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Dessert Bar / Zhongshan, Taipei
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It is proven that chocolate has a lot of properties and host different benefits for the ones eating it with moderation and when it comes to well elaborate desserts we think they are definitely an amazing way to change your mood.
Located around Zhongshan near the quiet area of Neihu, we found Yellow Lemon, a dessert and bar shop in where art meets confectionery with a touch of high cuisine, chocolate tradition and modern presentations.
We had the pleasure to meet in person the chef and owner behind Yellow Lemon, Andrea Bonaffini, born in Sicily, Italy, Andrea started to get attracted to art as a teeneager through graffiti and later on decided to express all this creativity into cooking working for important restaurants in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Japan.
After the success of his career in Asia working for top restaurants (Some of them with Michelin stars), Andrea decided to land in Taipei to open his own dessert shop taking confectionery to the next level.
These bronze robots are one of the Andrea Bonaffini signature chocolates.
To our surprise the menu at Yellow Lemon is not exclusively for desserts, they also have a nice variety of brunch dishes and main meals that look amazing and taste even better.
We started the experience with a chocolate frozen bite with caramel. They inject air into the chocolate to create a crunchy soft texture that will quickly melt inside your mouth.
Later we delight their deconstructed Tiramisu and we had the opportunity to see all the different ingredients through the final composition of this incredible dessert, something we really recommend to try.
The Tiramisu has a base of cappuccino pudding, tiny balls of coffee caviar and air lady finger crispy cookies.
Then the expresso coffee granita is added on top.
And it is finished with a cover of mascarpone foam and a splash of cacao dust. It is incredible to mix all the ingredients in your mouth and discover the real Tiramisu flavor. Ten out of ten guys!
During our visit we had the opportunity to go behind the scenes inside the Yellow Lemon kitchen where Andrea and his team put all the effort in creating new desserts. One of the most popular cakes they do is the “Sexy Lady” Red Cake made with infuse rose whip ganache, lychee mousse, raspberry gel, vanilla sponge, rose caramel and an outside coating in red chocolate.
Once the cake is ready they add a final touch with edible baby rose petals, dry freeze raspberries and rose tea powder.
Everything inside Yellow Lemon has been designed carefully including the packaging for the take-away boxes, the interior designs and the decoration.
Another of the famous experience to share at Yellow Lemon is their picnic selection. In there you will find a combination of sweet and salty products including crab macarons, strawberry yogurt mousse (3D Strawberry), mini ham and cheese sandwich,truffle onion jam, mango coconut pudding (served in coffee cups), mini pretzel, lemon coffee cookies, strawberry jam white chocolate ganache flower, matcha sesame biscuits and more!
They do handmade Kavalan whiskey gums!
Chocolate eclair with strawberries, cream and edible flowers
Chocolate caviar with salty caramel.
Handmade Strawberry and mango jelly gummy bears
Black pepper shell macarons with crab, lemon mayonnaise and ikura eggs.
No. 561, MingshuiRoad, Zhongshan District, Taipei City
Opening Hours 營業時間
Monday to Friday 11:00 to 20:00 星期一到星期五 11:00 ～ 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:00 to 20:00 星期六＆星期日 09:00 ～ 20:00
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