After going to Pho Viet, we needed something sweet. Isa, who works right around the corner, suggested a new place, Padoca. A Brazilian bakery. Hello. And hello again.
The place itself is really quite quaint (say that 5 times in a row, I dare you!), very simple and very white. They have a counter with lots of yumminess, where there must be puddles of drool where clients have opened their mouth in awe of the deliciousness.
I had two desserts, because why just have one? Exactly!
The pao de mel. This basically comprises of chocolate, honey and caramel. It tasted like a big gingerbread cookie but WAY better. It had the spices and the honey sweetness and then, when I got to the middle, BAM, caramel. Oh, and it was coated with chocolate. SO good! Not overly sweet and I really liked that spicy side. Isa thought it was too spicy but I loved it. I obviously couldn't get enough of that caramel; y'all know I go cray cray for sweet thangs. I ate it very fast. TOO fast.
The queijadinha! Whoa, that was a mouthful! This dessert included coconut and cheese. Weird sounding, right? Wrong! Ok, no, it DID sound weird, but strangely, both flavours went very well together. We could even say they 'married well'. Yes, the experts say that. It was a bit stale and could have been cheesier. It tasted more like vanilla than cheese. Since I've been sadly self-diagnosed as being lactose intolerant (it was hard on the whole family and on the part of me that LOVES DAIRY), when I do eat cheese, I want to eat cheese, you know?
The score: 8
Don't you worry, I'll be back to try more loveliness!
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