines everywhere, and people eating in. We went on the first day of the new year, so we had trouble in getting a seat, but we got lucky and only had to wait 10 minutes or so for a seat.
I absolutely love the combination of black and white in the decor.
This is probably one of my favourite place to hangout!
The bakery is neat, clean with a special ambiance and bright with modern furnishings. From the lights to the displays, all had a little touch of unique.
Love the wall decor here.
Passion 5 is a premium desert cafe owned by the SPC group which also owns Paris Croissant, Paris Baguette, Baskin Robbins 31, and Dunkin Donuts. The name Passion 5 (패션파이브) comes from the combining of five elements: the bakery, patisserie, chocolates and cafe. The 5th is the passion of those who create the desserts.
Passion 5 banner.
Inside there was a wide assortment of pastries, macaroons, gelato, baumkuchen, handmade chocolates, jams, and a huge variety of delicious cakes.
These are the types of cookies you will find at Passion 5.
They also make speacialty cakes that looked amazing on the display.
Everything's so freaking expensive! =(
If you don't want to buy a large cake, they also sell them in slices of cake.
They also have delicious roll cake choices on display beside counters!
The mousse puddings looked so beautiful, they almost looked fake. lol
There are quite a few varieties of eclairs and they have a lot of flavours to choose from.
Choux àla crème. I just want to eat them all!
Look at the amazing variety of patisserie and flavors represented here!
This bakery serves very delectable patisserie and you will definitely be spoiled with the hundreds of choices they have.
Trust me, you will be tempted to order all pastry! lol
They have a wide variety of focaccia made fresh daily.
Expensive for a slice of pie and slices are quite small, but for me the quality and flavors make up for it.
I love the variety of puddings they have, I'll have to try one next time!
They also have a large section of gifts and leap pie set.
I love that they wrap everything so beautifully.
I would come back here to try the baumkuchen! I am wanting to explore and find out what baumkuchen taste like.
Their juices are 9,000 KRW, so expensive!
There's a good selection of drinks to choose from and they give you an adorable glass bottle if you order a juice!
They also sell a few health foods to take home like sandwiches and salads.
You can also buy the cheese, butter, and milk here! Oh and by the way, if you want to come here dont forget to bring lots of money! Because everything here is ridiculously expensive to shop here!
You can grab coffee to go or sit and drink in the cafe, where you can order off the menu at Passion 5.
They serve dessert such as ice cream, gelato, and ice macaron.
The ice macaron and gelato look promising, they seem to be a good size and sufficiently filled.
I do plan on returning to try their ice macaron!
Let's move to another room! Outside the door. so cute!
This room was like heaven on earth to me since I love chocolate. =D
They have a plethora of different chocolates to buy or give as gifts.
Beautiful high heel shoes made out of chocolate. So cute to eat!
Passion 5 has such a wide selection of cookies that you will be bound to buy something for yourself or a nice gift for your partner, family or friend.
In addition to their extensive array of cookies, the macarons also come in a wide variety of flavors. They are just beautiful and I want to buy them all.
The selection of jams is good quality, and they have so many flavors it's tough to pick which one.
They also have a wide range of champagnes!
They also sell beautiful flowers here.
The flowers are absolutely beautiful, and I would love to have the budget to get fresh flowers!
It was so hard to pick the ones we wanted, but we eventually were able to pick the Snow White's Apple Cake, Apple Pie, Carrot Juice, Tiramisu Pastry, and Strawberry Layer Pastry.
For all of that, we paid about 26,200 KRW between the two of us, were a little overpriced in my opinion.
The carrot juice was made fresh and was so refreshing. You can definitely tell that it's 100% carrot juice! I love it a lot because they don't use fake artificial stuff, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors, although price is higher than a normal bakery store.
We also had a apple pie. Their apple pie is out of this world!! Light yet rich in flavor, it's not very sweet which is great. I'm usually not a fan of apple pie, but their pie is delicious. Their apple pie are super flakey, buttery and extremely crispy, but too little and too small for such a high price.
A nice bakery shop, but some items are not the best. The tiramisu pastry didn't impress me at all, the tiramisu pastry itself is definitely over baked, very dry and hard, and it tastes like a stone in my mouth. The coffee flavor is there but it's really more like a coffee pastry. I wouldn't call it tiramisu!
It's only one small piece of the strawberry layer pastry, and the prices are a bit high but it's totally worth it. I am not a big fan of sweets, but the strawberry layer is something you must try. These strawberry layer pastries are but tasted insanely delicious! Strawberry layer pastries are delicate, light and flaky with all the layers. The inner layers were soft and sweet with fresh strawberries, but not too sweet that you'll feel like you need to drink a gallon of water right after to save you from diabetes. lol
We also had the snow white's apple cake which is huge and can be shared. My complete foodgasm experience came when I ate my half of the snow white's apple cake we ordered. =D We have never tried snow white's apple cake before and it did not disappoint! To be honest, I really like eating cake, but still I'm very picky when it comes to cake cafe! Most of them didn't fulfill my expectation or sorry to say much lower than I expected, but the snow white's apple cake is to die for! The snow white's apple cake not only looked amazing, but tasted delicious as well!
This place is bomb diggity! If you're a cake lover like me, you'd go Passion 5 for the snow white's apple cake. Believe me, while writing this review I just want to run over and grab one. =D It's a little pricey for one cake, about 8,000 KRW, but seriously I don't even think about that when it comes to snow white's apple cake. I literally ate everything until the plate had nothing left on it. Hahaha. The snow white's apple cake was soft, light, creamy, and fluffy with a hint of sweetness which brought out the flavor of the apples nestled between cake and sweet cream.
There are two floors in this place. The restaurant is located on the second floor of the Passion 5. It's called L'atelier and is open to anyone from about 7:30AM to 10PM to visit.
729-74 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
HOW TO GET THERE:
Three minute walk (100M) from exit 3, Hangangjin station (Line 6), walk straight and you should be able to see the bakery on your left.
Have you been to Passion Five? What do you think of this place? Do you want to come here and try their delicious pastries or dessert? Tell me your opinion in the comments below!
I think that's all for this post. I hope you enjoy this review and see you guys real soon in my next post!